Stonington Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Stonington

April 14, 2018 Misti Hsu

Stonington is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, located on the southern portion of Deer Isle. The population was 1,152 at the 2000 census. It includes the villages of Oceanville and West Stonington. A picturesque old seaport and tourist destination on Penobscot Bay, the town is home to Stonington Municipal Airport, and terminus for mailboat ferry service to the island town of Isle au Haut.
Things to do in Stonington

1. Aragosta

27 Main Street, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 66 +1 207-367-5500
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Aragosta

Aragosta, meaning "lobster" in Italian, is presented by Chef Devin Finigan of Brooklin. Her farm-to-table cuisine features only the freshest and best quality meat, seafood and produce from local purveyors. Her love of Mediterranean and Italian cooking and the Maine coast come together for a beautiful menu of delicious food that is simply good. Guests will enjoy dishes like Chef Devin's specialty, butter-poached lobster ravioli, while overlooking the breathtaking views of Stonington Harbor. The kind, knowledgable staff will guide guests through the menu and thoughtful wine list to create a memorable dining experience. Join us for lunch on our beautiful deck as well, where Chef Devin has created a menu that puts an elegant twist on classic pub fare.

Reviewed By Nancy2005 - Brookline, Massachusetts

Our meals here were very good. We love Stonington and generally eat where the locals eat. But dinner here is special and we always try to go once. We had salmon and lobster tortellini, both very nicely prepared and filling. Good salads, dessert and wine. City atmosphere even on the harbor.

It is a great evening but know that you'll pay Boston prices and have a Boston-like experience.

Limited hours in off season. Check ahead.

2. 44 North Coffee

70 Main St, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast +1 207-348-3043
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

44 North Coffee

Reviewed By KarenGrc78 - Syracuse, New York

Small batch, locally roasted coffee...outstanding flavor! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

3. Harbor Cafe

36 Main St, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 207-367-5099
Excellent
24%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 250 reviews

Harbor Cafe

Reviewed By Nancy2005 - Brookline, Massachusetts

We go to the Harbor Cafe several times while on our annual respite in Stonington. The food is reliable and good. Lobster rolls and whole lobsters are terrific. The roll is probably better value in that someone else does the work, the quantity and the price about the same. Also good haddock and other sea fare. We did not enjoy the Friday fish fry as much as in the past, but maybe it was an off night.

The few other restaurants in S'ton have variable schedules, with most not open Mon-Wed at best. It's great to have the HC open 7 nights/week.

Good wine list; nice people. And, it is a good way to support local employees in a village we all love. Thanks again to folks at the Harbor!! See you next year.

4. Whale's Rib Tavern

20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Pub Dinner, Breakfast +1 207-348-5222
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Whale's Rib Tavern

Reviewed By TravelTim88 - North Canton, Ohio

There are more interesting and inviting places to dine along the coast of Maine then you can shake a lobster at. The Whales Rib is both interesting and inviting, and a highly recommended place to visit. The tavern is attached to the Pilgrims Inn, rather...MoreWe are so glad that you came in and had a good time in that wonderful nook in our bar area. It was fun to meet you and your family!

5. 44 North Coffee

11 Church St, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3500 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

44 North Coffee

It's a coffee shop.

Reviewed By TravelerNorfolk - Brunswick, Maine

Maybe I shouldn't be reviewing 44 North Coffee because I don't like coffee, lol, but they have great iced tea (and my husband said their coffee was very good). And their pastries are THE best.
It's one of the few places we've found in this part of Maine that has a youthful, locals feel. The owners are great and so is the woman from New Zealand via France who waited on us.
Yes, we'll return to this really neat spot. So wish, however, that they served hot chocolate!

6. Stonecutters Kitchen

5 Atlantic Ave, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681 (Formerly Fisherman's Friend) Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 4 - SGD 52 +1 207-367-2530
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
16%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Stonecutters Kitchen

Stonecutters Kitchen has been est in 2017 and is located at the back of Harbor View Store with a very large dining area overlooking Stonington's Beautiful Harbor and Commercial Fishing Pier. We are in the former Fisherman's Friend Location and we are the same owners. This is a serve yourself style dining with an ordering counter and pick up station. We also have a full bar with all your favorite Spirits, Lots of Maine Local Drafts on tap and Bottled beer and Wine. We are a relaxed stress free place to enjoy Locally sourced Seafood. Check out our menu or visit us on Facebook to see more.

Reviewed By Glenntherestranteur - Vermont

We decided to take out instead of getting a restaurant dinner. Stonecutters has a store with food, etc and the restaurant is attached to the back of the store- sitting on the wharf. Million dollar view, but I digress. We ordered pizza with gluten free crust and a spinach salad with goat cheese, cranberries and pecans. Some of the best GF crust we have eaten. The clerk was very helpful in helping us decide. Wine prices are reasonable and the 2 pizzas and huge salad were $40. They cater to the lobster fishermen so they are open from 330 am to 9 pm!

7. Stonington Ice Cream Company

11 Main St, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3887 Wheelchair Accessible +1 207-348-9949
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Stonington Ice Cream Company

Reviewed By dgage30445 - United States

We loved this place because it was walking distance in the village and the kids had a great time picking out their flavors. The ice cream was excellent and portions were large. One scoop sufficed most. Very small sitting area outside, but additional benches across the street at the harbor. One other thing, this shop is just a sidewalk off the Main Street through the village. It could be dangerous for small kids unless you hold their hands. I noticed, however that traffic was always creepy by, so it seems that folks get that, and do their best to avoid accidents.

8. Harbor View Store Deli

5 Atlantic Ave, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 46 +1 207-367-2530
Excellent
31%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Harbor View Store Deli

We have a large dining area that overlooks Stonington's Beautiful Harbor and Commercial Fishing Pier. Inside and outside dining, Locally sourced Seafood, Pizza and sandwiches. Go to the Stonecutters Kitchen in the back of the store to place your order or give us a call and take it Togo!

Reviewed By Ginny H - Orlando, Florida

This store came in very handy - they had good pre-made sandwiches which came in handy for our day trip to Isle au Haut. We also needed sunscreen, bug repellent and a couple of bottle of wine. The folks that worked there were friendly and helpful

9. The Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant

Goose Cove Road, Goose Cove Lodge, Deer Isle, ME 04627 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +1 207-348-2300
Excellent
49%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

The Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant

Reviewed By Stephanie K - Washington DC, District of Columbia

OMG--the food is amazing! And the view! And the service! Perfection all!

We came for lunch on a gorgeous day and had a memorable lunch: for starters, cod fritters and chorizo sausage we cooked for ourselves--along with glasses of vino verde, house red, and beer. Then came the piece de resistance: piping hot, beautifully composed and seasoned Portuguese fish soup with fresh from the sea mussels, haddock, clams, shrimp, garlic bread and fennel fish broth. We wanted to stay forever, looking at the amazingly beautiful Goose Cove right in front of our lovely terrace table. There's shade for those who need it but want to stay outside, and there's sun as well, thanks to generous and mobile umbrellas. Also lots of room inside and a very well-stocked bar. Can't wait to go back and try more seafood and very interesting meat dishes as well. Loved our waiter, Uros!

10. There's A Treat

366 S Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-4015 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 207-348-3116
Excellent
38%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

There's A Treat

Reviewed By BobxxxxCindy - North Palm Beach, Florida

My wife had the Queen cut prime. It was 40% fat and tasteless. I had the Cheeseburger it was better than expected. The fries were tasty. The special was all the Haddock you could eat for $17. Fried fish is probably the way to go...MoreSorry you didn't enjoy the Prime Rib. Had you said something at the time this could have been fixed to more of your liking.

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