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“A great restaurant at mid prices.”
Review of Barncastle

Barncastle
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Blue Hill
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brooksville, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great restaurant at mid prices.”
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Liked the house atmosphere, the calzones, spanakopita, St. Louis ribs and so many more great things. Been there twice in the last week.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cozy Excellent Food”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Barncastle is one of those restaurants that, in addition to enjoying excellent food, one also partakes in an unforgettable experience. The property and building are historical masterpieces I found myself wanting to explore and the owners have laid out the restaurant, pub, outdoor bar, and billiards room in a fashion that allowed me to do this. The food was pretty good and very reasonably priced. My party of three split the mussels, crab cake entree and a small pizza for appetizers. We ordered the bacon wrapped scallops, baked potato entree, and carrot ginger soup special. It was all tasty, not to "die-for" but still worth the price. Unfortunately, they were out of a lot of our first choices because they said it had been a busy night. But, I'd be willing to go back to try the spelt dough. For dessert we ordered the carrot cake and cheesecake. Although the carrot cake was amazing, the cheesecake was just okay. The server said the carrot cake was the only dessert made on property, so, props Barncastle, make more of your own desserts! Also, it's a plus because they are one of a few restaurants that are open year-round. Offering live music on Wednesday nights.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bronx, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant with good food”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful pizza meal here sitting in the outdoor area, overlooking the beautiful building and grounds. We were even allowed to bring our small dog to sit with us outside :)

Visited August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pleasant Pizza Restaurant”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our daughter was in Blue Hill for the summer and suggested we meet her here for dinner at 5:30 on a Wednesday night. She said she'd been here many times and there was never a wait (we were on a tight timeline.) When we arrived, we were told there were no tables until 8:30 PM (so we went elsewhere.) There was live music that night--perhaps that's why.

We tried again a few days later and the place was nearly empty (on a Saturday night.) The pizza was average, as was the salad. The atmosphere was quaint/funky. We were seated in a library beside bookshelves housing hundreds of Readers Digest abridged novels. The beer we ordered was warm; the server brought us a different kind of beer (on tap) and it was also warm. There are some complaints here about the service, but our server was pleasant and appropriately attentive. If we are in Blue Hill again we will probably return, as the dining options are limited and this was one of the better places we visited.

  • Visited August 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Come for the food - then wait for the food!”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited recently on a Monday night. The food was great. It was prepared and presented well. The kitchen staff know what they are doing. Unfortunately, the service was very slow. Our server never came back to see if our food was good or if we needed drink refills. Eventually, a hostess cleared our table, brought our check, and took our payment. We'll go back because we really like the pizza, but the service hurts their rating.

Visited August 2014
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