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Whale's Rib Tavern

20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
+1 207-348-5222
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster risotto” (15 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pmAll hours
American, Pub
20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had the pork chop special and halibut with risotto (which they are practically famous for). Attention to detail, great bread, love the setting. We return every time we stay nearby. Never less than a great experience.

Thank MissSeaweed
Pilgrim's I, Owner at Whale's Rib Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Wonderful, we are happy you had a great experience! Thank you, and we hope to see you again next season.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We made reservations for 7pm and somehow when we checked in they forgot about us. We thought OK, they are very busy on a Saturday night and serving large groups. Once they noticed their error we we seated promptly and served quickly. Great atmosphere and...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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...More

Thank TravelTim88
Pilgrim's I, Owner at Whale's Rib Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We 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!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this experience. Reservations recommended. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful night out on our honeymoon at this fantastic establishment. She, being a vegetarian, had no trouble finding something to eat. The locals were very helpful in helping us find more off the tourist...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This place has the kind of look that reminds you of an English pub! Having looked for a pub, we were excited to find this place! It's small, but very, very inviting! Scott and his wife know how to run a bar, and a restaurant!...More

Thank Maclebon M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We needed to make reservations for dinner. The service was excellent and the duck breast was one of the best I ever had.

Thank dtaft70
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal in a rustic atomosphere. Service was good. Had the Friday night fish fry and Lobster Lazoto seared Salmon. Both was cooked to perfection. Had fantastic homemade Rolls. The whole Dining Experience was Great. We are going to go back often.

Thank Elwood C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This used to be a good place to enjoy dinner. Unfortunately the food now suffers. The menu is quite sparse and the dishes not very good. The eggplant entree was poor but the fish & chips was good....not great, but good. think we will wait...More

Thank burlbeach
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Always warm and cozy. Steamers are local Deer Isle and very clean. My nemesis - grit in my clams - never had any trouble. Small tender and delicious. Food is always great, graft case and prep. Fresh ingredients, local fish, seafood, and garden delights. Easy...More

Thank Leigh K
Pilgrim's I, Owner at Whale's Rib Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We are pleased that you have enjoyed many pleasant experiences at Whale's Rib! Thanks so much for the feedback.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Whale's Rib Tavern at the Pilgrim's Inn, beautiful Deer Isle on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The setting, with view of the inlet, is peaceful as the sun sets over the lush lawn leading down to the water. Sit with your cocktail before dinner on one...More

Thank dontforget2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 207-348-5222
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