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Water Street Tavern & Inn

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12 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652-1143
+1 207-733-2477
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    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
Fresh Seafood

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Chas1261
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Logan, Utah
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I visited the Water Street Tavern at the recommendation of my innkeeper and was not disappointed in the least. From the sounds of it, this was the first Wednesday of the season the restaurant was open with this being the first season for the new owners. My server was engaging and fun to chat with. She'd tried everything on the... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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222 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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317 reviews 317 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 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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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: +1 207-733-2477

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
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?