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Islesford Dock Restaurant

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Little Cranberry Island, Islesford, ME 04646
+1 207-244-7494
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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225 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Hurry - the current incarnation of the Islesford Dock Restaurant is closing after 24 years this Labor Day Saturday. It's been an awesome run. I was lucky enough to get in a last night with friends, traveling by boat from Northeast Harbor on a perfect August evening. What could be better than traveling past lobster buoys and an osprey nest,... More 

Thank Tellurian
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The restaurant is closing for good in a week or so and they are already done with it. Our food was cold and servings that were once generous for the same items are scant. The wait staff is done and paid little attention to us. Its to bad to go out like this but the owners are from out of... More 

Thank Islandlocal90
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Host or owner extremely unfriendly. Waited 15 min just to get drinks ordered. Saw bartender fix drinks but took us capturing waiters attention to get drinks to us. Horrible horrible service. Food just ok. Guess we were expecting just a bit more for the atmosphere.

1 Thank Kelly S
Kanab, Utah
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Party of 5 and we all had delicious meals. Blue cheese salad was a big hit.. even with those who don't usually like blue cheese! Scallop ceviche also a great appetizer. Steamed lobster and pork ragu were enjoyed by all... servings were perfect size... on the large size. Berries and chocolate for dessert... great art on the walls and very... More 

Thank BJKanab
Andover, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

What an extraordinary spot -- on the edge of the world, astonishing views, a lovely simple menu. Very special experience every time.

Thank John P
Amherst, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

But the food looked good. We stood in line for almost an hour as the overwhelmed hostess seated party after party ahead of our family of 5 and continually assured us we would be next. The restaurant is very attractive and the food looked great but the service was atrocious. We ended up splitting a granola bar 5 ways and... More 

2 Thank AmyPedi
Boston, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Little Cranberry Island is very small and this is basically the only full service restaurant on the island, so they could be very mediocre and get away with it. Fortunately they are quite good. It is typical Maine seafood, but tasty and very, very fresh. Service is very friendly. Situated right on the dock, it has a beautiful view on... More 

Thank Dutch Brother
Portland, Maine
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Islesford Dock Restaurant is a destination restaurant located on a dock on a small Maine island. It has been under the same ownership for over 20 years and a lot of customers are known to the owners and greeted like family. The food is delicious. Come on a clear evening and watch the sunset.

Thank vacation023
Saratoga Springs, New York
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209 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Our party of 8 adults and 2 kids stopped for lunch at the end of a day on Islesford. We got there about 15 minutes before they close between lunch and dinner, and they seemed a bit harried, but when we agreed to sit at two tables instead of one, they relaxed a bit. The food was very good, and... More 

Thank LudwellMom
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We have visited this restaurant a few times a year for the last decade, but it has really gone downhill in the last few years. We went for lunch today and service was almost nonexistent. We waited well over an hour for our food with no updates or drink refills, and when we enquired (politely) about the status of our... More 

2 Thank mawgs24402066

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little Cranberry Island, Islesford, ME 04646
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Cranberry Isles  >  Islesford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-7494

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