|98 Coveside Road|
South Bristol, ME 04568
|43° 50' 51.5'', -69° 33' 21.47''|
|VHF Ch. 9|
**THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON. WE WILL REOPEN IN MAY, 2023. SEE YOU THEN! MOORINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER, 2022
Christmas Cove, located between Boothbay and Pemaquid Point in the picturesque village of South Bristol, was named for Captain John Smith when he anchored here, December, 1614. Coveside Restaurant & Marina offers a gorgeous setting, along with dock and mooring space in the safety of Christmas Cove. Enjoy a delicious meal on the deck overlooking the sailboats, or in our spacious dining room offering a spectacular view from every seat in the house. The Burgee Bar is a sailor's delight with ragged colorful burgees brought in from all over the world, hanging from the rafters.
If you have the opportunity, the Sunday Dockside Parties from 2-5 pm are a favorite event for locals and travelers alike! Dockside parties are known for their fantastic live music and atmosphere.
NO WATER OR ELECTRICAL HOOKUP AVAILABLE
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Sept 4, 2022 same review!!! Went by boat, stayed overnight. Gorgeous weekend! Coveside Restaurant has good food and are very gracious hosts! The band Cavemen was the evening entertainment and they rocked! Always a good time at Coveside in Christmas Cove, South Bristol!!
Another great stop at Coveside! Cavemen fantastic as usual. John is a wiz at packing boats onto the dock for a busy afternoon. Can't wait to get back next summer.
Small family run marina and restaurant. Really liked it. They took care of us and there was a band playing on the deck. Will be back!
As always, a visit to Coveside is a treat. Great harbor and the added benefit of a great restaurant and deck to enjoy. Thank you.
This was our second trip to Coveside this year and we were equally beyond pleased both times. We were happy to be served by Dennis (bartender) who went out of his way to make our time there very pleasant. We are amazed at the professionalism of all involved and amazed at the way the marina can manage the size and amount of boats in such a small space and keep everyone happy! We will be back :)
Excellent experience. Mooring was in great shape. Dinghy dock was conveniently located. Restaurant was super busy, but the staff and food were top notch. Loved watching the Osprey families in the the day marker nests. We made a reservation for mooring and restaurant in advance. Good idea.
We received our mooring assignment through a message on Dockwa ahead of time. Never talked to anyone when we arrived. Mooring relatively easy to find. Never went ashore so I’m not sure what the facilities were like. Cute little harbor
We had a great time at Coveside once again! The staff were very helpful and the dinner was very good Great harbor!
Beautiful spot and nice restaurant
Such a wonderful setting. Food is good.
Such a lovely spot! Nice dinner at the cove side restaurant. Pretty to walk the dog around the neighborhood admiring gardens!
Beautiful little cove with moorings a restaurant and no other amenities Be aware. Moorings are close together and boat positions vary with the tide. Avoid mooring #4 as small power boat on adjacent mooring is too close
Very picturesque setting and a really neat burgee bar. They were very accommodating to us despite being very short staffed. Dinner took a very long time, but with a little patience we were able to enjoy the great views while our meals were being prepared. Fun spot!
Great place. Great food. Great location.
What a great spot, owners are super friendly. Band on Sunday night was great (2-5pm) We got dock space for 1 night and had a good meal at the restaurant. Cove is very protected.
Always a great place to stay. Lynette is easily one of the finest hosts on the planet. One of our favorites. We’ll be back later in the season for the music and the French fries. 😊
Are at the restaurant and loved food, drink service and atmosphere. Pretty cove also. Going back in two days to see what is happening on Sunday evening😎
Could of stayed here forever!
Very nice. New docks. The restaurant is still the driver but feels like a marina again. Good Wi-Fi a plus
Dock with no water or power. Nothing there worth the money
Great spot. Very friendly folks - both staff and visitors. Great party vibe at the restaurant. Highly recommend
So pleased with our stay in Christmas Cove. A gorgeous spot which is also very well protected. This was put to the test when a storm front passed through overnight. We were nervous at first as the moorings are packed in pretty tightly. But no issues. Linette was very responsive and friendly when we called about our concerns. Coveside restaurant is a friendly, low-key place to grab a Dark & Stormy. Great stay, we’ll be back!
Great spot. Friendly attentive service. Be patient as summer weekends can get pretty lively during the day but usually settle down by late afternoon. And don’t miss the Lobster BLT sandwich.
Such a wonderful spot, and clearly popular with the locals. Our host was very responsive and made our stay as easy and fun as possible. Loved the vibe and live music on Sunday afternoon!
We had a mooring at the entrance to the harbor. It was a beautiful place to watch the sunset. Decent food with nice service at the restaurant. The whole process was really easy as they communicated really quickly if I had any questions.
This is a great spot but we were disappointed that no one responded to our radio calls for a mooring assignment- shouldn’t such an assignment be part of the reservation confirmation particularly when the marina was apparently unstaffed on Monday and Tuesdays. We took up a mooring out of necessity and later in the evening a boat arrived claiming that it had been assigned to his boat. We worked it out but it was awkward B
Hard working short staffed dining room staff were pleasant and smiling. Food was good drinks were better. The harbor and site are top notch and not to be missed. Shower was hat and forceful, It would be nice to be able to get water, and electricity for boat with a slip. Hopefully as staffing allows they will have waterfront staff that works as hard as the restaurant staff.
Great time listening to the Cavemen.
Love the Coveside. Glad they were able to open this year. Moorings are tight but somehow it always seems to work...
A longtime favorite, it was nice to be there again! Although we had to switch moorings to accommodate The length of our vessel, the dock was very accommodating. Yummy apps and drinks at the Coveside Restaurant!