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Holy Mackerel

261 Us Route 5 S, Fairlee, VT
(802) 333-9286
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Ranked #5 of 7 restaurants in Fairlee
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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Lyme, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Sorry to say that the Mackerel has closed. I live locally and know the owners who are local. They put a lot of energy and effort into this. Sorry that they closed. Apparently (via local gossip) they are planning on re-opening, maybe in a different location. The Filet of Fitness has already moved to the mini-plaza that cumbies is located... More

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Not sure what all the good ratings are from. I have eaten here twice and got the fish and chips. Both times it was so greasy I could't finish it and felt a little bad after eating what I did. Drip, drip, drip as I tried to eat the fish. To be fair, it has been awhile, maybe they improved?... More

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Paris, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The rating is for the fact that this is an unassuming little place with good fresh seafood. Don't expect much in way of decor or sophisticated cuisine, but the fish/shellfish is fresh and simply prepared. The menu contains enough variety so it works for someone who wants hefty meal and someone who wants something light. The crab and lobster salads... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food here is very good, but a little pricy. The service needs s little work in that it is very slow... Everyone is very nice though, so if you have some time check this place out. The food is fresh and the fish is excellent.

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Western Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

When traveling on a brief business trip, we had dinner at Holy Mackerel, and we were quite pleased. The restaurant is also the local fish market, so you know that the fish is fresh. I suggest choosing one of the catches of the day, that will be prepared to your liking. The cook came out to ask questions before preparing... More

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Boston, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

What a gem! I sat out on the patio, enjoyed a beer, a tossed salad with balsamic vinaigrette (way too much balsamic, not enough olive oil), and the lobster roll served with potato chips. The lobster roll was excellent (and I'm from Boston, so I have good comparisons). There is a step into the main building, and a step down... More

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Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Small Seafood Market with tables for inside dining and patio when its warmer. The Fried Fish/Chips is reasonably priced and very good, slight up-charge for Cod/Haddock, which is well worth it, the default is Pollock. Good portions, chips could be crispier only fault. Beer/wine available. Frosted beer mugs. Well worth checking out, you will be glad you did.

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Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

If you like fresh seafood, check out this little venue across the street from the Fairlee Marine. You can go right to the fish case and select the piece of fish you'd like prepared for your dinner. Lobster rolls are chuck full of meat and reasonably priced. Dine in, or in the nicer weather, you can dine on the patio... More

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