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“SURPRISE - Excellent”
Review of Seafood Ketch

Seafood Ketch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We traveled through Maine for 8 days, ate like kind and queen and this was one of, if not THE best. Great Lobster roll, incredible marinara, delightful service, typical amazing maine harbor location. Not "high end" just awesome

2  Thank Wahoo81
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We came here after cycling the fire roads in Seal Cove, and seeing the museum. This was our best meal in a 3 day visit to Acadia National park including most of the towns around it. The calamari appetizer was particularly interesting because it had a light parmesan coating with balsamic-fig glaze lightly drizzled on it. Very tasty. The lobster roll was fine, but not the most flavorful. It was certainly fresh! The seafood casserole was very good. The bread was fresh baked. The view, however, was well worth the little side trip. It gave us all the energy we needed to walk the Ship Harbor trail out to the coast. It has a very nice area for sitting outside afterwards, and since this was October, we enjoyed some very good coffee outside after our meal. It had a nice selection of desserts, including warm ones to enjoy on a colder day.

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1  Thank urbanrev
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Our memorable trip to Acadia this week included tonight's feast at Bass Harbor's SEAFOOD KETCH. Casual, with great views of the harbor, we enjoyed wonderful fresh seafood and excellent service at this little local jewel. My husband had his first-ever lobster (an incredible value at only $18.95) and I enjoyed (but couldn't come close to finishing) the Cap'n Seafood Plate.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant. It's not "fine" dining- just superb lobster and fresh, fresh seafood at reasonable prices. We both loved the "popover-style" fresh bread and the fabulous clam chowder. Give this place a try.

Plus, it's a quick drive to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse!

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2  Thank Nancy V
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Right on the harbor, wonderful sunsets, excellent menu. They put your loaf of bread in the oven when you give your oder. They were nice enough to box a slice of Maine blueberry pie for late night snack.

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2  Thank scrapper68
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you want decent food you really will need to look elsewhere. The owners have an opportunity to really make this into something people will travel to but they obviously are relying on the fact that they are the only show in town which is just as well for them because if there was anything else nearby they wouldn't stand a chance. The food was third rate. The sauce with my pasta was an unappetising gloup. There was something pre made about the whole dinner. What we found just as unacceptable was the attitude of the manageress. She sat around at tables on the phone, drifted around and quite frankly looked like she was doing nothing more than killing time until she got off her shift. The only saving grace about the evening was the endlessly cheerful Shannon who served us. Save yourself a hefty amount of money and go elsewhere. Anywhere.

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1  Thank Sarah H
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