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Castaways

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(3 Reviews)

31 Cocheco St, Dover, NH 03820

(603) 834-6030

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Today: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12
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Price Range
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Castaways Boathouse

Castaways Restaurant & Lounge

Categories
American Restaurants, Bars, Brew Pubs, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Taverns
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Joe T.

07/30/2011

Overall
Stay away

I had a gift certificate to this place so my wife and I went. Let's just say nothing here is a gift worth receiving. Like in the other review, the clientel is interesting to watch and that's about it.

mejune

01/16/2011

Overall
Food/people —> disgusting, which is oddly fun, if you're okay with a "dive"

In Dover, the average diner's palate is pathetic. This is a town that prizes portion size over quality, so a lot of restaurants take advantage of these suckers by charging an arm and a leg for awful food. And the people just don't know any better. (This is an Applebee's/Chilis town. 'Nuff said.)



Even in an area like this, Castaways' food is notably bad. That says a lot. On the bright side, it doesn't charge as much as some of the other "restaurants" (I use the term loosely) in town. But seriously, it's an unimaginative menu serviced by a kitchen that's not just dirty, but totally filthy.



Other notes:

• Cheap drinks. Not particularly good, not particularly strong. But they're cheap.

• Waterside deck. This is the sole reason some people come here. There's not much good other than this.

• Odd "hut-like" decor inside. Kind of eclectic and fun, in a trashy sort of way — which is appropos considering...

• Karaoke and dancing: This is NOT a nightclub or a swanky lounge. It's a dive bar, and accordingly, many of the bar patrons reflect that. Lots of slobs/backwater neanderthals and moronic women who use "I am so drunk" as a seduction tactic. And you seem to get a ton of 50-year-old women with thong-baring outfits who like to "get down" (but then can't get back up again). Yuck.



An interesting note though: Given the limited karaoke options in Dover, it does attract a few songbirds (and their pals) who aren't just out to get drunk or laid. Sometimes they're more tasteful older patrons who like to sing or younger aspiring musicians who just enjoy performing. Either way, you can spot them a mile away — they really stand out against Castaways' backdrop of trashiness.



If you're one of those people, go early before the hordes of drunkards overtake the microphone or tiny dance floor. Eat before you go. And shower well when you get home. If you're looking for a trashy dive, without fearing someone will stab you in the belly, then this actually could be oddly fun. If you liked Ricky Lake or love "Jersey Shore," you might enjoy watching this crowd on a Friday or Saturday night. So yeah... that's another positive aspect: The crowd may be drunk and stupid, but at least they're not dangerous.

greg1958

06/12/2008

Overall
Awsome Deck

The best fried seafood on the seacoast with Jeff behind the fryer everything comes out to perfection

Enjoy the large deck for a great atmosphere to dine and be entertained nightly

I recomend it highly