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S.S. Milton

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43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217
207-824-2589
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a Nice Surprise! And, Good Meal!

My son picked this restaurant to try "something different" during our annual ski trip. Lovely waitress, good service and tasty, fresh food. My son loved his steak (he's not a very adventurous diner), my pecan crusted raspberry chicken was tender and delicious. Even the broccoli was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bill H
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Dedham, Massachusetts
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dedham, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My son picked this restaurant to try "something different" during our annual ski trip. Lovely waitress, good service and tasty, fresh food. My son loved his steak (he's not a very adventurous diner), my pecan crusted raspberry chicken was tender and delicious. Even the broccoli was excellent! And, my son claimed his Brownie Sundae to be the best he had... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Surprisingly good for little Bethel. If you want a break from brew pubs and tavern fare, try this casual, but high-end food restaurant. Friendly waitstaff and interesting dishes. Nice atmosphere in an old house.

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Guilford, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We--three friends--stopped off here half-way through a long drive from Brattleboro, Vermont, to see our friend in Jefferson, ME, and enjoyed both meal and atmosphere. We had sandwiches (a Cuban sandwich for me, of course, and reuben sandwiches for my friends; one had a dessert) and ;micro-brewery beers. The S.S. Milton is housed in a "Queen Anne" house on Main... More 

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited on the recommendation of our guest house (Austins Holidae House) and were not disappointed. The seafood bisque was absolutely amazing - the best I've ever had. I had the haddock which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the pork which he said was superb. We had attentive service and thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Farmington, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Took my parents for a lunch. They are in their mid-80's. Wish they would have had a ramp or railings to help my folks. I wouldn't go out of my way for the lunch, again. We had soup and a sandwich. Very nice staff. The old house is funky. The carpet smelled a little. Might have been that time of... More 

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Northampton, England
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had evening dinner twice here, both times service was excellent and food was hot and very tasty. Would recommend.

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Georgetown, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

An old house with a good lunch although the building is for sale and the town is dead this time of year. Only three other groups in when we were. Very reasonable.

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Colorado
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195 reviews 195 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We are always a little apprehensive when we can’t at least look at a restaurant’s menu online before we visit. I think this place does itself a bit of a disservice that they don’t at least have a basic website with a menu. We visited based on the other good TA reviews and rating. Fortunately we were able to review... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Small restaurant with great food and very reasonable prices. Mussel appetizer was excellent with very tasty broth. Scallops Nantucket were fabulous -- scallops were fresh and sweet. Clearly the best food in Bethel. Service was friendly and prompt but not rushed.

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York, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The S.S.Milton offers little in the way of style or ambience but the staff are friendly and the food is ok. Just ok though. Definitely not best in town as suggested by the ratings on this esteemed site. After a week in New England, I finally gave in and ordered a lobster. Maybe I should have done so nearer the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 207-824-2589

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?