Back in January when the news came out that The Lobster Pound in Lincolnville was going to partner with Andrews Brewing Company also of Lincolnville and open this season with a new brewpub I knew that I would find my way there. It wasn’t a direct trip; we had to make a trip down to Freeport to pick up some items for the kids so naturally we took the least direct route home which included stops at Oxbow Brewing Company and then The Lobster Pound and Andy’s Brewpub for lunch.
I could geek out about my first visit to Oxbow but I won’t, instead here’s a Facebook album of some of my photos.
When we arrived at The Lobster Pound and Andy’s Brewpub we were a bit concerned because the parking lot was full but found that inside there was more than enough room and the pub was actually pretty quiet. When you step inside you are greeted and asked where you prefer to sit, Lobster Pound or Pub, both sides have their own menus but some items are on both, we chose pub because that’s what I was really there for.
Andy’s Brewpub has a long bar, a few televisions located around the room, they were all turned to World Cup Soccer, the room is spacious with plenty of tables and the far wall has windows that look out to the Penobscot Bay. As expected of a coastal eatery the décor was nautical themed but not to the point of being tacky.
The draft list is primarily beers from Andrews Brewery which is how it should be; there are a couple of rotating draft lines that showcase other Maine breweries and an assortment of different beers in bottles. The beers on draft are not available for growler fill that I could tell but there was a small gift shop near the entrance that had bottles of Andrew’s beers available to go.
The pub menu was extensive, lots of options for those not looking for seafood, from burgers and pizza to soups and salads with a few cross over options from the Lobster Pound menu. Prices were very reasonable on both the beer and food menu; having recently eaten in Bar Harbor we were relieved when we saw the final bill. We ordered 1 appetizer, 2 meals, a slice of pizza from the kids menu that was so big my son couldn’t finish it (which never happens with pizza) and two drafts of Andrews, the damage in total with tip included was $60, not bad considering two of the meals included Lobster and Haddock which were listed as “market price”.
The food was excellent as were the portions, like I said before my son couldn’t finish his pizza, my wife had no complaints with her haddock sandwich and the Poutine we ordered as an appetizer was just right for all four of us at the table to munch on. I’m not much of a lobster person but on occasion when I find myself sitting in a restaurant on the coast looking out over the water on a gorgeous summer day I’ll have a lobster roll, and I don’t always care for what arrives. The Lobster Pound in Lincolnville does lobster rolls right, they keep it simple, big chunks of lobster, light mayo, buttered toasted roll and a slice of lemon on the side, no frills, paired with an Andy’s Golden Ale, Perfect.
I’ve now given you a good reason to hop in the car and take a ride on the coast, The Lobster Pound and Andy’s Brewpub is an excellent stop for lunch, no matter who’s along for the ride there’s something on the menu for them. There is a good selection of beer styles from Andrew’s my only disappointment was that their house shandy was not available but I suppose that just means I have to plan another trip to Lincolnville. As a bonus, if walks on the beach are your thing, the restaurant is next to the Lincolnville Beach, you can go from beach to beer or beer to beach without moving your car.