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Newcastle Publick House

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52 Main St, Newcastle, ME 04553
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
3 out of 4 meals wow

We were two couples and 3 out of the 4 said their meals were excellent. One diner had a reuben sandwich and said it was the best he had ever had. He ordered it because they had dined here before and wanted to see if it was just as excellent. The other two excellent meals were a steak and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
New England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really want to love this place, the building is beautiful and I enjoy pub fare. However in our 4 trips we had consistently lousy experiences, the fried fish was greasy, the chowder cold, the servers loudly rude to their supervisors, the staff was drinking at 11 am, meals came out at different times, etc.

Thank NatalieA631
New England
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were two couples and 3 out of the 4 said their meals were excellent. One diner had a reuben sandwich and said it was the best he had ever had. He ordered it because they had dined here before and wanted to see if it was just as excellent. The other two excellent meals were a steak and a... More 

Thank newenglander6
Wiscasset, Maine
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A great stop for lunch or drinks or dinner. A real bistro feel, I like eating at the bar...........for me it that kind of restaurant.

Thank Richard T
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Called ahead on a Tuesday to see if reservations were needed, hostess said it might be a good idea. We arrived around 7:30 and were happy we reserved a table, the place was almost full. We started with a half dozen Damariscotta oysters and a local cider. Great wine list, wife had a nice WS ranked Malbec, NPH stays open... More 

Thank yessamme
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have been here three times and believe that I have bad karma or something. Each time I have been disappointed in not only the food but the service. It starts each time when I enter and ask to be seated in the dinning area and I get put in the bar. Once I arrived extra early (5 pm.) and... More 

Thank Richard C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Our dinner was a mixed bag. The wine and beer list was quite long and our selections on the whole were good. For our meal we started with fresh local oysters which were a great hit, but then we had Angry Al's grilled oysters to follow, and the spicy topping was so strong that you weren't even aware you were... More 

Thank jmbn2015
Staten Island, NY
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The staff here is warm and accommodating and the food is excellent. This is a standout gem. We came in with a party of seven and had no trouble being seated, everything we had was wonderful. The restaurant is serene and understated but the bar is well equipped and the food is just really really good.

Thank shavworth
Wiscasset, Maine
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Locals comment that the food and service here varies greatly from night to night. The bar seems comfortable and well run.

Thank Peter A
Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant has an English pub style name and ambiance that tempts you to try it. There is a good selection of beer but none that stand out as extraordinary. Menu consists mainly of seafood but other things are offered as well. I had halibut which was very nicely prepared. Partner had lobster roll and friend had salad with beef,... More 

Thank 512kate
Westport, Connecticut
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wow. Coming to the region for 10+ years and finally had a meal here. Fabulous. Scottish Salmon highly recommended. The hard cider and beer selection is great. Many artisan beers and ciders and Rachel, the expert on staff, was perfect in assisting in our selections! Really great. They also manage the South Bristol Maine restaurant Coveside in Christmas Cove and... More 

Thank Betsy R

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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: Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?