5 Wallet Friendly Restaurants near Deer Island

When vacationing, one of the most challenging parts of your trip is finding good Stonington restaurants that are easy on your wallet. Eating out at good quality restaurants can get expensive, but if you know where to go you can save quite a bit of money without having to resort to fast food.

Whale's Rib Tavern
20 Main Street
Deer Isle, ME
(207)348-5222
www.piligrimsinn.com

If you are looking for the Whale's Tavern you will find it located inside Piligrim's Inn. The one thing about going to this restaurant is that you never know what you're going to get, as it closes down for a few months during the year. A majority of the time you will receive excellent food for a great price, but some years the food leaves something to be desired for. There are no beers on tap, but there are some specialty brews that come in a bottle.

The Harbor Café
36 Main Street
Stonington, ME 04681
(207)367-5099

One of the most attractive things about this place is that it is a typical small town café, so if you eat here you will not be disappointed. The servings are quite large and the prices are very reasonable, so you are going to get a decent amount of food for the money that you spend. If you opt to eat here you will need to try out the lobster roll, but the fish and chips also come highly recommended.

Fisherman's Friend
5 Atlantic Avenue
Stonington, ME 04681
(207)367-2442
www.fishermansfriendrestaurant.com

This is one of the newest restaurants in town. It opened in May 2010, but so far it has been a huge success. While everything off the menu sounds good, if you come in for a special treat you will want to check out some of the nightly specials. The specials change each night based on what's in season, but the prices will also vary based on the market prices. If you are staying in a Deer Island Bed and Breakfast all you need to do is hop in the car for a short drive to come try some fresh pan seared salmon or even a baked stuffed haddock with fresh crab meat.

Lily's Café
450 Airport Road
Stonington, ME 04681
(207)367-2600

One problem that you face in finding Stonington restaurants is that not all of them are open year round. Some Stonington restaurants are only open part of the year because of the tourist season. However, Lily's Café is a great place to go for some good food. Not only can you get great food and great service, but you can also get everything for a good price. Breakfast and sandwiches are always good choices at a café, but Lily's is also a great place to go for a nice hot drink.

The Seasons of Stonington Restaurant and Bakery
27 Main Street
Stonington, ME 04681
(207)367-2600
www.seasonsofstonington.com

To get to the restaurant from any Deer Island Inn you will have to take a short drive, but the waterfront location is worth it. If you're coming in for an evening meal the halibut dish is recommended, but the steak is also rather amazing. If you stay for dessert be sure to check out the toffee sticky pudding. There is a huge wine list, with plenty of affordable bottles.