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Gurnet Trading Co.

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Chowder, Soups
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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Best little seafood shack for value and quality, in town!

Everytime we visit Maine, we have to stop at Gurnett's. The quality and prices of the seafood, are the best. I had the crab meat roll, served on a buttered and toasted hot dog roll. My husband and I shared an order of steamers, which were big and tasty. Top the meal off, with a slice of homemade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Clamcake51
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Newport, Rhode Island
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food and value are excellent, but plan for lunch, not dinner as they close early. I think they're done by 7pm, and they have no problem closing the door in your face. We drove almost 45 minutes, had family in tow, arrived at 7:15 and got no sympathy. I did make it in time once and enjoyed the lobster... More 

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Hello Chris T. Sorry to hear of your recent experience. Gurnet Trading has had to cut back on the open hours due to staff shortage. This time of year, like so many other Maine tourist destinations, have to scale back our hours when all the college and high schoolers go back to school. For this time of year we encourage... More 

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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Drove 3 hours to visit after hearing that they had whole clam Chowda. Upon trying to order 2 bowls of clam chowder the woman said "no clams / We No,chowder can't you read the sign." We were taken back at her comment and decided to brush her attitude off and try the lobster chowder and seafood chowder. Both were like... More 

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Sorry for your experience. Sometimes our busy, crazy business can be confusing to first timers. I assure you that we did not intend to knowingly deceive you. We are multifaceted business, 1. We are a seafood takeout with limited seating and not a full class A restaurant, its why we label ourselves as a "Maine style" takeout. Gurnet like so... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everytime we visit Maine, we have to stop at Gurnett's. The quality and prices of the seafood, are the best. I had the crab meat roll, served on a buttered and toasted hot dog roll. My husband and I shared an order of steamers, which were big and tasty. Top the meal off, with a slice of homemade Maine Blueberry... More 

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Gurnet again, we love repeat customers!! Glad you enjoyed the crab rolls. We cook and pick our fresh crab right on location to ensure freshness. We don't always have crabs in stock as its a "fishing" thing certain times of year. Our steamers come in fresh daily from the local diggers so it makes for a... More 

Leesburg, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Heard the food was good, not true, it's outstanding! All fresh, and the chowder is crazy good. Better get the chowder while you can, they make it fresh and not in bulk. But so so worth waiting for. And service with a smile. Be prepared to eat yourself silly.

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. We have alot of "crazy" good food at Gurnet. You're are right about the chowders especially, we dont always have everything in stock "get it while you can" or call ahead. Its fishing and we cant always get all items. We try to give service with a smile and a postitive experience. Hope to see you... More 

San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

5 lbs for about $30, great Lobsters. Take it to go and feast :)! The lobsters were about 1 lb each, very meaty, tasty, even at the Tamale....

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Great review Ricky D. Glad you were able to enjoy the "5 for 30" Its a special item that we run in the summer for our customers. Enjoy summer! More 

Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visit Gurnet's every summer. They are simply the best! Located right off the main road to Orr's and Baily Islands. Easy access and great, fresh seafood!

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks for the review Tricia. It's nice to have repeat customers at Gurnet. Glad we can be here for you during your visit ! More 

Brunswick, Maine, USA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I picked up a pint of the Clam Chowder for my Mom's birthday and she said it was the best she's ever had (and believe me she's picky about her clams)! She particularly loved that they use whole belly clams. I also had a delicious lobster roll when I came to visit in June, just the right amount of meat... More 

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Thanks Liza for taking the time to review us. So pleased to hear your Mom loved the clam chowder. We don't always have it available, but try hard to since its so popular. Happy that you had one of our yummy lobster rolls also ! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

THE PLACE - good parking, not far off Rt 1, grounds are well-kept, portable toilets were very clean and one of the seating areas is vine covered. Lots of locals were getting take-out, so they were busy and seats were available. The lobster pagers were clever, as it takes 30 to 45 minutes to prepare your lobster here. THE FOOD... More 

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your experience wasn't 100% positive. Many people claim we have "sweet" lobster as other pounds do since we also have our own boats with lobsters coming in daily a few miles away. The clam chowder is a very high demand item and we make small batches to ensure freshness for our customers, so its not always... More 

savannah,ga
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I visit Brunswick Maine several times a year and I always visit Gurnet's. Weather it's Lobster's or a clam roll it's always excellent.

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Lobsterlady602, Owner at Gurnet Trading Co., responded to this review

Great to hear you're a repeat customer. We do have great lobster and fried clam rolls. Gurnet tries to be consistant in our fresh tasty food. Stop by again ! More 

Durham, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We really enjoy going to Gurnet's. The food is always great, the lobster rolls are fresh and the grilled roll just adds to the flavor. We also enjoy the fried shrimp and they have a very large menu to select from..

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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