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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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Lovely Evening!

We and friends enjoyed a lovely relaxed dinner the other evening. Our server was pleasant and respected our wishes to just enjoy our drinks and appetizers and then our dinners. The meals had a great plate presentation and all selections were enjoyed! Located right on the water added to the occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Bonnie P
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Bangor, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Enfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful Lobster pie and Boiled lobster dinners at Dennett's Warf. The view of the bay was super and the service and food was excellent. A relaxing place for a typical Maine Dinner.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We and friends enjoyed a lovely relaxed dinner the other evening. Our server was pleasant and respected our wishes to just enjoy our drinks and appetizers and then our dinners. The meals had a great plate presentation and all selections were enjoyed! Located right on the water added to the occasion.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant because of their view. The food was decent, but the view made it even better. The place was child friendly. The service was slow so when we asked for a check, we did a quick look at our bill and made sure they took our card right away. I saw a group next to us that... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I enjoyed my lunch of a little fried clam patty and cold glass of wine. I sat outside on the water, it was a beautiful day, and I was very happy.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I returned to Dennett's last week. It wasn't intentional but rather was due to a lack of good planning I suppose. Four of us had been out for the day and returned to town after dark - with no dinner plans. Thus our bad choice? Folks, this place is so bad! Their service is the worst and their food remains,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Taking a tour of Maine and stopped at Castine on a rainy day. Sat in the outdoor covered dining room. The waitress was very friendly and accommodating. We ordered sandwiches. The food was good. The only thing I would mention was that it being LUNCH- it seemed there was only dinner type menu options/prices. I didn't want lobster, mussels, clams,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Let me start by saying, I was skeptical to go here after reading some reviews. We were greeted by a very grumpy hostess. She did not seem to enjoy her job. When we asked for a table outside at 5:30, she was rude about us not having a reservation. She semi lectured us despite there being plenty of tables. When... More 

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NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Eating outside on the dock is beautiful, service is terrible--waited 10 minutes just to be seated by hostess (no one else was waiting, no line). We stood there while hostess filled cups with silverware, plenty of tables available. Then, it took another 15 minutes for waitress to come to our table and take our order, then 45+ minutes for order... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We arrived early for a night kayaking trip with Castine Kayak Tours so we planned to find a place for dinner on the wharf. We selected Dennett's based upon TA reviews and were satisfied with our choice. The menu was okay, nothing unique but it had something for everyone. The service was okay, but slowed considerably when the evening crowd... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I make a point to take visitors to lunch here in the summer as the setting is lovely and the food is more than adequate. Menu choices are somewhat limited but everyone should be able to find something delicious. .

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Restaurant Details

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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?