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Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out

427 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4141
+1 207-646-7620
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (5 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
427 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4141
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a handy place to eat while at the beach but is way over priced. Would suggest you pack a lunch & snacks to take to the beach.More

Thank Doreen G
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are sorry to hear that you found our food to be overpriced, however our prices are comparable to similar beachfront dining options in the area. We appreciate this feedback, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

This restaurant has very limited hours after Labor day. The breakfast was inexpensive and very good.More

Thank lr48
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We do have to cut back on hours after Labor Day. Many of our employees are still in school, so we don't have to staff to cover weekdays. We are glad you hear that...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Portions smallish. kind of expensive.Bit of a wait. Best part was parking. The Lobster Pound is out the back down to the stop and keep making lefts to the ocean about a mile on the left.Best seafood in at least town. Reasonable too.20$ two lobster...More

Thank chip286
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with you meal. On a busy beach day, with a location so convenient, it can be a challenge to keep up with demand, but we...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We eat here a couple of times per year when we are in Wells. The chowder has a lot of clams in it; the onion rings are cooked perfectly, and the french fries are always crispy. I generally get a lobster roll, my husband changes...More

Thank lippincottfarm1
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tasty food and friendly service on your many visits here. Thank you again for this kind review, and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Right on Wells Beach at the end of Mile Road sits this quick and easy Restaurant, which offers great food for any beachgoer. It also has parking right out in front for those of us who don't meander up from the beach. It also has...More

Thank Jerry R
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food, as well as the fair prices and convenient location. Forbes is the perfect place to enjoy a meal if your spending the day at...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have been coming to Wells for years and have always eaten lunch at Forbes. So much fun to walk off the beach, grab lunch and then return to the beach. Best onion rings ever! Great clam chowder and burgers are pretty darn good. A...More

Thank vtsummergirl
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you have been enjoying a yearly lunch with us for so long! It is very convenient to be able to walk off the beach and go straight to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Cold breezy day at the beach today had us craving Clam Chowder & Clam Strips. Having had good luck with Forbes in the past & decided to order from there as it's walking distance from our motel. When we called our order in they were...More

Thank Seadreams
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for providing us with this valuable feedback of Forbes Restaurant. We're sorry to hear that we were out of clam strips for you, and some of the components of your meal were just OK. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The quality and quantity of the food has slipped through the years. Clam strips are not what you can get at other local fried food restaurants. Captive audience would be beach-goers who are parked for the day. Not an individual trip in for dinner.More

Thank C7007RRlisab
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Our goal at Forbes Restaurant is to provide beach-goers with a quick, convenient, no frills meal in a casual setting by the beach. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Lobster roll sounded expensive as compared to the price in other locations at $21.55....a nice lobster roll down the road in Kennebunk, with coleslaw, was $15. But this came with fries and I thought, well maybe it is outstanding - and there is the beach...More

Thank tbwYorkCounty_Maine
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for providing this very valuable feedback of Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are very sorry to hear that your lobster roll was so poorly made. It is early in the season, and we are in the process of training a lot of new help,...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is very conveniently located, you can just walk there from the beach. We took some sea food out and enjoyed it. There are some seating available there also.More

Thank Alexandre S
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some of our awesome seafood on your day at the beach! Forbes Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on a beach day. The food is good, and all...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4141
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-7620
Description
Since 1921 the Forbes family has been serving tasty fried seafood, home made onion rings, pizza, beer and wine, ice cream, popcorn and fresh ground hamburg. One meal that is asked for is the famous Scrambleburger. Though all our customers have tried to replicate this at home, they always come back to tell us, "It's just not the same!" Whether you start your day at the beach with a muffin and coffee or end the day with an ice cream, there is something for everyone.
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