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The Slipway

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24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Boat landing restaurant

Funky restaurant by the water with seating on a dock. The food is very good. Local seafood at its best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Funky restaurant by the water with seating on a dock. The food is very good. Local seafood at its best.

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Newtown Square
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great sunset on the deck and a wonderful live band with singer. Lotsa fun but the food was not of the same caliber.

Thank John O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Though we live in Camden, we come to the Slipway 4 or 5 or more times every summer, especially when we have company, all of whom seem to enjoy this experience. They offer all the normal Maine coast seafood treats, as well as a couple of unusual ones, such as their signature "Monkfish Bites", deep-fried and interestingly-seasoned chunks of one... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Was there with a large group - thought the lobster was good and the service superb. Ordered a salad and didn't care for the dressing (didn't try it... just only really eat non-creamy dressings). The waitress was kind enough to offer me new salad without hesitation and brought one of my kids a hot dog bun when her requested it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Typical coast of Maine, lobster shack, only this one has some incredible views from the pier while your dining. Located on a cove, you are fascinated and kept busy watching the kayaks, paddlers, small boats, and lobster fishermen come and go while you wait for dinner. I had a cheeseburger and the while had a lobster dinner. We were both... More 

1 Thank dave2840
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

So there we were on our way from Portland to Bar Harbor via what is called (but really isn't) the 'scenic coastal route' and hunger pangs started. So we are going through Thomaston and see a sign and just follow the road and more by luck than good judgement came upon 'The Slipway'. What a lucky find indeed. I opted... More 

1 Thank Colin006
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Recommended by our local hosts for the quality of the food and its waterside setting, an early evening dinner at "The Slipway" did not disappoint. The location and the property itself was very characterful, the service was satisfactory and the seafood was both very fresh and filling. My wife and I shared a starter (calamari) and only just managed a... More 

1 Thank David A
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Cute place right down the street from where we were staying. This was recommended by not one, but two locals. The inside is really warm and inviting...low ceilings and strung lights, nice, but not fancy. It looked pretty big with a couple of dining rooms and outside picnic table seating (wasn't open on this rainy night). We arrived for a... More 

1 Thank Hotelsnobb
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We often visit Maine right after The Slipway has closed for the season. This year we were lucky. Right on the water in Thomaston, The Slipway offers traditional dockside dining choices such as lobster rolls, but we opted instead, for a fried oyster po boy...called by poi boy at The Slipway. We also had a fried haddock sandwich preceded by... More 

3 Thank TonyHitch
Santa Barbara, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We "do" this part of Maine every summer and always look out for that special dinner that you stick in between the lobsters and clam dishes. My brother introduced us to this restaurant in Thomaston. He follows this chef around the region and this is his current location. I absolutely understand why this chef is worth following. We had one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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