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Sea Basket

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303 Old Bath Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578-4649
+1 207-882-6581
11:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This doesn't have the ambiance of some other lobster roll shacks in Maine but when it comes to food the Sea Basket is hard to beat. Have been coming here on and off since the 90's - was my grandmother's favorite place. Almost everything is fried. Place is clean and right off the highway. About a mile south of Red's... More 

Thank Oskar-Brooklyn
Peterborough, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Driving back from Acadia, stopped a couple times but most restaurants were full and had 1/2 hour waiting times. Finally stopped at Sea Basket - I can see why it was not full. Service was medium, prices were high and food was meh. Would not recommend the stop here. Also they use styrofoam for everything.

Thank Alar R
Springfield, Virginia
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great food lobster rolls with slot of mean very nicely done. Lobster stew was very creamy full of lobster. Fried platter was tasty lightly fried but too many fries compared to the seafood. Brought home some lobster stew and seafood chowder for dinner.

Thank watchlover
New York City, New York
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471 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Did not want to waste several hours standing in line for lobster rolls at Red's, so we checked out the Sea Basket for Fired Clams and Haddock. Well fried and tasty. Their prices are in line with similar clam shacks

Thank Trotpeg
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have never had such awesome fried food. They really have their frying technique down pat! The scallops were succulent. I don't think you could get a bad meal in this place!

Thank tourtheUSAbycar
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266 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Seabasket has been a pillar of excellence for seafood in Midcoast Maine. I have tried many different seafoods including the lobster roll. Personally, I like the fried clams. The facillity is spotless as is the open kitchen. The excellent food comes at a price, a bowl of chowder is almost $10.00 but worth it.

Thank Rardogrick
coral gables
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Don't bother with tourist trap "Red's" down at the bridge; climb the southbound hill and travel about a mile: it's on the west side of US 1. Unprepossessing atmosphere, but no traffic noises and no diesel smells either. Just fresh delicious seafood. This is where the locals dine. But order judiciously (fisn 'n' chips, for example) or you'll pay more... More 

Thank lsd f
Littleton, CO
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food is wonderful and one mixed grill platter was plenty for two adults to share, but for that one platter, a small order of onion rings, and two lemonades, $35.00 was just WAY too much to pay. (We have had just as much and just as good for about $30.00 at much nicer restaurants.)

Thank Kathryn F
Pensacola, FL
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Two weeks in Maine from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor. We stopped at the Sea Basket on our way to the airport. We ordered fried clams, haddock and onion rings. This was by far the best seafood we've had in Maine in ten years of vacationing there. Hands down the best food. My wife also ordered the Lobster Stew. Excellent. We... More 

Thank nephilim
Orland, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

As someone who lives in Maine, we eat fried seafood a lot. This restaurant is one of the tops. The food came out crisp and hot; no sogginess from staying in old oil. Also the restaurant is very, very clean. We ate there three times.

Thank RSK214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 Old Bath Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Wiscasset
  • Phone Number: +1 207-882-6581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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