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“Best oysters!!!”
Review of 18 Below Raw Bar

18 Below Raw Bar
Ranked #3 of 87 Restaurants in Waterville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

18 Below has amazing food, and AMAZING oysters! The waitstaff is attentive and the drinks are amazing. The food is well worth the money.

2  Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We went here based on recommendations from local colleagues. As soon as we walked in we realized it was gonna be a long night. There was no host to seat us, and when someone finally showed up we had to wait while they prep the table for us, which has been empty when we walked in. More waiting for the server to show up, a long wait for the food. On this particular evening the restaurant seemed to be very understaffed.

On the plus side, the raw oysters were amazing. We ended up ordering more.

The lobster soup was bland and watery, the crab cakes were okay and calamari was edible.

Because if the long wait, we cancelled out entrees and left after the appetizers.


If I ever go back it will be only for the oysters.

Thank Ro_Fishers
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Ron Jon the bartender/waiter should get a raise in pay or be thanked that he is there! Beyond excellent service. It was a birthday so we went all out. Oysters pricey but good. Lobster stew incredible, more creamy than thick but full of lobster meat. Escargots no! 5 for $10 and mediocre to bargain. Calamari, lightly breaded and quite good. Entrees of Duck, Ahi Tuna, and Pork were heightly!* Yep the portions are plentiful and all the mains displayed beautifully! All presented high on the delicious mashed potatoes! Nice to get a load of veggies too, a mix of french green beans and carrots.

Will go again but never in the congested booth area. Way too loud. Easy conversation in the "bar" area.

2  Thank 987Frank89
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

This was our first visit to 18 below and the first of many to follow. The service was fantastic and the preparation and delivery amazing. Fresh vegetables and perfectly done meat made the meal scrumptious. It is not an inexpensive meal, but well worth the price. Four people, no alcohol, was $126 before gratuity. We had the main course without appetizers or salad (extra charge). Again, well worth it!

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Thank Manasotakeybound
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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere, and very reasonably priced. I was pleasantly surprised to find this caliber of restaurant in Waterville.

1  Thank Wayne L
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