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The Harbor Gawker

Vinalhaven, This restaurant has been sold. New restaurant to open in Spring 2018., Vinalhaven, ME
+1 207-863-9365
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good58%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lobster stew” (7 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Vinalhaven, This restaurant has been sold. New restaurant to open in Spring 2018., Vinalhaven, ME
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

We had lunch here and were overwhelmed with all the choices on the menu board behind the counter where you place your order. The seafood options were good, hearty and fresh.

Thank CtYankee51
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Huge menu up on the wall of every type of seafood. You can't go wrong. Very casual and friendly staff. Open for lunch and dinner with an ice cream window adjacent. What more do you need?!! Went several times during our stay. Yum.

Thank Lovegoodfood18
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, the best lobster stew I've ever had! As a matter of fact I had it for lunch 2 days in a row

Thank Ann K
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The food here has always been fresh, and out of the countless menu items we've tried over the years, none have disappointing. There's a HUGE selection of food to choose from, from typical fried seafood dishes to delicious wraps and salads. All of their portions...More

Thank kristina s
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

The Gawker is perfect for lunch and informal dinner. Fresh local food, much is fried. I ate many meals there as it was right across the street from where I was staying. Very family friendly.

Thank Mary M H
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff serving fresh seafood. Choices to satisfy any diner. A decent selection of beer/wine. Growing up on cape cod I am very familiar with this style of dinning.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed July 16, 2017

This restaurant is a local favorite, operated by the same family for many years. Offerings include the island's mainstay, Lobster, seafood stew and of course berry pies. The food is good and sustaining as many lobster men dine here. This is a good island experience...More

Thank Allen F
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant, ate there twice during the two days we were there. Everyone was very friendly, seafood was fresh and plentiful. Great value for the money. Loved the setting on the water and the decor inside.

Thank Mkmk1992
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

If you want a good meal this is the place to go. Right on the water. Seafood is perfect. Can't go wrong hrre

1  Thank Trustfundkid
Reviewed May 2, 2017

My husband and I took a day trip and caught the car ferry out to Vinalhaven Island. After seeing the sights we stopped here for lunch. It was open in the off season and had quite a few people in it. It is a really...More

1  Thank 338ellenp
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September 1, 2016|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but if for some reason it's down you can visit the ONLY atm on island at Carver's Harbor Market next door!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vinalhaven, This restaurant has been sold. New restaurant to open in Spring 2018., Vinalhaven, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Vinalhaven
  • Phone Number: +1 207-863-9365
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