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18 Below Raw Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to 18 below to celebrate my birthday. The service was great. We both had the Lobster cutlet with risotto. It’s a unique dish and tasted great. We had the bruschetta as an appetizer which was also very good.The prices are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 461michaelc461
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We drove an hour south to try 18 below, we chose a non holiday weekday night thinking it wouldn’t be as busy. Turned out we had the same idea as every other foodie in Waterville because the place was mobbed, in fact they had to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris R
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A colleague and I got into town late, were looking for a good restaurant, hopefully with some seafood on the menu, and we're so glad we found this place. Just fantastic, everything was great. The menu is incredible, with many creative though very accessible dishes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 815PaulB
Reviewed September 1, 2018

In our town, relevant to sit down restaurants, your could easily say that only the good survive. 18 Below must be doing something right for their average diner. Six years ago, while the blush was still on the rose, and 18 Below was still new...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank travelingchef37
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I have been to 18 Below Bar several times over the past few years. We were talking with a nice local couple as we waited for a table. They were local and celebrating their 31st anniversary. 18 Below Bar is their go to and mine...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank maineartscamp
Reviewed July 17, 2018

18 Below is a great place for an outstanding dinner or an appetizer and a drink. All the food that I have ever ordered has always been outstanding. They have an amazing selection of seafood with unique recipes.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank prasprof
Reviewed June 24, 2018

18 Below is a fabulous place to get fresh food that is prepared daily. The menu has numerous options and the specials are unique and tasty. Although not on the menu, be sure to ask for a dinner salad to go with your meal. It...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Manasotakeybound
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant with amazing food. Loved the oysters. Service was friendly. Nice variety and gluten free options.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank mojitodeb
Reviewed May 2, 2018

I wish I had discovered this place a long time ago. Appearances can be deceiving, it is tucked away downstairs at 18 Silver Street (18 Below). Once inside, it is cozy and comfortable. We ate at the bar, the bartender was friendly and provided great...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank nucenturion
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Impeccable service. I had a hard time choosing between lamb, paella, and seafood. Had an Excellent wine from Paso Robles, CA. Just enough atmosphere to feel it was a special occasion while not to formal or stuffy.

Date of visit: March 2018
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from mmalinowski | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I would agree with the 2 previous answers. I did not specifically look for gluten free as I don't have that issue, so I didn't really look closely.
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