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“Chain Brewpub, Great location, dismal service”
Review of Sea Dog Brewery

Sea Dog Brewery
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Topsham
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
1,367 reviews
556 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 627 helpful votes
“Chain Brewpub, Great location, dismal service”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I stopped in between lunch and dinner and sat at the bar to try out some of what the Sea Dog had to offer. I didn't realize this was quite the chain it was when I added it to my trip plans... but this location is beautiful. Really this restaurant here could be anything and the location would be great! I was disappointed in the beers... sub-par in my mind but that is a personal preference. What was not a personal preference was the absolute indifference the bartender showed towards me. It reminded me a bit of one of those restaurants where the waitress is rude as part of the act. I was there for at least 10 minutes before I got any service and the bar was not busy...she couldn't really explain what the nachos where on happy hour so I ended up ordering the regular ones($13 vs $5) as they had a description... If it was a beautiful night I would stop in here for a pint on the patio, or perhaps meet someone in the bar, but there is no way you could go somewhere like this on a regular basis with this type of service and what seemed like average food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Topsham, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“not so memorable”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Good for a beer but the food and decor are nothing special. Staff was a bit too relaxed and didn't take a problem seriously.

  • Visited October 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Always good experience”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have been here a few times. The food is always very good.Enjoy the beer selection. View is beautiful of the river, especially when it is warm enough to eat outdoors.

Visited October 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great views of the river from the patio”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

While the food is somewhat average in this pub style restaurant located in an old mill, sitting on the patio to dine is a plus. The Seadog also brews its own craft beers.

Visited October 2013
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West Orange, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great view, and great beer!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great food and great beer! This brewery is in a very scenic renovated building that looks like it was an old factory or mill. It is on a cliff directly overlooking the river... very picturesque. There is a terrace for outide dining that looks great and has a spectacular view. When the weather is good, the terrace seems to fill up fast... but there is a large inside dining area and bar inside too. Atmosphere is great, so was the food and beer selection. Staff were friendly, but the service was extremely slow. It was well past the dinner rush when we were there and the restaurant was not too busy, and yet the service was so slow that at one point we thought that our waitress might have gone home. Luckily, we were not in a rush, and the food and beer were worth the wait. Overall, this restaurant is highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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