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Portland Lobster Company

Portland Lobster Company is dog-friendly restaurant open seasonally in Portland, ME. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Along with their award-winning lobster roll, you'll find tons of fresh seafood on the menu in the form of sandwiches, chowder, stew, salads, fried platters, and more. If seafood isn't your thing, there's also burgers and chicken sandwiches. You'll love the locally made Wild Maine Blueberry Pie, homemade blueberry cobbler and Whoopie Pies. Open May through late October. Visit Website

Or call (207) 775-2112 or email crackin@portlandlobstercompany.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Portland Lobster Company has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jessica
    Jul. 5, 2020
    Good Food!

    The food was good and the staff was very friendly.

  • Rhiannon
    Sep. 2, 2019
    Great Enclosed Patio

    We brought our dog to Portland Lobster Company over Labor Day weekend. The food was delicious - great lobster and lobster rolls! The patio is in a tent so is protected if it’s too windy or cold. They were very accommodating to our pup

  • Adrianna
    Aug. 19, 2019
    Nice Patio Seating

    Our pup is a little young so he was very interested in seeing everything and didn’t really sit still. Bystanders were great tho and so was the staff. Food was mediocre

  • Pamela
    Jul. 13, 2019
    Big patio, delicious lobster rolls

    We were able to order outside at the bar with the dogs. We found seats in the shade on the patio right away. The bar had water bowls to borrow for the dogs and we greatly enjoyed our lobster rolls! Great spot!

  • Saša
    Jun. 30, 2019
    Great Patio

    Covered area where pups are welcome.

  • Kate
    Aug. 2, 2018
    Tented with tent walls

    We ate dinner here on Wednesday 8/1/18. You order and pay at the indoor counter before walking to the back bar/tent area to be seated. A live band was playing at the bar, which my dog didn't particularly like. We lucked out and were seated at the second-to-last picnic table at the far end of the tent. Bowser had room to hang out under the picnic table. The best part about this place was that the seating is under a tent with durable clear sides. It was raining steadily during our only night in Portland, but this place made it possible to still go out with the pup! We enjoyed calamari, scallops, and lobster mac and cheese.

  • Tracy
    May. 7, 2018
    Second Time to Portland Lobster Co

    My dog was a little more antsy eating here this time around. What's odd is that he settled right down when a set of labs arrived. Guess he just needed canine companions while we ate.

    Lobster rolls aren't huge, but the amount of lobster to the roll is great. Fries are crispy and flavorful. Chowder is always good. They do have pitchers of beer, which is a nice change of pace. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor tent/patio.

  • Ann
    Mar. 15, 2018
    Outside Tent Has Heat

    I thought I'd left a review from my visit last year, but apparently I never did. There's one reason Portland Lobster Company is the best dog-friendly restaurant in Portland. There is a covered tent that is pet-friendly and has heaters. If it's a cooler spring day or it's raining, you won't have to get takeout and stay in your hotel. Grab a picnic table, order at the bar, get a pitcher of beer or whatever you desire, and enjoy water views while you dine.

  • Jules
    More than a year ago
    Always a great time...

    Fair pricing, incredible live music, and dog friendly... winning combination! Nice people too! Highly recommended... we have been coming for 8 years.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    Very welcoming for pups

    We were able to bring our medium sized dog in the restaurant to order and outside to eat. There were plenty of dogs in both areas, all well behaved. The view is great from the deck area, there was a water bowl out front for our dog, and all three of us enjoyed the food!

  • Laura
    More than a year ago
    May be better at a different time

    We loved the atmosphere here and the fact that it's right on the water. The lobster roll was good, but not the best we had while visiting Portland. We went during the lunch hour and it happened to be graduation weekend. This made the restaurant VERY overwhelming as it was completely packed. We have a bigger dog, and she is well socialized. She was so overwhelmed by all the people standing everywhere, the loud music, screaming babies, and everybody touching her, that she smashed herself between two tables and refused to come out. We finished our lobster roll quickly and went down the street to somewhere less crowded. I'm sure it would be a completely different experience had we visited at another time of day, but it wasn't for us.

  • Ali
    More than a year ago
    Popular spot that welcomes dogs

    We stopped by on our way from Boston to mid-Maine. We were lucky we arrived when we did as 30 minutes later and the line would have been so long we would have changed plans. It was a sunny Saturday and a band played near our table on the patio. Our dog was happy and there were many other dogs. They did not bring us water, but she never drinks the water when brought anyway as there is too much going on.

    Food wise, the lobster roll was good but far from the best I have ever had. Atmosphere made up for that though.

  • Bartleby
    More than a year ago
    Worth the hype

    After being forced to stomach every tourist trap on a group trip earlier in the summer, my wife and I wanted to steer clear of really crowded spots when we went up to New England on a Phishing trip in early July. But after hearing all the superlatives attributed to this place, we felt obligated to try it. We brought our dog and found a spot to sit out on one of the side decks, had a few beers and ordered a lobster roll and clam strips. Beers were the same as everywhere else, and though the food here was pricey ($17 for the lobster roll with no sides), it was pretty memorable. The best clam strips we've ever eaten, hands down. Good service, and a social atmosphere. It does live up to the hype.

  • Rhonda
    More than a year ago
    best lobster EVER

    Very friendly staff & every one (staff & patrons) loved our "fluppies".

  • Stephanie
    More than a year ago
    Great Dog-Friendly Atmosphere

    Overall a great place! Very dog friendly, great deck with ocean view, and delicious local seafood (the lobster roll lives up you he hype!) There was live music from 6:30-9:30. Highly recommend!

  • Niva
    More than a year ago
    super dog friendly

    Food good, customer service needs a little tune up, but dog friendly and I appreciate it.

  • Olex
    More than a year ago
    Great place right in Old Port

    Portland Lobster Co. doesn't look like much from the sidewalk, but do yourself a favor and head on in. There is often live music on in the back. If you're lucky you'll be treated to a show from Mitch Alden.

    Old Port is a great place to walk around town with your dogs, and they are welcome at Portland Lobster Co.

    Be warned though... If you order their lobster roll you won't be able to enjoy one anywhere else. Totally worth it though.

  • Regan
    More than a year ago
    I love this place

    They allow dogs to sit out on the deck, which gives you a great ocean view. I've been there three times now with my mini-doxie. It's never been an issue and I see other dogs there. I've even seen some people order inside with their dogs. (You order inside and then pick up from a counter outside).

    The bar is conveniently located on the deck, making it easy to grab a drink with your pup.

    I'm a vegetarian and this place has plenty of delicious options for me, so it's good for veggies.

    For all of non-veggies, everyone I have been with says it is the best lobster roll of their life (and that's what you go to Maine for, right?). We'll have to take their word for it.

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