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

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  • 9
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 12
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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
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
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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