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“Good BarB/Q in an Unexpected Setting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beale Street Barbeque and Grill

Beale Street Barbeque and Grill
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Islesford, Maine
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good BarB/Q in an Unexpected Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Eating Barbeque in New England can be a risky business. It's usually wise to turn away at the door of such places, However in Bath, Maine: It's the Best Idea!
Beale Street does it with simplicity and fun. Go for the pork spare ribs. A half portion should do the trick. The sides are all great, but as tradition has it are usualy heavy. So pick what you wish (I like the collards ad sweet potatoes), and order a salad to lighten the effect (there is a modest 'up charge' for substituting a salad). Mojitos with fresh mint, and a great array of local beers on tap. It does come out to about $30. per person. However compare it to a lobster dinner on this coast. If you order Lobster at a restaurant you always get burned. (Mainers just don't do it- they/we buy the lobsters and cook them up for 10% of the dining out prices).
But go to Beales's not to avoid the obster, but to take a break. You'll have both fun and a very good meal a Beale's.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ft. Myers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Memphis in Maine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

If you close your eyes, the smell of barbeque and the sound of blues music will take you to Beale Street in Memphis. If you want a break from seafood and crave some barbeque, you can't go wrong visiting this restaurant in Bath. Very good food, great music, and outstanding service makes this place a restaurant worth going to while in Maine. Our whole family enjoyed their meals.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milton, Vermont
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

this is a destination spot when we vacation form Vermont to Maine. The BBQ is amazing. We've never had a bad meal. The value is great - enough food for not a lot of money. One of my families favorite restaurants anywhere!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phippsburg, Maine
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Consistently well done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

While this is a bistro and does not pretend to be a fine restaurant, it is very popular with locals. The menu is limited, but the offerings are plainly well done. The barbecue dishes are especially favored and delicious, prepared over a wood fired grill. Parking is readily available and the restaurant is easily accessible, with no stairs; it is located right on the street. It has an excellent, though limited, choice of beers, most of which are brewed in Maine. Prices are very reasonable and accessible to the locals. In addition to the locals, it is a favorite of many well educated professionals who are familiar with fancier places. This is in a town with many retirees who enjoy the Maine lifestyle- the way life should be, says the state's advertising.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BBQ Done Right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Hands down one of the best BBQ joints in Maine. Everything on their menu is great and rarely changes. They've slowly been expanding their beer selection too which adds the the overall experience. It's not too big of a restaurant and I've even been denied small take out orders when they're busy, but the food really is quite good. I've switched my favorite meal from ribs to their brisket recently and I can't get better brisket anywhere since!

Visited October 2013
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