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Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out

427 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4141
+1 207-646-7620
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“ice cream” (17 reviews)
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
427 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4141
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold breezy day at the beach today had us craving Clam Chowder & Clam Strips. Having had good luck with Forbes in the past & decided to order from there as it's walking distance from our motel. When we called our order in they were...More

Thank Seadreams
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality and quantity of the food has slipped through the years. Clam strips are not what you can get at other local fried food restaurants. Captive audience would be beach-goers who are parked for the day. Not an individual trip in for dinner.More

Thank C7007RRlisab
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Our goal at Forbes Restaurant is to provide beach-goers with a quick, convenient, no frills meal in a casual setting by the beach. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lobster roll sounded expensive as compared to the price in other locations at $21.55....a nice lobster roll down the road in Kennebunk, with coleslaw, was $15. But this came with fries and I thought, well maybe it is outstanding - and there is the beach...More

Thank tbwYorkCounty_Maine
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for providing this very valuable feedback of Forbes Seafood Restaurant. We are very sorry to hear that your lobster roll was so poorly made. It is early in the season, and we are in the process of training a lot of new help,...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is very conveniently located, you can just walk there from the beach. We took some sea food out and enjoyed it. There are some seating available there also.More

Thank Alexandre S
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some of our awesome seafood on your day at the beach! Forbes Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on a beach day. The food is good, and all...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We when at Forbes because of the reputation he have ,but we where despite of the meal we got ,the price was way to high for what we get ,the scallop was all cut in half an at ridiculous portions,this was the worst meal in...More

Thank chisasibi
megciamomwells, Public Relations Manager at Forbes Seafood Restaurant & Take Out, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your meal. We just reopened for the season a few weeks ago, so we are still trying to work out the kinks. We hope...More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Wells Beach, surf, sand and sea gulls! When I get hungry, I head to Forbes'! Their food has been the same delicious, home cooking since I first had it in 1976.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very good sea food. Prices were a little high though. Love going here for an ice cream and sitting on the benches in front looking out onto the ocean.

Thank adevoe70
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We spent a week in Ogunquit ME and were recommended to visit Wells beach. While there we were reference to Forbes seafood for brunch. We had immediate concern as we had stopped in at the restaurant the previous year and found the food barely palatable....More

1  Thank Dansksteve
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Decent breakfast, decent value. More of a convenience than a destination Closed at 2:00 pm on a Saturday with a crowded beach

Thank davidsK3618MJ
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We arrived a bit after lunch time. I had the clam chowder, and I loved it. A lot of clams, and great clam flavor, the way NE clam chowder is supposed to taste. More of a milk/cream mixture, not thick , it was delicious. We...More

Thank Ruth H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4141
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-646-7620
Since 1921 the Forbes family has been serving tasty fried seafood, home made onion rings, pizza, beer and wine, ice cream, popcorn and fresh ground hamburg. One meal that is asked for is the famous Scrambleburger. Though all our customers have tried to replicate this at home, they always come back to tell us, "It's just not the same!" Whether you start your day at the beach with a muffin and coffee or end the day with an ice cream, there is something for everyone.
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