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Slates Restaurant & Bakery

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167 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1356
+1 207-622-9575
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217 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a great lunch at Slate's. My chicken salad croissant sandwich was perfect. The pasta salad side was excellent. Service was prompt and courteous. Hadn't been there for a few years. It is just as good as ever!

Thank KaseyME
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

In my opinion, its hard to find good food in central Maine but this place blows it out of the water! It's truly a nice place to eat and an even better place to get something creative.

Thank Myles L
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I decided to try Slates for dinner while traveling through the area last week. The atmosphere reminded me of a Vermont/ski town kind of place. The service was friendly and the food excellent. I received bread fresh from the oven and warm. I had a fish dish which was excellent and then tried their homemade pie with homemade ice cream.... More 

Thank Matthew F
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

I had not been to Slates in several years, but it definitely was not as I had remembered it. Probably there are many reasons for this....change in ownership? Location? The restaurant was certainly busy and obviously satisfied others. I found the menu to be a little fussy. I would have loved some simple grilled swordfish of plain fish chowder....but, obviously,... More 

Thank diana c
Palermo, Maine
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Slates definitely has a different feel with the new place. The old was much more charming and had a better atmosphere. As far as the food goes it just doesn't taste the same. I had many awesome meals in the old building! I was very disappointed with the over cooked carrots, charred as they should be but not burnt, the... More 

Thank Jonesyknows
Wayland, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Our group of 10 enjoyed a dinner here. They got a table together for us on short notice. Our server, Jane, was amazing. She was super efficient, friendly and answered all our questions about menu items. The menu is extensive including tapas, entrees, and pizza. The specials of the day add another dimension to endless choices. I enjoyed my field... More 

Thank CJ B
New England
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174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

All kinds of good yummy food. A cup of the seafood chowder was very full of good fish. The broth was thinner than I usually like, but it had such a wonderful taste that I didn't mind. I had a hard time deciding what salad to order as they all sounded yummy. The one I did choose had a soft... More 

2 Thank LV2travelmore
Hallowell, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

I have not liked the new Slate's location because of how small it is, but New Years Day was the last straw. We had reservations but as soon as we walked in, we were standing in a cramped space with other people waiting for a table. The poor couple at the table behind us was surrounded by standing people...after standing... More 

2 Thank Chompchomp2017
western high plains
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 8, 2016

"Homemade pasta" sounded appealing, but when it arrived, the tomatoes were unripe and mealy and didn't have much flavor. The pesto on the other pasta dish was brown and did not taste much like fresh pesto, as it was described. Will not be returning to this restaurant. Service was good and friendly. Overpriced and low quality food. Would not recommend.

Thank fobidden-veggies
Gardiner, Maine
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190 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

I met a friend for happy hour (3:30-6:00). It is the first time I have been in the new location that they moved into next door. Great, funky, friendly ambiance like it USED to be before the fire, for any "old-timers!" We sat at the downstairs blue bar where we could view the open kitchen and enjoyed $5.00 martinis and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1356
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-9575

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