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Tom's Homestead 1821 Restaurant

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4 N High St, Bridgton, ME 04009-1111
(207) 647-5726
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Slow but yummy

Very tasty food. Same service as others have written. Was at least 1.5-2 hours. Seemed to go fast. Filled up fast with walk-ins. We had a reservation 5:00. and were the first ones here. I'd come again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Deborah R
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I discovered this gem while traveling Route 302 in Oct. 2015 and decided to stop in for dinner. The atmosphere is quaint and quiet. The service was wonderful and friendly. We enjoy having time between our courses and so the pace was perfect for us. The food was superb and cooked perfectly. I had the Steak Diane... More 

Thank Pat and Phil C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food. Same service as others have written. Was at least 1.5-2 hours. Seemed to go fast. Filled up fast with walk-ins. We had a reservation 5:00. and were the first ones here. I'd come again.

Thank Deborah R
frye island
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

heard various reports of the restaurant and decided to check out. we were only group there. the food was fabulous! the prices were reasonable as well, including the wine. we had drinks appetizer and three different dinners. My dinner was jamalaya. i was suprised to find crawfish and frog legs as well as plenty of seafood and sausage in maine.... More 

Thank sebagome
Ocoee, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I shared our 7th wedding anniversary at Tom's Homestead and absolutely LOVED IT!!! The scallop appetizer was unreal, my filet was so tender you could cut it with a fork and the taste was incredible. Thanks again for another memorable evening. We love your food!!!!!

Thank Mike L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Having passed this restaurant in the morning we sought to organise a table for two on our return in the early evening, and although addressed bluntly throughout we were allotted a table in what otherwise seemed to be a quiet evening. The place was clean and nicely done out with curtains, table clothes and carpet, which deadened the noise. The... More 

Thank David A
Lancaster PA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I REALLY wanted to eat at Tom's. I hadn't been there in years. I called about making reservations and was cut off mid sentence, telling me to come "tomorrow" instead. I will try, again, the next time I visit the area, because I really would like to revisit a great memory, but I truly hope that the owners learn that... More 

Thank ThinkFeelWrite
Bridgton, Maine
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for amazing food, this is the place. Just make sure you've got ~3 hours to wait for it to come! And make sure you have reservations as to not have your head chopped off by the hostess. What I gathered from said blunt and downright frightening waitress/hostess/probably-Tom's-wife is that Tom is the only one cooking. Which makes... More 

1 Thank gingkoh
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I am blown away by the fact that a husband and wife run this restaurant alone six days a week and consistently serve absolutely fabulous meals. They do not operate on the usual restaurant model so it can be easy to misunderstand. They make everything from scratch from salad dressing to dessert and prepare meals to order. This is a... More 

1 Thank darmasmom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I were on vacation trying all the restaurants in the area. On a Thursday evening we stopped at Tom's only to have to wait at the door for over 5 minutes. While waiting, we observed only 3 occupied tables. Finally a rude unpleasant older female approached us and told us we would have to leave she was... More 

Thank cthib512
Topsham, Maine
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After looking for a restaurant in Bridgton, this delightful-looking homey restaurant was where we thought we would enjoy a good meal. We never did eat (so we can't comment on the food) - but the waitress there was abrupt, had no eye contact, was less than engaging, didn't ask us if we wanted something to drink and rushed through the... More 

1 Thank Lee2007Maine

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 N High St, Bridgton, ME 04009-1111
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bridgton
  • Phone Number: (207) 647-5726
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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