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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Morse's Sauerkraut

Morse's Sauerkraut
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Waldoboro
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“We're fans and repeat customers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We stop at Morse's every time we visit the mid-Coast Maine area. We just love the store and always bring home several pints of their sauerkraut to eat and to freeze for later use in cooking. And we always get a container of half-sour pickles. We like the garlic and the sour-mustard varieties as well. But the half-sours are our favorites.

This year, for the first time, we got to the store at lunch time specifically to try the restaurant. Good food and plenty of it; generous servings. I had the spinach salad and he had the wurst dogs with sauerkraut and coleslaw. The pickle jars on the table are a fun touch and we enjoyed trying all the different mustards. We had the hot mulled cider which was generously portioned and held its temperature well. Two thumbs up. We'll return.

We were sorry to miss the breakfast; poor planning on our parts. We hope they'll offer breakfast all day and suggested it.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Winslow, Maine, United States
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellant as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

The Beef Goulash was fantastic as was the red cabbage. Husband had pork snitzel and he was very pleased. The pork was done but not dry. We have never had a bad experience here.

Visited January 2012
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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great store. Not-so-great restaurant.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

The store is quite busy on the weekends, and rightfully so. Wonderful specialized imports that you cannot find anywhere else. Although, Ingred's German Gift Shop in Bangor has a number of meat, candy and specialty import food items as well. It's not as big, but it may be a lot more convenient to get to.

The restaurant experience left a lot to be desired. My fiance ordered the pork schnitzel over spaetzle with jager sauce and red cabbage. His pork was overcooked and dry, the spaetzle came out of a bag, and the plate was undersauced. My liverwurst sandwich was tolerable at best, and I took half of it home to deconstruct and remove the ungodly amount of liverwurst to have on crackers later. There was so much liverwurst in there with very thickly sliced, unpeeled (unseasoned) cucumbers which hurt the mouth to eat - it was incredibly unbalanced. No acid to cut the fattyness of the wurst and not enough texture to break up the creamy heaviness of it. Some of their mustard pickles would have been great in there to add a little bit of texture and interest to make it dance in the mouth a little bit. The coleslaw was wonderful with delicious, tender cabbage and delicate flavor, but the german potato salad is underseasoned and flavorless. As a previous reviewer said, it leaves you with the impression that they just serve what they carry in the store - there's no problem with that alone, but for it to be so mediocre and unelevated - it certainly didn't stand up to all the anticipation we had of going there.

We tried to get in there last fall and missed the dinner bell by 15 minutes, which was a bummer after almost a 2hr trek. A whole year of waiting, and we are sad to say our anticipation of the restaurant was unrewarded. We do love the store, but the food service end could really use a menu facelift and someone inspired by German flavors behind the stove.

Visited December 2011
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South Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Didn't expect to find this treasure trove of imported fare in the middle of nowhere!

Visited December 2011
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Waterville, Maine
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice store, OK food, very slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We went for lunch, the little restaurant was full. They suggested we order take-out, which was promised for 20 minutes. An hour later, in spite of repeatedly asking if they had lost our order, we had not received it. I'll probably shop at the store again if i'm in the area, but never plan to eat there again.

Visited August 2011
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