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Gurnet Trading Co.

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Chowder
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602 Gurnet Road, Route #24, Brunswick, ME 04011
207 729-7300
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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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
Excellent!!!

We come up to the area each year for a week and order for 16 people- sometimes we eat on the picnic tables and other times, we bring home. Amazing seafood prepared perfectly, generous portions, friendly accommodating staff, and we go at least twice or three times. Strongly recommended!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We come up to the area each year for a week and order for 16 people- sometimes we eat on the picnic tables and other times, we bring home. Amazing seafood prepared perfectly, generous portions, friendly accommodating staff, and we go at least twice or three times. Strongly recommended!!!

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gurnet's has some of the largest live lobsters in the area. Even in the middle of one of the worst storms this winter when most places didn't have lobsters, Gurnet's had jumbo sized lobsters 2.5-3 lbs. The fresh Harpswell oysters and scallops that are hand harvested by diving keep us coming back year round. The seafood chowder is very good,... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate lunch here and immediately regretted the fried clam basket. Whole belly clams but very rubbery. Lobster roll lacked flavor and the lobster was chewy. The cutesy decor might draw in the tourists but the mediocre seafood won't bring this Mainer back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Small combination lobster pound/fish and shellfish store/ and restaurant. All reasonably priced and looked very fresh. Had a haddock basket with fries, about $11, but had most of 1 filet of fish plus fries, excellent tartar and cocktail sauces(homemade?). Got some fish dip to take home, is is really good.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Finally ate lunch here after numerous trips to Gurnet's Trading. We had the fried scallops, fish, calamari, and onion rings. All were fried to perfection, and even though we picked it up to go, it was still warm and crisp when we got it home. My son had the cheeseburger and said it was awesome! We also got a whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Always outstanding local seafood. We love to stop at Gurnet's with the family. Kids love the fired clams, lobster rolls and meat are the freshest around.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a "fish market" that also offers seafood sandwiches and meals to eat in (at the few tables in the waiting area), eat outdoors at picnic tables, or take home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were recommended this place by a local. The spot is small and quaint with a nice outside dining area. The seafood was excellent, especially the chowder! The special was a boiled lobster, chowder, cole slaw and a roll, all for $15.99! Everything was delicious. Great value! We'll be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic lobster roll!!! Here from Virginia and it's our 2nd time here in 2 days. Hole-in-the-wall atmosphere.

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Harpswell, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The same cannot be said for the old oil smell that permeates your clothes as you walk in. Buy the fish and take it home for a real treat. Caution:in the summer when busy they can get crazy rude...

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Additional Information about Gurnet Trading Co.

Address: 602 Gurnet Road, Route #24, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: 207 729-7300
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 Gurnet Road, Route #24, Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 207 729-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?