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Although there are many ways to prepare lobster, at Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound® only one way will do. Boiled in fresh, clean seawater over a wood fire produces the best lobsters in the rough. This simple recipe has brought customers back for over six decades, providing quality and consistency in a rapidly changing world.

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Our Story

Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound® is located on Route 3 at 1237 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, Maine, just before the bridge onto Thompson's and Mount Desert Island. It is hard to miss with the row of wood-fired cookers out front smoking away and the big sign on the roof that says, "LOBSTERS". At the present time, the seasonal eatery features boiled lobsters and steamed clams, clam chowder and lobster stew, lobster and crabmeat cocktails, lobster, crabmeat and tuna sandwiches, rolls and melted butter, with sides of potato salad and coleslaw. Crab dip as an appetizer has been added in recent years as well as Oysters. Blueberry cake and pie along with whoopie pies are available for dessert along with assorted ice cream bars. For those who are seafood challenged, peanut butter & jelly and ham & cheese sandwiches are available. Beverages include assorted sodas, coffee, hot & iced tea, beer and wine. Sorry, no fried or grilled foods. Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound® is grease-free!


Since 1956, our family has been providing a true traditional Maine experience in eating lobster and clams.

No linen table cloths or fancy glasses! Just good, old fashioned lobster fare, crackers, picks and plenty of napkins. Come as you are!

Select the lobster of your choice and we'll take care of the rest. Our lobsters and clams are prepared to perfection in seawater over wood-fired cookers! Watch your lobsters being cooked or wait with your friends and family inside or out at a table of your choice.

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Image by Thomas Dewey

"We aren't fancy, just traditionally tasteful!"

A Sampling of Our Offerings

  • Boiled Lobster

  • Steamed Clams and Mussels

  • Steamed Oysters

  • Lobster Salad or Crab Salad Rolls or Sandwiches

  • Hot Lobster Roll with Butter

  • Lobster Stew

  • Clam Chowder

  • Lobster or Crab Cocktail

  • Cole Slaw

  • Potato Salad

  • Garden Salad

  • Melted Butter

  • Blueberry Pie or Cake

  • and Other Items, too! See Our Menu

If it's picking out of the shell you don't like, we have lobster stew, lobster sandwiches, lobster cocktails and more delicious choices we're sure you'll love!

When you are leaving the area, we can pack lobsters for travel — on the road or in the air! Our experience in packing can get you home with a taste of Maine that will satisfy your tastebuds and impress your friends and family at the opening of your cooler! Read what some of our happy customers have said about our terrific products!

Mail order and gift cards are available at our retail location on Route 3 in Trenton, Maine, too, as well as here online!

Please stop by and see us Father's Day through Columbus Day. Closed Most Sundays.


Hours of Operation Father's Day through Columbus Day

Restaurant open for Eat In and Take Out 

  • 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

  • Closed Most Sundays

Open the following Sundays in 2022

  • Father's Day June 19th, 2022

  • Independence Day July 3rd, 2022

  • Labor Day September 4th, 2022

  • Columbus Day October 9th, 2022

Off-Season Retail - Live Pickup Hours:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Call for Saturday hours of operation