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“Great meal on the waterfront”
Review of The Slipway

The Slipway
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Thomaston
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Ellsworth, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great meal on the waterfront”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

After finally finding the restaurant we had a very nice experience. Our waitress was excellent & she was helpful w/our wine selection. We weren't familiar w/a lot of the wines, so we would suggest getting a few more recognizable wines. Our food was very good, not over the top, but very nice. We left w/T shirts & if we were ever back in Thomaston we would definitely go there again.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Barb S
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asheville,nc
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You need to eat here”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Local seafood cooked right, great view with dockside seating and bar, and the best pies, housemade by the owner-chef's mother-both locals to this beautiful, historical town on the coast of Maine.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank mbippy
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Go to Waterman's Beach Lobster instead”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The only thing better here is indoor plumbing. The food was average to good, but not special. The restaurant is pleasant enough and comfortable, but again, not special. Our waitress was very nice, but the staff was not generally welcoming. This place doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up--fine dining or a lobster shack. The desserts, btw, are a standout as is the lobster bisque.

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1 Thank ash_nyc_107
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Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Scenery, atmosphere and great food!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

What a niceplace to eat. We have been here a week and have eaten here twice. We love the sauteed mussels here. Ask for extra bread because you are going to want every drop of that broth! We have eaten several varieties of fried seafood. Nicely done without being greasy or overcooked. And the desserts! Save room! Our friends had tuna last night and were very pleased with their dish. Don't miss this place on the pier !

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1 Thank FarleyJM
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely Time at The Slipway”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were very happy with The Slipway, from location to food to service, all around a good time. I had the lobster roll which was very good (the only knock I'd give it is that it was a little under seasoned) and my dining mate had fried clams. Both of us really enjoyed our meals. We also tried two of their desserts - the blueberry pie and the flourless chocolate torte. Both were good although I think the flourless torte was the winner on this day.
A lovely setting, really lovely wait person and good food made for a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Would definitely recommend a visit to anyone traveling this way.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank kiki713
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