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“A rathter good place for soup, salad or sandwich in Freeport” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 1912 Cafe

1912 Cafe
Ranked #20 of 59 Restaurants in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Leverett, MA
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382 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“A rathter good place for soup, salad or sandwich in Freeport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

OK, so you are in Freeport for, what else, a visit to LL Bean. Time for lunch. Lots of options. But, if you are in LL Bean (or even if you are not), the 1912 Cafe (right inside the main retail store between the clothes and the sporting equipment) would be a good choice.

We tried two salads and a soup. The soup is claimed to be home made and it had that style. It was clam chowder and will litterally loaded with clams, nice tender pieces. It was appropriately salty, with potatoes and a bit of corn. It was not the thick and creamy kind. The thickness came from all that was included. Very good indeed. Two of us shared a bowl.

We had two salads, the Natural and the Mediteranian. The Natural had several types of greens, very tender and delicious carmelized onions (actually not all that much carmel, but very tender and sweet), goat cheese. Very very good. The other had a more limited variety fo greens, olives, sun dried tomatoe, etc. We judged it to be OK, but not in the league of the Natural. These salads are substantial in size. We managed the soup and the two salads, but we could have been satisfied with the soup and just one of the two.

In any event, this is a very nice little spot in LL Bean to grab lunch. We were there close to 1:30 PM, were second in line and had no trouble getting a seat at a table. Outside seating is available.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Expensive but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

NIce cafe in LL Bean. A bit on the expensive side, but the menu is good, and the ice tea is most refreshing!

Visited August 2012
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Syracuse, NY
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“A Hidden Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

An excellent sandwich, salad and snack shop in Freeport, Maine – part of the L. L. Bean retail complex tucked between its flagship store and its hunting and fishing store. Amazingly, as of this writing, it was not reviewed even though it’s the obvious choice when shopping at L.L. Bean (even the local McDonalds had 4 reviews). The menu selection, service and pricing were all great – everything was high quality and tasty. Three generations feasted outside on their huge plaza (near L.L. Bean’s giant climb on hunting boot) enjoying Black Watch sandwiches (Angus pastrami with caramelized onions and Swiss on rye), a nuts and berries salad (almost too beautiful to eat), a flavorful turkey and veggie wrap, flatbread pizza with bacon and onions (unique and delicious), barbequed pulled pork sandwiches and pasta bowls with parmesan cheese. Locally bottled root beer and Maine blueberry sodas were delicious also. If you want to save both time and walking while visiting L.L. Bean, this is the perfect place to eat.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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