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“Excellent - sorry it took so long to go”

Chipper's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 11 Restaurants in Hancock
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent - sorry it took so long to go”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have a summer home in the area and have been past this establishment many times and never stopped. After reading an article in the Ellsworth American we stopped and do not regret it. Server was Chandler and she was very good and knew the menu. She forgot one drink refill and when asked took care of it right away and with an apology not an excuse that seems to be the norm of most servers today. The haddock chowder sampler was outstanding.Two of the five of use are not fish eaters. We loved it. Never knew there was fish in it. I could have taken a pot of it home. Appetizers (crab cakes, escargot) were excellent. Food was a little slow but we realized it was cooked to order and we were in no hurry. Steak was cooked as requested but could have used just a little more seasoning. The other thing we all liked was that the serving size was just right. We were not leaving with bags of food. Not one complaint. What we regret is we did not go sooner. This is now on out list of places to eat at when at our Maine home.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“So Disappointing!!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have a summer home in Hancock and had been to Chipper's a couple of weeks ago...had a wonderful meal with great service. So we decided to go again. We had a reservation, and were greeted at the entrance not by a hostess but by a woman who ended up being our waitress. It was somewhat busy, but I saw only 2 waitresses. Our waitress brought menus and water. That's it! For almost 20 minutes we saw her come back and forth to bring drinks to another table, but she never approached ours. I finally walked out to see where she was and if she planned to wait on us. I saw both waitresses mixing drinks at the bar. (No bartender on a Saturday night?) She said she'd be right in to us, but never showed. We finally left and ate elsewhere. I think Chipper needs to come out of the kitchen occasionally and see what's going on in the rest of the restaurant!

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lamb and Duck superb”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had dinner on 8/7/14 Clean and bright restaurant. Food was Superb! Escargo was prepared with herbs, warm bread, a sampler of haddock chowder (wow!) and small fresh salad.We could have made a meal on that! Duck breasts were excellent with asparagras and rice. Lamb chops were the best in a wonderful glace sauce with asparagras and baked potato. Warm strawberry ruebarb pjie and chocolate mousse. Coffee warm but not hot. A minor matter after a sumptuous meal. Not cheap, but worth every penny. The best meal we have had in the Bar Harbor area
in many years where we summer. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A return trip......”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The first time I visited Chipper's ... well....not so great. We returned there a couple months ago, reluctantly, and things had certainly changed. The hostess was a delight. The staff was willing to answer any questions and never once did we hear "we are out of that". I would highly suggest the fish chowder to anyone that goes - it is amazing. Well done Chipper's ~ I think I will return.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Mainegirl50
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Chippers2014, Owner at Chipper's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Dear MaineGirl50,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Chipper's. I am so pleased to hear that your return visit was much improved. Glad you enjoyed the Haddock Chowder-people love the sampler that they get at the beginning of the meal! We hope to see you again soon!
Chip
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Milbridge, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Well done food excelant service”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

I love chippers restaurant their service is always top notch and food is excellent. I am in love with their Cosmos!

  • Visited June 2014
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Chippers2014, Owner at Chipper's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Dear KateKennedy,
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Chipper's! I must say people do love our martinis-glad you enjoy them too! We hope to see you again soon!
Chip
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