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15 Sea Street, PO Box 459, Castine, ME 04421
207 326 9045
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Puzzling Business

Have been visiting a client in Castine for years. It puzzles me how this restaurant consistently remains average. It features a wonderful location with a nice view and the ambience is actually pretty good - for the type of restaurant it is: relaxed casual. However, you may find the food is similar... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
JMVPI
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Greenville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Millbury, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great location for a drink, often with good music.....eat your meal before or after elsewhere, low quality, expansive, unprofesionally served! The ownership should really cunsult some professional to make this great spot a good restaurant, other than a OK bar

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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Have been visiting a client in Castine for years. It puzzles me how this restaurant consistently remains average. It features a wonderful location with a nice view and the ambience is actually pretty good - for the type of restaurant it is: relaxed casual. However, you may find the food is similar to Applebees fare and the service is slow.... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had been to Dennett's Wharf 6 or 7 years ago. I was delighted to find that it was just the same. The servers are friendly. The view is gorgeous, and while the menu isn't extensive, what is served is good quality and flavorful. My husband and I both started out with a cup of New England clam chowder. Creamy... More 

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Felton, California
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498 reviews 498 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice location by the bay but the service and food were barely OK. took forever for our drinks to arrive. Filled up quickly and became very noisy. Not a lot of choices in Castine, though.

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Rockville, MD
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were in the area visiting a friend, who recommended that we drive into Castine to experience true New England charm. Our friend also recommended Dennett's for "upscale" pub food with a view. Dennett's did not disappoint. The service was very friendly and efficient. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed the beautiful view. We sampled the chowder, which... More 

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Hilton Head Island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was mid-week later in the season so Dennett's was uncrowded so we had exceptional service from a nice young local server. The food was very good, very fresh, local seafood. We've eaten there before and it seems to be reliably good and fairly priced.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife and I spent a few days in Castine during our New England road trip and ate dinner here twice. The first night we had great service, good drinks, and a great "soft shell" lobster dinner special. The lobster was fresh and done to perfection. The second night we had oysters (my wife) and clams (for me). This time... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We chanced upon this restaurant and are so glad we stopped. We ate outside with great views of the water. The clam chowder was the best I have ever eaten - what a grand surprise. The service was friendly and prompt.

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Verona Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went for the view and really enjoyed the food. My husband had lobster salad and it looked like there was at least two lobsters in it. I had pastrami on rye and it was super good. We each had local drinks, his cider and my wharfs rat ale. These were also yummy. Service isn't really fast but it wasn't... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We took guests from VA for dinner. Food was very good, as was the service - quick and friendly. The prices are a little high, but appropriate for nice portions of fresh seafood during the summer in Maine (a time and place when things are expensive). We had a great view of the bay, then enjoyed a short walk along... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Sea Street, PO Box 459, Castine, ME 04421
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Castine
  • Phone Number: 207 326 9045

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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