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Fishermen's Grill

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849 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
+1 207-699-5657
12:00 - 19:30
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 19:30
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our 4th visit to this gem. 2013, 2014, 2015 and last week. It has impressed every time. The lobster roll is the best 'evah. I love the haddock dinnah. It is the best fish and chips I have ever had. No longer cash-only. It now takes credit cards.

1 Thank Derrick D
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

As my title says, this was the best Lobster Roll I've personally had. A quaint little shack just outside downtown and the Old Port, this is a must stop for any visitors to Maine.

Thank Andrew S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little hole in the wall seafood place! You could tell the lobster was fresh and worth the wait! It was busy when we went in because there was one guy making the food and then a second one came in to run the front. It smelled delicious when you first walk in and it's worth every second... More 

Thank Jenny L
Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The most expensive of four places we enjoyed lobster rolls but very fresh and tasty and generally a good portion. Fried clams were exceptional with a very light batter that did not overpower the meat. Not much ambiance; crowded inside with 3-4 tables and outdoors 4-5 picnic tables. Come for the food, not for the view (although a rather nice... More 

Thank BarryandJackie
Whitefish, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

OK, it is small and it's a wee bit hard to find (though plenty of parking behind the eatery), but if you crave freshly prepared local seafood and don't mind eating in a tiny little hole in the wall--by all means go for it. First, they went out of their way to take care of us. We had our hearts... More 

Thank MontanaMike2013
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The best. I am embarrassed to say this is the reason i drive 5 hours from NYC. The seared scallops and a lobster roll and I am set. God bless the grill - cash only. small hole in the wall.

Thank Markfortlee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The lobsters roll looks like a lot of lobster because it costs $30 each. It's nothing comparing to Eventide for $17. It tastes very blend with mayo and the rest of the other things have no taste. Save your money and a trip for other things.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We decided to come into Fisherman's Grill to start our trip to Portland and boy we are so glad we did. This place is a small shack but serves excellent food. The lobsters here are amazing, but the best thing was the Seared Scallops. IT was the best tasting scallops that I've ever had. Two thumbs up!!!

Thank dededa80
Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went on a Saturday and had the market rate special for 2 lobster rolls, pint of fried clams and two drinks for about 78 dollars. Although a little expensive for a hole in the wall restaurant, it was quite good. The lobster rolls were delicious and the clams were great too. Not the best lobster rolls in Maine (that would... More 

1 Thank Brinie66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, found this out of the way " lobstah shack" for our final meal in Maine at the end of our vacation. We enjoyed their special of 2 large " classic" " lobstah" rolls and some fried clams. We ate them sitting outside at a shaded picnic table. It was expensive (!) but worth it. Excellent quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$55
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-699-5657

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