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“Terrible service and disgusting food”
Review of Spooners Bar and Grille - CLOSED

Spooners Bar and Grille
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Description: Wonderful restaurant and reasonably priced! Not in the center of town but just outside of town. Varied menu with tasty specials. A place the locals eat! From the Hwy side of the restaurant it doesnt look like much but eat here and you WILL NOT be dissapointed. We stumbled on it just last week while doing a New England Fall Colors Trip. Excellent service by Thadeus and Rhonda. Want to share with TripAdvisor Community. Husband had a wonderful Steak w Bleu Cheese and I had delicious Boursin Stuffed Chicken. Excellent!!
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Description: Wonderful restaurant and reasonably priced! Not in the center of town but just outside of town. Varied menu with tasty specials. A place the locals eat! From the Hwy side of the restaurant it doesnt look like much but eat here and you WILL NOT be dissapointed. We stumbled on it just last week while doing a New England Fall Colors Trip. Excellent service by Thadeus and Rhonda. Want to share with TripAdvisor Community. Husband had a wonderful Steak w Bleu Cheese and I had delicious Boursin Stuffed Chicken. Excellent!!
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Never been so disgusted with a restaurant in both service and quality. All around I would most definitely NOT recommend this place. They had a sign advertising lobster on the street, and upon entering the establishment around 6 pm, it was completely dead. Maybe two people at the bar tops. No one was there to greet us, and when they finally brought us into the empty dining area, the lighting was abysmal. But the food sounded good so we decided to give it a try. Their specials of the day offered a lobster and steak meal which sounded amazing. It was anything but. The lobsters came out luke warm. The tail meat was mushy and the claw meat tastes disgusting. Literally had two nibbles off either piece, and my boyfriend, having had the same thing, had only eaten the small claws. Meanwhile, our waitress acted like she didn't have a brain, either neglecting us or completely forgetting what we ordered. When we complained about the lobsters, the waitress looked at us like she didn't understand English and brought only part of our plates to the kitchen. After then being ignored for another ten minutes, we told her to forget the lobster and the bring the checks. Meanwhile, both I and my boyfriend complained to the bar manager who was not only rude but ignorant, and claimed we ate all the lobster. Perhaps if they had looked in our napkins where we had spit out the distasteful food, or the refuse plates we had put the unappetizing pieces, they would have realized we had eaten very little of our food. No offer to discount our food was given. Upon asking for the owners contact information, the bar manager gave me a card with his contact info - turns out it was for the bar managers phone. Absolutely unprofessional.

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5  Thank Mandy B
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We splurged and had the fresh steamed lobsters that were advertised on a special sign along the roadway and were not disappointed. We each had the one and quarter pound steamed lobster and they were excellent. As good as any we have had in Maine. Atmosphere is not exactly like a good lobster shanty in Maine but is nice and intimate. The dining area is set off from the bar and has a few dividers that make it cozy and intimate. We started as the bar and enjoyed a draft beer each, then moved to the dining area. Our lobsters were really tasty. Served with choice of rice or baked potato. We had one of each and the sides were delicious. Will be going back for this meal again.

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Thank Travelcrow
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

From the outside this restaurant looked like it would be a gourmet restaurant. However it is billed as a grille and that is what it is. Service was good as was the food given the reasonable price

3  Thank Dennis W
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

After hearing that Spooners had been taken over by new management we decided to give them another try. The menu looked good, unfortunately we found that the decor and lighting have not change at all. I'm not old and I could barely read the menu it was so dark at our table. I made a joke about it to the waiter who was not amused. Our appetizer of stuffed mushrooms was a bit salty but good. Unfortunately, the meal took a turn for the worse from there. Over an hour after we sat down, one of our party was told that they were out of the meal he ordered. He quickly changed his order and we continued to wait. When the meals arrived, his scallops looked okay, however, another diner who also ordered scallops was given 4 severely overcooked, shriveled scallops. The ribs another diner ordered were also seriously overcooked. It appeared they had been left in the oven while the missing meal was rectified. The youngest member of our group had ordered the sliders that were a special. The outsides were burnt and the insides were ice cold and raw. We sent them back. We did express our dissatisfaction to the waiter and told him that unfortunately, we won't be back. Too many strikes at this location, never a decent meal that I would bother going back again.

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1  Thank bicki1991
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Service was excellent. Food was very tastey! I had chicken pot pie and my husband had venison shepherds pie. Atmosphere old but clean. We would return. Very reasonable.

1  Thank Travel_Pals_87
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