The Frog and Turtle

4.6
1500 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
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.
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DonnaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You definitely need to be prepared to wait for your meal for a very long time.
The food was good but shouldn’t take
1 1/2 hrs. of waiting.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well presented. Very adequate draft beer selection. We'll be back.

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Smartypants
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Went for brunch. Seated right away. Gave order right away. Place not busy. Took over 45 minutes to be served breakfast. Server was attentive. No idea why breakfast would take so long. Got VERY noisy as restaurant filled

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to pick a special place to celebrate our anniversary. Our server, Brie,was top notch, she was knowledgeable, friendly and really made our dining experience memorable. The chef did an outstanding job with presentation and selection, our food was pleasantly seasoned and fresh. Highly recommend checking it out!

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RebeccaV
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent but service was real slow. It appeared for an entire restaurant there was one server, one bartender and one hostess. No manager, no busser, etc. A busy night like a Friday, you’ll be there for 3 hours for just soup and a burger.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I wanted so bad to LOVE this place. The vibe was so cute, and welcoming. The service was great, the food was subpar at best. We all had diffeeent entrees and they were “okay”

I’d recommend for a drink and a cheese plate.

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CorrieB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We got there at 6. Reservation was for 6:30. We were told we could sit at the couches and we could order drinks while we waited. We waited for 20 minutes before someone took our drink order. We got to our table right at 6:30. The waitress came over about 5 minutes later. Took our food order. I ordered and appetizer and we both ordered our meals. There were 2 of us.

We then proceeded to patiently wait as we know their food takes time. It took about 30 minutes before we were able to flag our waitress again to get another round of drinks. About an hour and a half after being seated.. she finally realized something was up. Offered us a free round of drinks. Took another 30 minutes to get our meals (we never got the appetizer). They sent my husband out something completely different than he ordered. They ended up comping all our drinks and his meal.

I don't blame the waitress, she was clearly busy as it looked to be only 3 or 4 servers on. They made up for it with comping most of our time there. However I was so hungry I filled up on bread and didn't get to enjoy my delicious steak as much as I wanted. I also so desperately wanted the mussels as my appetizer.

I would go again.. but maybe pay more attention to the clock and say something a little sooner?

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carolc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the most relaxing evening on the riverside on the balcony.Asked that the music be tuned down and we were quickly accomodated. Thank you.

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Devinlars
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy coming here. The food is good, service is friendly, place is lively, even on a Wednesday evening.
However... It took 50 minutes to get our meal, that's crazy. I know they "make everything from scratch" per meal, but to bake a pumpkin through takes a. long. time. every time. There should be some prep. You shouldn't say on your menu that the meal may take about 30 mins and then nearly double that time... unacceptable. And that was my wife's meal... mine was Fish and Chips... Fish was flavorless as was the breading. The in house tarter sauce was disgusting too. No lemons offered nor salt on the table. Needless to say this meal was disappointing. The "pumpkin forever" meal, however, was very flavorful and delicious. As were the appetizer and drinks and dessert. Thus the 4 stars. But for a Maine restaurant you need to get Fish and Chips right... please!

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BethAbs
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant hands down! Everything is made to order. Everything is delicious dinner or brunch! Brunch upstairs on Sunday mornings are my favorite. Love the bartender and view is amazing!!

Can’t say enough about the waitstaff!! They are all very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Even the hostess is accommodating.

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LoriO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful meal! It was delicious! The drinks were as well!!
Can’t wait to come back for dinner.

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DonnaF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The waiter we had ruined the breakfast. We’ve been here many times before. He had the personality of a gnat. Everything was an imposition. Had to argue to get what I wanted to eat. Really. Management needs to be present and watch. Certainly would love to tell them about this. I’m sure I’ll never hear from them. Lots of other places around.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! The servers and staff were very nice. The bartender Nina was obviously pinch-hitting and helping take orders, etc., and she makes a mean margarita. The wait was a little long, which was totally to be expected considering how short-staffed restaurants are. Will definitely be going back!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great music, and the best dishes we have ever eaten. I have NEVER been disappointed when dining here.

JS
JeffreyS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Sunset views of the Saco River from the upstairs dining room were great. Food delicious and great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was appropriately attentive, courteous, and helpful which added to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and such was as expected - wonderful. What was beyond expectations was the personal service. We'd requested outside seating, but weather turned and wasn't available. Instead of canceling, Megan called several times, trying to find a way to get us accommodated. We ended up at the bar, which wasn't thrilling at first, but they made were noone was seated near us and the bar tender was fast, friendly and everything was still wonderful. It's my top stop for brunch in the Portland area.

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lovetoeat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ate upstairs which is newer and modern. Love the openness and the large windows. The brunch menu is small, although the food was great. Tried the fresh made donut of the day (apple pie stuffed with chocolate on top) - very good and served warm. The omelettes were big and filled with up to 4 fillings! Will definitely come back again. Only negative was the bathrooms did not have changing stations for babies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We hadn’t been there for a couple of years and were pleasantly surprised at the renovations. We dined upstairs and loved it. The food was amazing, staff was great and we will definitely go back.

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cooperp
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food, friendly service - but they were clearly understaffed. We made a 7:15 reservation and ordered our food promptly and did not receive our food until 9pm.

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Annmarie11
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice dinner. The food was delicious and fairly priced. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive. It was a busy night for the place but service was not an issues.
I would highly recommend especially on a Friday night with the music.

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MatthewT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing all around. Service was outstanding, food was delicious, cute setting with a great Jazz band. Overall experience was great

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PamelaA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Frog and Turtle....really like the upstairs and new deck...great job. Food was fantastic and the service was great and everyone very friendly. Will be back!! Will recommend to my friends. I hope they leave the street closed what a great addition to the area.....Thank you!!

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KathrynD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining here! Fantastic ambiance and very good food. I do wish they had more vegetarian options

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great waitress .. great food … a little loud

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JulieY
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked the food a lot and the service was very good, but the restaurant was crowded inside and neither the servers or any of the staff was masked, nor were patrons as they walked through the restaurant. Would have felt more comfortable if more Covid precautions were taken.

Would definitely return but would opt for an outside table instead.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent… Server was courteous and prompt..Requested a table near the window and was seated there

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NickM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place the food was very good. Our server was pleasant and prompt. We liked the atmosphere and our table was ready on time. The selection of drinks was good. The noise level of the building as the place filled with people was too loud and that was before a guitar player started to play. I would recommend the restaurant to friends but would warn about the noise level.

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LeeF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been over 10 years since the last visit. It was terrific then and just as awesome now. Our server, Brie, was absolutely incredible - she was sassy, friendly and nice! The food was delicious but Brie made the visit special!!

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was nice. Food was excellent. A table that came in after us was served first, but we survived and there was a pretty loud table next to us, but again we survived. The food was sooooo good. Love your funky place so close to home!!!

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MarcF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was good and our server was very good. Like all restaurants, they seemed short-staffed but did a great job covering.

JP
JanetP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waitress was awesome! Had a after dinner drink on the rooftop, which was amazing,

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JasonV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome experience. Great food with a flight of bourbons. Awesome service with a smile from our server!!! I’ve been several times and will continue to visit.

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siouxcq
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early supper reservation and were escorted to the renovated 2nd floor which has an outdoor space which has a view of the river. (Next time we'll reserve for that space. Gorgeous view, especially at 6-ish PM.) Anyway, I was thrilled that they cook everything to oder which meant I could have my salmon dish prepared gluten free AND cooked to my liking (medium rare). The rest of our party were very happy with their dinners too. Overall it was a great experience. Highly recommend!!

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LouanneR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here. The atmosphere was just what we like. Our server was wonderful. We were allowed plenty of time between getting our appetizer and main course so we didn’t feel rushed and the food was delicious!

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JoyceL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were outside overlooking the river and underneath the awning. The table seemed to be the best in the house.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty good food for the money! Mimosa was tasty. Unfortunately, the service was slow. If you aren’t in a rush, this is a fun place for brunch!

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millbill
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great - wait on food was a little long but we were warned in advance - worth the weight!

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Their brunch is the stuff of legend. Thank you again! :)

FAQs

The Frog and Turtle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 591-4185.

The Frog and Turtle is rated 4.6 stars by 1500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.