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Reviewed August 10, 2020

What a great, authentic no frills lobster shack that is the essence of Maine. They bring in the lobsters in the morning at the dock and up to the shack, prepare them during the day and then serve them up for dinner right there. It's...casual outdoor dining but I got take out. Delicious lobster stew and fried oysters and good blueberry lemonade too. Very friendly staff and overall just a great little place. I'll go back for sure.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

They catch the lobster and you can pick it out. Due to covid, you have to sit outside on their dock, but it is well worth it. Great service e and friendly folks, and it is right next to the bailey island motel, so they...make an excellent combination and must stay must eat placezMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020

It is hard to be objective during COVID as most all venues have raised their prices to try to re-coop their expenses and loss of business during COVID. Going to restaurants that now can only be take out makes it also hard to be objective....I ordered a pint of clams and they were good. My husband ordered a pint of fried shrimp and they were good but on the small size side. The small coleslaw containers were not worth the $3.00 or $3.50 that we were charged. Our stay in the area was during a heat wave and we thought it cooler and shadier back at our motel, so we didn't eat on the restaurant dock to receive the full ambiance of the restaurant. The staff was nice and the wait short.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

I don't work here, I don't know anyone who works here, but I have been going to this place occasionally as far back as I can remember, I'm 58. I was surprised at the latest reviews on how disappointed some people were, and noticed the...reviews were mostly written around September and October 2019. I thought, what went wrong? Maybe the season was coming to an end and young folks go back to school? Or supplies were getting low at that time.? Whatever the reason, communication is the best way to go. I'm sure one could have had a better dining experience of you just politely express your wishes and thoughts,as most folk round heah are not mind readers. No botha' I'm sure, us natives will hold down the fort.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

Thanks to all the hardworking people at Morse's. Another great summer in Harpswell. Your food and service is always outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

We went to Morse' expecting their usual delicious food. We didn't get it. The haddock dinner is comprised of chunks of haddock that were not fresh and that tasted as if they were previously frozen. We were expecting a nice fillet of fresh haddock. The...lobster quesadilla had so little lobster, you couldn't even taste it. The lobster in the lobster roll wasn't flavorful and was definitely not freshly picked. The only bright spot in the meal was the Blueberry pie. We've had good meals here...just not this time. I hope they fix the problems for next season.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

Just had lunch there recently and wasn't to satisfied with the fake prossessed chicken on my salad. So patrons beware of this. Also charged $7 extra what a shame.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

I had lobster stew, not quite like my grandmother used to make, but close enough and definitely tasty, paired with a nouveau salad that grannie never would have made (mustard pickles instead) but I very much enjoyed. Good food in a friendly casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Location is nice, bar had a island feel. As for food, its ok- can't screw up lobster too much, nachos were pretty good. Reservations is reco, btw all- few places for dinner on Bailey island, so ease to get there is its biggest positive.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

We enjoyed our lunch here so much we returned for a second trip. Cute nautical decorations inside. Fairly small, so you may have to wait for a seat. We had the house salad with lobster on top. They use the same mix and amount that...would be in a lobster roll. It was delicious. Lots of seasonal berries - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. We had the same waitress both times and she was so nice and friendly, made the experience nice. The restaurant sits right on the water next to the famous Cribstone Bridge so try to get a window seat.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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686RobertM
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Dee V | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they do or not, but give them a call.
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Robert W
July 4, 2018|
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Response from realmainiac | Reviewed this property |
I don’t remember seeing any gluten free options but some of the seafood dishes can be had broiled or steamed.
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August 26, 2016|
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Response from MCGMLLC | Property representative |
Sadly we don't grill outside at this location as there isn't space. Our wharf is beautiful spot for a Shipwrecked Margarita though even without a grill. Hope to see you soon!
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