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Water Street, Lubec, ME
207-733-4484
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: New, wonderful atmosphere, extensive menu, watch seals as you dine
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great visit!

Was bracing myself for this trial run at a place I had never tried before, and I discovered that it was very good! I didn't know that a simple tuna sandwich could turn out to be so delicious. Had invited a couple friends to go along with me to try out this small restaurant, and it was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
EMB1965
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Machias, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Machias, Maine
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Was bracing myself for this trial run at a place I had never tried before, and I discovered that it was very good! I didn't know that a simple tuna sandwich could turn out to be so delicious. Had invited a couple friends to go along with me to try out this small restaurant, and it was not disappointing at... More 

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Calais
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Always happy to see the folks here!! Staff is exceptional and so is the food! You won't be disappointed! I haven't been yet!

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Baileyville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's been 24 hours since I had dinner at Frank's and I cannot stop thinking about the wonderful pasta! My boyfriend and I went with another couple and we had such a great evening. It was a fun, homey atmosphere with some amazing food. We started out with boneless wings and drinks. I'm not a wing person but I thought... More 

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Pembroke
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you want a fine dining experience, go to Frank's. All meals prepared by Frank and Wanda with love! Their selection is varied and would appeal to everyone. Great food, generous portions, excellent prices.Wait staff is there to make your dining experience a treat.

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Luna Pier
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is probably our 6th or 7th visit to Franks. What seems to draw us back is their really excellent onion soup and the great views. In addition to the soup, virtually any seafood dish is excellent. I especially like the local fried shrimp dish. The shrimp are small but local and very fresh and sweet. My wife loves their... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Small and crowded when we arrived but the staff worked their tails off and got us seated quickly. We met a couple I talked with at the Eastland Model and we decided to sit together to save space. A delightful evening meeting new people over an exceptional meal. Frank was a New York Chef and it showed, the veal I... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It seemed like everyone we bumped into in Lubec told us how great Frank's was, and that we should try it.The staff was exceptionally friendly. Speaking as a New England native I'll say that the fish stew was one of the best we've had, the fried clams were average, the crab cakes were delicious. The desserts are home made by... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were spending some time in Campobello, New Brunswick, and drove across for dinner at Frank's. Although the place was hopping, we were seated pretty quickly and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The crab cakes were pretty much ALL CRAB, and the pan fried haddock was delicious. Wine and beer selections were adequate, the service was fine, and the 1960/1970s music... More 

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SOUTHLAKE
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I sat out on the patio and it got a little cold...but no worries...they provide blankets : ) The food was fresh and service was great!

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Crest Hill, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate at Frank's because the restaurant we planned to have dinner at was closed on Tuesdays. The food was good and plentiful, but certainly nothing spectacular. We both had the Pan Fried Haddock which was very tasty and flavorful. The place is very small and due to cool, windy weather the deck area was closed. This caused a wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Water Street, Lubec, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Lubec
  • Phone Number: 207-733-4484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

New, wonderful atmosphere, extensive menu, watch seals as you dine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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