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Hatchet Mountain Publick House
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Hope
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 207-763-4565
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We found Hatchet Mountain Publick House on Trip advisor and we were not not disappointed. We had dinner on the back deck (no AC and it was a really hot/humid night in July.) The deck overlooked the large green yard with a few fruit trees. Our server who was extremely busy (only one server and one bartender and the place was packed) apologized many times for not giving us her undivided attention. It was fine with us - we were having cocktails, apps and enjoyed our time on the deck, we were in no rush. Dinner (burgers and fried fish dinners) did not disappoint so we even opted for dessert which was delicious! We closed the place which gave us a chance to personally meet the owner/bartender/server/host extraordinaire! He was pleasant, eager to share his story (ask him who he played guitar with!) Strongly suggest especially if you want to get away from the craziness of Camden Rockport areas.

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1  Thank maine2disney
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Some modest-looking old buildings hold a very pleasant surprise in off-the-beaten-track Hope, Maine. The nicely appointed interior was inviting. The bar was well-stocked and the bartender knew what he was doing. The menu was not extensive but covered the bases that you'd expect in a place that calls itself a pub. The food was well-cooked and attractively presented. The two ladies at our table declared the fish and chips first-class. I had the bangers and mash (it's an Irish pub) and this was very good as well. We split a dessert three ways and were all pleased. I'm certain that we'll be back.

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4  Thank Steve3434
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Well, here's yet another 5 star review. This is the perfect country restaurant that's not a long drive away!! If you're tired of waiting in lines with tourists and want someplace quiet, peaceful, and reasonable that takes reservations, Hatchet Mountain Publick House is the place.From almost anywhere in mid-coast (Camden Rockland, Waldoboro), it's is less than 30 minutes away, but take the beautiful scenic back roads to get there as part of the expereince. We went based on the excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor and all the reviews are exactly right! The restaurant is in a lovely farmhouse and is decorated in a rustic but elegant theme, filled with antiques. It's billed as a tavern, so it offers a wide variety of sandwiches as well as two or three dinner entree specials. As an appetizer, we split a salad with local greens, blueberries, roasted pine nuts, and a blueberry vinaigrette dressing that was emulsified perfectly and clung to the salad. The half salad I ate was more than most full salads at other places. We then had the honey dipped grilled salmon special, which was the best salmon we've ever had! It was perfectly cooked and came with wonderful garlic mashed potatoes and whole green beans. (A diner at another table had the other special, hangar steak, and told us it was fabulous.) We were so thrilled with the dinner that we asked to speak to the owner/chef, Brian, who told us that he only uses fresh ingredients and almost all are locally produced. He bakes all the rolls and bread himself and even grew the greens in the salad on the premises. We're just sorry we didn't go until near the end of our trip, but we plan to come back for lunch before we leave. It was such a lovely drive, meal, and total experience - and everyone from "away" should be supporting local chefs and restaurants!! (And we're not related to the owner; we just thought this was such a find that we should share it......)

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3  Thank barbara1973
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I recently received a referral from a friend to check out Hatchet Mountain Publick House In Hope Maine. I have heard about this restaurant before and have head nothing but good feedback. This gem of a pub/Restaurant is kind of off the beaten path in Hope on RT 235,but well worth the trip. The atmosphere is delightful has soon has you walk through the front entrance, A mix of old English pub style and early American rustic style. The menu has more than enough items to please any appetite! We had reservations and arrived a bit early so we sat at the bar and had a drink and some of the best chicken wings I have ever tasted. The service was very attended and quick, we were brought to our table exactly to the reservation time, the waitress ideally advised us of the dinner specials which were in addition to the regular menu items,we ordered the surf and turf with a medium rare filets and the fish and chips with a salad. The portions arrived promptly and were more than enough for the very hungry, the surf and turf was prepared to perfection with sautéed shrimp and vegetables with added potato . The surf and turf was immaculately flavorful and very pleasing on the palette ,it hit the spot! the fish and chips were big portioned , served English style and were wonderful. Overall the food was excellent, the atmosphere was wonderful and the service was top notch. I would recommend this fine restaurant to any one,or if your looking to get out of the big city and get lost in the country side of Hope ,get some hiking in and build up a good appetite, than visit Hatchet Mountain Publick House for a fine dinner,I suggest you make reservations and visit this fine hidden gem!

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3  Thank Richard R
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband found this restaurant and decided to surprise the family by taking us there on Valentine's Day. We were all very pleased, not only with the food, but with the atmosphere. It was warm and cozy. We sat near a wood burning fire surrounded by soft lighting. The restaurant itself is constructed in post and beam. The food was excellent. This might sound funny, but my favorite part of the meal was the brussel sprouts! Our appetizers were excellent, we had the veggies rolls- outstanding, the wings and the mozzarella sticks. We had salmon, fish and chips, and burgers. We live within 10 miles of this restaurant so we are going back this week with a friend who has never been there.

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3  Thank ASLOV
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