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Slates Restaurant & Bakery

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167 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347
+1 207-622-9575
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been to Slates in several years, but it definitely was not as I had remembered it. Probably there are many reasons for this....change in ownership? Location? The restaurant was certainly busy and obviously satisfied others. I found the menu to be a little fussy. I would have loved some simple grilled swordfish of plain fish chowder....but, obviously,... More 

Thank diana c
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slates definitely has a different feel with the new place. The old was much more charming and had a better atmosphere. As far as the food goes it just doesn't taste the same. I had many awesome meals in the old building! I was very disappointed with the over cooked carrots, charred as they should be but not burnt, the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wayland, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Our group of 10 enjoyed a dinner here. They got a table together for us on short notice. Our server, Jane, was amazing. She was super efficient, friendly and answered all our questions about menu items. The menu is extensive including tapas, entrees, and pizza. The specials of the day add another dimension to endless choices. I enjoyed my field... More 

Thank SeaJay26
New England
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168 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

All kinds of good yummy food. A cup of the seafood chowder was very full of good fish. The broth was thinner than I usually like, but it had such a wonderful taste that I didn't mind. I had a hard time deciding what salad to order as they all sounded yummy. The one I did choose had a soft... More 

2 Thank newenglander6
Hallowell, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have not liked the new Slate's location because of how small it is, but New Years Day was the last straw. We had reservations but as soon as we walked in, we were standing in a cramped space with other people waiting for a table. The poor couple at the table behind us was surrounded by standing people...after standing... More 

2 Thank Chompchomp2017
western high plains
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

"Homemade pasta" sounded appealing, but when it arrived, the tomatoes were unripe and mealy and didn't have much flavor. The pesto on the other pasta dish was brown and did not taste much like fresh pesto, as it was described. Will not be returning to this restaurant. Service was good and friendly. Overpriced and low quality food. Would not recommend.

Thank fobidden-veggies
Gardiner, Maine
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178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I met a friend for happy hour (3:30-6:00). It is the first time I have been in the new location that they moved into next door. Great, funky, friendly ambiance like it USED to be before the fire, for any "old-timers!" We sat at the downstairs blue bar where we could view the open kitchen and enjoyed $5.00 martinis and... More 

Thank skeelovr
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This old Agusta Area favorite has downsized but has maintained it's standards for home made food with a contemporary flare. We stoped by on late Friday afternoon and enjoyed crab cakes (delicious), a hefty burger(cooked to perfection) warm brie with apples, grapes and french bread (a great starter to share) and a couple of salids with grilled chicken. Because it... More 

Thank jaf122
Farmington, Maine
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

About once a month I get together with my best friend (who lives a couple hours away) of over 35 years and we almost choose Slates as our culinary destination. It is located about half way between our homes - Portland and Mercer, ME, but more than that the restaurant has always been able to accommodate us and hosted a... More 

Thank MARY E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A friend praised the mussels at Slates. We tried them and were not disappointed! Simply prepared and very tender. Salads and blueberry pie were good, too. Service was a tad slow, but there was live music so the wait was OK.

1 Thank Jane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Hallowell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-622-9575

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