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Joyce's in Hallowell

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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192 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1315
+1 207-512-8433
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a suggestion from our B&B folks, we enjoyed a delightful supper. . Try to have a table on the back deck, while watching the Kennebuck River flow by. The menu is varied, with several options. Our meals satisfied our needs. Our server, Carol was very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The ambience is great and the view off the deck on the Kennabec are spectular. Great appetizers, try the warm brie spectular. Dinner is just what Mom used to make and more, Thai noodle salad is very good and try the Big Jack vegi burger it's great. We have had several nice dinners upstairs in the function room and it... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

rings through the air as you enter this fine dining establishment. Welcoming and warm is the ambience. I am in a wheelchair and the hostess quickly came to the door and offered easier access inside through the outside seating area. Unfortunately the weather was chilly so we could not sit on the patio overlooking the river. Everyone made every effort... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am not sure how a restaurant can make 4 completely different meals, from scratch, so our server said, and get them to us in less than 5 minutes. It must be magic. It has never happened before at any restaurant we have ever been to. It is not that the food was bad or anything like that, it is... More 

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Westbrook, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My spouse and I stopped in Hallowell, and decided to eat at Joyce's.. We sat on the patio..nothing fancy, but nice. We had a great, fun waitress, and the food was excellent..I am not a seafood lover, altho my spouse is, but we ordered the baked haddock with citrus crumbs, and red potatos, and it was excellent!!! We acutally shared,... More 

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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our more recent visit to Joyce's left us less than excited. Our visit last evening was the opposite. Service was good, we sat on the deck which as casual and nice. Food was good at a very reasonable price (all of our dinners were under $10). The crab cakes were light and very tasty, mushroom ravioli was very good too.... More 

Thank Marty T
Winthrop, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to Joyce's several times over the last couple of years. One of the reasons why I go back is the large covered patio. In warmer months it's so nice to sit out there. The food is good. Not spectacular, but good. There's a good selection of craft beer and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. My... More 

Thank sorrylaurie
Gardiner, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have been to Joyce's several times over the years. The food is always delicious, although the menu could use a little more variety. Service can vary. I have found it friendly efficient, and well paced. I have also experienced it being slow and inattentive. Go on a weeknight when it is not too busy.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Joyce's was recommended to us by the Maple Farm B&B staff. We sat out on the deck of Joyce's restaurant and it was a very pleasant experience. We enjoyed the food and the ambiance of the Kennebec River flowing by. The food is very good and our waitress was very helpful in making suggestions since that was our first time... More 

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I have reviewed Joyce's before, but I have a particular meal suggestion - CRAB CAKES. Made there and really full of crab meat. Large and delicious. Sat out at the railing overlooking the beautiful Kennebec River. A wonderful relaxing time. Place was busy but we weren't pushed. We'll be back.

Thank Ken N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1315
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-512-8433
Indoor and Outdoor Seating on two levels overlooking the Kennebec River in Historic Downtown Hallowell. Casual Dining with a full menu and Daily Specials. Full Bar. Function Rooms Available.

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