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Morse's Cribstone Grill

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1945 Harpswell Islands Rd, Harpswell, Not Bailey Island, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2573
+1 207-833-7775
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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
Great place on Bailey's Island near Brunswick, ME

Dinner at Morse's was excellent. The food was wonderful and the staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers a marvelous view of the Maine coast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Karl D
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Pleasant Valley, New York
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Pleasant Valley, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Dinner at Morse's was excellent. The food was wonderful and the staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers a marvelous view of the Maine coast.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Located next to the (rare) cribstone bridge connecting Orr's and Bailey Islands in Harpswell, Maine, Morse's epitomizes all that one could hope for when looking for a Maine experience. The views, whether one sits inside or outside, are outstanding (even from one of the restrooms!) The staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful. We were with a child who has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We discovered this restaurant last year while exploring in our boat from Cliff island. We enjoyed it so much we came back. The granite crib stone bridge is an architectural feat and one has to pass under it to get to the restaurant. For some of us, it's a navigational feat to pass under it ! It's well worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a seasonal restaurant, closes after Labor Day but open 7 days a week during the summer. Restaurant is fairly small and very popular because it has good seafood reasonably priced. The locals know and go by boat and tie up at their outside wharf. You can also buy lobsters to go, eat out on the dock, experience very... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Next to the world's only cribstone bridge, with beautiful views of the islands, shore, birds, lobster boats, you know you're in Maine. It serves lobster and the usual Maine fare -- fried clams, haddock, etc. It doesn't take reservations, but you don't mind the wait while you have a drink outside on the wharf. Service is friendly.

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Steep Falls, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Today we made our third visit to Morse's Cribstone Grille. As always, we were not disappointed. Their chowders are top-notch and feature the freshest of ingredients. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her lobster quesadilla. The view is equally delicious as the restaurant overlooks a working harbor. This out-of-the-way gem is one of the finest dining spots on the Maine coast. I... More 

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Larger than it appears, nice "Maine seacoast" look, excellent food and service. Lobster chowder and lobster roll were great , as were the haddock chowder and scallop special. Chocolate desert to die for. Great, friendly service. 5 stars!

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Chester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Freeport and drove out to Bailey's Island for our last dinner of the trip. We went for the seafood, but we were thrilled by, of all things, the Morse's salad. Fresh lettuce, berries, walnuts, feta, and the star of it all was the housemade poppy-sesame dressing. I could have easily ordered a second and that would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We bought take out lobster twice during our visit. They steam them to perfection and we watched ours delivered fresh from a local lobster boat. We also ate at the restaurant and found it to be top drawer. A really good place to stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place was recommended to us by our front desk person in Brunswick. We drove to Bailey Island and didn't know what tot expect when we saw the place at the end of the cribstone bridge. We were so pleasantly surprised by our food. I had the crabster on the salad (so good) and my husband had the crabster roll.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1945 Harpswell Islands Rd, Harpswell, Not Bailey Island, Bailey Island, ME 04003-2573
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: +1 207-833-7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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