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Slates Restaurant & Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
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167 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347
+1 207-622-9575
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New England
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167 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank newenglander6
Hallowell, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 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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176 reviews
120 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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93 reviews
36 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
Winthrop, Maine
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

From the line outside the door on a Sunday morning, you know Slates is a popular place for brunch. I've visited Slates twice this summer and was happy with both my meals (omelet and blueberry pancakes). The homemade breads, muffins, and scones are amazing and ample, the mimosas are large and delicious. During both visits the service was timely and... More 

1 Thank sorrylaurie
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Excellent lunch. The food was eclectic and absolutely delicious. This restaurant has been around for a whike and it still remains a winner.

1 Thank 141LeeB
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went to Slate's for dinner for the first time. Heard a lot of great things about it so we were very excited to go and eat there. We went to the upstairs bar to start the night off with some drinks. The bartender was really nice and made great margaritas. After drinks we were seated downstairs for dinner and had... More 

1 Thank Heidi F

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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
US$15 - US$20
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?