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Whale's Rib Tavern

) #2 of 14 Restaurants in Deer Isle ₹₹₹₹ American,
20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
+1 207-348-5222
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Pub
20 Main St, inside Pilgrims Inn, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't go by reviews on web at present because they are from 2016 before new owners. We made reservations on June 21. 2017, could only accommodate at 5:45 PM because they were over-booked. When we arrived we were shown to the dinning room and immediately...More

Thank Joseph W R
Pilgrim's I, Owner at Whale's Rib Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm sorry that your experience at our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide a high quality dining experience. We appreciate feedback so that we can make improvements. I would like to take this time to comment on your points. 1. As...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

The four of us had dinner on a weekday night at the Whale's Rib. We didn't have a reservation, but it might be advisable. Almost every table was occupied. The food was amazing. We all tried different entries and of course, one of us got...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed here so we also had breakfast. Each morning a different very special hot item was added to the ample buffet. Blueberry pancakes, Mushroom omelet + applewood bacon, Belgian waffles with that great bacon again. Each day was special. Service was superior. We had...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The food was excellent steaks were prepared perfectly and the appetizers were worth the trip to Maine. 2lbs lobster and seafood chowder were to die for. Will go back just toe eat if for no other reason. It will be worth the trip.

Thank Guy C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were fortunate to be staying at the Pilgrim's Inn so were able to dine right where we were staying. The dining room is a historic barn-like room full of character. I had the halibut with lobster risotto and it was perfectly seasoned and just...More

Thank Linekinlady
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Love eating at the bar in Whale's Rib Tavern since I'm flying solo these days. It is cozy and the staff is warm. Get the burger which is a revelation. The Cosmopolitans come in a carafe that fills your glass twice so it's like two...More

Thank paintergurl
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had dinner in the bar with local friends, and everyone enjoyed their meal, especially the seafood stew, a large and well prepared assortment of fish. The smoked cod and clam chowder was very good. The fish in the fish and chips were very good,...More

Thank Trotpeg
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I dined here on our trip around Blue Hill Pennisula. This meal for my wife and I was unforgettable. The food was mediocre at best. The service was friendly. Overall, I'd rather splurge for dinner somewhere else.

Thank buxtondavid974
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Reliable excellent kitchen. Friday's fish and chips is the best ever. Halibut with lobster risotto is a clear winner. Good wines, great service, wonderful ambiance. Snug crowded bar

Thank olderenttraveler
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were happy to be seated right away, by the friendly staff there tonight. Dinner was great. We shared an entree and a strawberry salad. Don't know where they got such tasty berries this time of year! Greens were most likely local and fantastic, as...More

Thank jamiek830
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 20:30
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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