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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
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Special Occasion (19)
Live Music (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Casual (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (11)
Great Beer (9)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, generous servings. Reliably yummy!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food we got some of the specials (rabbit, soup of day, etc!!!).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food. Great menu. Outstanding dining experience.
Our server, Emily W., is the best. Always there when you need her and super knowledgeable about the menu. She hits a home run every time.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been there many times. The food is beyond amazing. Our service yesterday wasn't the greatest that we had experienced as our waitress was put off by simple requests (no ice water just from the tap) and facial expressions that were unnecessary

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great intimate gathering place. Relaxed atmosphere. Great service and Great Quality Made to Order food, always. Best place in the area for dinner!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service. Great food.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Love the music. Would be nice if music could start a bit earlier though.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great gem in Westbrook.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Never disappoints. First time our friends had been here.... they were very pleased with their dinner and drinks and will be back again. The band added to the evening...we ended up staying for a night cap before leaving....

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Fun, Good for a Date, Organic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was slow for sunday brunch, we were also asked to leave because other folks were waiting to be seated after only being there for a little over an hour. We made a reservation and waited at the hostess stand for over 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. I've been here a bunch of times and always love it but was pretty disappointed in the service this time around.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our daughters 34th birthday and she asked to go to the Frog and Turtle. Let alone how good the food is but for her it was all about the homemade donuts! Everyone had a little twist on their orders and the kitchen didn't disappoint. Myself i asked to spice up my dish and it was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is always good. The food is amazing!!!
Nice job and wish it was closer to home so that I could go more often!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic service and delicious brunch.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The pulled pork tacos with mole was very delicious! I will go back there just for that. There was a fun rock and roll cover band called Pride & Joy playing and the live music aspect was enjoyable.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Not a good good value on the salmon dish

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Eating here was one of the weirdest experiences of my life. I was having brunch with 6 friends to celebrate my birthday when one of my friends discovered a large metal screw in her mouth. Her meal had arrived with a large metal screw in it. Thankfully, she only sustained some scratches in her mouth before she realized what it was and removed it from her mouth. This in itself was pretty crazy, but then when we told the owner/chef that my friend should not have to pay for any part of her meal (including her two mimosas), he was outraged and angrily aggressive with us. He insisted that comping her meal (only the food) was enough and argued with us and tried to provoke us, accused us of saying we would refuse to pay for her drinks, which we did not say. We were extremely understanding when the screw was first found, remained polite and we even apologized to our waitress, feeling sorry that she was in this uncomfortable position. I have never been accosted by the owner of a restaurant I was eating at, and certainly never as a result of his own, rather grave mistake. I will not be back. My friend paid for her drinks.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Please go back to your old salad dressing. The one on Sunday was not half as good as your old one.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service as always! Brunch with the family for my birthday was fun. The servers are always awesome as well as the bartender(s)! Westbrook is lucky to have the F&T ❤️

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Live Music, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love it here. My first time having the French toast with blueberries. It was amazing. We have loved everything we have tried.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, great wine and the service was top notch. A really good spot for a mix of top of the line entrees and more affordable delicious options.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

This is my second experience at the frog and turtle. The first time I went my meal was too much of the kitchen sink.
I was careful ordering this time and it was really good...just a salad and fries. My friends all loved their experience the portions are good size and nice quality. Good service. Very limited wine list, but good mixed drinks!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Once again an outstanding meal. Starting with the cheese and charcuterie plate always a great place to wet your appetite. I had the chicken one of my favorite on the menu. Finally a slice of pie ala mode. Thanks for the great service Emily. See you next time.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were there for the first time, having heard from many friends how good it was. Our service was efficient and friendly, the food was very good, the noise level was a little high with the background (recorded) music, and the wait for the food was significant, but acceptable. A bit high priced for the value, but maybe I'm not as aware of restaurant prices at trendy places as I used to be. Overall, however, a very nice time and a very nice place, especially for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, pretty good vibe. We were seated close to the front door and there was a blast of cold air every time someone came in or out. Overall though it was a good experience, I always enjoy the food here.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Frog and Turtle is a real find. Delicious and creative food in a warm pub atmosphere. Loved the pulled pork tacos with mole. Lots on the menu to appeal to any palate. And the live music was professional and spot on. Take your crew to downtown Westbrook and enjoy this gem. Just be sure to book your table in advance. The F&T is usually hopping!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My daughter's meal was delicious but mine was the steak and was fatty and gristly. I have eaten here before and my meals are typically delicious. The Chocolate Tear Drop is absolutely to die for. I think my meal was an anomaly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

LOVE this place! I’ve been here many times for dinner. However was recently disappointed in their brunch. We were told they are “known for their donuts” but buyer beware these are not donuts. They are more closely related to overdone churros (very crunchy & VERY GREASY) & 2 of the 3 donuts tasted exactly the same since they were predominately greasy hard churros even tho 1 has chocolate & other stuff & one had raspberry. The toppings flavors were so slight. My husband and I️ agreed it was basically like “fair food” you know, greasy snacks you get from a cart at the local fair.
The mimosas are $8 ea & pretty mediocre so not really worth the money.

All that said: our entrees were AMAZING. I️ had the most delicious omelette with bacon onions & cheese. It was very big and very filling!! I️ chose a croissant, which was pretty dry so I️ ended up not having much of that, & their potatoes were great! However you don’t get a lot so I️ recommend getting a side. My husband got a bene special they had that day with sausage and a special sauce. He said 1 of the poached eggs was perfect & the other wasn’t so great but overall loved the dish.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Donuts were amazing, bloody Mary’s delicious and the Eggs Benedict yummy but very loud for a small restaurant! My 9 yr old daughter loves going to new restaurants but does not want to come back because of the noise! Sorry! (But Mom and Dad will be back!😉)

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place is amazing! Made from scratch meals with a focus on quality as well as quantity. Worth the drive if you don't live in Westbrook. Ample parking. Recommended reservations, but I have often found space at the bar in short notice moments. Love the live music several nights a week. This place is the gem of New England!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were a party of 8. Food and service was very good. Would strongly recommend to other’s.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best date night this fall... fun... great music... great food

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

good food, nice for two couples. Slow service, could be loud when busy, friendly staff, reasonable prices

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We arrived with a reservation for 5, we were shown a booth that is small for 4. That was the only disappointing part of the meal other than the service at the beginning of the night. They kind of ignored us for a while after we got seated and some of us got drinks. They are very busy in there and the meals were fantastic. We knew we were in for a longer time as they make everything to order. Overall it is the same every time we go, fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food with plenty to choose from. The bartender, Adam, always gives outstanding service with gracious flair. Very attentive wait staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were very disappointed this time at the Frog and Turtle. The wait staff was over whelmed and under staffed, the food took way to long to come, and when I finally got my pizza it was burnt beyond being edible. The next pizza took over 20 minutes to come and I could t enjoy eating it because everyone was waiting for me to leave. Then, when the bill came, it hadn’t been adjusted at all, like nothing was wrong. All in All, very disappointed given we dropped over $100 there.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The charcuterie and cheese plate was very good and the wings were delicious. We had a couple salads at the table as well, they were fantastic and very well constructed. I had the special which was smoked duck Mac and cheese, it was quite good. My son had the kitchen burger which was made at the kitchens whim. It was too over the top. My wife had the shepherd's pie crepe and liked it a lot.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch, while they disclose that there will always be a 30 minute wait for food, in total it ended up being 30 minutes before we ordered and then an additional 45 before our food arrived. Food was good - nothing stellar. We were a large party so some of the delay is understandable. I just wasn't expecting it to be a two and a half hour brunch.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We hadn't visited the Frog and the Turtle for quite awhile so decided to revisit on a spur of the moment Friday evening. So glad we did, food was better than we had remembered...both of us choosing the pork shank special. Comfort food at its best. Shared the bruschetta app, so fresh and flavorful. We won't wait long to return!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great meal options prepared fresh with great presentation. We were given a corner booth for our anniversary dinner. Thanks!

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Was billed as Euro style unique food, including authentic Canadian poutine. It was not poutine (no squeeky curds, not vinegary enough to be tangy) was more like poor steamed potatoes with grocery store mediocre white cheddar (these were not curds) melted over the top, gravy was way too thick; more like Disco Fries if anything. Also, most of the entrees were 30% over priced. $16.00 for a plain hamburger + a slice of tomato + lettuce - nothing else - is ridiculous. Additional sauce (including mayo) was an extra cost. The flat breads were chintzy, unimaginative, and nothing to talk about.

Insanely loud music and loud patrons fought each other for attention. Could NOT carry on a conversation even across the small dinner table. This is not a gastro-pub, it's a beer hall cranked up. We were there supposedly after the family supper hour, so it should have been more workable; when we finally left we both had ringing ears and bad headaches from the "ambiance".

The kitchen took over 50 minutes to prepare the food. The server was very diplomatic in explaining why, when we could hear him. The only saving grace was the excellent server (even though he had way too many tables to attend to). We tipped him more than double the going rate, because he deserved it.

There are too many equal/better places to go and enjoy better food, in the Portland area.

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