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Nice Casual Restaurant in Hallowell

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Nice Casual Restaurant in Hallowell

We spend our summers in Maine (from NYC) and Hattie's is our favorite local casual restaurant in beautiful little Hallowell. They serve much more than chowder -- fish, pasta, meat, and good salads. Service is fast and friendly. Decor is nothing special although the bar area is charming. On Tuesday night Hallowell hosts a rock and roll band by the Kennebec River across the street from Hattie's and all the locals turn out to listen, dance and schmooze. Delightful.

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1. Re: Nice Casual Restaurant in Hallowell

Hallowell is a great place for casual restaurants --

In addition to Hattie's, other in-town favorites include:

Slate's -- emphasis on fresh, locally-grown ingredients, in-house bakery, eclectic menu and live in-house music most Monday nights.

The Liberal Cup -- great micro-brews, pub-like meals (think Shepherd's Pie, Fish-N-Chips, etc.)

Francesca's -- a recent addition to the Hallowell food scene on the south end of the business district.... Chef/owner is classically trained and likes to go just a bit above-and-beyond most Italian fare. Nice deck overlooking the Kennebec River.

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2. Re: Nice Casual Restaurant in Hallowell

To add to the list of worthy eating in Hallowell:

Joyce's...casual eclectic food (and good cocktail craft). Lunch and Dinner. Live entertainment on weekends. Outdoor patio.

Cafe de Bangkok...above average (by Maine standards) Thai food and Sushi. Outdoor deck overlooking river.

New (and have not tried yet): Club 223...primarily a bar/lounge but offering stone-hearth baked gourmet pizzas. Offering lunch starting next week.

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3. Re: Nice Casual Restaurant in Hallowell

LOVE the Liberal Cup. For me it's the perfect mix of trad and non-trad pub food. Also love that you can opt for a smaller portion of some menu items and their daily beer / cheese soup.

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