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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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western high plains
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"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.

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Thank fobidden-veggies
Gardiner, Maine
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Farmington, Maine
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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 

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Thank MARY E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Jane C
Winthrop, Maine
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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Thank sorrylaurie
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Thank 141LeeB
Maine
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127 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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Thank Heidi F
Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Moved next door to a more modern venue. Lost its interesting appeal. Food even seems hokum. Service personnel could be reeducated.

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Thank Dee70_13
New York City, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We have been to the old location several times. The food was good for the area. We visited the new location the other night and were completely neglected and ignored. We waited a total of 25 minutes and never got so much as a glass of water. First we waited for the host to seat us. Three servers came by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?