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S.S. Milton

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43 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217
207-824-2589
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Well Kept Secret in Bethel

We bypassed the usual ski pubs and bars and found this charming little restaurant on a drive through downtown Bethel. The town was very quiet as it was late (ski) season, Sunday evening, so we were the only guests at the time. The owner and the waitress were very friendly and we very much enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Chuck H
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Glastonbury
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Glastonbury
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We bypassed the usual ski pubs and bars and found this charming little restaurant on a drive through downtown Bethel. The town was very quiet as it was late (ski) season, Sunday evening, so we were the only guests at the time. The owner and the waitress were very friendly and we very much enjoyed their company. Both our scallop... More 

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

on the level with black diamond restaurant in selection, price and quality. detailed review after a revisit in april

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CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Soup was terrific. Scallops very good; Walnut-crusted chicken sounded delish but was a bit "rubbery."

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Dedham, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 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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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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