The Thurston Co.

66 Main St, Blue Hill ME 04614

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The Penobscot Bay Press wrote: The menu shows a creative and unique take on classic Maine ingredients, such as peekytoe crab soup with lemongrass and coconut, tostadas with halibut ceviche, and a lazy lobster with brandy cream sauce. Lamb shank with preserved lemon and smoked carrots, and ricotta gnudi with trumpet mushrooms are offered alongside fried chicken and burgers. “We want it to be both accessible and exciting, with an emphasis on service,” said Thurston. Restaurant goers will be happy to know that sticky toffee pudding is in the house.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 66 Main St, Blue Hill ME 04614
  • Cross Street: Mill Stream
  • Cuisine: American | Cajun/Creole | New American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (207) 374-7166
  • Features: Ocean View, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Free Wi-Fi, River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Street Level | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Tuesday
Street Level | Closed
Wednesday
Thursday
Street Level | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  
Friday
Street Level | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Saturday
Street Level | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Sunday
Street Level | Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Terrence M.

What a GREAT place! Everything was exceptional. Do not miss out on the best mussels in Maine!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2020
Jill G.

Wonderful meal. The shrimp and grits were amazing. Great ambiance. A hidden gem!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
jeanne r.

All of our meals were excellent. We were treated royally. It was a wonderful (and safe) evening out.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2020
Brenda B.

very nice and relaxing


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Joann F.

Wow! A fantastic dining experience on all levels! The staff, the ambience, the amazing food, and how it was presented and served were all top notch! We’ll be back to try the rest of the menu!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Melissa S.

We always have a great dinner at Thurston’s!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2020
Arlene W.

We had an overall excellent dining experience at Thurston’s. My favorite last night was the halibut, but I previously have had the fried chicken dinner which is superb. Kudos to the chef and his wife!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2020
R Scott T.

Great meal. Excellent service.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2020
Jack G.

We were seated promptly and in a pleasing location over the creek below. The food was as expected--exceptionally prepared and presented. Sophia was an attentive, well-trained waitress. We'll be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2020
Anna C.

Thurston is always a must do in Blue Hill. The ambiance is amazing and the service is impeccable. Their food has always been delicious and perfect for anyone looking for seafood to meats to pastas!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Patricia K.

The Mussels were to die for! Wish I’dHa them as an entre Even though the actual entres were excellent! Can’t wait wait to go back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
John B.

We always enjoy The Thurston Co. Good food, friendly staff and the owners are always present and easy to talk with.. Matt works the kitchen and Kate is quite busy on the main floor with guests. The pandemic has caused a slow down in numbers of folks going out to eat, but TTC is usually full of happy diners.. Tell Heather at the bar we sent ya for a good cocktail! John and Carol Bacon from Deer Isle, Maine


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Fabiola Z.

All excellent! And very grateful that we weren’t taken hostage by a tasting menu!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2020
Aj B.

Awesome evening with incredible food. Loved it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 10, 2020
Campbell C.

Excellent food , service can be a little spotty I think they are understaffed


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Zachary M.

Another great dinner at Thurstons. Creative menu, great service and a great in town setting.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Cleo W.

Overall the experience was 10. The food as superb. I had the Lazy Lobster with summer succotash—to die for. My partner had the halibut. Equally delicious and cooked to perfection. Not your mother’s halibut.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Jane I.

Loved it All!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2020
Betsy S.

Friendly wait staff. Overall food was delicious. Some of the pieces of fried chicken was dry & over fried


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Greg s.

Great place for a quiet dinner.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Sandy S.

Every meal at Thurstons has been a 10. We like everything about your restaurant. While dining in Santa Barbara, Ca. I have developed a GREAT fondness for lobster/Mac and cheese (no cheddar). Yes, I’m hinting but no pressure. Rodger and I love your menu. Sandy and Rodger Sanders.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Alan M.

I forgot to inquire how their dinner was but will in the future


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Melinda L.

What a treat to return to Thurston Co. this season! Despite the restrictions that Covid has placed, Kate & her team made our dining experience a treat. Can’t wait to return for another delicious meal! Melinda & Jim


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Heather V.

Dining out during a pandemic is stressful, but we had decided to take the risk and so glad we chose Thurston as our restaurant of choice. Excellent meals all around, we had several appetizers and desserts as well. No mistakes but many standouts. The tempura cauliflower, fried chicken, etouffee, gumbo and halibut were delicious. The ricotta cheesecake was outstanding. All around, a perfect evening given the circumstances. Now to quarantine again to be sure we are healthy before venturing back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2020
Jim M.

Great service and fantastic food. We eat here every time we are in town!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Courtney B.

The whole experience was great. All of the staff members we encountered were so so nice, and they all worked as a team. The restaurant was beautiful, and the food was amazing!! We will definitely be back!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 11, 2020
Charles S.

Fantastic food, service and setting.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2020
Sally M.

So nice to have an evening out in such a lovely spot! They took social distancing seriously which was a big plus. Thank you!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Joann T.

We loved it all. Especially love the personal service of the wait staff and the chef.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 22, 2020
Cheryl O.

Fantastic service with truly gourmet food and ambiance! We sat on the terrace out front and the owner brought out a sweatshirt as the temperature cooled. Free desserts arrived due to a miscommunication about a food allergy, quickly corrected, and the owner arrived to offer delicious desserts, gratis!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2020
Margaret K.

We just love the restaurant and the people who run it, and it is a great value for the excellence of both food and service. We hope all who are nearby will eat there often to keep it alive.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 14, 2020
Valerie M.

It was great- mussels fabulous & steak cooked correct ly


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 09, 2020
Dee M.

Aside from a bit of a long wait to get our drink and apps order taken, this was an excellent dining experience. Very nice ambiance and great food.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2020
Robin S.

This was our second visit to Thurston's and there is one comment to share. Our suggestion is that servers double check the orders for 1. timing and 2. content (review the order). On our first visit, this past winter, we waited for maybe 30 minutes for the appetizer. When we asked the waitress about that, she realized she hadn't entered that order correctly. Okay, she corrected that. On our second visit, this past week, we ordered soup and mussels for appetizers. The soup arrived, okay. We were hoping to have the mussels for appetizers, too and were waiting. Finally the mussels arrived at the same time the entrees arrived. So that was awkward... a bit crowded on the table and there were two warm meals to consume rather than enjoy one (the mussels) slowly and then have an entree. I'd ordered a burger with cheddar cheese. After I bit into it, I realized it was bleu cheese.... well, I'd already bitten into it so I figured... just try it. So I did. I am not really a fan of bleu cheese so it was a bit disappointing. Thus our suggestion to review details about how orders are made/served. Those are the details that we noticed. Thank you for asking. The servers are pleasant, the ambiance is lovely, the seating is comfortable and the food is good.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 23, 2020
Anne Marie M.

Excellent food, service. Pretty setting in downtown Blue Hill. I would definitely go back.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2020
Jennifer J.

Good wine, lobster dish very good. Fried chicken was much too much fry and not enough chicken.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 16, 2020
John L.

We were seated next to a large, loud party that would have ruined our dining experience but staff was wonderful in accommodating our request to be moved. Food and service was great and it turned out to be a nice evening with friends.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 08, 2020
Molly C.

Would love to see more locally produced food, like bread, vegetables and seafood. Service was excellent; venue is stunning.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Marjorie V.

My table of 4 all felt that food was overcooked. Good salads, attentive service.