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“Outstanding view, ordinary food and service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coveside Marina & Restaurant

Coveside Marina & Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newcastle, Maine
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding view, ordinary food and service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you are not familiar with mid coast Maine, you need to get down then peninsulas and enjoy the charm and scenery of the coves. Since they are mostly surrounded by private property, your access (outside of friends's homes) is limited to a few parks, overlooks and some restaurants. That is where Coveside fits. In town, you probably would not bother with it due to the shabby appearance and somewhat overpriced and ordinary fare. On our visit, the food (stuffed haddock and a burger) was undercooked, but I will give that a grudging pass as a one time error. The help are pleasant enough, but quite clearly untrained in professional restaurant service. Enjoy the view!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Another try”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Yet again new owners - this time with experience: they own the publik house up the road. Food is good - haddock sandwich delicious. They are there to stay and will continue to evolve to meet diners demands. And the view.... Amazing! Plenty of dock space too. Hands down better than the alternatives.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairport, New York
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere for lunch on a nice summery day. Good lobster roll, too.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jills064
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South Bristol, Maine
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good meal but a tad pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

I was pleased with the choices and the quality of the food, but I continue to find this restaurant to be a little too expensive.

Visited June 2012
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Thank travelerJudy
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South Bristol, Maine
1 review
“The place to be in Christmas Cove!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Dark & Stormy is a must. Fish tacos and haddock sandwich are delicious. Many beers. A wonderful view with a nice breeze on a sunny afternoon on the deck. Come by boat. Music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Visited June 2012
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Thank 12Terry1959
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