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Water Street Tavern & Inn

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12 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652-1143
207-733-2477
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coastal Maine Character

The atmosphere was cozy, warm, friendly, and the food was great! Nice taste of local culture, too. There was live entertainment the evening we ate dinner there. Would definitely recommend eating/drinking there if you are near Lubec, ME.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
diva1us
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The atmosphere was cozy, warm, friendly, and the food was great! Nice taste of local culture, too. There was live entertainment the evening we ate dinner there. Would definitely recommend eating/drinking there if you are near Lubec, ME.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We were in Lubec for three days and ate at this gem of a place everyday. On Friday evening we enjoyed live music by a local musician. It was a hoppin' atmosphere, for sure. The food was DELICIOUS!! The staff were very friendly as well. It was a real hometown place.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The restaurant is an older building on the water. The food was superb. We all had a haddock burger. It was delightful. Then there were the steamers, lobster stew, seafood chowder, and fried clams which were compliments of the owner because this item had been omitted on the menu. The food was fresh, well prepared and tasteful. The service was... More 

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Felton, California
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487 reviews 487 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife raved about the blueberry salad and I had good appetizer. Ample portions and good service. Can be very noisy when busy. Nice views of the small harbor area. Fair prices

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Gill, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have the Maine Berry salad and it was fantastic. Full of berries with a raspberry vinaigrette it was delicious. The scallops were very good with a taste of garlic. But then the finally, the apple crisp which was huge and fantastic. The people around me took one look and two of them also had to order it.

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Logan, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The restaurant is in a comfortable old building with windows looking out over the water. In warmer weather there is outdoor seating. The fish was fresh, simple, well prepared, and tasty. Service is casual and efficient.

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Delhi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Hospitality was excellent and the food cooked to order. It's not fast food but wonderful home cooking. Lobster stew and black bean soup to die for... We traveled 40 miles out of our way to return there for dinner.. Ate there twice in 1 week. The Menu varied based on what was freshly caught... Just as the wine list varied... More 

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Gray, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We came here on late September weekday evening and found the place packed at 6pm! The staff was great and apologized that they may be a bit slower due to the rush. The beer selection is very good and there is a view from most every table. The menu is not extensive but gives the classic fried seafood and some... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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316 reviews 316 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

THE place for dinner in Lubec. The owner is on-site, staff efficient and attentive, and the kitchen puts out some pretty darned good scallops, burgers, chowder and salads. We know, because we were here two nights in a row.

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Harrison, Michigan
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201 reviews 201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lubec is strange in September. Restaurants take turns opening up at night. Don't count on finding many choices. Julie waited on us and did a really good job. Tables were close together and we met a nice couple from Washington State and had a bonus of nice dinner conversation. The meal was very good. We tried local beer. The owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652-1143
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Lubec
  • Phone Number: 207-733-2477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?