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The Frog and Turtle

4.6
1066 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am -1:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(207) 591-4185
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Tranchemontagne
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Private party contact
James or Sasha: (207) 591-4185
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St.
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Parking details
Park at CVS in municipal lot and walk over or try smaller lot behind us
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1066 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had the pan seared salmon with Brussels sprouts and rice..was very good...salad with cranberries, nuts and goat cheese...was lacking...Rose was lovely and after dinner expressotini was delicious. Band was excellent. We had a great experience..Waiter was knowledgeable, very polite and attentive...Janice Farwell..Westbrook

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Incredible staff and delicious food! I will definitely go back again!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Frog & Turtle was my favorite brunch spot in Westbrook until my experience yesterday. With a party of 9, we waited more than 90 minutes to get our food. While I understand they make everything in-house, 90 minutes is an unacceptable wait time at any restaurant. There was no acknowledgement of the delay and no apology either. I am supremely disappointed and will likely not return.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Make a reservation for Sunday brunch...this place is always packed! Food is great and worth a little wait when it's busy and you have to add the homemade, made to order donuts...they are out of this world!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We’re from over an hour north of Westbrook - Went to this place we’ve never heard of to see a friend’s band play, and we will be back! What a perfect night for dinner, drinks & live music! The owner was there & super engaged. Have told several people how great the food is - and even in comparison to Portland restaurants, this place is a contender. I never write reviews, but I am happy to recommend Frog & Turtle!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Having several recommendations from friends, I had high expectations which were exceeded! The staff was great, friendly and prompt. The food.....wow!! I had one of the off menu specials, the swordfish, which was presented paired with scallops and a wonderful light sauce, rice and asparagus which was grilled to perfection. My date opted for the more basic burger, which was anything but basic and cooked perfectly.
The desserts were incredible also. We shared a decadent Girl Scout cookie inspired ice cream cake, the presentation was almost too nice to eat!
During and after our meal we enjoyed music by Pride and Joy, a rock/blues jam band. Great band, fun vibe!
The restaurant has a cozy, upscale neighborhood feel to it.
I'll be back for more soon!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a large party for a birthday brunch, everyone had a fabulous time and we were extremely happy with Everything!

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had heard a lot of good about this restaurant and were very disappointment at the slow, inattentive service. Our table and chairs was partially on carpet and partially on a hardwood floor which a made the table and chair rickety. No great ambiance for date night. My husband ordered the pork loin special which was a generous portion although it was served raw an inedible. The waitress came and only offered to take the meat away to cook it further . In the meantime, his side dishes got cold. The meat was returned and still was not properly cooked, so my husband could not eat it. My dish was a seafood pie on a bed of mashed potato and spinach. They skimped on all ingredients although were very generous with the sauce. There was no offer to make any amends which was disappointing. We were very anxious to leave and alas, could not as the credit card machine malfunctioned.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

As always, great food, great staff, and a great time

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went here for my birthday last year and again recently for St Patrick's Day! Loved the food (all local foods) and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Absolutely awesome every time

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always an amazing meal. We had lots of leftovers to bring home but they didn't last long.😊

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food is excellent, hot and fresh. Cocktails are intriguing and fun. The staff is friendly and accommodating without being overbearing. It's a cozy, cute place.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I decided to give it a go, and we are so glad that we did.
We recommend getting a reservation as this is a popular spot and folks were being turned away, maybe as it was a Saturday evening, but a good idea anyway if you have time to plan ahead.
To begin, I had the mussel appetizer, she had the greens, and they were both beyond expectation.
We decided on the N.Y. Strip, hers as med-well and mine as medium(always).
They were both cooked just right and the flavors were exquisite.
Thank you for such a wonderfully “Gastric” experience.
We shall return.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Another great meal. James and his staff are great. I little loud this time but not bad. Returning customers who will continue returning!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Been here 5 times now and I've been very satisfied every time

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great evening spent at the frog and turtle. Got the special 4 course menu timing was perfect , had a very nice table and really enjoyed the live music

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines date with my wife. The food was beyond delicious and very eloquently done. The Valentine Day 5 course dinner special was perfecto. Music and atmosphere was good. It was nice and warm which we enjoy. Table for 2 very nice and sweet waitress who was very attentive. . Always a nice experience at Frog and Turtle. Thank You!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing meal!
I had a shepherds pie crepe that I am still dreaming about! Depth of taste was so so great.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Totally awesome!! The salads are very fresh with just the right amount of dressing tossed in. The meatloaf was pan fried on top of a bed of macaroni and cheese, placed on top a bed of spinach. My wife had the haddock and the potatoes were hand sliced and fried just right. Can't wait to go again and try another dish. Our server, Emily, I believe, was very nice and gave us the up and up,(food is cooked to order and may take a little extra time.) as this was our first time. The "side room" is a little less noisy, but overall, still very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Jimmy always gives a great meal, and at a price that beats the Portland restaurants. Never had anything we didn't like, and never anything that failed to meet our expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The Frog and Turtle is hands down my favorite brunch spot in Greater Portland. Home fries are on point. Eggs Benny is out of this world. Drinks are always delicious. Keep doing what you’re doing!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food! Great music , David Good and Jeff Willis, and great service Lucia!

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

This was our first time at Frog & Turtle. We went with an other couple. Several friends have been before and raved about the daily specials offered. Unfortunately we were quite surprised and disappointed when our server told us there were no special that night. The food we ordered was very good though. The atmosphere is very loud, almost too loud to talk to one another without yelling. We went on a Thursday night and live music was playing. With so many dining options in the greater Portland area I would probably not go again.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The staff was very pleasant, and the food, at brunch, good, but the homefries were a bit salty. We felt that it was noisy for a Sunday morning brunch, more like a Friday late afternoon crowd's column. That said, I'd try another brunch .

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything was excellent - from the drinks to the Boulliabaisse and Wing Night! Stop by and see Adam at the bar for a kick-*ss cocktail!

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The presentation of the food, the hostess, and James the owner was outstanding...However for the first time in 12 years The waitress was absolutely horrible...She had a lack of servicing our table and taking care of our of requests..Most disappointed for the first time in 12 years of going here…

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent service, great ambiance and delicious food!

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Even though we had a reservation, we waited 20 minutes for our table to be ready. No offer of coffee or similar was made.

seated, our service was excellent and we were given complimentary donuts.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

There must be wonderful dishes available as every table was filled but we did not hit it right. Primarily fish and chips dish was not enjoyed; fish ok but set on chips making them soggy. Service was great; the perfect amount of attention without being intrusive. The entire staff is a pleasure. A little bright and a little noisy for our taste in ambiance

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was divine and the wait staff was very pleasant. I just can't say enough about it. I think it would be a little expensive for every day dining though.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious food, generous servings. Reliably yummy!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 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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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service. Great food.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Great gem in Westbrook.

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4.0Dined 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....

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