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“Superior Dining Experience”
Review of The Courtyard Cafe

The Courtyard Cafe
Ranked #6 of 27 Restaurants in Houlton
Price range: $5 - $30
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome To The Courtyard Café! We are an intimate, yet casual restaurant offering a delightful dining experience. Whether relaxing in our full-service bar area or or main dining room, you are sure to have a wonderful experience. Take out and catering also available.
Houlton, Maine
1 review
“Superior Dining Experience”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Courtyard Cafe was the first restaurant we visited when we moved to Houlton, Maine. My husband and I fell in love with the chef's delicious Gumbo and superior service. They now have a newly renovated, intimate bar. The Courtyard Cafe is a touch of class and is one of our favorite places in town.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank JourneyLee
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Houlton, Maine
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12 reviews
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“Well worth the wait...”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Courtyard Cafe recently renovated their bar area. I feel this has completely changed the atmosphere in a good way. They offer two different dining experiences... the dining room is more on the formal side and a quieter atmosphere. The bar area feels a bit more relaxed which is perfect for a casual feel. The entire staff is wonderful. They offer great suggestions when there are just too many things to choose from that all sound delicious. The food is always fresh and well prepared. They are accomodating for special requests. The evening menu changes to provide the freshes ingredients. The lunch menu is consistent, but always includes specials as well. It can be time consuming to eat there, but definitely worth it. I've mentioned that I've only got a certain amount of time & the staff have made it work. They offer musical entertainment on Saturday evenings sometimes & that is my favorite time to go. Paul Lapointe & Common Crossing are two of the performers I've seen and both are excellent & very entertaining. I've been there for date nights, girls night out, business dinners & luncheons, and even taken my children there for pizza night and had fabulous experiences each & every time!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jackie W
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Houlton, Maine
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Choice In Houlton”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is even better. Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the slow service. The waiters are good, but 2 hours for a dinner is overdoing it. Great choice overall. Definitely recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Alan L
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Lincoln, Maine
1 review
“Excellent food”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We drove from lincoln to try the courtyard out. We eat the sole and swordfish the owner Joyce said it is (beautiful) ,and it was the best tasting swordfish I ever had.Their was live music and great staff.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Glenn B
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Shokan, New York
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good wine, good food, nice artwork; fun and funky place to go.”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

OK it's not a Michelin star, but the food was fresh, well and interestingly cooked, fair value and friendly service. This close to Santa's helpers, could you ask for more?

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Thank Simon S
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