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Fishermen's Grill

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849 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-4162
(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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Berkeley, California
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most expensive of four places we enjoyed lobster rolls but very fresh and tasty and generally a good portion. Fried clams were exceptional with a very light batter that did not overpower the meat. Not much ambiance; crowded inside with 3-4 tables and outdoors 4-5 picnic tables. Come for the food, not for the view (although a rather nice... More 

Thank BarryandJackie
Whitefish, Montana
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OK, it is small and it's a wee bit hard to find (though plenty of parking behind the eatery), but if you crave freshly prepared local seafood and don't mind eating in a tiny little hole in the wall--by all means go for it. First, they went out of their way to take care of us. We had our hearts... More 

Thank MontanaMike2013
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best. I am embarrassed to say this is the reason i drive 5 hours from NYC. The seared scallops and a lobster roll and I am set. God bless the grill - cash only. small hole in the wall.

Thank Markfortlee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lobsters roll looks like a lot of lobster because it costs $30 each. It's nothing comparing to Eventide for $17. It tastes very blend with mayo and the rest of the other things have no taste. Save your money and a trip for other things.

New York
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183 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We decided to come into Fisherman's Grill to start our trip to Portland and boy we are so glad we did. This place is a small shack but serves excellent food. The lobsters here are amazing, but the best thing was the Seared Scallops. IT was the best tasting scallops that I've ever had. Two thumbs up!!!

Thank dededa80
Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Went on a Saturday and had the market rate special for 2 lobster rolls, pint of fried clams and two drinks for about 78 dollars. Although a little expensive for a hole in the wall restaurant, it was quite good. The lobster rolls were delicious and the clams were great too. Not the best lobster rolls in Maine (that would... More 

1 Thank Brinie66
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, found this out of the way " lobstah shack" for our final meal in Maine at the end of our vacation. We enjoyed their special of 2 large " classic" " lobstah" rolls and some fried clams. We ate them sitting outside at a shaded picnic table. It was expensive (!) but worth it. Excellent quality... More 

Thank Barbara L
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My husband and I stopped here before touring Allagash brewery. We had some of the best seafood of our trip here. And the cook in the kitchen singing along to Justin Timberlake also made me smile. Bring cash, or stop at the nearby liquor store to hit up the ATM.

Thank Sarah H
Hockessin, Delaware
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I was visiting town. This place looked promising from their website and the Yelp listing. I wish I had read the Tripadvisor ratings. I have a strict policy that if a restaurant doesn't accept credit cards, they get an automatic 1 star rating. Their website does not state "Cash or Local Check ONLY". That sign is only once you step... More 

1 Thank danieljamesgullo
Rochester, New York
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The great reviews are well deserved. Best lobster roll I've had in a long time. And I grew up eating lobster. Fisherman's Grill is off the main tourist area. The building is nondescript with some benches out front. No alcohol, but there is a beer/wine store down the street where you can get some of you want. I got the... More 

1 Thank UH60Blackhawk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $55
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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 Ave, Portland, ME 04103-4162
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 699-5657

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