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Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

855 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04937
+1 207-887-1999
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
9 Jul 2015
16 Jun 2015
“Really glad we tried this restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
855 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04937
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

We enjoyed some of the best Indian food I have had in a long time! We had a great lunch and everything we ordered was tasty and fresh! The restaurant was empty but we were there in the afternoon mid week. They are relocating to...More

Thank Genny164
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My friend and I visited this restaurant at the recommendation of an acquaintance. It was a comfortable, clean environment. My friend had never tried Indian food before because he is not a fan of curry so, the "happy medium" appetizer we shared was the Chef's...More

Thank BirdieMe
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

What a fun evening in downtown Westbrook the music was great the food even better. Don't go if you are in a hurry but if your looking for a relaxing evening with good food check it out!

Thank rrandjb
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2015

I'm so glad we could show you such a great evening! With great food and great music, I'm always happy to hear you had a really relaxing night. Next time you're in downtown Westbrook, don't hesitate to stop in and say hi! Talk soon, Iqbal

Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

My family and I and a friend went to The Dancing Elephant on a Friday for dinner. The restaurant was crowded but no line out the door. It took a good fifteen minutes for the waitress to take our order, but we were excited for...More

Thank Dakaran
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2015

We always strive to get you your food as soon as we can, so I'm really at a loss for how we dropped the ball this Friday. While I'm glad we made sure to comp everything for your trouble, I'm so sorry that we missed...More

Reviewed 25 October 2014

We went to the Dancing Elephant for dinner and music, what a great experience the music was great and the food hot tasted amazing the atmosphere warm and friendly ! The owner and his wife were welcoming and so cheerful, they suggested items when we...More

Thank JHI152
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2014

If you're happy, I'm happy! Thank you for taking the time to spread the good word about us here on TripAdvisor. It's always a pleasure serving you and I simply cannot wait to welcome you back. You've always got a spot at our table! Cheers,...More

Reviewed 14 October 2014

We had an hour to eat before the concert so we wanted something fast but good. We both love Indian food and we found this great restaurant on the main street in Westbrook ME. The place was nicely decorated and the waiter was great. I...More

Thank Jacqueline E
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2014

I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us, Jacqueline. Thank you for taking the time to share your support here on TripAdvisor and I cannot wait to welcome you back. If there's anything we can do on your next visit to...More

Reviewed 30 September 2014

Maybe it was because it was Indian food and I not experienced with that. I don't know. There was a buffet there and I did not find it impressive at all as far as taste goes. I didn't even feel comfortable there. I couldn't wait...More

Thank wsmith52
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2014

Your opening line sounds accurate to me. That said, I apologize that our food surprised your palate, and I'm hoping for a second chance to impress. Now that you've tried Indian food, I'm confident you'll appreciate our authentic flavors. To second chances, Iqbal

Reviewed 22 September 2014

Went on Friday to eat dinner ,we are regular ,not good service,food not with flavor and our server raj missing .we miss you raj .More

Thank Mike Z
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2014

Right away, I want to sincerely apologize that your service missed the mark, Mike. How frustrating! As a regular, I hope you can understand how out of character your most recent visit was for us. Hopefully you'll dine with us again so we can provide...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014

A friend invited me to the Dancing Elephant. I had never eaten Indian food, but she had, many times, and was looking forward to tasting this local Indian spot. She was not disappointed! She and our waiter (the owner) helped select a variety of typical...More

Thank HappyQuilter40827
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

As you can imagine, I am beyond ecstatic to hear just how much you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for taking the time to share this heartwarming review here on TripAdvisor. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of serving you again soon. They do say...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014

my wife and I each had a meal. We also got the bread sampler as well as one appetizer hoping we would have leftovers. The server was grumpy and just plain not friendly. We were the only people in the whole place for a while...More

Thank Erik K
Iqbal H, Owner at Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

As you can imagine, I'm concerned to hear your server seemed "grumpy" and "just plain not friendly." That's certainly not the impression we wish to leave, and I will be certain to follow up with my team. Overall, I'm happy it was a tasty meal,...More

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04937
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 207-887-1999
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The Dancing Elephant has been serving delicious Indian food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. We feature flavorful dishes using traditional Indian spices, including a wide variety of vegetarian items. Our lunch buffet offers a great way to try a variety of Indian dishes that your whole family will enjoy. We also feature a fun lounge with a full bar for your enjoyment. Our bar provides a great spot for you and your friends to have a fun time and receive excellent service. The full bar mixes up the tastiest cocktails and pours your favorite brews. Moreover, pair your favorite drink with a dish from our bar appetizers. Dancing Elephant Restaurant & Lounge is available for takeout or delivery. In addition, we offer catering services and a private dining area for special events. We look forward to serving you!
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