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The Novelty

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Horn's Hill Road, The Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME
+1 207-594-7983
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Who knew that on the tiny island of Monhegan you could get some of the best pizza ever!! By the slice or order one of the many combinations - top-notch! Also, great salads and sandwiches!

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Thank Diane C
Maine
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The island has limited restaurant facilities. The Novelty makes sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. There are slices prepared and ready to purchase, or you can order a specialty pizza. I enjoyed both selections. There is a nice selection of wines and regional beers for purchase. Kept going back for a convenient slice to take to the brewery! Yummy.

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Thank TravelForDummies
California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Novelty is basically a deli with good well-priced food and wine. We were able to find homemade gluten-free items as well. The store is small with some tables inside and more outside. Try the salads, pizza, and especially the cookies! The items also work well to take as a picnic.

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Thank Mitz50
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stopped for ice cream after our hike. They have some interesting flavors. We got the lemon sorbet and the ginger ice cream. Both very good. Service was pretty quick and we ate at the picnic tables outside. Casual, friendly atmosphere. Lots of people seemed to be going there for pizza also. They also carry a lot of interesting beers... More 

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Thank dewildlions
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The store has drinks, ice cream and more. People were nice to us there, had a nice selection of wines as well.

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Thank danfras
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Too pricey for what you get. And be prepared to wait....forever. There are other places on island to eat that have a more professional staff and much friendlier owners.

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Thank Dustin D
Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

A nice place with take out or eat on picnic tables. Pizza made fresh, friendly service. Pizza crust was thin and excellent, sauce sweet and applied in right amount. Also sell Maine soda and beer/wine.

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Thank YISAIP
Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2015

A take out restaraunt located behind the Monhegan House. It has sandwiches, desserts, salads, pizza and more. Very good food, however it takes a while to get your order as the food is freshly prepared.

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Thank S6980JUlauram
annapolis md
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

If you want to buy an old pizza or sandwich from an unfriendly clerk go here. Although the Novelty is behind the Monhegan House and there are few option for lunch in the area many are forced to use this place.

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Thank magnifica
Wayne, New Jersey
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great pizza! Sit at the picnic tables and enjoy fresh pizza and sandwiches while viewing the surrounding area.

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Thank EMC_JC

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Restaurant Details

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Pizza
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Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horn's Hill Road, The Monhegan House, Monhegan Island, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Monhegan Island
  • Phone Number: +1 207-594-7983

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