Essex Seafood seemed to be more of a fried seafood platter type restaurant than a lobster pound to me. We tried to order 2 lb lobsters but what they offered were up to 1 1/2 lbs, or they had a 4 1/4 lb lobster which we ordered at $13.00 per lb - a kind of bad move on our part for it defeated the purpose of having a moderately priced meal. Also, the large lobster was a little tough. We also ordered a combo clam and haddock basket that was great.
Our bill was upwards of $90.00, so just don't do what we did. Order the fried fish baskets with tasty fries and onion rings - or a two 1 lb lobster platter for $25.95. There were quite a few other patrons and everyone ordered the fried fish baskets, not lobster. Go to Chauncey Chauncy Creek Lobster Pound in Kittery Point for a great lobster experience.