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Back Street Grill

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American, Bar
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16 School Street, Sanford, ME 04073
+1 207-324-1011
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, we read a review from last June regarding a GROUPON used here. Seems like that couple had issues and weren't happy. We, on the other hand, felt pleased. The food was really good and plenty of it. Thought we might need more menu choice for the GROUPON meal but really enjoyed the choices we had. Loved a Thai chicken... More 

Thank mommabear207
Biddeford, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is just about below average. Bland, uninteresting, and it's clear the chef is not really keen on their job any more. Wish this place was better. Prices are too much for what you get.

Thank gary20172017
South Berwick, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We always have great service when eating here. Haven't been for awhile and realized what a great place to go for an easy night out. Everyone at our table was very happy with their dinners. Two had the pasta with marinara sauce, I had the baked stuffed haddock and the other had the rib eye. All entrees looked great and... More 

Thank dtibbetts
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went there last evening as 2 couples. Restaurant was clean and lighting was somewhat dull but comfortable. Waitress was excellent! I ordered a ribeye steak and the waitress informed me how.to order it cooked. She was spot on and my steak was cooked to perfection. However, it was somewhat tough but I felt this was not the restaurant's fault. Two... More 

Thank pwhitehu
Lewiston, Maine
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144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were hungry and found this restaurant, with plenty of parking, near the post office. We were seated immediately and, although they were busy, service was excellent. I was pleased to find a portabella grill on the menu.

Thank Barbara O
Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is our first and last visit. Nothing on main menu seemed appealing, so we ordered appetizers, the potato skins were ok, the coconut shrimp and scallops w/bacon were both very heavy and greasy. My husband got heartburn and I a stomachache. When we left, we both said we would not go back. The menu was run of the mill,... More 

Thank shnot
Acton, Maine
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to Back Street Grill this past week as there are not many night time restaurants in this area and although I had been there a year ago for lunch, I thought this might be a good choice. Lobster Newbugh had me looking for the lobster. Aha, there they are... a couple pieces of claw meat not particularly fresh.... More 

Thank bucketlistend
Schroon Lake, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

As someone who travels on almost a weekly basis, one of my frustrations is finding quality restaurants that have a variety of dishes suitable to "multi-night" eating. During a recent trip to the area, I was given a recommendation to eat at Back Street Grill and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal that first night. Two days later, my client took... More 

Thank John and Cheryl F
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and one of the best restaurants in the area. Food is fresh, hot and above average. They have patio seating and service is awesome.

Thank OfficialReviewer71
Portland, Maine
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140 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Sanford isn't known for its award winning cuisine, so I was skeptical when asked to meet friends for dinner. I wasn't wrong....my taco special was not at all special. However, the key lime martini made up for it. Waitstaff was friendly, but forgot my salad, and didn't realize until check time. This is a better dinner alternative than Bonanza or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 School Street, Sanford, ME 04073
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-324-1011

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?