Details for Lunt's Dockside Deli

Lunt's Dockside Deli

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 9 reviews

Address 1951 Lunt Harbor
Frenchboro, ME 04635


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: July 1 through Labor Day
Monday through Saturday:
7 am to 7 pm
11 am to 7 pm






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $25.00 (2011-03-10)

Other price info: No reservations. First come, first served. Price is $25 per night.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Tie to the back side or end of the floating dock.

Liveaboard info


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Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Land your pet at the dinghy dock for a walk down the main road and trails. Your pet can join you at lunch or dinner at the picnic tables on the dock.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



No - This is a small island. They have to ship trash to the mainland. Help them by keeping your trash until you get to another stop.







Yes - Limited breakfast items, including Wicked Joe coffee, are available all day.
Full menu is available starting at 11 am, including fresh lobsters right off the boat. Must order lobster dinner by 6:30 pm.

Update 2014 - Closed. The Offshore Store is down the main street near the end of the harbor. This small restaurant has lobster in many forms, sandwiches, ice cream, and baked goods.


No - You can bring your own drinks to Lunt's to accompany your lobster dinner.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Verizon has workable voice signal, no data. Lunt's Deli has WiFi, ask for the password. There are also a number of open WiFi signals reported summer 2013.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Lunt's Dockside Deli
Perfect place to replensh , 2016-08-10
Captain: , Maine (639)

As TomR well states--same in August 2016. Worth the effort to come in about 11AM as see if there is an empty mooring. A number of good harbors are nearby as baill outs such as Burnt Coat.

Nice if you can get a mooring, 2014-08-05
Captain: , York, ME (1880)

Here's the latest on the mooring situation. The following was posted on the window at Lunt & Lunt in August, 2014:

"Lunt & Lunt owns, maintains and is federally permitted for FIVE transient rental moorings in Lunt Harbor. These five moorings are located outside the ferry pier, with two on the East side of the harbor, and three on the West side of the harbor. All five moorings are identified by large white balloons, and small white pickup buoys with an orange pickup stick. These are the ONLY moorings available for rental use in Lunt Harbor.

All other moorings in Lunt Harbor, specifically all of those inside the ferry pier, are PRIVATELY OWNED MOORINGS. Lunt harbor was dredged using federal funds many years ago, and because of this, the Army Corp of Engineers prohibits the placement of rental moorings within that area. The only location Lunt & Lunt is legally permitted to place such moorings is outside this federally regulated area.

While we appreciate the fact that these moorings are not in the ideal location for visiting boaters, we are prohibited from placing them within the protected harbor by FEDERAL LAW. Our managment has expended considerable time and money to secure permits for the five moorings we do have available.

We are not able to give transient boaters permission to use the private moorings within Lunt Harbor. To do so would put Lunt & Lunt in violvation of our Army Corp of Engineers Federal Mooring Permits, and could potentially result in the revocation of our permits. Please respect the position we are placed in by federal law.

Thank you

---- End of posted notice ---

We got in very early on a Monday afternoon just ahead of a small armada of boats (well, one every 10-15 minutes) looking for moorings. We snagged the next-to-last one.

The other three had boats on them who appeared to have settled in for at least a few days. I think it's unlikely we'll get lucky enough to arrive when there's an open mooring again.

There is a small restaurant that has a little bit of everything, pizza sandwiches, lobster dinners, and great homemade desserts. It's a nice walk up the stairs to the road, with a good view of the harbor, but no other businesses around. They don't accept boat trash, as they have to haul all theirs to the mainland.

Good moorings and good food., 2014-07-24
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (282)

Moorings are $25 per night in July 2014. 5 white round balls with white/red pickup floats with red sticks.

Many Aspects Make This a Great Stop, 2013-09-12
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4015)

The moorings are sturdy and free. Half the island is a land preserve with hiking trails through wooded areas and to stacked rock beaches. There is a quaint museum with history of the island and a few Frenchboro gift items. The harbor is protected and calm.

The biggest plus for stopping here for a night or two is the food at The Offshore Store. Large lobsters steamed fresh. An outstanding lobster roll or salad. Great blueberry muffins. All at reasonable prices. Not much on side dishes, but you can bring your own side dishes and beverages.

Awesome people, free mooring, 2013-07-26
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (952)

We read previous review about the controversy from the dredging/moorings and wanted to post an update. We picked up one of the six moorings which were in great condition. We then went ashore for lunch at Lunt%u2019s. As we walked around this beautiful island, we walked by the Off Shore Store. They were preparing a pit for a lobster bake that evening. We attended and it was wonderful. These folks are great people and we recommend giving these hard working people your business. Also, make sure to get one of the homemade ice cream sandwiches. They were several local folks at the bake and we found out a lot of the island history. Apparently, the Lunt%u2019s, owners of the moorings, are requesting donations if you pick up one of the moorings. Do not make that donation if you go, it is illegal. They cannot charge or take any funds since it is a government dredged harbor.

L&L Moorings, 2012-09-27
Captain: , Annapolis (264)

Lunt & Lunt deli has white moorings at the outer edges of the harbor and orange ones closer in. Don't miss eating their lobster roll! Nice walking trails around the shoreline lead to a cobblestone beach. The little stand down the road has home-made ice cream sandwiches that are out of this world!

What a great spot. This is a high point for offshore Maine islands., 2012-08-18
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3048)

We got there early on a Saturday. The Moorings fill up fast. We think this is of the best spots on the main cost. The cove is spectacular and is the essence of offshore Maine islands.

Food ashore: Ate at lunts's but the cook must have been on vacation. Lobster roll was meh as we say in NYC. Good but no four stars. Lobster rolls are evaluated in my book based on the meat piled on. Chowder had fish, cream and potatoes but no taste. This is unfortunate characteristic of most chowders at local places. Lunt's deli is still a great spot. The Offshore Store claims to have better lobster rolls. Wifi code is "luntsdeli"

Worth the trip, 2012-07-18
Captain: , Harpswell, Maine, USA (90)

Walk to the pink granite beach through the woods on the south west tip of the island, and don't miss the nice folks at the Frenchboro Historical society across the road from the school. Lunts has good but expensive chow. Try the Off Shore Store too. Lunts is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Moorings any time.

Not open in May, 2012-06-03
Captain: , Shelter Island, NY (114)

Understand they don't open until July. Heard great things about it froma friend and want to go back when open.

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