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“Great lunch spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Harbor Gawker

The Harbor Gawker
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Vinalhaven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Description: Telephone 207-863-9365
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Your taste buds will never forgive you if you do not order the crab reuben, one of the most unique sandwiches I've ever had, but amazing. All the other food is solid but rather typical for a lunch spot. Great for a tiny island, however.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Salem, Virginia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We took ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven on a lovely Sept day.What a wonderful trip. Vinalhaven is a lobstering community with many unique shops.
After taking a walking tour we ate at Harbor Gawker. The lobster stew was best I have ever eaten.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Fairport, New York
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Not only was the ferry boat ride over to Vinalhaven an adventure, but the island itself was - quaint lobstering community, many interesting sites on the island. We watched lobsters and fish brought in on the boats and then watched the whole process.
Topping things off was a wonderful lunch at The Harbor Gawker.
Everyone we met while in Maine were so friendly and wanted to be helpful; where to go, what to see.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sammy40901
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Florida
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576 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“After ferry ride ... a good lunch!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Take the ferry out of Rockland to Isle of Vinalhaven ... on a sunny day it's a lovely trip, a great day out ... you'll enjoy it.
After the ferry docks, walk (8min) to the town, Harbor Gawker in white bldg w/red awnings is on the left side.
Their chouder (fish, claim or lobster) is of the best ever had throughout the state ... more fish meat, then some potato cubes, some onion, then broth!!! Crab roll and lobster roll good too. Counter service, open seating .... room full on things on the walls to read.
Vinalhaven is rustic; a real summer community. Walking galore or get on the next ferry.

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New Jersey, USA
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Inexpensive, fun local crowd, ok food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

For a quick, filling meal, this may just do it. Also has a nice view. The food is adequate and reasonably priced. We enjoyed their steamed lobster dinner special.

Visited August 2012
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