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Fisherman's Friend

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5 Atlantic Ave, 5 Atlantic Ave, 04681, Stonington, Deer Isle, Maine, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
+1 207-367-2442
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have only given this an average rating except for the lobster chowder. SO GOOD!!! Best I've ever had with huge chunks of lobster.

1 Thank Woodsylady
center harbor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We spent a long weekend in Stonington, kayaking, motorcycle, and just having a great time... Peak summer weekend but we were seated (as requested) on the outside deck overlooking the bay. Ahhh, of course it gets better with drinks and food. I had the Lobster Mediterranean which was a great choice, my BF had the Fisherman's Platter and he was... More 

2 Thank freddi g
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

come here if you're hungry, the entree is bigger than a main course I had the seafood linguine entree with aside of steamed veggies I won't be able to eat for a week the staff here are friendly as are the locals you'll meet here, you must try the cocktails

1 Thank Chillimudcrab
Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Need I say more lobster rolls, crab rolls, and fried clams are out of this world. The staff is very knowledgeable and the service was great. The views are something out of a magazine and I will eat here again.

1 Thank Guy C
Norwich, Vermont
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I ate here for a late lunch last week. Since I was in the mood for fried clams, I ordered these without checking the Market Price, along with asparagus soup and some onion rings from the appetizer menu. Big mistake! The asparagus was a creamed soup, no doubt made from a flour, oil and milk roux, and was very stringy... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Rainy day in Stonington so decided to stop for lunch as not much is open on Sunday. Lunch is about $50.00 for two. We had deep fried scallops and fish which were excellent. Seafood chowder came with a lot of seafood but I had a very bad stomach within an hour of eating it. Bread, muffins and cole slaw were... More 

Thank slsgo
naples florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Expensive lobster rolls. Fish tacos are good, even when non blackened. Lots of fried foods on the menu. Great onion rings

Thank olderenttraveler
kalamazoo, mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We enjoyed a lunch outside watching the boats in the working harbor. Our server was pleasant, thought not so experienced as she often works in the kitchen. She shared some interesting facts about the area. Lobster and the lobster Cobb salad exceeded our expectations. It's not a fancy place, but neither are the prices. You're in lobster land, just eat... More 

1 Thank jamiek830
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

In Maine for a wedding. We grew up in coastal Maine but had never been to Deer Island so figured we would drive down. For dinner we thought we would give the Fishermans Friend a try... OMG are we glad we did... the lobster stew was to die for... crab and lobster rolls were the best we had ever had.... More 

2 Thank James L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had a very good lunch here. Had to wait over 20 minutes for a table since busy. Haddock sandwich and fish tacos were great. Highlight was blueberry cobbler for dessert. Nice views of the water

Thank Julie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Atlantic Ave, 5 Atlantic Ave, 04681, Stonington, Deer Isle, Maine, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: +1 207-367-2442
Fisherman's Friend was established in 1976. It has been and still is a family owned restaurant serving all the same seafood from all the same suppliers. We spent 29 years on School Street in Stonington and moved to 5 Atlantic Ave in 2005. We like to consider ourselves a family style restaurant with a large variety of meals to offer. Our price range is $8.99 to over $50 for very large Lobsters. We do have items available for the none seafood lovers and we are very kid friendly. We serve Lobster 18 different ways. We also do a large functions for anniversaries, Weddings, Receptions, Birthdays, Graduations, Reunions, Christmas Parties and any other special function you might need. If you come to Stonington be sure to stop by the Fisherman's Friend, The longest running seafood restaurant in the Area....37 years and counting.

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