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The Slipway

24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
207-354-4155
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Ranked #2 of 16 restaurants in Thomaston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate our way through Mid-Coast Maine - and this won the prize for best all-around food and atmosphere. Because of a rain shower, we opted to sit inside...and STILL felt we were on the water. It's good food, with high-quality and fresh ingredients, well-prepared, simple and delicious. My husband's fried fish was delectable. My steamed clams... More

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Reston
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our family had dinner there in late June. We ordered off of the ‘daily specials’ menu as we are not big fans of fried seafood. The fish was cooked perfectly but the dish was very oily – i.e. the chef was a little too generous with either oil or butter. The drinks were very good especially the ‘rum punch’ drink.... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stumbled upon The Slipway while out for a drive. The dock is a perfect spot to dine on a beautiful day. It has a charming rustic look with beautiful views. We had the Bouillabaisse and the seared tuna special. Everything was beautifully done and incredibly fresh. Obviously created with care.

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Venice, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wrote a glowing review about this place last year but this year it was a disappointment. The setting is nice but they wharf and deck can be buggy so the screened porch is the best bet in the evening when the mosquitos and noseeums come out...Service is good and pleasant. The problem is that the food has taken a... More

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Gardiner, Maine
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The plan was to eat in the Port Clyde area but we decided to double back and try the Slipway. We are glad we did. Service and food were both very good, and the outside dining on the dock is wonderful on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We first sat at one of the closer tables but decided to check out... More

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Maine, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've enjoyed many meals here and my only compliant is the price, which isn't within my means for regular patronage. I had the fish and chips basket, which came to me hot and plentiful. I had a few beers out on the deck, which is beautifully situated on the St. George River tidewater. One thing you can be sure of... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went tot he Slipway for the first time in the season last night. If the weather is good (as it was last night), you just have to sit outside. The tables on the dock offer a great experience with the views, the gentle breeze and the relaxed atmosphere. I have always left there (in the past) feeling the food... More

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Thomaston, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Their is nothing like having dinner or a drink at a waterfront. The food is very good but it is the location. In the summer this is my favorite place to eat and enjoy passing some time with Google friends

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Rockport, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The seafood here is wonderfully prepared and one can trust that it comes from local, sustainable sources. The vegetables are also fresh and seasonal and the homemade desserts are almost always phenomenal (especially the mixed-berry shortcake!) The chef here really knows fish! I was rather shocked to see some very poor reviews and checked a few out. I do agree... More

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MA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had a cottage rental in September nearby and had a nice dinner at the Slipway. Nice view, good staff, good beer. Food was excellent.

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