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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
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went with some friends and three of them had oysters as an appetizer, the waiter suggested a mixed of them. Our friends were in heaven. We all had the typical lobster roll and it was wonderful as well. Service was great.

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Pensacola, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Castine, ME is a picturesque Maine town - one of the oldest in New England. We had hoped to tour the Maine Maritime Academy training ship but could not on the day we were there. We wanted a late lunch and found dining options limited and ended up at Dennett's. We found the patio dining area enjoyable and with a... More

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Deer Isle, Maine
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I have been going here for years. This year, we have stopped going so regularly, but tonight we went after a concert on the town green. We got there at 7:15 and had reservations. The server was fantastic, but she just could not make up for whatever problems were going on in the kitchen. We did not... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed the food that Dennett's supplied on the Guildive sailing cruise that we took, so we decided to have dinner there later in the week. The chowder is excellent and rich and the salads are divine and fresh. The pickled onions are really good! Service isn't the best, but the waitress seemed very busy serving large parties. I think... More

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Washington DC
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148 reviews 148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Once again a lovely setting in a town with few options. We stopped here due to ratings and were sorely disappointed. Very expensive and totally forgettable. I had a salad with pork - $22 and the pork as dry and tasteless. Husband had a lobster - old an tough. Price tag for dinner wtihout drinks - higher than I care... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Returned for our annual stop in Castine and gave Dennetts another try. This time found seating and oysters, with a reception that was a slight notch above 2013. But, the oysters, at $2.50 each were cold and briny, the beer cold, and the daiquiri frozen.

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Richland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went for dinner. The service was friendly and above average on attendance to our table. There was good live music and we sat under the awning on the deck and that made for a wonderful atmosphere. The food itself was just about average. Nothing outstanding. Our table ordered lobster rolls and lobster salad salads. The lobster was generous and well... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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125 reviews 125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

they get their act together. We waited an hour for two sandwiches. Others came in after we ordered and were served. Waitress said there were "problems" in the kitchen and that it had been a 2-hr. wait for dinner the previous night. Haddock sandwiches so-so; nothing special. The waitress did comp us each with a cup of chowder, which was... More

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Turner, Maine
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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Dennett's disappoints again, primarily due to poor service. The hostess/manager greeted us with near-hostility, though we arrived at a decent time when the rush hour had passed and closing was still hours away. The waitress was surly despite our attempts at friendliness. Here's a thought----if you don't enjoy working with the public, you find different employment? Dennett's charges top dollar... More

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Port Orange
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Really beautiful spot if your in Castine. We started with steamed mussels and I wasn't impressed. Leave out the carrots & celery and add more garlic, wine, or Sofrito sauce & serve Prince Edward Island Mussels please. My son had fried clams & said they were good. I had a lobster roll that was also good. They have 27 beers... More

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