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
4.5 based on 262 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 61 reviews
Small batch, locally roasted coffee...outstanding flavor! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommend!
3.5 based on 250 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 123 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 33 reviews
It's a coffee shop.
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!
4 based on 31 reviews
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.
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!
4.5 based on 14 reviews
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.
4 based on 16 reviews
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!
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
4 based on 100 reviews
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!
4 based on 8 reviews
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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