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Islesford Dock Restaurant & Gallery

Locally Sourced & Crafted with Love

 
 
 

Located on Little Cranberry Island, with
a view on the water of the fishing harbor
& the mountains of Acadia National Park.

Featuring the finest local ingredients
prepared simply and thoughtfully

It's better than an oceanfront view - it's ON the water! Enjoy fine Maine dining as you sit in the restaurant...on the dock! One of only a few restaurants and art galleries in Maine accessible ONLY by boat. Once an operating fishing dock, its's been converted into a restaurant and fine art gallery and has been in operation for more than 25 years! The new owners have raised the floor and expanded the bar in order to offer more seating, and even better sunset views. The only thing better than the art and the view, is the food. Come check it out!

 
 

Phone (207) 244 7494

Location
1 Main Street
Little Cranberry Island
Islesford, ME. 04646

HOURS
OCTOBER
Brunch: Sunday – 10am – 3pm
Dinner – Wednesday – Sunday – 5pm – 9’ish

LAST DINNER SERVICE for the 2019 season is October 12th 2019. Join us for our send off Bash!

LAST BRUNCH October 13th (Open for brunch only 10/13/2019)

FIND A BOAT
Now Booking for 2019 & 2020.

See our Menu, Featuring a few new menu items and old classics!

New Artists are being added, along with new works by some of our favorites. Watch for updates for Islesford Artwalk.

Now is the time to plan a weekend get away, a corporate retreat, or a special celebration. The destination is perfect, the staff attentive, and the food is just as spectacular as the view.

 

SEE YOU AT THE DOCK!!

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The Islesford Dock Restaurant & Gallery open for the 2019 season May 31st - October 13th.

Ahoy! From the Dock!

Our fall hours are changing along with a few menu items and cocktails. Between the list of house cocktails and dishes like chicken piccata, the IDR ribeye, and brunch service on Sundays, this is where to find a few favorite Dock goodies to try before straw hats and blue skies give way to fall colors. We specialize in the freshest local seafood, tantalizing desserts, and feature a selective wine list and drink menu. The restaurant offers water views from every table all overlooking the boats and the colorful waterfront sunsets. We welcome you to join us for brunch, or dinner. See you at the Dock!

Come celebrate with us on October 12th as we finish out the last DINNER service for the season in style, featuring drink specials and more! Join us for our last BRUNCH of the season October 13th (no dinner service 10/13/2019, Brunch only).

You can get there from here!



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*Dates are filling up fast! be sure to get your request in as soon as possible.

 

The Dock

The Dock


*LAST DINNER SERVICE 10/12/2019.
*LAST BRUNCH SERVICE 10/13/2019 - ( brunch only - no dinner service 10/13/2019).


HOURS

*Watch for updates for 2019. Please follow us on Facebook.

Open May 31st 2019 - October 13th 2019.

**Oct 12th & Oct 13th Last days for 2019, Thank you to everyone that joined us this summer. What a great year! Now to finish big. Join us for the last dinner service on Oct. 12th and our last Brunch of the season on Oct. 13th!

JUNE SCHEDULE
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday – 10 am – 3 pm
Dinner: Wednesday – Sunday - 5 pm – 9’ish

JULY & AUGUST SCHEDULE
Lunch: Tuesday – Friday – 11 am – 3 pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday – 10 am – 3 pm
Dinner – Tuesday – Sunday – 5 pm – 9’ish

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SCHEDULE
Brunch: Sunday – 10 am – 3 pm
Dinner – Wednesday – Sunday – 5 pm – 9’ish

LAST DINNER for the 2019 season is October 12th 2019.
Join us for our send off Bash!

LAST BRUNCH October 13th (No dinner service Oct. 13th.)


Where are we located?

You Can Get There from Here!

View from Islesford Dock

View from Islesford Dock

We are located on Little Cranberry Island, about 2 miles from Northeast Harbor (Maine) and can only be reach by boat. Come enjoy a lobster roll and the famous Islesford Dock Clam Chowder. Visit our art gallery, and stop at Winter's Work Gift Shop and Island Pottery. 

 

Mount Desert Island

The Islesford Dock Restaurant and Gallery
1 Main Street
Little Cranberry Island
Islesford, ME. 04646
Mail: P.O. Box 278

 

Public Ferries: 
Beal and Bunker Mail Boat - Printable Schedule
Ferry Service From Northeast Harbor
Cranberry Cove Ferry - Visit Their site for Schedule

Private Boating Companies:
Delight Water taxi / 244-5724
Cadillac Water taxi / 801-1898

Jericho: private boat charter (captains available)
Phone: ‪(207) 370-2059
Email: info@jerichomdi.com

THE NIGHT BOATBeal & Bunker
June - Fridays and Saturdays.  
July - August Tuesday - Sunday.
September - October  Friday and Saturday only.

RATES - Check with Beal and Bunker Ferry (207) 244-3575 

Running From the Islesford Dock back to Great Cranberry and Northeast Harbor, Beal and Bunker Ferry depart NEH make a quick drop at Cranberry, and continue to Islesford to pick up folks for the return trip. It will Depart NEH at approximately 9:ooPM  then return to IDR, and depart at 9:30PM Beal & Bunker has updated the Night Boat schedule. Now running Tuesday - Sunday until September 8th! (**The Night Boat - starting about September 14 &15 will leave NEH at 8:00pm & Leave IDR at 8:30pm) then they stop first at Cranberry Island, and then back to NEH.

*PLEASE NOTe: it is your responsibility to contact the Beal and Bunker Mail Boat or ONE OF THE water taxiS to make a reservation for your return trip! Islesford Dock Restaurant and Gallery does not assume the responsibility of getting you back to Northeast Harbor or finding LODGING.

“The Mail Boat” - Sea Queen, Cranberry Isles,Maine. Docked in Northeast Harbor.

“The Mail Boat” - Sea Queen, Cranberry Isles,Maine. Docked in Northeast Harbor.


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WINE

UNCORK THE GOOD LIFE

There are more than 200 world-class wines awaiting you at The Islesford Dock Restaurant & Gallery, hailing from nearly every wine-growing region on earth. Our acclaimed fresh seafood deserve nothing less. And neither do you!

 
 
IDR June 2019

IDR June 2019

*Maine state law allows you to take your partially finished bottle of wine home with you!


 
 
 

RESERVATIONS

Now accepting reservations for private group parties and celebrations including wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners for 2019 and 2020. Host your special party at one of the most special places in Maine, Little Cranberry Island.

 

BY PHONE

Prefer to make your reservation via phone?
Call (207) 244-7494 between noon and 8pm Wednesday - Sunday.
If no one answers leave a message and we will get right back to you.

SPECIAL EVENTS & PRIVATE PARTIES

Catering and Events are opportunities for us to work more closely with our guests, and present occasions for us to share our dedication to celebration and sharing the Dock in exciting new ways. See below for more information.

 

Consider having your special event at a special place.
– The Islesford Dock Restaurant & Gallery! 

 
 

We are accepting requests for special events, social gatherings, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, and weddings for a few select nights in June, September, and October. For more information please call us or fill out the form below to discuss the details of your party and to select a date.

 

THE BIG ROOM

Seats up to 90

Our large dining room and adjoining covered patio can accommodate just about any group size. 

We can create full menus with multiple courses, or keep it simple with passed appetizers and cocktails.

THE GALLERY

Seats up to 12

Enjoy an intimate get together in our private gallery. The only thing better than the food or the view is the art.

Featuring a changing collection of work from local artists from Maine and New England.

 

Please fill out this form to reserve a room for your friendly get together, wedding reception, corporate retreat, or private party.

(Please email us during the winter). Prefer to make your reservation via phone?
Beginning in April 2019 please Call (207) 244-7494 anytime between Wednesday - Sunday.
If no one answers leave a message and we will get right back to you (Please note nothing is confirmed until you hear from us).

*See Sample Group Menus Below

Name *
Name
Please provide a number. (Optional)
What are you celebrating?
Please Include information about date, time, number of guests, or any food allergies. Share any information that we might need to know.
Checkbox *

Group Menus

Apéritif and digestif.  
Hors d'oeuvres. 
Soups & Salads. 
Entrées.  
Desserts.  
Dessert Wines, Cordials, Coffee, & After Dinner Drinks.

Iselsford Dock restaurant offers group menus for every occasion and budget.  From elaborate planned out multiple course dinners to elegant hand passed hors d'oeuvres, we will work with you to create the perfect menu suited to your celebration. To get things started look over our group menu options listed below (options may change due to availability and season).

*Gluten free menu options available upon request.   

Group Menu Options

Group Menu 1

Three course menu - $49 Per person

First Course:(Choice of)

Cup of Clam Chowder OR Garden Salad

Entree Course:(Choice of)

Fish & Chips

Steak Frites

Steamed Lobster

Vegetable Fried Rice

Dessert Course:(Choice of)

Fruit Crumble

Karen’s Chocolate Cake


 

Group Menu 2

Four courses menu - $59 Per person

First Course:

Family Style Herb Fries & roasted garlic Aioli

Second Course: (Choice of)

Cup of Clam Chowder

Great Hill Blue Cheese Salad

Asian Ribs

Burrata Salad

Entree Course:(Choice of)

Fish of the Day

Gnocchi with fresh lobster, lemon cream sauce

Steak Frites

Chicken Piccata

Steamed Lobster Dinner

Tofu Katsu

Dessert Course:(Choice of)

Fruit Crumble

Macadamia Sundae

Karen’s Chocolate Cake


 

Group Menu 3

Four course menu - $69 Per person

First Course:(Choice of)

Family Style Herb Fires, Shishito peppers & Cheesy Biscuits

Second Course:(Choice of)

Lobster Burrata Salad

Crab cakes

Grilled Caesar Salad

Sauteed Mussels

Great Hill Blue Cheese Salad

Special Soup of the Day

Entree Course:(Choice of)

Bouillabaisse with scallops, lobster, mussels & Haddock

Steak Frites

Steamed or Lazy Lobster Dinner

Fresh Fish of the Day

Asian Ribs

Impossible “Egg Rolls”

Chicken Piccata

Dessert Course:(Choice of)

Macadamia Sundae

Fruit Crumble

Ice Cream & Fresh Berries

Karen’s Chocolate Cake

 

* Is there is something you would like to see on the menu that is not listed above? Message us. We will work with you to create a special menu for your occasion.

CONTACT US

Islesford Dock

Ahoy!

Drop us a line!

Call (207) 244-7494 anytime between Wednesday - Sunday.
If no one answers leave a message and we will get right back to you.

Email us with this form below.

 
Name *
Name
How can we help you?
Tell us more.
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Co/Owner

Michael Boland
mboland@prexar.com

 

General Manager

Georgia Howland
islesford.dock.restaurant@gmail.com

 

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Press & reviews

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Photo Credit :  Peter Frank Edwards

Photo Credit : Peter Frank Edwards

MAINE MAG: ON a Cranberry Cove

Reached only by boat, Islesford Dock is a scrappy outlier. Jutting over the salt water at the town landing on Little Cranberry Island, it’s a beacon for the sailboat crowd, and those of us tempted by seaside chowder and cocktails.

May, 2018 | By: Sandy Lang | Photography: Peter Frank Edwards

 

 
Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

Down East MAgazine : A Peak-Season Survival Guide

A Peak-Season Survival Guide to Acadia and Little Cranberry Isles is the hidden destination for locals and tourists for Sunsets.

August 2018 I By James Kaiser I Photographed by Chris Bennett

 

 
BDN file photo of Mitchell Rales

BDN file photo of Mitchell Rales

BDN: MDI restaurateur and billionaire together buy Islesford Dock restaurant from longtime owners

Mt. Desert Island restaurateur Michael Boland, owner of Havana and Choco-Latte in Bar Harbor, and billionaire and part-time Northeast Harbor resident Mitchell Rales have together purchased the Islesford Dock restaurant on Little Cranberry Island from longtime owners Dan and Cynthia Lief, who have retired.

January 24, 2017 I By Emily Burnham