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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Casual (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Live Music (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (12)
Great Beer (11)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
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)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We didn't get our meal for more than 1 hour after we ordered. Very disappointing. Food was OK. Not worth the wait. Sweet potato dessert was vgood.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

James and the staff are wonderful and provide great food! Fridays have live music and on special nights comedy/magic entertainment... so more than your money's worth!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

SO delicious! My husband and I came for dinner tonight. The cocktails were great. Everything is homemade, local and delicious. The service is amazing and halfway through the meal, live music started. The folk band was fun and energetic, but not too loud or overwhelming. We'll definitely be back. We live a mile away and can't believe we've never been here before.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food was delicious and service great. Nice the cook/owner came to the table to say Hi.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Pleasantly surprised..a hidden gem. Brunch was delicious and unusual choices. Plan to go back for lunch. Dinner looked a little pricey.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our little circle of family has been coming here for 9 years - few times a year for special occasions - always excellent food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Always delicious and such a treat to dine! We visited for Easter Brunch and it was amazing! Try the homemade donuts!!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our reservation time was for 10:00 am, Easter morning. We arrived about 10 minutes early and were shown right to our seat. The music was fairly loud but it did not interfere with the conversation at our table. Water was brought out without request but one glass was seriously cracked. When this was pointed out, the waitress quickly removed it and brought us out another glass of water, in a timely fashion.

The waitress informed us that there could be a bit of a wait for the food, as all the food was made fresh from scratch and they were pretty packed.

Food arrived in about 20 minutes and was nice and hot, just the way breakfast should be served! I ordered Eggs Florentine with Hollandaise Sauce, along with the green salad, homefries and a side of bacon, all of which were pretty delicious! The Hollandaise Sauce was white, and slightly tangy, not what I expected but still tasty. The greens were fresh, well dressed in an oil- based vinaigrette, the bacon was thick, fairly crisp and the homefries were generous chunks of potatoes with bits of onion, nicely flavored with garlic salt.

We shared a plate of 3 donuts. They were not the best I have ever had, I would have preferred a more traditional chocolate glaze, but it was fun sampling the unusual ones...maple with bacon, peanut butter and banana (the Elvis?). Personally, I would probably forgo the donuts in the future, because they are so very sweet, however, they were a real hit with everyone else in my party and at a price of $6.00 for 3 of them, reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We frequent the Frog and Turtle at least once every couple of months and always have a very good consistent meal with great service. Brunch is our favorite . Everything is so fresh and the specials are great. Will keep going back as long as nothing changes.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Live Music, People Watching, Healthy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

What a beautiful evening! From the second we walked in and were warmly greeted, to the nice table by the window, to the wonderful service by Cameo, the dreamy cocktails and wine, and the food! really fantastic food, plus the truly awesome live music, we thoroughly enjoyed every single moment. I'm so glad we have a reservation because the place was hopping the entire time. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Very nice place. Great service. Good food. Had a salad with cranberries and gorgonzola cheese, and their delicious fish chowder. Both were fresh and excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was not well seasoned. Seafood chowder tasted like milk with no flavor whatsoever. Fish dish was undercooked. Very disappointing. Very loud. Had difficulty having a conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

3rd time we had to wait for a reserved table, service was very slow

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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Despite having a 7:30 reservation we didn't get a table until 8:30. A little irritating, but I don't like being rushed out the door so understand that sometimes things run a bit behind. A drink on the house would have eased the hour long wait though. Once seated, service was friendly, but extremely slow. The food was tasty, but the appetizers in particular seemed to have been ready for a long while before making it to the table. They weren't all that warm and had clearly been sitting for a considerable amount of time. They still tasted good, but I've had both before (crabcakes and fried mushrooms) so I know that they are usually far better. The burger came out cooked to a perfect medium and was delicious. As was the homemade ice cream. I try to avoid going for a meal when there is a band playing and now I remember why, it was unreasonably loud. I literally had to shout at my friend across the table. It would be nice if the music were kept at a lower volume to allow people to enjoy their dinner companions. I was hoarse the next day from shouting over the band. I'll be back, but will stick to sitting at the bar for faster service and avoid live bands.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The Frog and Turtle is a staple in the downtown Westbrook restaurant scene. The menu is an ever changing selection of fresh local ingredients and creative nightly specials. Their brunch is one of the best in all of Greater Portland. If you haven't been, do yourself a favor and go. Check their facebook page for weekly local music guests too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We started with the chacuterie plate and 3 cheeses. It was delicious. My wife had the salmon over risotto which she liked and I had a bone in pork chop special that was fantastic. We've been to brunch here which was really good and our dinner did not disappoint. We look forward to returning soon

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We were not disappointed. An enjoyable time. Quieter than I remembered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Excellent food and good service, would go there again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The food is wonderful, and the servings are generous. Presentation of meals is outstanding.
The service is excellent, the servers friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is relaxed and diners do not feel rushed. Spending time at the Frog and Turtle is a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We had a good meal but it was not the upscale food for the upscale price

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Our home town "Go-To" place. Never disappoints. Great service and specials, our kids love their food too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Once again a fantastic meal. Great cheese selection as always. Ordered the stuffed chicken excellent choice. My wife had a burger, loved it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Fantastic food with a cheerful, helpful server and great music. All round winner for the 26 th anniversary of our first date!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The food was outstanding. Great taste, value and quantity. Just can't justify spending 2.5 hours at a restaurant getting a one-course meal. Brunch reservations for 11:15 and didn't get our food til around 1 PM. Absolutely incredible. Come here for great food if you've got tons of time to kill.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Wonderful experience food was delicious will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was my first time here for dinner, I have been several times for brunch and it is always excellent! The food was amazing as expected, the only complaint I have is that our waitress was pretty slow and definitely neglected us towards the end of our meal. We waited for 15 minutes for a second round of drinks and never were explained the desert specials like the other tables around us. She also never even told us her name!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

excellent food , low noise level, a great surprise

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I had made a reservation with a friend as we had received gift certificates at Christmas. When we arrived we were set at a small table next to the bar, the seating arrangement and the stage. Had I been there before and been familiar with the setup, I would have asked for a table away from the "pub". Hoping for a quiet dinner where we could hear each other talk, I asked the waitress if there was another table available and was told no without an explanation. Shortly after that a couple came in and one of the tables in the front window which was set up for 4 had two place settings cleared and the couple were seated there. Needless to say we were upset as we sat through dinner being cold as we caught the draft from the door every time it was opened. As this was our first experience with you we were a little disappointed in the service and attention we received.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Very good seafood chowder best in Portland area. Portions are enough but things are pricey 15 bucks for a burger with a few fries is pricey also ice tea refills are not free.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We had friends meeting us from out of town for brunch. We had been there for dinner and brunch before and I have also rented to Frog and Turtle for wedding and baby showers. We have never been disappointed. The food was outstanding, the staff is always so friendly and is always a place that we want to bring friends who have never been as well as those who want to return!..

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Overpriced, bread was undercooked, took 1.75 hrs to get meal (we were last tabled served in the restaurant), and specifically asked for birthday dessert with a candle and no berries - got no candle and berries were prominent element of the dessert

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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

First, let me say we've been to the Frog and Turtle on several previous occasions and were very satisfied with all aspects of the meal. This time, however, was disappointment after disappointment.
It started with our seats, right in the center of the walkway between the drafty front door and the bustling kitchen. We asked for a different table but were told there was none. OK. Our waitress took our drink order and disappeared for at least ten minutes. We figured we'd better order our food when she brought our drinks, even though we like to linger a bit over wine or cocktails before being served. Well, both the menu and our waitress clearly pointed out that since all food was custom prepared, it could take between 30 and 40 minutes to get our meal. So we ordered and then looked forward to some chat time with our drinks and some warm bread (when it finally arrived). Twelve minutes later our meals arrived, well before we'd even tried the bread or gotten a third of the way through our drinks. Surprise!
My partner's chicken crepes were good and tasty. My salmon (which on earlier visits I'd had previously and thoroughly enjoyed) was undercooked and cool. Though I was asked how I like it cooked (I said "medium, I guess"), my experience is that with fish like thls, it should be cooked until it flakes. If this piece of fish had been a steak, it would have been rare. It was pink, runny, and cool. I asked to have a chunk of it reheated, which improved it.
As a final flourish to our evening, we were given a check for a much larger amount than we had ordered. We alerted the waitress, who proceeded to figure it out and who then returned with the correct one.
All in all, not a good evening for us. I wish we could say we'd go back to try it again, but I honestly don't think we will.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We wanted to try this local restaurant since we had not been to a "Gastropub" type of restaurant. In sum we had an excellent experience. The atmosphere is pub-like and the menu includes both up-scale appetizers/entrees as well as a pub menu. There is a fairly limited selection of wine, but carefully selected and more than what was expected for a pub environment. Beer selection was excellent for local microbrews. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and was able to answer all of our questions. My wife had the salmon entree and stated that it was best salmon that she has had in Maine. I had a seafood crepe and it was good, but I would have preferred scallops instead of the baby shrimp that we somewhat overcooked. The highlight of the meal was the dessert that we shared. It was a "chocolate tear drop" and had thin dark chocolate in the shape of a tear drop and in the center was chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and a coconut chocolate truffle. Then on one side of the tear drop was a cream anglaise sauce and on the other side was a raspberry sauce. The was the most outstanding dessert I have had in a very long time. Kudos to the pastry chief!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2017

THE SERVICE WAS APPALLINGLY SLOW, THE FOOD WAS TASTELESS, THE "LOBSTER" POT PIE REQUIRED A SEARCH FOR THE LITTLE SCRAPS OF LOBSTER @ THE PRICE OF $28. THE LIVE MUSIC IS SO LOUD THAT CONVERSATION IS IMPOSSIBLE. MY DRINK WAS MADE WITH A MAJOR INGREDIENT MISSING. VERY DISAPPOINTING AS WE HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES BEFORE AND WERE HAPPILY SATISFIED WITH EVERYTHING (THO THE MUSIC IS ALWAYS TOO LOUD)

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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2017

If you haven't tried the Frog and Turtle for Brunch on a Sunday, it's a must try. Everything is made to order, including their donuts - favorites include the John Candy and the Elvis. The breakfast meals don't disappoint, either. Sunday included a Scallion Mac and Cheese Benedict that was so rich and creamy, it was amazingly delicious. They rival some of the Portland Brunch greats!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Excellent meal, but go expecting slow pace as all dishes are served to order. Definitely worth the wait!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent Bloody Mary and the donut choices terrific! We had 11:45 Brunch reservations and were seated around noon. Great omlets beautifully plated with mixed greens and hash brown potatoes. Beware if you are under a time constraint: did not receive our order until close to one o'clock. It was a long wait...

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Good food and nice atmosphere but live music in such a small room makes it louder than I prefer for a dinner date.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband and I dined on Valentine's Day. The kitchen normally opens at 5:30 pm; but the only reservation available was for 5:00 pm so we took it. The staff had not finished setting up for the evening, so we watched balloons and candles being distributed about the dining room. The staff was friendly and efficient; although the bar was a touch on the slow side. However, our meal was very good and neither of us could clean our plates. This place is worth a trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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