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105 Coveside Rd, South Bristol, ME 04568
(207) 644-8282
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Somewhat disappointing

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
saswan
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Leverett, MA
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243 reviews 243 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Bremen, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Both host and hostess behaved like they were at a funeral.No smiles,no pleasantries.This is our second trip.The waitstaff we have encountered has been lax at best.I have been happy with my meal both times.My husband's salmon was the worst he has ever had.The view is incredible! I suppose they are getting tired of the tourists,which we are not.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

sad to say our experience was definitely not warm and fuzzy. don't bother going there if you aren't part of the "in crowd". can't say service was bad; there just wasn't any! we brought our drinks out to the deck to enjoy a bit of sun. no one asked if we wanted to see a menu, even tho we did... More 

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Titusville
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1,196 reviews 1,196 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
968 helpful votes 968 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Based of many of the reviews we were Based on many of the reviews we were lucky to have had such a good meal and service; however, thinking back on the experience we were only served by the ladies. No reservation at 11:45; we were offered a nice table on the deck, two glasses of OK wine quickly followed and... More 

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New England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's on the water. A live band played on the outdoor deck. Cold beer and good food was served. Service was friendly. I enjoyed a fantastic day with friends here and would definitely return again.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had lunch late, 1:30 ish, so no crowds. We got a perfect table outside on main deck with back bench that offers tons of room and the most amazing views. All food we had was excellent. I would have liked to try the lobster roll but not at $24.00, come 'on. Service was very good, friendly, couldn't ask for... More 

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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 August 11, 2014

Every summer the drama in S. Bristol is whether the food at Coveside is as good as the view. Some years it has been awful but in my opinion it's very good if you factor in the view. I have only had lunch there this year and some renters I know said their dinners were disappointing but I say "go... More 

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New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went here twice during our vacation. We spent a lot of money for a party of 9. We just left there tonight and there was a party of 14 in front of us that didn't make a reservation (we did)... They left because the restaurant couldn't accommodate them (though it wasn't busy)... Then the owner met us and said... More 

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Oyster Bay, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

View is perfect, seating indoor or outdoor is super, food is delicious, however the only problem was that the service was slow. Other than that it was a perfect night for me to meet a friend who sailed up from New York! Dessert note...ask for them to be heated up (pies especially)

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Restaurant Details

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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