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Bet's Famous Fish Fry

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Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
DO NOT VISIT AREA WITHOUT GOING HERE

The best fish and chips period. Actually thats the whole menu, but do not miss the experience of this local shack and all it has to offer. Why else did you come to Maine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Mario C
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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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Halifax, Canada
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270 reviews 270 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit of the year and we were really looking forward to it, after several excellent experiences last year. We arrived just after opening time and ordered the fish and chips. The chips were tasty but a bit soggy / greasy. The batter was overseasoned so it overpowered the flavor of the fish. The seating area was... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The best fish and chips period. Actually thats the whole menu, but do not miss the experience of this local shack and all it has to offer. Why else did you come to Maine.

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Devon
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow,what a find,by chance we passed Bets and saw a long queue,which we just had to join.We were not dissapointed,the fish was so fresh,the portions enormous,well worth the wait.Friendly service,so good we returned the next night,a memorable find in Boothbay Harbor.

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Hagerstown MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

That's what is painted on the side of the building. Well, tomorrow never comes and besides that, they don't serve beer. What they do serve is one the largest portions of fish and chips ever. Delicious too. One of the things that really sets Bet's apart is the dill flavored tartar sauce which is outstanding. Try it. You'll be happy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wonderful Fish and Chips! Would eat here again by far! The stand is decorated with laughs "Free Beer Tomorrow". One sandwich was plenty!

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They only serve haddock and the portions are quite large. Haddock was delicious, fries pretty greasy...but all in all, we would go back in a hearbeat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Fabulous luncheon....wonderful outdoor seating. Fish were superb. Wonderful portions...fairly priced. Just a true Maine institution worth visiting...and enjoying!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A long-standing tradition for us! As you go around the bend to the Commons, you see Bets Fish stand and you know you're on vacation! The most luscious fried haddock and crispy fries. Handmade special sauces, but I like mine with the malt vinegar! We take it to go. Every Tuesday and Friday night is Bets Fish night!

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Darien, Connecticut
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It doesn't look like much on the side of the road but the fish sandwich is so great--and one feeds a family of 4! I'm not kidding it is huge--might want to get your own though because it really is that yummy.

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New Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It had been years since I ate at Bet's. I think it was when she had a trailer on the site of the fish shack. My wife and I read the reviews and this was on the must list of places to eat. Bet was talking and laughing with some friend who had just ordered his meal. We had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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