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5 Atlantic Ave, 5 Atlantic Ave, 04681, Stonington, Deer Isle, Maine, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well they didn't mess up the things that were fried, but one persons fried sandwich came out 10 minutes after everyone else's meal. No apology. Had the pasta with lobster and shrimp which was drowning in a horrible tasteless cheese sauce. We asked multiple people for water including the presumed hostess who turned around and put her back to us... More 

Thank Anna B
Davis, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their chowder is the way I like it. Not thick. Many fresh clams and yiu coukd tell it was freshly made to order. The frued clams were so good. Staff was friendly. Did not have to wait and sat on the patio.

1 Thank Chiili
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fried clams and haddock were unremarkable; clam chowder was more butter and oil than chowder; salads were a bit better. Service was friendly; draft beer was decent. Not many choices in Stonington, but probably should have tried the Harbor Cafe up the street.

Thank FamSiam
Deer Isle, Maine
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great experience in a super location. Wonderful food almost on the water. Not " fancy dining". Relax and enjoy.

Thank Kendall M
Kansas City, MO
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Fisherman's Friend during our family vacation to Deer Isle. We arrived around 11:30 a.m. for lunch and the restaurant was about half empty. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though there were many available. No big deal. Sat down and it took a long time to get water and a greeting from the... More 

Thank SaraSuzy
Dayton, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fairly large restaurant on the Stonington harbor on Deer Isle. They were very accommodating of our large group and multiple children. The food was good. They have inside and outside dining. One evening we waited over 45 minutes for our food, the manager came to explain as the "troops aka kids" we're getting restless. Overall good experience,... More 

Thank DebbieGrace320
Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I were on the island for the weekend to attend a family wedding and decided to go to the FF for dinner. I called early in the day to make reservations for us for that evening (Friday night), but was told that they do not take reservations for parties with less than 6 people. We arrived at... More 

Thank IslandGirl2341
Greenville, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best lobster stew. By far the most loaded with lobster meat I've had; tender and full of flavor. Also ordered the arugula and beet salad special for that day. Very good; one plate is plenty for two to share. We vacation in the Mount Desert Island area, and this was well worth the drive.

Thank jeepfan1981
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit at Fishermen's Friend and we are very pleased with the service. We stopped in with our two young boys and the waitress catered to our needs to keep them entertained. She provided a clean highchair, crayons, plastic cups of water with lids, and even brought us some warm cornbread muffins. I had the fish tacos... More 

Thank Silvrston
North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone wanted a fish sandwich. The fish is haddock and was nicely fried. Huge piece of fish.Forget picking it up. They had an excellent Albarino by the glass for $6. Waitress was a bit odd. My wife asked to try the Albarino. The waitress said my wife could go try it at the bar or she could bring it. Didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $35
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Atlantic Ave, 5 Atlantic Ave, 04681, Stonington, Deer Isle, Maine, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: 12073672442
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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