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“Fun and Filling” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterworks Restaurant

Waterworks Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 86 Restaurants in Rockland
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Popular restaurant and pub located in old water company building. Great bar
New Gloucester, Maine
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fun and Filling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Ate here last month, two couples, early evening, sat outside on their deck and thoroughy enjoyed ourselves. A nice mix of couples and families, music and a very attentive wait staff. I had fish and chips while my wife had chicken parmesan. Beer was cold and the food very good and priced reasonably. We all had boxes of left overs to go, even though we arrived hungry having just spent the entire day at the Owl's Head Museum, for their pre auction car inspection of antique cars.
We have eaten at the WaterWorks before, thought enough of it to return, and definitely will be back given our latest experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 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
      Food
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Thank Sabbathday
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English first
South China, Maine
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch with family!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had lunch at the Waterworks yesterday with our two children and we all had a wonderful meal accompanied with great service. Thankfully the weather was beautiful and we were able to sit outside on the deck while we enjoyed our lunch. I have to personally recommend the chicken cobb salad - it's absolutely delicious, filling, and BIG! I was able to try a cranberry pear balsamic dressing from Fiore oils (also in Rockland) which was deliciously sweet and light.
The rest of my party enjoyed their meals and we left feeling full and well taken care of. Waterworks has always been one of our families favorite places to eat as their menu offers a wide variety of savory dishes as well as pub food so no matter what time of day there's always something you'll want to eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HollieK4
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100 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good pub grub and scene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

We don't get to Waterworks too often, but enjoy it every time. Despite being very busy, the service was super fast and the food really good! Definitely a must go!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 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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Thank HereAtLast
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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Can handle a large group.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

So often when we walk in to an eatery with 15 they look at uS and bawlk - waterworks was able to seat+ serve us without problem.Good lunch food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mbaTravels A
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good choice for Rockland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on what we read. All reviews seemed accurate. Had the red potatoes and they were really good. So were the crab cakes. The rest of the food was well prepared and plentiful. It was a rainy night so the patio wasn't being used. Glad we got a table when we did cuz it would have been a long wait. There were a lot of regulars who the wait staff tended to pretty well. Our service seemed a bit slowish. The mixed drink pour was generous but you can get in trouble with a generous drink and slow food!!! Overall I say try it. Good menu variety.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wendy A
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