Shhh! I shouldn't be telling you this but my favorite place for lobster (besides on the beach) is Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard (its part of Tremont and across the harbor from Bass Harbor). Thurston's location - right on a pier jutting into Bass Harbor can't be beat for the best location on the island to enjoy lobster. Plus everything about it is authentic. You sit right over the water where the lobsters live, the view looks out on to the harbor full of the boats that catch the lobsters and Thurston's is a lobster dealer so its where the lobsters go from boat to being sold. No middlemen! From your seat watch the water for seals. If you see a head pop up that looks like a dark, wet dog head that's one of them!
Parking is limited.
Thurston's Lobster Pound Steamboat Wharf Road Bernard, Maine 04612 207-244-7600