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The Novelty

Horn's Hill Road, The Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME
+1 207-594-7983
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
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Horn's Hill Road, The Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a standard independent pizza and sandwich shop. The only thing special is the location -- next to the Island's only bathing beach.

Thank Forrest C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was very warm the day we were there and their ice cream hit the spot. A little more expensive than the main land but the scoops were very generous.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

After a warm day of hiking my wife and I were looking for ice cream. After a thorough search we ended up at the Novelty. While they also have a wide variety of food items, we were only there for the ice cream. They have...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Novelty has good food--sandwiches, pizza, and other casual foodstuff. Ideal for buying your lunch or snack and taking it on your hike to eat with a view. Beer and wine also available as package carryout.

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I love the Novelty's BBQ chicken pizza, though it seems a bit pricey. The have a selection of beer, wine and an awesome blueberry soda.

Thank TRJ1963
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I was amazed by the variety offered by this tiny place. Eat inside or out or take it to go hiking. Staff was very friendly, and save room for the homemade ice cream!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Who knew that on the tiny island of Monhegan you could get some of the best pizza ever!! By the slice or order one of the many combinations - top-notch! Also, great salads and sandwiches!

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The island has limited restaurant facilities. The Novelty makes sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. There are slices prepared and ready to purchase, or you can order a specialty pizza. I enjoyed both selections. There is a nice selection of wines and regional beers for purchase. Kept...More

Thank TravelForDummies
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Novelty is basically a deli with good well-priced food and wine. We were able to find homemade gluten-free items as well. The store is small with some tables inside and more outside. Try the salads, pizza, and especially the cookies! The items also work...More

Thank Mitz50
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stopped for ice cream after our hike. They have some interesting flavors. We got the lemon sorbet and the ginger ice cream. Both very good. Service was pretty quick and we ate at the picnic tables outside. Casual, friendly atmosphere. Lots of people seemed...More

Thank dewildlions
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horn's Hill Road, The Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Monhegan Island
  • Phone Number: +1 207-594-7983
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