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The Harbor Gawker

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$$ - $$$
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Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven, ME
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You do not have much food choices on this Vinalhaven island. Harbor Gawker is a great place to eat local seafood. Good food. Nice harbor view. Right across from Tidewater motel.

Thank Shaukat K
Brooklyn, New York
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177 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything tastes good in heaven - or so I assume. Vinalhaven is about the most idyllic spot in America. A beautiful island in Penobscot Bay, majestic boats, skies that go on forever, sunsets that will break your heart, gorgeous shore lines, stunning cliffside houses, stillness and peace that are difficult to match anywhere in America. So when you're there and... More 

Thank Oskar-Brooklyn
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Had dinner at the Harbor Gawker twice during our visit to Vinalhaven. Our meals were fresh and delicious. Atmosphere is basic. The staff were friendly and helpful. The menu is large and there are plenty of great items to choose from. Definitely visit here!

Thank Joejim9498
North Easton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Casual, walk up and order service. The fried haddock is fantastic, the seafood chowder thin but very tasty, the lobster roll was adequate.

Thank Lyn R
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My wife and I had the pleasure of dinner here three nights in a row while in Vinalhaven. The menu definitely offers something for everyone and offering beer and wine was a definite plus. Place your order at the counter, sit back and enjoy the view of Carvers Pond and wait to hear the server calling out your name. Raise... More 

Thank Bob D
St. Michaels, Maryland
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Two couples are visiting in the Camden, Maine, area and we took a day trip to Vinalhaven. We thought we'd spend several hours in the small fishing community but ended up just having lunch. Three haddock sandwiches, hold the havarti, a lobster roll (slight bit of mayonnaise), and a tasty seafood chowder, and we were ready to take the ferry... More 

Thank French2163
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We dined at the Hahbah Gawkah, probably 6 times during our 8 days on Vinalhaven. Placing the order seemed, at least on their end, seemed rather cumbersome. I understand they are busy as it is July, so this can be overlooked. I'm a huge chowder fan. I enjoyed their clam and seafood chowders. Although in one instance my chowder seemed... More 

Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Love it! Good food. good service. Nice place to hang out and meet other fellow travelers. They now serve wine and beer. They also have a separate window for ice cream and milkshakes. It is a great hang out to get the local gossip, even if you're not a local. They also have in door and outdoor setting. E N... More 

Thank frost a
Longmont, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We like fried seafood and ate here today inside because of the rain instead of at the food truck down the road. Big mistake. We had the fish and chips with a cup of clam chowder. Although served hot the chowder was thin, black spots on the potatoes, tuff chewy clams. But the fried fish started fighting back within about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Our group enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Harbor Gawker. The location is great and the food is tasty. We enjoyed the fish & chips, haddock sandwich & fish tacos.

Thank Sally K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vinalhaven, Vinalhaven, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Vinalhaven
  • Phone Number: 2078639365
Telephone 207-863-9365

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?