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The Harbor Gawker

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Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven, ME
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: Telephone 207-863-9365

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An island mainstay.

Crab rolls, of course. Chowder, of course. Whole lobster - would you believe the only place on this lobstering island you can get a lobster dinner. And loads of other island favorite treats. Great take out. Hard and soft ice creams in many flavors. Eat inside or out, over the tidal in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Not my first choice. Lots of fried stuff. Small outdoor seating area on the street and a few tables inside overlooking the back cove with windows that don't open. I expected more.

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Go great family type restaurant with fair prices. The food was great and we had leftovers to take home. The guests are a mix of islanders and tourists. A great experience.

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Crab rolls, of course. Chowder, of course. Whole lobster - would you believe the only place on this lobstering island you can get a lobster dinner. And loads of other island favorite treats. Great take out. Hard and soft ice creams in many flavors. Eat inside or out, over the tidal in and outflow of Carvers Pond. Been there as... More 

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Brewer, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I'm just back from four days on Vinalhaven and ate at the Gawker 3 out of 4 days for dinner. The scallops are amazing, the lobster stew is perfection, and the lobster quesadilla was delicious. The portions are very generous and the staff were very nice. It's not fancy but the food is delicious, the view of the pond is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

While in Maine for a family reunion, we took in some incredible food this week, and the Gawker was right in-line with some incredible Haddock fish sandwiches and seasoned fries. Recommend to anyone who likes seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Family of 5 enjoyed lobster dinner in back seating overlooking Carvers Pond. Such a cool and quaint spot! Not the "upscale" type of place but great authentic feel and decor. Food and portions were great for the money. Would go back in a heartbeat. Rich Manheim, PA

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Frenchtown New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had a great lobster dinner here. Place is very friendly. Authentic nautical decor. The whole back wall is glass and overlooks a salt water cove. In a way it is kind of serve yourself- you put in your own order. There is beer and wine. All in all very cool spot. It is a local favorite as well. Place has... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I am from Maine and have eaten a lot of seafood...this was the best I have ever had...the portions...HUGE....order a small. WOW....so good....my husband and I are going back just for this!!

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My friend and I have tried both the lobster roll and lobster taco, and both were very good. The lobster roll was toasted with plenty of chunks of fresh lobster and very little mayo. The lobster taco was served in a soft taco with some spicy Mexican seasoning and a little grated cheese. I love that malt vinegar is included... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've been eating at the Gawker since I was child and no visit to the island is complete without a stop here. The menu is plentiful as are the portions and it's BYOB so you really can't go wrong. The views from the dining area are fantastic and the ambiance is unpretentious and comfortable. The fried scallops are always good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Vinalhaven

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Telephone 207-863-9365

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