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Tan Turtle- really really bad

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Tan Turtle- really really bad

sorry - but we just arrived for the summer adn how we miss 151 Main - the former restaurant- it was the best thing ever, and now we have a menu that looks like the yellow pages- the food is fatty, tastelss and obvioulsy packaged ,as no one can have a menu that big and have it be fresh. I had a crab, black bean burito- that had almost no crab- certainly it was NOT fresh- and so many dry beans I nearly gagged. Tasteless curvy stem martinit glasses- adnd bad cosmo for sure-. Nice interior but staff looks like they just came in from the high seas-of Ellsworth. The ownwer and slovenly staff sit on benches out front making it look less attratvoe than it already is. We will never go back- nor will the "summer peolple". It is so disappointing in this small town- but thank GOd we have Red Bird!! a great restaurant and how we miss Kelley's Cafe!

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1. Re: Tan Turtle- really really bad

Apparently you missed the earlier thread regarding Tan Turtle (there is a lesson here ;-->). The prevailing opinion has been that TT is the pits; your vote supports this.

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Someone here must have had a very bad day. The TTT is one of our favoriate places to dine, whether it is lunch, dinner, or just a time to relax for cool beverage. We are planning to celerbrate or 37th wedding anniversary there the 28th of March 2008.

We are what flatlanders call locals. It truly is a GREAT place to visit. Do not hesitate. Go and discover for yourself.

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4. Re: Tan Turtle- really really bad

Good luck on the 28th of March. The Tan Turtle that was supposed to be open year 'round and employ 80 people, with benefits, is closed for the winter.

Come on, Michelle, be a sport. Join in.

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7. Re: Tan Turtle- really really bad

Me too, Downeast! Bump!

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Our kids took us to the TT for Mothers Day. We loved the place. We had never been there but my kids go often. Even though the menu was large it was fun to look over. The food was good and everyone around us was saying the same thing. We are "locals" and if you can't please the locals you won't stay in business. We are were VERY pleased.

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