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Young's Lobster Pound

4 Mitchell Street, Belfast, ME - (207) 338-1160
Posted By Robin Olson on 5/8/2007 11:08:00 AM
Young's Lobster Pound is a bustling harborside building, open from one end straight through to the other. The first floor houses tanks with a capacity of 30,000 lobsters, a take-out counter and, most likely, folks lining up to get fresh lobsters, clams and more. Buy some live lobsters to go, or have them cook some up for you right on the spot; no extra charge.

Seating is available outdoors at dockside picnic tables, boasting a tranquil view of Penobscot Bay. If weather is poor, you can enjoy your meal on the second floor indoor dining area. Either way, it's the perfect spot to enjoy your shore dinner: 1 to 1 1/2 pound lobster, corn-on-the-cob or slaw, steamers, chowder or stew, and chips.

Young's can accommodate up to 500 people. You can even bring your boat up to their dock, head for dry land and enjoy fresh, sweet, tender, succulent... ahhhh... dreamy lobster! They also serve crab meat, mussels, king crab legs, haddock, halibut, sole, cod and scallops. Young's is a real slice of life in Maine; lobster, at its best. Not to be missed!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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A complete shore dinner, ready to eat!
"A complete shore dinner, ready to eat!"
Cliff Strutz





You certainly don't get cheated on the amount of lobster meat in each bowl of stew.
"You certainly don't get cheated on the amount of lobster meat in each bowl of stew."
Cliff Strutz


For easy access, your lobster will come pre-sliced.
"For easy access, your lobster will come pre-sliced."
Cliff Strutz


Fish chowder; twin lobster dinner; grilled scallops
"Fish chowder; twin lobster dinner; grilled scallops"
Julie Nolan


The shore dinner.
"The shore dinner."
Robin Olson


This is the REAL DEAL.  It doesn't get any fresher.  Right off the boat, into the pot. 1 to 1 1/2 pound lobster, boiled in seawater, corn-on-the-cob or coleslaw, steamers and chowder or stew.
"This is the REAL DEAL. It doesn't get any fresher. Right off the boat, into the pot. 1 to 1 1/2 pound lobster, boiled in seawater, corn-on-the-cob or coleslaw, steamers and chowder or stew."
Robin Olson


Grilled scallops with excellent potato salad
"Grilled scallops with excellent potato salad"
Julie Nolan


The lobster portion of the menu.
"The lobster portion of the menu."
Cliff Strutz


Keeping an eye on the lobsters (plus corn and steamers) in the pot.
"Keeping an eye on the lobsters (plus corn and steamers) in the pot."
Cliff Strutz


The daily specials. Click on the photo to read the menu.
"The daily specials. Click on the photo to read the menu."
Julie Nolan


As big as this place is, it is still hard to fathom that they are capable of holding 30,000 lobsters at a time.
"As big as this place is, it is still hard to fathom that they are capable of holding 30,000 lobsters at a time."
Cliff Strutz


The upstairs dining room right after opening.  Within a half hour, most of the room was full of happy customers.
"The upstairs dining room right after opening. Within a half hour, most of the room was full of happy customers."
Cliff Strutz


Head inside to see the tanks filled with lobster and to order your meal.
"Head inside to see the tanks filled with lobster and to order your meal."
Robin Olson


What a setting to enjoy a summer Maine meal.
"What a setting to enjoy a summer Maine meal."
Cliff Strutz


The view down the river from the top deck
"The view down the river from the top deck"
Julie Nolan


Young's Lobster Pound
"Young's Lobster Pound"
Julie Nolan



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