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“Great Food”
Review of The Fair Haven Inn

The Fair Haven Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Fair Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Greek, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
ottawa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

The portions were very large, I opted for a shrimp cocktail, caesar salad and the soup. All very well served and delicious. My husband chose the seafood platter, he was very satisfied

Visited August 2012
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tinmouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Where was the lobster tail?”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

To celebrate our 61st anniversayr, my wife choose the Fair Haven Inn. We have been there before. It is a long drive, so for this special day we went there.

My wife ordered the shore dinner. She thought that he dinner was very good. her only disappointment was that there was no chocolate dessert.My wife ate the claws of the lobster but left the tail to take home. We had several 'take-home" containers.

The service was delivered by several servers. This shared responsibility lead to rather poor service.

When we opened our taken home containers for a meal, imagine our surprise. The front end of the lobster was in the box, the tail was no where to be found. When I called, the person who answered the phone was rather rude. She insisted that they "always" put the tail in. When she was told theat they sent us home with the "garbage" of the lobster, she again insisted that could not have happened.

Well it did, so we will not go back. I would suggest if you go and take home part of your meal, check before you leave.

Obne positive, the restroom is wheelchair accessible.

  • Visited August 2012
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Little Falls, New York
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Food was great but..”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We ate in the Taverna which has a specials board that is inexpensive (under $13). We chose to order off the regular dining room menu with the regular prices. Our meal started off with horseradish cottage cheese and pickled beets both of which were very good. We did not get the crackers and cheese those in the dining room get. We ordered salmon, with Greek Salad (extra), pasta with olive oil and garlic (extra), and shrimp and side vegetable (extra). Dessert was a creme brulee and a creme brulee blue berry cheesecake.

All the food was excellent. The service was spotty, it seems that a "team" of servers work together. Until we realized this it was hard to get a water glass filled. For these prices, we expect new silver service to each course. The flavors were too strong to be mixed. Since we had paper napkins, we were able to clean our fork.

Atmosphere, well we were in the bar. The baseball game was fine but then COPS came on, It was difficult to ignore the half naked man with injuries on his body. I think this was just a lapse of attention to details, someone did not change the channel. It rather spoiled my dessert.

My recommendation, wait and sit in the main dining room unless you want to eat on the cheap!

OF these extras, only the veggies were reasonable priced.

  • Visited August 2012
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cambridge
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Perfect Greek American food in Vermont!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Wow is this place wonderful - we visit every year and the food is always fresh and delicious - We love the bread, the Greek salad and the place all around!

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“Good hearty food”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

The Fair Haven Inn provides a good variety of well prepared dishes with ample portions and all are reasonably priced. If you are looking for a solid, hearty meal, then this is the place to go. Good beer on tap too.

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