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Dennett's Wharf

15 Sea Street, PO Box 459, Castine, ME 04421
207 326 9045
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Ranked #3 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
  • Any
English first
Richland, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The bar inside is great. The patio overlooking the Castine harbor even better. Impressive beer list. Food is nothing special but decent - but who cares with a view this good.

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Saint James, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The seafood at Dennett's Wharf warped our palette's with flavor. From the clam chowder soup, steamed clams and lucious lobster, every bite proved memorable.

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North Berwick, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we ate both lunch and dinner @ Dennets and let me tell you; excellent all the way. fresh oysters and clams on the half shell were perfect and briny. Fish was great as were the homemade beans. the homemade onion rings were to die for!! the staff were very nice and accommodating from front to back and would like to... More

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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Dennett's has a new raw bar out on the patio. A variety of oysters, clams, crab and more. Nice service people, great atmosphere. Had a delicious lobster dinner with sweet corn, tasty cole slaw, flavorful clam chowder and a fresh salad.

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silver spring, md
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223 reviews 223 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

In good weather, the views from this restaurant make it worth a visit. Lots of beers and even beer samplers are available. The food is just OK - not really worth making a special trip. Calamari, lobster rolls, fish & chips, pulled pork sandwiches, etc. were all good but not particularly memorable. The service was pretty good and efficient, but... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife ordered the lobster roll without mayo and they were able to do that, showed the quality and freshness of real Maine lobster. Burger was good as well. Great service at the bar!

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