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Bet's Famous Fish Fry

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Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
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Youngstown, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We've eaten here 3 years in a row. It's such a unique experience that it's hard to describe because you've probably never eaten at a place like this. It's really not a restaurant, but more of a roadside stand that serves fried fish and french fries. That being said, if you love fresh fried fish, you need to put Bet's... More 

Thank AnthYtownproud
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Her fish is always fresh and delicious. My fave is the 1/2 fish dish. She is a Boothbay tradition and hero. And she is the only business in town that has had the courage to stand her ground against the jerk Paul Coulombe who is destroying the quality of the town with his cheap ego. He is the perfect example... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I want to be clear that I've not eaten at Bet's. My rating simply mirrors what is already on TripAdvisor as to not impact the rating in any way. The purpose of this review is to note for future customers that the map associated with the listing on TripAdvisor is wrong. In fact, the restaurant is at least 2 miles... More 

Thank WkndrTom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a long hike and worked up an apetite. Was craving a lobster roll. Was driving by Bets and decided to stop in. No lobster rolls so went with 1/2 order of fish and chips. My wife the same. We were having dinner later that night so when we saw the generous portions we both said we shouldnt eat... More 

1 Thank jcote87
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What can I say...I love this place and tell everyone about it! I frequent it a couple of times during the summer and often I am bringing friends. 1. Get the dill mayo for your fish. 2. Order the 1/2 portion...unless you are really super hungry. The single portion can easily feed 2. 3. You can sit there and eat,... More 

Thank SydneyTigerCharlie
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not particularly fond of fried anything but the fish and chips here are excellent. They do potato chips and fries and both are good but the chips are exceptional. The fish is fresh local haddock and it is also very good. Well worth trying. I'd go back for sure.

Thank Glenda P
Cohoes, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you like fish Fry this is the place to go. The food was delicious prices are good friendly staff. Order the half sandwich it will take your breath away. 3 Large pieces of fish and a bowl of fries.no room for dinner they do have limited hours. It is a real down to earth Maine Fry not fancy but... More 

Thank stephenwhite421
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Simple and delicious!! i don't know how she does it....Two thumbs up :-) The fish is always flaky and just incredible. We love the dill sauce. always a high point of our trips to Boothbay area.

Thank Rick S
Windham, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Bet's opens for limited hours for lunch and supper. Lunch hours are 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with supper hours 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (summers). Even lines of 20 persons at a time have fish and chips fried at the order with 20 persons served within 20 minutes. With seasonal tourists, one should arrive early because the daily fresh... More 

Thank Homer M
Bangor, Maine
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We've known Bet and have been going to her place for many years, and are never disappointed. First-rate fresh fish fillets. Bet used to be a part owner of one of the boats that brings in the fish (maybe her brother?)--not sure if that's still true, but whatever the case, this is some of the best fried fish one could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor

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