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“Amazing views, decent food, average service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Peaks Island House

Peaks Island House
20 Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1332
207-766-4400
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Dayton, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing views, decent food, average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We took a quick trip over to Peak's Island on July 4th with relatives visiting from afar. The girl at the hot dog cart right off the dock suggested that Peaks Island House might be best for our group, including casual diners with small children. Otherwise, for fancier dining, she suggested the other two restaurants on the island. We waited for this place to open then scooped up the best tables on the deck. Although it was the 4th of July, the island's busiest day of the year, it was not jam-packed with people. There was no wait to get in when they opened, and we found a couple of tables right away. You can see the water from everywhere; after all, it's ocean front and on an island. Our waitress was fine, nothing notable, as was the food. The best meals mentioned by our group were the BLT and Turkey Club. Otherwise we weren't wowed. If it wasn't for the casual atmosphere and limited options of other establishments, we would probably try a different place next time.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jupiter, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Service was quick and friendly. Food was well-prepared, but nothing special. Excellent view of the harbor. Neither waitress nor menu mention that alcoholic drinks are available - I was really looking to have a cocktail overlooking the water. I noticed the bar on the way out.

Visited July 2013
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Long Island, NY
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143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We recently had a very nice dinner with family at The Peaks Island House. We have been there several times previously and have never been disappointed. The food has always been very good and the view from the outside seating deck is wonderful. I have tried many of their seafood dishes - lobster and the fried clam dinner are always good choices. I have also found the service to be excellent during our visits.

  • Visited August 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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Portland, Maine
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190 reviews 190 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Great summer dinner overlooking the bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Peaks Island House is prime real estate a short walk from the ferry landing on Peaks Island in Maine. The restaurant has a outdoor patio overlooking Casco Bay and Portland, Maine. Sunset occurs right in front of you.
The menu is moderately priced with a good range of selections, especially seafood.
I had NY Sirloin as I was seafooded out and it was delicous. My friends had a wide variety of seafood and loved it.
A full bar and great service made this night wonderful.
Loved it!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wayne, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dinner at Peaks Island House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Great view, friendly staff, but just average food. They have added some very good microbrews on tap since we last ate there several years ago.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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