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“Best Fish & Chips”
Review of Tan Turtle Tavern

Tan Turtle Tavern
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Outstanding place with outstanding service. Wait staff was very bus but great! Tasty beer too. Reasonable prices.

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the best thing going for it.....the l.o.c.a.t.i.o.n. Situated perfectly on the North East Harbor, the scenery is lovely and peaceful; away from congested Bar Harbor.
With this perfect location should come a terrific restaurant but I'm afraid Tan Turtle misses the mark.
First of all, there is no way that delicious food would come from their h.u.g.e. menu. They can't possibly make every, single item perfectly. And they don't. Not even simple things like Nachos were made well. They arrived with a mystery cheese sauce underneath the grated cheddar on top. My husband and I both got sick later that evening.

Breakfast is large enough to serve 3 people per order. The eggs were made very well, the way we requested. The bacon was crisp, the tater tots were a nice addition. And our server, Patricia, as terrific!!
But here's a question. Does anyone in Maine eat FRUIT?
At EVERY restaurant we went to, there was never fruit offered. And when we asked for fruit, the servers said, "oh we don't have fruit on any meal menu. ???.
This restaurant has potential to be terrific but needs an overhaul of a new menu and a quality chef that knows how to prepare tasteful dishes.
Unless you go for breakfast or drinks, choose another restaurant.

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Nice choice of breakfast dishes for only $7 each -- an excellent value! I enjoyed (large) blueberry pancakes, and my wife had eggs. Courteous server. We ate outside on the deck, looking out toward the marina in Northeast Harbor, with the lovely mountains beyond. This place is super convenient to the Kimball Terrace Inn.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We stopped for lunch on our drive around Mount Desert Island. I had fried oysters that were delicious, very lightly battered and my husband had fish and chips, also well received. Nachos were served at a near table and they looked fabulous,,,next time!
Good service, reasonable price, we left satisfied. Enjoyed the view from our indoor table, there are plenty of windows to enjoy the same view as the patio.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Nice enough experience, but there is a lot of unfilled potential here.For Saturday morning breakfast only one server was present. My breakfast was ok and, at least, the price was reasonable. Beautiful patio overlooks the harbor

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