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Pentagoet Inn Restaurant

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26 Main St., Castine, ME 04421
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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We had a delicious dinner and breakfast!

The scallops are the best I've ever had. My husband loved the short ribs! Great ambience and delicious food. I would give this place 6 stars!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
BjlId C
West Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scallops are the best I've ever had. My husband loved the short ribs! Great ambience and delicious food. I would give this place 6 stars!!

Thank BjlId C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I stayed at the Pentagoet Inn for two nights during our week long trip through coastal Maine and we were fortunate enough to experience two delightful dinners at the Inn during our stay. In my opinion, this is the only place one should dine while in Castine. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel... More 

Thank Meghan A
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What a lovely establishment! Fine dining in scenic Castine gets no better than Pentagoet. The menu is fairly small but diverse for its size, and the food is beyond compare. Portion sizes are appropriate - none of the terribly small and overpriced portions you receive at other fine dining establishments. The atmosphere is quite cozy, but the dining rooms have... More 

Thank Seth M
Kittery Point, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We loved it for a light dinner, small plates and great dessert! They accommodated us without a reservation. Service was good, not great, but everything we had, the lobster linguini and the carrot soup and interesting Russian egg salad were great. The gingerbread was terrific, dark with molasses and a yummy sauce.

Thank maryjane13525
Becket, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This large, prominent inn near the center of town is a top attraction, but the spacious dining room can deal with busy weekend traffic, if you give them a chance. The menu is not large, but covers all the necessaries, from halibut to shellfish, to beef, lamb, and vegetarian offerings. A list of smaller portions or apoetizers can be combined... More 

Thank VIFriend
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My husband and I totally enjoyed our stay and dining experience in the Pentagoet Inn in early October. But we will mostly always remember the interesting drawing room with the hundreds of photos of political world leaders and the host's amusing stories about these pictures. With great Martinis in hand for Happy Hour, these photos challenged our minds to identify... More 

Thank Rita S
Washington, DC
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196 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Wow! We ate here because we were staying here and what an amazing pleasure! We chose to eat in the bar room which was cozy and quirky. I ordered the special which was duck legs with parsnips etc. It was out of this world good. My husband had hte short ribs which he thought were superb also. Our waitress was... More 

Thank StLawrencelover
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It rained hard one whole day, so we had to stay in. It was a great experience - very friendly and welcoming owners. It is also small enough that you get to meet and know the other guests , which was fun. The owner, Jack, is an interesting and widely traveled man and the decor in the bar reflects this.... More 

Thank Ramakrishna S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We were at the Pentagoet late September for two nights, and had dinner with local friends the first evening, and dinner with new friends - met at the Inn - the second night. The meals were fabulous! The carrot soup with goat cheese croutons was wonderful. The fish and seafood are always cooked to perfection. The duck was incredible, the... More 

Thank JayandSue306
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We eat at the Pentagoet every time we visit Castine and are never disappointed. It's a well prepared and executed menu and wine list. Friendly service, though can be a little slow at times, which allows for a leisurely meal. Nice wine and cocktail list. The only thing that bothers me is the lighting in the main dining room--it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Main St., Castine, ME 04421
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Castine
  • Phone Number: 2073268616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine


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