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“"The Chowder's Hot,The Burgers Rock”

Owls Head General Store
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Owls Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Very small family run general store and restaurant serving the famous "best burger in the Midcoast area", chowder, crab melts, pizza and much more!
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Description: Very small family run general store and restaurant serving the famous "best burger in the Midcoast area", chowder, crab melts, pizza and much more!
Fort Pierce, Florida
2 reviews
“"The Chowder's Hot,The Burgers Rock”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Owl's Head General Store remains the place to go for breakfast, their famous burgers and lots more and is now immortalized in its own song on the CD "Songs of Owl's Head" sold in the store. Here, local residents, fishermen and visitors meet and congregate for coffee with a warm cinnamon bun to start the day. It is a taste of village life in Maine that is fast disappearing--definitely not to be missed if you are in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Yes, it's true!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

You've read about it as the best burger in Maine (or anywhere). Yes, it's true. This is a little General Store at a "y" in the road; parking is tricky, seating is limited. You place your order at the counter and stand back and wait or grab a table, if one is available. There is more to the menu than just hamburgers - soups, sandwiches, desserts. But the burger is what you MUST come for. We had a medium well burger with ketchup, pickles and light grilled onions. Their famous "7 napkin" burger has the works. It was cooked perfectly, crusty on the outside and juicy on the inside. The meat had an excellent flavor. Finished off with homemade lemonade, we definitely will be going back for more. BTW, this is not necessarily a tourist trap, we saw many locals here as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mikencarol
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WV
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Two doors down...great service, good lobster roll, have not tried the burger yet!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We are staying two doors down from here. Great hours as they are open early. Yummy breakfast sandwiches, good lobster roll. I love a good local general store so this was a great venue. Have not had the burger...yet.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best burgers on Maine's Rocky Coast”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have been vacationing in Maine for years now and just came upon this. We were waiting for the boat that heads back into Port Clyde from Monhegan and I just happened to have a conversation about food in Maine with another tourist from New Orleans. She asked if I had ever been to Owl's Head General Store and I said no. She said you have to go! Their burgers are just the best ever. So we decided upon her tastebud opinion to go give a try. They are excellent!
The store is small and quaint, full of locals as well as vacationers. The food does not disappoint and you can venture around to find t-shirts, cookbooks and plenty of handmade stuff. We enjoyed the store so much that it was our final stop before traveling home!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Michelle S
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Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“A wonderful suprise... great in every way...must experience this !”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Touring Maine and beyond last week we chanced upon this general store / burger place while visiting the local lighthouse nearby. It looks promising on the outside so we stopped and went in and were rewarded handsomely...! We had no idea as we entered that it was famous for its burgers and other fare. WE have an eclectic and large owl collection but this place put us to shame...it is full of visual fun inside....and 'yes' you can buy milk and road food if you wish...!
I make a great burger but this place put me to shame. The texture, taste, visual appeal and ingredient quality are all there. I have written 78 reviews and never felt this strongly about an overall experience...if I could give them a 7, I would !.
speaking of 7.... We each had the famous '7 napkin burger' and we can only add our names to the chorus of appreciation of this delight. My only minor complaint might be that they overstate the case for napkins you will need... with careful management we managed to only need 5 each !! Get real people !!! GRIN
Seriously, the staff loves to kid around with customers and are justifiably proud of their contributions to the taste buds of America. Make THIS place your destination...and if you still feel like it, maybe later you can scoot by the lighthouse... ;)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank anne g
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