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24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
207-354-4155
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best seafood I've had in a long time, points off for server inattention

I learned of the Slipway from a video link on the website of the Cafe Miranda in nearby Rockland. The chefs of both restaurants are quite collegial. The Slipway features locally caught seafood from the Gulf of Maine brought in by the fishing fleet at nearby Port Clyde, ME. On special was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Waterville, Maine, United States
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Waterville, Maine, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I learned of the Slipway from a video link on the website of the Cafe Miranda in nearby Rockland. The chefs of both restaurants are quite collegial. The Slipway features locally caught seafood from the Gulf of Maine brought in by the fishing fleet at nearby Port Clyde, ME. On special was swordfish accompanied by rice and steamed summer vegetables.... More 

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Brookline, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The STAR of Slipaway is the view (and Maggie, our amazing server) Fried seafood was high quality, non-greasy. Amazingly, burgers looked awesome if you're not a seafood lover! Creative menu & verrrrry attentive team----thanks for being there for all our needs without being intrusive!

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Reston
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the 2nd time I’ve eaten here - the 2nd time because my in-laws wanted to go. I must choose incredibly poorly here. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their food. This was the 2nd time I have gotten mussels there and again there were gritty so I would avoid the mussels (some had beards – again not acceptable... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I like this place but the portions are extremely small for the price they charge. The food is pretty good except the chowder is kind of blah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I've been eating Scott Yakavenko and Bill Zbylut's food for years and I keep coming back for more. I do love a fry-fry from time-to-time and The Slipway offers reliable Maine lobster shack standards in this respect--always moist and crispy, never soggy or overcooked. But as a vacationer, my palate (and stomach) for typical regional road food has its limits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We were served by Megan. It was the best time ever... she served everything with a smile and solution...this is a trusted friend of a restaurant for us .,we've been going for decades but it's kind of like a pair of your favorite pants or shoes... but with Megan I wanted to go back tomorrow!...thank you for making " old"... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Outstanding dinner at the slipway , smoked salmon on latkes , OMG! Could not be better, followed by fresh bouillabaisse.Perfect! Add the water view and easy parking and it's a must stop off route one in Thomaston ! Looking forward to getting back to see what's new and fresh soon!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place makes me feel like I'm on an island some where. The food is good but the setting is supreme! Quiet local on the water front.

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Rockland, Maine, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It used to be so good a few years ago! I recommended it to everyone. Now I don't. And when I went recently, it just couldn't have been worse. Maybe next year it will be under new management and things will improve. I certainly hope so.

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Friendship, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This restaurant has been under new management for a year or so. I had heard good things about it. My husband and I have eaten there several times in the past but not with the new owner. When another couple suggested it, I was happy to try it. We arrived and selected an inside table. The other members of our... More 

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Address: 24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
Phone Number: 207-354-4155
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Thomaston
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Thomaston
  • Phone Number: 207-354-4155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

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