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Block & Tackle Restaurant

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843 Cundys Harbor Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-4501
+1 207-725-5690
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Brunswick, Maine
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We always stop at least once for a meal at the Block and Tackle every summer for years now. This is basic American style seafood, nothing fancy or pretentious, just good local seafood and basics, made and served by local people. The best.

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Thank Oldeandnew
Harpswell, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Always good! Every Thursday is fresh turkey day - anyway you want it. -- They have the best seafood chowder we have ever tasted. Pricey but worth it. Full of scallops and shrimp plus the usual.

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Thank Tom R
Cundys Harbor, Maine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Good food, friendly atmosphere, popular with local people, helpful, friendly service, has local seafood

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Thank Burr403
Lyme, NH
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Don’t let the hole-in-the-wall appearance fool you. Friendly folks and excellent food. We went twice; my date had the baked stuffed haddock (and couldn’t stop talking about it… that good) and the corned hake (not as stellar, but good). Me, I’m a vegetarian, so was content with a baked potato (yum) and green salad (so-so). But, really, come for the... More 

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Thank MikeMorton
Harpswell, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Over the years, we have taken family and friends here for a predictably excellent meal. Service is always great. Best fried onion rings and the tues turkey dinners are amazing. Jan

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Thank Janis J
Harpswell, Maine
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163 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

I am all for eating local but a place that reeks of oil, has old products and apologetic service will not get my return business. Freshen up, ventilate, give the place a good cleaning and care about what you do.

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Thank RebeccaMaine
Katy, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

My husband and I aren't into eating at the usual tourist traps that result in overpriced food, service and expensive views. If you want a delicious meal with a local flavor...eat where the locals do. We loved this little find in Harpswell. Go out and hike the trails for the view and grab an economical, fresh seafood dinner here with... More 

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2 Thank Kathy J
Harpswell, Maine
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Feel like some comfort food without having to heat up the kitchen? Block and Tackle is not fancy but you can get good old fashioned home cooking. You are paying for good food and no mark up for a view unlike some other Harpswell restaurants.

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Harpswell, Maine
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I love this little place corned hake and seafood galore, desserts are superb, best small town restaurant at its best just love it

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We are locals - and enjoy the corned hake special on Fridays! A great experience always. Old Maine at its best

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 843 Cundys Harbor Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Harpswell
  • Phone Number: +1 207-725-5690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?