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The Thirsty Mule

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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168 Old Waterville Rd, Oakland, ME 04963-5358
09:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 01:00
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South China, Maine
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310 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped here for the first time and was very pleased with the service and the food. Great decor & Friendly. Would surely recommend and will be back

Thank Marcia A
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Service was great! Food not so much. Within being home 1 hour I was sick for 2 days, Not good. I had chicken, and will not go there again. Not sure how clean everything is in the kitchen, and food should be cooked to Serve Safe regulations...

Thank Susan H
Fairfield, Maine
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and i ate here last week based on a friends recommendation. We got there right before the dinner hour rush, so not many people were there but that changed quickly and soon the small pub was full. I had the french dip with a side of "Gus sauce" (horseradish mayo). The au jus was pretty bland, and the... More 

Thank porkslapgirl
Belgrade, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my family and we were horribly disappointed. The food was soggy and disgusting by the time it got to us even though we were the only people in the whole restaurant. absolutely gross. SKIP IT

Thank travelwithlaur
Mantua, New Jersey
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe more fun at night with the game on- but a family afternoon- dull. So-so food. Bored staff. Ok atmosphere. Probs better with a few beers on a Saturday night than with kids during the day

Thank Sue R
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

So this was my third time there for lunch. Our waitress was very nice, patient, and helpful. The food however was mediocre. I has the black and blue burger. It was over cooked. The blue cheese was not spread evenly over the sandwich so some bites had it and some didn't'. We shared an poutine of poutine. I was not... More 

Thank jocko758
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Food was surprising good. Really liked the roast beef sandwich. Great for a quick bite. Service was a little slow but overall a pretty good time.

Thank schellhoya
farmington, maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stopped in one day on a whim. We've been back a half dozen times and will continue. They staff is really friendly, the food is good, it is a good place to have a bite and a drink. Has it been perfect? No--but it is casual, clean, and friendly. The wings are grilled and are served with a choice... More 

Thank campstocastles
Augusta, Maine
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Not quite as good as Kelly's roast beef sandwiches on the way to Boston, but worth the stop. Fries are great. Sports bar with plenty of deck space. Only drawback is minimal draft beer selection.

Thank Melvin S
Oakland, Maine, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Food is always tasty and the drinks are plentiful. It's a bit noisy sometimes...echoey... It has it's usual regulars as any bar has or at least should have. Service is typically good too.

1 Thank Laurie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Old Waterville Rd, Oakland, ME 04963-5358
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Oakland

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