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Morse's Cribstone Grill

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1945 Harpswell Islands Rd, Harpswell, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2573
+1 207-833-7775
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lively local place..very busy, closed for winter

Fairly standard menu, but great ambiance. High turnover so ingredients are fresh. fun place. Nice views, must confess I know manager so get pref. seating. They have the basics, fried scallops, haddock several ways, lobster rolls, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
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Brunswick, Maine
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Brunswick, Maine
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Fairly standard menu, but great ambiance. High turnover so ingredients are fresh. fun place. Nice views, must confess I know manager so get pref. seating. They have the basics, fried scallops, haddock several ways, lobster rolls, etc.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful lunch of lobster at the Cribstone Grill. Our waitress was wonderful - fun and knowledgeable. She suggested that we step outside to watch our lobsters being steamed, which was lots of fun. The seaside location was wonderful. And the lobsters were fresh and wonderful.

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Bryantville, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Off-season the Cribstone Grill is one of the few games in town, but no need to worry. The seafood we had was impeccably fresh, cooked simply which is how many of us feel it should be! My husband and I ate there once on our own and a second time with another couple. All 6 meals - broiled haddock, steamed... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We arrived on the late side and had a short wait for a table. Ordered a variety of things including haddock sandwiches, the house salad and lobster roll. I had the salad which included berries and was delicious. Kids could barely finish adult size fish sandwiches.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The seafood was fantastic, and you have excellent views of the water from all seats in the restaurant. Their clams are excellent! Our wait staff was helpful and attentive. It's definitely worth the drive down Bailey's Island to this restaurant. Enjoy the scenery as you drive there.

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South Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The good is always good. They have wonderful gluten free options on their menu, including generous and creative desserts. The staff is so nice you feel like family right away.

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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stayed the night in Freeport and found their website. Google maps indicated it was just 11 miles away, but that was as the crow files. To stay dry, you drive much farther. When we got their, it was already dark so any views were nonexistent, but after a short wait, we were treated to the best lobster we have... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Waitress was very helpful, recommending and explaining entrees. Food was really good (seafood nachos were fantastic!), but noticeably higher priced than other places we ate at during our trip. Atmosphere is simple & homey... view of the water from the dining room is great!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had the classic Maine Lobster experience at Morse's thanks to our Brunswick friends who took us their. The setting, the food and the service were all we could ask for. It was a little cool the evening we had our lobsters so we didn't get to enjoy the outside seating but the views were just like a travel guide.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Morse's for years, and continue to enjoy it. The location is spectacular, and the food consistently good. A few more vegetarian options would be welcome, but the lobster is the best! Sandy, our server last visit, was very friendly. Prepare for a wait for a table at peak times, but it's worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1945 Harpswell Islands Rd, Harpswell, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2573
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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