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Newcastle Publick House

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52 Main St, Newcastle, ME 04553
207-563-3434
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 44
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unhurried drinks and dinner

Came early on a weekday--our first visit. Thought we'd have a leisurely drink and then dinner. Excellent beer on tap selection. They were out out of one of their signature dishes, shepherds pie 😠, but we had the "duck and frites" and the "duck salad"--both excellent: fresh duck breast, greens and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
chatquipeche
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Came early on a weekday--our first visit. Thought we'd have a leisurely drink and then dinner. Excellent beer on tap selection. They were out out of one of their signature dishes, shepherds pie 😠, but we had the "duck and frites" and the "duck salad"--both excellent: fresh duck breast, greens and small fresh-cut fried potatoes. Not hurried, friendly and overall... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On a recent business trip to Boothbay my colleagues and I were looking for a lunch before heading back to work. We asked for a recommendation and were directed to the Publick House in Newcastle. We were greeted and seated promptly. According to the hostess there had been recent renovations and the place looked clean and up to date. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The food is usually good but th service is so unbelievably slow-- every time. It's not just the food but the drinks take forever. I was in food service before and I understand things can run behind but every single time? We have been to the publick house about 25 times this year and have been disappointed with services almost... More 

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North Brooksville, Maine, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We eat here about 20 - 30 times a year. Varied menu ,fair priced and good servings. Specials every night. They have nice dinner pizza's and burger to seafood. Limited waitress staff so they get to know you . No waiting as they all help each other. Really enjoy them as well. Live music some nights. Small bar and an... More 

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Edgecomb, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This building is very beautiful with an old fashioned look. The bar in particular is like a stop back in time. You enter from the right rear which is a little confusing. The patio is nice enough when the weather cooperated-though you are looking at a main road. Food is nothing special (pub food) but the servers are very nice.

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greenfield
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have dined here many times, and it's always a good choice. The food is fresh and well presented. Courteous staff and friendly. The restaurant is attractive and decor is "local," they are not trying to be something they aren't. A favorite place for us!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great wine and beer. But unfortunately the food was terrible. My mom ordered the scallop special which was made with bow tie pasta. The presentation looked poor, couldn't find the 4 scallops because they were underneath the broccoli and pasta. The pasta itself was over cooked and mushy. I had the Delmonico steak which said that it came with a... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Last night my family and I went out to dinner here for a birthday get together. There had been confusion with our reservation and when we got there were told that they could only set us up for 12. We eventually got the setup for 20 and from there on out the meal got worse. Our server, Becky, was short... More 

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North Brooksville, Maine, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

New menu as of Dec. 3rd. Some good changes and some old meals missed. Had the best dinner there the 4th we have had for a long time. Eat there at least twice a month.

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Durham, New Hampshire
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A return trip to this impressive old building brought me and and my friend a yummy lunch off of their menu which is much more extensive than the term "pub food" implies. I had mussels and they were local and delicious. Extensive beer list is a plus also. While others might disagree I prefer this restaurant to King Eider's Pub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Main St, Newcastle, ME 04553
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 207-563-3434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?