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Papa J's Restaurant

193 Searsmont Avenue, US Route One, Belfast, ME
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Ranked #16 of 51 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: American
Description: Restaurant and ocean front camping
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Description: Restaurant and ocean front camping
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Service was great, waitstaff friendly and food was very tasty. A very extensive wine menu. Looks like a neighborhood stop and probably is. Would have driven right past, and have in the past. Recommended by a couple we met on the summit of Mt Battie nearby and thought we would give it a try on the way back from Bar... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Four of us (two couples) had a very good late dinner at Papa J’s. We were staying next door at Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village, and were thrilled to find Papa J’s serving good food and excellent wine at 10 pm. The late night menu ($7 to $12) was limited but offered several good choices (we liked the fried haddock sandwich... More

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Searsport, Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We are so lucky to live nearby...we just wish Papa J's was open year-round! This is one of the few restaurants where your meal is prepared by a CHEF, who also happens to be well-versed in wines. The steamed mussels, lobster, steaks & fried corn-on-the-cob are all wonderful. Treat yourself & go there! And, if you enjoy a Key West... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

How lucky can we get!? Our first night in Maine we stopped at Papa Jay's and had the best lobster stew, lobster dinners, and micro-brews. Don't miss this interesting spot of Americana.

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although it looks like another ordinary restaurant from the outside, the interior decoration is very unique, the staff is efficient and the food is good. There is a cute little boy (son of the owner?) who brings the water glasses and promotes his dad's books!

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was an experience that we learned from. We didn't know much about lobster. The waitress threw out prices (I.e.$16.00/1#,etc). She said we could share and much to our surprise our bill was $82.00.for a shared lobster with 2 salads and drinks. We could each have gotten a meal for that price. We weren't they only ones in the room... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The atmosphere is small but very eclectic. Mismatched chairs, plates etc, but charming. The food was really good, the Haddock sandwich for $8 was really good although the menu is very limited. They bring a chalkboard around so you can see the choices and give you an appetizer menu. They have several brews on tap and your mixed as well.... More

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Allentown PA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had dinner here on the recommendation of a number of locals who would choose Papa J's as their preferred place to go for better than usual dining. The location has great water views and a funky decor. We sat beside the fireplace where drippings from years of candles draped the mantle and was complete with a skull candle (if... More

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Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This restaurant has fabulous food and the waitstaff is very pleasant. We had the bacon wrapped filet and it was incredible! Perfect seasoning, cooked exactly as ordered, and tasted great. We live over an hour away and it was WELL worth the drive. We will definitely be returning again!

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Saint Andrews, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a very good place to eat. Food was excellent and service was wonderful. We were staying next door at Colonial Gables and it was an easy wlk to dinner.

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