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15 Sea Street, PO Box 459, Castine, ME 04421
207 326 9045
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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
Went for the oysters.......satisfaction!

We were in Castine on vacation. We ate at the one "great" place and needed a meal the second night. This restaurant was about all that was open. We had oysters from various places in the area...........delicious!!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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SC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were in Castine on vacation. We ate at the one "great" place and needed a meal the second night. This restaurant was about all that was open. We had oysters from various places in the area...........delicious!!!

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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211 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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