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“be prepared to wait”

Slates Restaurant & Bakery
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Hallowell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy, Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We arrived for Sunday brunch at noon,recently, meeting another couple. No problem parking on the street right outside. Once inside, though, we had to wait 30 mins in the very small entry area. No reservations for parties of less than six and there were some large, loud, groups. Food was very good and reasonably priced. We had seafood Benedicts and omelets and they were great, as was the Bloody Mary. Service was good and decor kitschy..Still not sure if we will go back because waiting that ling in a cramped space was off putting.

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Thank ChrisMVSS
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Slates is an eclectic restaurant with homespun charm and local flavor.

Slate's puts a premium on organic, local food and flavors without beating you over the head. In short, if you want a more formal dining experience (besides a pub/tavern/bar) in Hallowell, without the chain-restaurant facade, this is the place for you.

You might wait a bit for a table (read - popular!) and the service is usually fine (read - they're busy a LOT). However, at the end of a meal, you'll be exactly where you want to be....filled with a great dinner, including apps, drinks, and desserts.

Personal faves - Blood Orange Martini, Baked Brie w/ Peppercorns, Blackened Chicken, ANY DESSERT!

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1  Thank Dprice04355
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I was visiting my son at his place of employment and he suggested Slates for lunch. Good choice.
Food was good, portions were more than adequate. Service was very good. Nice atmosphere.It is easy to find on the main street.

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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We visit Hallowell maybe once every 3-4 years traveling up north from Rhode Island during April school vacation. This visit I decided to make reservations at Slates Restaurant & Bakery based on the previous TA reviews. Let me say, my wife and I were not disappointed!! We both enjoyed the best steak we have had in years! The location, the friendly and outgoing staff, reasonable prices, and atmosphere. This restaurant is underrated for fine dining! Book a reservation, you will have a memorable dinner!

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1  Thank Scooter105
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The line may be a bit long on a Sunday morning, but it's worth the wait! An eclectic menu that will not disappoint is worth your time! Slates is a Hallowell mainstay!

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Thank hallowellmaine
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