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About The Frog and Turtle

What is a gastro pub?” Gastronomy is the study of preparing and consuming food. A pub is a neighborhood spot for affordable food and good times. When you combine the two you get a neighborhood spot with a focus on food prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients.

3 Bridge Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am -1:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Main St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 591-4185

Website:
http://www.thefrogandturtle.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesdays: Live music from 7:30 to 10:00pm Thursday: Tony Boffa Trio 7 to 9:30pm Friday: Friday Night Music Show 9 to 11 lot of great local acts.

Parking Details:
Park at CVS in municipal lot and walk over or try smaller lot behind us

Executive Chef:
James Tranchemontagne

Private Party Contact:
James or Sasha: (207) 591-4185

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

The Frog and Turtle Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Casual (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Comfort Food (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Live Music (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (12)
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Authentic (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (9)
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Kid-friendly (6)
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Hot Spot (6)
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Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2012

Our party cof four had a fantastic brunch! You must have the donuts, they are like no others! Service is always great,food is cooked to order from scratch....delicious. We highly recommend the Frog and Turtle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2012

Great food and service but could use some kind of acoustic paneling to reduce noise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 21, 2012

Food was good. The gin drink featuring basil was awesome. I dont recommend dining with a group of more than 5 or 6 people. The wait, even with reservations, led to a lower overall rating. With that being said, I would go back...

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Freezing cold when front door is opened when have to sit near the door. Awesome place though! Love the Sunday Brunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2012

As always, the food, drink and service were excellent. The band was a real treat, as well. Always looking for an excuse to go back... which isn't hard.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2012

We had an excellent dinner at the Frog and Turtle. Good beers on tap and a very good margarita. Our poutine appetizer was delicious, and the shephard's pie crepe was honestly one of the best meals I have ever had. The burger we had was also very good. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, but we never felt rushed. A great, cozy environment for a casual, yet very nice meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Delicious comfort food with a personal touch! Everything is made to order from scratch and you will appreciate the extra effort by chef James Tranchemontagne from the amazing presentation to your last bite. The wait staff is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Not a quick meal type of place. Your meal is made to order and will be better than the menu or wait staff describes. For a group of 4, plan on about a 1 1/2 hour feast.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2012

This is a lovely "find", tucked away in Westbrook, ME! Creative menu with a wide range of prices. Our evening special was delightful--seafood stew reminiscent of jambalaya but without the saffron rice. The chocolate "bomb" dessert was outstanding, too! We had a superb waitress--patient, friendly, attentive, helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2012

I'm a Portland resident and this was my first time at The Frog and Turtle, but will definitely not be my last. We started our meal with some very tasty martinis form their impressive bar menu and split the Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed with garlic, tasso, and fresh herbs in a cajun style sauce; the warm bread and butter that were also served was perfect for dipping into the mouthwatering cajun sauce. My very knowledgable waiter recommended the pork shank served over homemade mac-n-cheese for an entree, the dish was INCREDIBLE! The perfectly cooked piece of pork literally fell off the bone as you cut into it and was the ideal accompaniment for cutting the richness of the creamy mac-n-cheese made a béchamel sauce.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Had a very nice first visit to Frog and Turtle on. Friday night. Fun environment, busy. Seating and initial service was slow, but once we got a server, things went well. We got salmon, hamburgers, and a flatbread pizza. The only disappointment was the flatbread. If yu are expecting a real pizza taste for a kid, this is not it. E salmon was very well prepared and tasty. The burger was rated by a burger loving boy as one of the best in the area. All in all a very good meal. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2011

The Frog and Turtle bills itself as a Gastro-Pub but they really put the emphasis on the "Gastro" of it. Our party of four ordered a wide variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts; we all agreed that everything met or exceeded our expectations. We had a delightfully unhurried dining experience, service was attentive but never rushed because the kitchen makes everything to order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2011

Great venue to hear a show and have a meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2011

The Frog and Turtle offers a nice balance between pub favorites and innovative offerings making it a dining experience that appeals to most everyone from foodies to five year olds. I love that they have local music artists on a regular basis. The night we were there the chef went from table to table talking with the diners and I thought this added a very nice touch in making the connection from kitchen to table. We will be putting this on our frequent dining list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2011

The Frog and Turtle is one of our favorite restaurants. The space is cozy and comfortable. The food is prepared to order, using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. We especially enjoyed the daily selection of cheeses. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. Great spot for dinner! Highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2011

My compliments to the chef! The food was absolutely delicious, especially the seafood chowder and the pork shank with maccaroni and cheese. Our server was nice and extremely helpful and the atmosphere of the restaurant is small and cozy. We hope to go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2011

Overall, the F&T was good. The ambiance was great and the server was very attentive and outgoing. But there were a couple small stumbles that could have been chalked up to a busy Saturday night:

It took a couple minutes for us to get seated. We'd been standing at the door for about a minute-and-a-half before we were noticed.

The server took a couple minutes to get to us (again, probably just a busy night) but was very attentive from then on out.

The mussel appetizer was good. There're better mussels around, but these were by no means bad.

The food took a while to get out of the kitchen; my ham was only slightly warm. The date's baked squash was the perfect temperature.

Not terrible by any means - we'll be back to try the

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2011

Food was excellent and the service is equally as good. Left feeling we were regulars at F&T. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2011

A wonderful experience as always!!!! Asked for a specific table for privacy and it was ready and waiting for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2011

Wonderful soup,bread and food,as always. Tony Boffa's music was fun. Friendly service. Great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2011

I have always enjoyed Frog and Turtle, although it's a common "joke" among locals that the food is good, but the service is not. The service was so bad at my latest visit that I will not be back, regardless of how good the food is. One incident with the waiter was when we mentioned that a Cheeseburger did not have any cheese on it, and the response was "I don't really know what you want me to do about that". Enough said.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2011

Love love love this restaurant, will continue to visit regularly. Mangia mangia....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2011

I have had dinner many times at Frog and Turtle and have always had a good experience. This last time the service was slow and the food was overpriced with no flavor. I was very disappointed and don't think I will go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2011

The food at F&T never disappoints - James is a master of creating rich, layered flavors without overdoing the sauces. Everything on the plate is well thought out and fits together. I had the pork shank with mac and cheese and my husband had the shepherd's pie crepe - and we argued over who picked the best meal! Our only complaint is that the food is so good we always end up overeating - we simply don't have the willpower to even have it boxed up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2011

The seating for two people was poorly placed so we left due to this and a menu item not available.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Great food and atmosphere! There were 8 in our group and we requested a specific room and our request was honored. Our server was knowledgeable and willing to do what was necessary to get us out in time for our theater time immediately after dinner. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and we would all go back to this restaurant again (but we would make sure to have it be more leisurely to enjoy it more without a deadline!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2011

the Frog & Turtle is the only "good" restaurant in Westbrook with a lovely atmosphere. However, I found the food to be "mediocre" for the money. Also, they didnt offer Espresso which I was disappointed about. Every good restaurant should offer espresso as many people really like it after a meal. The coffee was bland and weak. A top scale restaurant like this one, needs to pay attention to serving good quality coffee.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Love the Frog and Turtle and always choose it for a special night out. The service is always great as is the food. Had a wonderful birthday celebration!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Fun scene, a band was playing as we ate dinner around 9 on a Saturday night. The beef stroganoff was delectable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2011

Consistently delicious food and outstanding service! We're already looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2011

We go there often for the combination of great comfort food, the unusual crepes, the extensive bar. Usually, their waiters are extremely knowledgable about the liquors and wines. It can get loud if there is a large loud table. I highly recommend the Frog and Turtle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2011

20 min wait for reservation. Aforementioned "fish bowl" table evident. Occassional hipster staff with correlating attitude. Kitchen accomodates special requests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2011

Amazing as usual! Our favorites are the chicken crepe and shepherd's pie crepe!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2011

Our server Adam was particularly helpful and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2011

The table we were at was in the middle of the restaurant on the other side of the leather sofa. It was an interesting table as I felt like I was in a fish bowl with lots of other people looking at me. Also, our table was in one of the main walking paths so I constantly felt like I was in the way. Once my chair was kicked by the waitress, but it was an accident and she apologized. No big deal for me; however it was just an odd table. Additionally, we have eaten there twice now and the food is amazing; however the dessert is lacking. It's fair, but just not great like the rest of the food. Overall, it is still a great dining experience and I would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2011

The chicken breast was great. My sister had the fish and said it was all batter and was not happy with that.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2011

This restaurant has become one of our very favorites! We are never disappointed with our experience. We love the booths by the window...very cozy and private and we love the ability to choose from a Pub menu or Dinner Entree menu. Can't wait to try the shepherd's pie crepe the next time!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2011

My friend and I both ordered the Chardonnay, which was excellent, and we both ordered flatbreads, which were delicious. We had a booth by a large window, and it was pleasant to be able to look out as we enjoyed our meals. One negative: We arrived at 6pm and were not served our meal until almost 6:45. But all in all it was a pleasant experience, and I would go again. I particularly like the burgers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2011

I've been here twice in the past month and absolutely love this place. Great service, outstanding food, cool Friday night entertainment. My wife fell in love with their Autumn Harvest Martini. F&T has quickly become our favorite spot to dine & hang.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2011

The kitchen is so accommodating, and the wait staff is outstanding. Great wine list and really talented musicians on Thursday nights. Frog & Turtle is an outstanding restaurant. I can't wait to go back!

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