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The Harbor Gawker

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Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven, ME
2078639365
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Telephone 207-863-9365

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
End of the season.....now you have to wait until spring

It's the last day open for The Harbor Gawker this season. A 40 year old tradition on the island off Maine's coast it's a must dine for great chowder, lobster rolls as well as a full American fare menu. There is something for everyone of all ages....sit by the window and look at the water in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
davefoshee
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

It's the last day open for The Harbor Gawker this season. A 40 year old tradition on the island off Maine's coast it's a must dine for great chowder, lobster rolls as well as a full American fare menu. There is something for everyone of all ages....sit by the window and look at the water in the harbor as you... More 

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Thank davefoshee
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This family run seasonal restaurant offers a solid three meals a day with the evening meal perhaps the best. Line up and order, delivered to your table. All home made meals topped by Island blueberry pie or other treats like Woppie Pies. This is a mix of tourists and working men with the fun of nothing matching. The place clings... More 

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Thank Allen F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We love everything about the Harbor Gawker! The food is great, and exactly what I was hoping for after many years away from the island. The owners are more than hospitable, and we had a very nice chat with them around closing time one night. For those looking to have the full Vinalhaven experience, this restaurant is a must. For... More 

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Thank Debadele
Brooklyn, NY
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I love this place — all the comfort food one could ask for, and in a waterside location, no trendiness, very comfortable, and very friendly service. The food is great — lobster roll is outstanding, the haddock bits, the coleslaw, fries, homemade pies — all deliciious! Highly recommended if you like generous, non-pretentious, good tasting, satisfying, fresh meals! And who... More 

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Thank Senseruss
Candler, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We walked just across main street from the Tidewater Motel to the Harbor Gawker Restaurant for Lunch and Dinner. Menu had a large selection of items. From hamburgers, hot dogs and such, Sandwiches and Wraps, Salads and more, and of course great local Deep Fried Seafood Baskets. Plus all the Island Favorites, Fresh Crab, Lobster, Clam, Shrimp or Scallop Rolls.... More 

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Thank SmokinDaveWNC
Philadelphia, PA
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Thank maynecorse
Norfolk, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank Karlene M
Ripon, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Balentine84
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Vinalhaven
  • Phone Number: 2078639365

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Telephone 207-863-9365

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