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Cockeyed Gull/Peaks Island eating?

joss2 Jul 16, 2007 05:25 PM

We like to go by boat to Casco Bay eateries from Long Is. How the food at the Cockeyed Gull this summer? Other Peaks restaurants?
Other boat accessable Casco Bay places? Diamond Cove is not my style.

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    lexpatti Jul 17, 2007 05:58 AM

    We went in Oct. and I absolutely loved Cockeyed Gull. We ate 4 meals there: 1 breakfast (fabulous, had my favorite of fresh lox, cr cheese, lemon wedges, red onion, big beautiful capers and sour dough rounds) - hubbies was excellent too although I can't recall, I was too busy moaning over mine. 1 lunch there, had the best fried calamar - very simple but nicely done, not overpowering batter, perfectly fried. Hubby got a nice fish sandwich, maybe haddock. We had dinner twice - hanger steak which was excellent and the other night was a fabulous scallop dish, might have been in an asian sauce but not much. We recommended this place to a couple that just got on the island celebrating their anniversary then ran into them as they were leaving the place and they were really happy with it.

    The other restaurant is in the Inn, pub style, ok food but I could have eaten every meal at Cockeyed Gull - it was just soooooo excellent. Everything was just soooo perfect and the service was great.

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    1. re: lexpatti
      lupaglupa Jul 17, 2007 06:09 AM

      You know Lexpatti, I'm starting to think someone in your family owns the Cockeyed Gull. This must be your fifth post raving about them ;)

      We go to Peaks every year. The Cock eyed Gull is okay - probably the best on the island, but that isn't saying much. The Inn is okay, again, nothing special. Nobody goes to Peaks for the food.

      1. re: lupaglupa
        lexpatti Jul 17, 2007 07:30 AM

        That is funny, I could see that. No, might be that it was a sooo needed get-a-way after selling a business that was killing us. But really did love the food, as others have mentioned too. Had we gone into Porland for some great dining, I would be raving about that too but we didn't. I don't often get to Maine but love the White Barn Inn too.

      2. re: lexpatti
        CandyGirl13 Jul 17, 2007 07:46 AM

        Cockeyed Gull doesn't try to be pretentious, but it serves up simple, satisfying food on a consistent basis. The Korean influence is particularly noteworthy. The Inn is okay, it has a decent bar.

        1. re: CandyGirl13
          whs Jul 17, 2007 07:52 AM

          Yes, I had a delicious seaweed salad infused with sesame oil--definitely ask about the Korean food.

          1. re: whs
            joss2 Jul 23, 2007 11:27 AM

            Is there other dining on Peaks this summer?
            Our "Spar" on Long Is. is closed .

            1. re: joss2
              lupaglupa Jul 24, 2007 12:21 PM

              I wish I could say - wow, there's this great new place on Peaks - but... We try to eat lunch in Portland and cook our own dinner on Peaks. Then we walk down front for ice cream. It's a tough life, but someone has to do it!

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