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15 Sea Street, Castine, ME 04421
207 326 9045
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 35
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  • 16
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dennett's and Castine were a Great Choice!

We wanted to stop through another little village and Castine was a great choice. Then, who would have thought there would be a place like Dennett's. It's the place to be and eat -- great variety, service, and views! We had the chowder which was very good and the lobster roll and the clams/mussels... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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King William, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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King William, Virginia
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We wanted to stop through another little village and Castine was a great choice. Then, who would have thought there would be a place like Dennett's. It's the place to be and eat -- great variety, service, and views! We had the chowder which was very good and the lobster roll and the clams/mussels in garlic. It was all good... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We ate here both of the nights we stayed in Castine. It is a rustic, comfortable venue, right on the water -- a beautiful view! I had the 3-1/2 lb steamed lobster and it was divine. Everything we ate and drank there was great. The staff is friendly and helpful -- we especially loved our waitress on both nights, Sherry.... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This used to be a real dive! Townies whizzed off the pier and the food was greasy. Now, it is a complete turnaround. The place is clean, and the food is fresh and appealing. Nice selection of wines and good deserts. Even the restrooms are clean!! Makes a huge difference.

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Bangor, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On a nice day it's a great spot on the water in Castine. Has a bar and large selection of beers, Seating inside or out on deck. Clam chowder was very good, best we have had in awhile. Onion rings good. Reuben a poor excuse for a Reuben with the arrangement, the meat and the taste not very appetizing. Service... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This seems to be a very common theme in a lot of the reviews. We intended to beat the dinner crowd and arrived early. We were immediately approached by a wonderfully pleasant server. She brought us drinks and appetizers promptly and we ordered our meal. That's the last we saw of her. She didn't come back and see how are... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant has a nice view and Castine is a beautiful old city. Food quality was average at best. I got the clam chowder and it was good but nothing special. Sorry but similar to Campbell's. I also got the steamed mussels and the white wine sauce was more like water with very little flavor. Same for the baked beans... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great location. Okay, but seriously overpriced food, and mediocre to choppy service. If you're going here, go for the view, and don't have high expectations of the meal, it's value, or expect a level of service commensurate with what you pay.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The scenic view of the Castine harbor from dockside is about the only thing Dennett’s Wharf has going for it. As seems true all too often for such waterfront establishments, the quality of both service and food definitely leaves something to be desired. Although Castine might arguably be the prettiest town in Maine, lunch options there are decidedly limited, so... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location, friendly bar staff and the oysters are the freshest you will get! It is almost worth it for me to drive 4 hrs to get them...they are that good! I always go there when I am in Castine and the food is good as well. Cant go wrong!

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent fish and seafood at a reasonable price. Sit on the deck and watch the boats. I'd be delighted to go back

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

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Sea Street, 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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