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The Slipway

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24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
+1 207-354-4155
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Dover, New Hampshire
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just a great spot to stop for lunch or dinner.Always unique items on the menu as well as local seafood.The best feature is the outside deck on the water ,full sevice and full bar.Don't miss the desserts as well.Seasonal

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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was here with a largish group of artist friends. The food was fantastic, the view delightful, and the service impeccable. Since it was a cool and breezy evening, we ate in the tent rather than on the pier but still had a great view. My broiled flounder entree was fresh and perfectly prepared (it can so easily be dried... More 

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Boston MA
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148 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A solid place. Good, if uneven food. They pack people tightly, oft sharing tables outside. Some dishes good. Others miss mark. Staff very nice. Space by bar is better than space on wharf for interacting with locals (if not as picturesque and crowded as outside).

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the Slipway for lunch. Fun to sit outside and have a great view of the water. Blacken halibut sandwich was amazing. A little overpriced but a great spot to eat.

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1 Thank Sincyfam5
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped there for lunch got the special marinated halibut over greens sounded good, but when I got it I couldn't find any halibut but one fork full. Come on for $15 dollars I think You could put a little more. I can't believe the owner don't read the reviews, almost every customer complains about how little is served for the... More 

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Thank Antone D
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The only good thing about this place is the view! Other than that, don't even bother!! We ate here on Aug 20 around 3pm. I've never had such rude service in my life!! Our server was such a snob but the outdoor bartender was even worse!! The food was just okay, but definitely not worth the price. I rarely write... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

While in the area we stopped at Slipway Restaurant and what a delight. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating including a wonderful pier deck extending out into the water. The food was excellent we had fired oyster (one of my guilty pleasures), mussels, and the haddock fish cakes. I already stated that fried are one of my guilty pleasures... More 

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Thank M M
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Have eaten here a couple of times over the past couple of years. I have yet to have a "wow" experience. The food is okay. The service is fine. At a recent visit with my sister-in-law, I ordered the fish and chips and she had a chicken dish. Hers was served on a plate, nice presentation. The fish and chips... More 

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Thank L S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Slipway used to be a favorite. However our last visit was disappointing. The Caesar salad was excellent and the service was fine; however, things went downhill from there. The cocktails were miniscule. In the boulliabase there were no shrimp, only one scallop, two gritty steamers, one previously frozen Jonas crab, one tiny lobster claw, one small oyster, and a few... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We gave Slipway another shot after waiting over an hour for our meals last year and being met with indifferent (at best) service. Things have really turned around this summer. We visited twice on our week vacation in Maine and received pleasant and reasonably efficient service each time. The fried haddock is the best in the area and the views... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Town Landing Road, on the St. George River, Thomaston, ME 04861
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Thomaston
  • Phone Number: +1 207-354-4155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?