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Fishermen's Grill

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849 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 699-5657
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If my review started with words like "dive" "overpriced" "inconveniently located" and "surly staff" you'd probably run away as fast as you could. Right? DON'T Make a beeline to Fishermen's Grill as fast as you can. This is hands down the heavyweight champion of lobster rolls. My visit today was less a lunch destination and more of a Lobster pilgrimage.... More 

Thank Hprisock
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A stop on the lobster roll trail, we found this place and had to go. We got there and split a lobster roll and order of scallops. Lobster roll 5/5. The scallops....HOLY MOLY! They were so good! Small Place, four tables, cool vibe. A must stop for seafood!!

Thank Danny C
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife, daughter, and I went her just for lobster rolls. Seemed expensive - $80 for three med-sized rolls and 2 drinks - but I just had another in NYC at a reputable place for about the same price, 1/2 the size, and not nearly as good. Seriously almost too much lobster but it was very fresh and flavorful. And... More 

Thank Joseph G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food! Super fast! The lobster roll was excellent! Next time I will order the biggest one and ask for a second bun ($1.00) to share with my husband. Our son's each got different meals and each enjoyed their as well. We weren't going to go in once we saw the place, but read the reviews that said how great... More 

Thank Christine P
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable how delicious this place is! Heavenly! Lobster roll was the best we ever had. Absolutely stunning! We had the haddock dinner and it was AMAZING! It's cash (and local checks only), with no ATM, but come prepared! Even the boys loved the fish and they don't care for fish. This place may not look special from the outside, but... More 

Thank FoodBoss18
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really delicious food. We had the grilled scallops and the clam chowder and both were great! The other people dining there were really friendly too and helped us out with some suggestions for our road trip. Portand was really enjoyable :)

Thank boucledor5
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving back to MA from northern Maine, my boyfriend and I decided to grab a lobster roll in Portland. After some online research, we stumbled upon the Fishermen's Grill. Had I not read the great reviews, we probably would have kept on driving based on the appearance of this place. SO glad we stayed! Arrived right at 12 and there... More 

Thank Samantha M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best if not the best lobster roll I have ever had and by far the best clam chowder I have had. Yes, it is expensive, but it was worth it! The fried clams were amazing also. For 2 lobster rolls, fried clams, clam chowder and drinks it was $120 to give you an idea on price. As... More 

Thank Andrew L
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I had pretty high expectations of this place, seeing all of the good reviews from tripadvisor and beyond; however, I left this place a bit disappointing and wanting more. Don't get me wrong, the food was fresh and tasty, but the prices were a bit steep. Tap water is not available, but water is available for purchase. Limited seating outside.... More 

Thank Ryan S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Our flight arrived from New York a bit after noon and we immediately set out for the Grill based on reviews and recommendations from friends. It's a bit tucked on the side of the road and can be very easy to miss. Place looked inconspicuous enough... at first we thought it was closed.. and it actually was with a sign... More 

Thank mshan3721

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $55
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (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?