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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Locals comment that the food and service here varies greatly from night to night. The bar seems comfortable and well run.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Peter A
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Wiscasset, Maine
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  • Local cuisine
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Wiscasset, Maine
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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

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Jacksonville, Florida
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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 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We travel to Midcoast Maine every summer, but have never stopped in Newcastle. On this trip we did in order to try this pub. We went on a recommendation and were pleased to find a stately house converted into a chef owned restaurant. I drink only dark beers or porters. Our server knew exactly what to suggest. There were three... More 

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Gardiner, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were going to take a trip down to see the Pemaquid Lighthouse and decide to look for a place to have a nice lunch. On the recommendations that we read on TripAdvisor about the Newcastle Publick House we thought it would be a cozy spot for lunch. The restaurant itself is in an old colonial brick building and is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Exceptionally good Lobster Roll with large succulent chunks of fresh lobster....the best I have enjoyed in Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Damariscotta River Oysters and Moules Frites round out a lovely luncheon menu.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The best burger of the vacation... Hamburger Taco to be exact... spicy & stacked high with accessories! The beer flight was a great addition. Super nice staff.... speedy service... pass on the crowds in Damariscotta and RUN here... enter through the side door... no door is allowed facing a church! Town law... TRUTH.

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stumbled on this lovely restaurant after a day of exploring the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Bath region. It was a very nice discovery. The atmosphere was open and light and the smells were wonderful. Dinner was delicious and services was very good. We definitely will go back next time were in the area.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Delicious food, simply served. The best crab cakes I've had in a long time. The service was lovely, and the restaurant is a great place to visit with friends and family.

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West Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our party had the Publick Burger, Chowder, Chili Cauliflower and House Salad. All of the food was excellent, particularly the Cauliflower and the burgers. An excellent local option for a good meal.

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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, Pub

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?