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5 Atlantic Ave, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
207 367 2442
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fisherman's Friend was established in 1976. It has been and still is a...
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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  • 86
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like an old friend-brings good memories to mind

I love visiting Stonington every year and the trip would not be complete without a few evenings spent having dinner here! Fish is fresh off the boats. Our waitress Christie is a true gem and full time local girl. She is very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu items as well as the area! You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Holly B
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Boones Mill, Virginia, United States
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Boones Mill, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I love visiting Stonington every year and the trip would not be complete without a few evenings spent having dinner here! Fish is fresh off the boats. Our waitress Christie is a true gem and full time local girl. She is very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu items as well as the area! You may have a little wait... More 

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is where you want to eat in the Stonington area. The seafood is right off the boat, the setting is pure on the harbor, and the lobster rolls were great. It gets very busy but is a rather large restaurant so be patient for a table. Wonderful experience.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Best and most authentic Clam Chowder that we had during our three weeks in New England. Full of whole belly clams with a thin broth. Fried clams were delicious, service was friendly and attentive.

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Tambor, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went to Stonington mid-September.Though I had gone online to check area restaurants,when we got there this restaurant had started it's off season hours.It was not open for lunch..It did not state that online.The only place open for lunch was the Harbor Café,not what we had in mind.If we had been aware this place was closed we would have stopped... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We arrived early and had a great waitress and ordered Fish & Chips and a Cheeseburger! Service was great and the "light" dinner was very good. Great views of the working harbor. Saw some locals there eating dinner as well. Will return next year.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

After a nice walk on the isle we had fresh sea food (some soup and lobster variation of the day). Friendly staff. Many local people in this restaurant - and for sure, they know where good sea food is served.

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Tamworth, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I went to Stonington and to Fisherman's Friend looking for a special seafood dinner. Fisherman's Friend had a whole page of their menu devoted to Lobster casseroles. The waitress said it would be the equivalent of a pound a half lobster. The entree arrived and it was disappointing. I ate it and was more disappointed. Hardly any lobster under the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The restaurant is nicely set up near the water. The decor is classic coastal Maine, nice, no frills. The beer selection is nice and varied with a mix of local brews on tap and the usual can/bottled options which made for nice selection. We had a party of 6 which they accomodated well. The food was good but multiple members... More 

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Madison, South Dakota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Heads up! We were unable to dine here as they had a sign outside, starting Sept 22 they are closed Mon-Tues. Disappointed, hours online are incorrect.

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296 reviews 296 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I had lobster.....superb. my wife had scallops....equally good. Very pleasant waitress,,,,an A plus to her. Very informal restaurant but just great down home Maine food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Atlantic Ave, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: 207 367 2442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?