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Whale's Rib Tavern

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20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
207-348-5222
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8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed on Deer Isle for 2 weeks, and after the kids and grand kids left my husband and I ate here twice, once in the beautiful dining room, and again in the small pub. Food, service, venue were great! Both night we ordered the chicken liver pate with herbed goat cheese and Nervous Nellie's mango chutney. One night I... More 

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Thank DebbieGrace320
Boston
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459 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When there is Haddock and it is fresh and well prepared on an asparagus/ lobster risotto is hard to beat and generous. The Strawberry Shortcake and Pofiteroles we tried were perfect. Also the service was efficient and friendly as was the advice..the Haddock Special.

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Thank tremm298
Columbia, South Carolina
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129 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit and dinner was superb. All four of us tried different dishes and everyone was happy. We had a wonderful server who explained all of the food perfectly. The Inn from the 1700's is a perfect place for a special meal!

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Thank Bill D
Durham, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not only a classic inn to stay at, but also a great restaurant to have a great regional dinner at after your travels. Lots of locals eat here too. Much of the menu is locally sourced and well presented. A gem compared to the tourist fare a few hours south. Good wine selection also, and well paired. Enjoy... More 

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Thank Bob A
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't rate high enough. We only ate snacks at the bar but everyone is so friendly and the food was incredible!!!

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Thank Will B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy atmosphere and nice service ! Good wine and beer list. The food was very tasty. I enjoyed the Halibut and my husband had a nicely grilled Rib eye steak.

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Thank Karolina P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner after an intense day of hiking Isle la Haute. The server recommended the halibut. with lobster risotto. wow. after dinner enjoyed stunning crimson sunset over the water just across the street from the tavern. would definitely go back!

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Thank Kim R
Kennebunk, Maine
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We've stayed at the Pilgrim's Inn before and have always enjoyed the restaurant. But the food, always good, is better than ever. The chefs do a first-rate job with fresh local fare, and the wait staff is friendly and capable. You'll enjoy the rustic barn-wood dining room with views overlooking a large salt water cove and the inn's lovely waterfront... More 

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Thank RH0001
Deer Isle, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The incredible food and friendly service guarantees a wonderful dining experience. Always fun with friends and family. A must.

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Thank Scott M
Deer Isle, Maine
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Consistently good steaks and seafood, served in a warm atmosphere in a very old inn (Pilgrims Inn) that has been lovingly restored. Not inexpensive, but a fine dining experience and one of the best on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Not the most avant-garde chefs, just excellent traditional New England food, fresh and well made.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 am
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle
  • Phone Number: 207-348-5222

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