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“Frozen seafood, instant potatoes, canned gravy.” 2 of 5 stars
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The Coach House Restaurant
457 Wilson Street, Brewer, ME 04412
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Ranked #8 of 36 Restaurants in Brewer
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Melekeok, Palau
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Frozen seafood, instant potatoes, canned gravy.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you want to eat cheap food with no flavor that isn't home made, and an amateur wait staff then this is the place for you. The last two times I was here I had a seafood platter the first trip, the second time it was pot (rubber) roast. The seafood platter consisted of frozen seafood, and this was in June! the batter was off color and the fish was a square block.

The other night I had pot roast that was like the sole of a pair of Doc Martin's boots, the mashed potatoes were definitely made from potato flakes and the gravy was either canned, from a jar or a packet. The sandwiches are alright and the breakfasts are okay but nothing to brag about.

The wait staff has some good people but they have some real slackers, not to mention rude. The young jerks need to learn some customer service skills from the long time waitresses. We're paying at the register, the phone rings, the girl answers the phone, throws the receipt at my wife and says here. No pen, she talks on the phone, my wife waits. Girl gets off the phone and says "what" my wife asks for a pen, adds the miniscule tip to the bill and we leave. I have given the "Roach House" too many chances over the years.

There is NOTHING down home about this place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good down-home cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I have gone to The Coach House many times over the years and have always had a positive experience. They serve breakfast until 12 on Sundays which is great for a Sunday brunch. The chowder is also good with lots of clams. The menu has many choices so it's a good place to go if you have people that like different kinds of food in your group. The staff is usually friendly and the restaurant is clean. The only thing I noticed on my last visit was that the portion sizes have gone down for the same amount of money. Other than that The Coach House is a great place to go to.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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