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Sep 5, 2008 10:48 PM

Maritime East Closing

Went by Maritime East for burgers tonight (Friday 9/5) and they had signs up saying it would be their last night. I'm not that surprised, all of the times I have stopped in it has never been more than half full. I will miss having such a good burger in the neighborhood though.

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  1. Well, damn. Though the last time we went there, we ended up leaving after appetizers because they were out of most of the seafood entrees.

    Maritime East
    2826 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Damn it! Why is that spot the kiss of death?

    2. Damn it. I liked that place.

      1. Count me among the disappointed-but-not-surprised. I regret not discovering them until so late in the game.

        1. Closing as in closing, or closing as in re-conceptualizing themselves and opening
          again? Because it was only a couple of weeks ago they seemed to change the
          name to "Maritime" and painted over the clown-pajama striped front with all
          black and put up a clean new steel sign saying just Maritime. It felt like they
          were heading somewhere other than out to sea.

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          1. re: Chuckles the Clone

            Closed as in the answering machine message says, "we will not be reopening."

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I walked by today and the signs say "closed for remodeling". But the phone message, as you note, is a tad more bleak.

          2. Not suprising indeed, as the last time we were there, a friday was half empty. Our first meal was brilliant, second good, last a couple of weeks ago seemed off and the place was very quiet.

            It's close to home, I was hoping they'd do well, but the weitd rendition of the interior didn't bode well..