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All 10 Castine Restaurants

Dennett's Wharf

15 Sea Street, PO Box 459, Castine, ME 04421
207 326 9045
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Ranked #5 of 10 Restaurants in Castine
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Richardson, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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458 reviews 458 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Castine, Maine, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

slow service, uncertain drink arrival time and food not up to prior standards. Try Danny Murphys (smaller and you can get a drink faster)

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We came into Denette's in need of a tasty, but no-frills dinner with prompt service. Mission accomplished! Dining on the wharf overlooking the harbor was relaxing. Our server was friendly and efficient. We started with the excellent clam chowder--some of the best I've ever eaten. We then opted for fried seafood dishes. My fried scallops were delicious; fried to perfection.... More

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Additional Information about Dennett's Wharf

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

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