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105 Coveside Rd, South Bristol, ME 04568
(207) 644-8282
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, pleasant wait staff, slow service

Today we went to Coveside for lunch. It was a hot Saturday afternoon in July and we decided to try it even though the reviews were often 3.5 stars. We were seated on the balcony and our waitress was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu...good start. The views are stunning. We placed our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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West Menlo Park, California
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  • Local cuisine
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West Menlo Park, California
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Today we went to Coveside for lunch. It was a hot Saturday afternoon in July and we decided to try it even though the reviews were often 3.5 stars. We were seated on the balcony and our waitress was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu...good start. The views are stunning. We placed our orders and waited. Out drinks were... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We arrived at the perfect time. It wasn't crowded yet and by the time we got our food the music was just starting. We had a lobster roll, while lobster, chowder, hamburgers, raw oysters, calamari, grilled chicken Caesar salad and a lobster quesadilla. Everything was good minus the Caesar salad which had a strange dressing on it. The food took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Second time we've been here. The first was two years ago. Christmas Cove is gorgeous, looking out towards the Damariscotta River as it meets the sea and the Boothbay peninsula. We live 90 minutes away and it is a destination for lunch on the Maine coast. On both occasions the service has been very good. The food is good here... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Even though this place had very good food, and the atmosphere was wonderful with great weather and live music, it only gets 4 out of 5 from me. The service was incredibly slow. The waitress was very nice and attentive when she was with us, but it took 15 mins to get our drinks. Then it took 45 minutes to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaraunt for our evening meal after driving past earlier in the day. The setting is spectacular, we sat outside overlooking the cove. Unfortnately the view was as good as it got! Service was very slow and inatentive, we had to repeat our order details a couple of times because our waiter was too busy chatting to friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The back deck of Coveside is one of the Maine Coast's most beautiful spots. The large harbor is full of boats. The docks at Coveside are usually bustling with visiting ships and boats. The bar shows it's age well, covered with flags and pennants from visiting ships. The food can vary from year to year, but the experience never disappoints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good view we've had good service but some people say different. I guess its the luck of the draw. Try it for yourself I think its worth a try.

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visit Coveside yearly while staying with our dear friends in South Bristol. We have been to Coveside by car and by boat which is fun to do. The last time we were there we hung a burgee (nautical term for flag) on the ceiling from our boat club in Nyack, NY. The food was superb as well as the... More 

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Leverett, MA
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited this little restaurant for lunch. We had a reservation for 9 people. When we arrived we were told that they had the call requesting a reservation (made by a local B&B) but they did not take reservations. But, it turned out that there was a power failure (due to someone hitting a phone pole and knocking out power)... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fair. Our waitress was capable, but not at all friendly. We had a nice table outside. When we arrived the interior was packed with people for an extremely lively happy hour. Fortunately, they weren't there during our entire meal. I ordered the lobster tempura as an appetizer. It was served more like a kebob -- I had hoped it would... More 

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Additional Information about Coveside Marina & Restaurant

Address: 105 Coveside Rd, South Bristol, ME 04568
Phone Number: (207) 644-8282
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  South Bristol

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Coveside Rd, South Bristol, ME 04568
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  South Bristol
  • Phone Number: (207) 644-8282

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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