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Francine Bistro

55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
+1 207-230-0083
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner here! The lobster special and the halibut were both cooked to perfection. Make reservations as the restaurant is small.

Thank DebEM2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been eating roughly three times a day for roughly 365 days for roughly 47 years... that's about 51,465 meals. I can only remember a handful - usually that means birthdays, anniversaries... the occasions, not the food. Well, holey moley - Francine changed all that....More

Thank blacksteps2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant while strolling in town and returned for a lovely meal at the bar. They use fresh local ingredients to produce creative and delicious dishes. Cocktail and wine options also excellent. Loved the soundtrack and decor as well.

Thank SonomaMark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we sat with six for dinner. From beginning to end the experience was perfect. We were greeted and seated by a lovely girl with a big welcoming smile; our waiter was exceptionally attentive, refilling bread and water frequently, remembering our order sans paper...More

Thank efghij
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful meal. My wife read about the chef being up for a number of awards. Based upon our dinner they would be deserved. My sweet corn soup was the. Eat I have ever had. The my Crispy Halibut which the bar tender recommended...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was recommended by a friend! We ate at the bar... we saw the cooks doing an amazing job!!! The chicken liver bruschetta was unbelievable. Never had so good oysters before! Service: excellent!!! Cozy and.... the BEST!!!!

Thank Norma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This place is amazing! The food is so creative and delicious! You would think you were dining in NYC instead of little Camden Maine! We had the sizzling rope grown mussels as an appetizer. Yummy, yummy! I had the skillet roast chicken with lemon...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is difficult to get a last minute reservation at Francine Bistro but we were lucky that there had just been a cancellation and we got one of the best tables in the restaurant. This is a very busy small bistro with fresh ingredients in...More

Thank LeslieBeld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Francine's Bistro is a very popular restaurant in Camden. Reservations are recommended, seating limited to 44 table seating. The food was out of site. We started our evening with a dozen of Pemaquid oysters. Outstanding! The wife had the roasted lobster which came with buckwheat...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there one evening with one of my wife's clients on our annual sailing trip. Started with an excellent Manhattan made by Chip the bartender. The cocktails for my companions. I had the brouchetta and the duck breast, both were outstanding. Can't remember what...More

Thank BluePhantom
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Response from Leigh P | Reviewed this property |
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3 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-230-0083
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