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American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

Local favorite with many people in line. Outdoor walk up stand with no seating. Park nearby with some picnic tables.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 24, 2021

Enjoyed some good fried fish and eating outside. Loads of fries so come hungry. Our family had a good time eating together.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Come expecting one thing: ample portions of flaky, tender, moist fried fish, served with a side of thin, addictive fries. Three of us shared a large platter for lunch and were very happy. Note: they do not serve any beverages (there is a soda machine)...and only accept cash.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020

Fish is prepared and cooked twice.Not really the greatest big in size though.the fries are so so not to my liking.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020

Even though this is our sixth year coming up to Boothbay Harbor, this was our first time trying Bet's. We had always seen the cute little building by the circle, but never made it there for lunch. This year we did, and we are so...glad! A large fish and chips fed my husband, son, and me for $21! The fish was absolutely delicious. My husband and son had it plain, and I really liked adding the dill sauce. Even if you think you don't like fish, I'd recommend giving Bet's a try. It's that good. BTW, they do not have a seating area this year, but there are picnic tables and benches right nearby, so you can have a safe, socially distanced lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2019

We've been going here for years and having tried fried fish all over the US and the British Isles Bet's is still the best fish and her humor is great too

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Great fish. Wish they were still open for dinner though! It is a heavy lunch! One meal is enough for 2 adults.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Good fresh sfd . at a reasonable price. Highly recommend this place. Hours of operation are a little screwy.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019

The best fried haddock in the area. Get there early as they sometimes sell out before closing at 2:00 P.M.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 9, 2019

A roadside stand with picnic tables provides a great fish fry sandwich or plate with huge portions. Bring a crowd or order half-portions! Half portions feed two adults!

Date of visit: August 2019
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July 24, 2017|
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Cash only
August 10, 2016|
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Response from ChessieNero | Reviewed this property |
Now the sign outside Bets says" reopening in December"
Cornelius K
May 31, 2016|
Response from Daniel G | Reviewed this property |
I think it is 11am till about 3pm, but not sure.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bet's Fish Fry

Yes, Bet's Fish Fry offers takeaway services.

Bet's Fish Fry is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4