Where to buy Stonington Seafood

Stonington is Maine’s #1 commercial fishing port and is the heart of Maine’s lobster industry.

Stonington lobster is the best tasting lobster in the world because of our crystal clear waters, perfect ocean temperatures, granite ocean floor, and high quality handling and sorting practices. Our fishermen exclusively use sustainable harvest methods.

Not a fan of cooking and picking out lobster meat? Some of our retailers and wholesalers now offer picked out lobster meat! Crab meat is almost exclusively sold already picked out for you. Want to try something new? Plump, smoked mussels is just one suggestion!

Stonington also offers other local seafood including crab, clams, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and oysters. Though most products are seasonal to some degree, all can be obtained at any time of year. Pick up some for dinner, have it shipped anywhere in the world, or order large amounts for your event, business, or restaurant!

GREENHEAD LOBSTER

Greenhead Lane, Stonington. 367-0950 locally or 1-888-756-2783 toll-free. Features live lobster caught by local fishermen. Fresh lobsters come in off the boats every day except Sunday. You can come by Greenhead Lobster just to pick up some lobsters every day, except Sunday, 8 am to 2 pm or call them to have fresh lobsters sent to you or a gift recipient anywhere in the world. Wholesale orders also accepted. Open year round. www.greenheadlobster.com

STONINGTON LOBSTER CO-OP

Indian Point Road, Stonington. (207) 367-2286 and 1-800-315-6625. Features live lobsters caught by local fishermen. Open six days a week (closed on Sunday). Both lobsters to pick up and to ship around the world. Wholesale orders also accepted. Open year round.

STONINGTON SEA PRODUCTS

100 North Main St/Route 15, Stonington. 367-2400 locally or 1-888-402-2729 toll-free. Stonington Sea Products is your one stop shop for seafood. Live lobsters, fresh picked crab as well as lobster meat, fresh shucked clams and clams still in the shell waiting to be steamed, smoked mussels, scallops, and an amazing variety of fresh fish from here and away. Open year round. Open six days a week in season, Thursday – Saturday off-season. Pick up at the shop or have delivered to you world-wide. Wholesale orders also accepted.

OCEANVILLE SEAFOOD

534 Oceanville Road, Stonington. 367-5871. Open year round, 7 days a week, 8 am to 4 pm but call for hours. Sells clams (both shucked and in the shell), their own locally farm raised oysters, smoked Maine mussels, and fresh picked Stonington crab meat. Pick up at the shop or call to have delivered around the country. Wholesale orders accepted.

CARTER’S SEAFOOD

24 Carter Lane, off the Oceanville Road (just a half-minute from Route 15!). Open 7 days a week 10 – 4. (207) 367-0900.

Fresh fish, clams, mussels, shrimp, and lobsters!

INGRID BENGIS SEAFOOD

Green Head, Stonington. (207) 367-2416. Ingrid selects the highest quality seafood and ships it out to discerning customers, famous chefs, and others with exquisite tastes via express mail. Open year round.

LITTLE BAY LOBSTER

Seabreeze Ave., Stonington. (207) 367-5020 or 1-800-220-8484 and http://www.littlebaylobster.com/

Fresh lobster is brought into the dock at Little Bay every day! Wholesale orders for all domestic locations accepted!

FIFIELD LOBSTER

Fifield Point Rd., Stonington. (207) 367-2313

BURNT COVE MARKET

Rte 15A, Burnt Cove, West Stonington. 367-2681. Stonington’s local supermarket stocks local seafood throughout the year. Open 7 days a week, year round.

STONINGTON, MAINE RESTAURANTS

Since Stonington is the #1 commercial fishing port in Maine you won’t be surprised to see our restaurants feauring all sorts of fresh seafood cooked in every way conceivable. We have restaurants to satisfy every type of appetitie – from fried foods to gourmet specialties.

HARBOR CAFE

Located in the heart of the village, looking out across the harbor, the Harbor Cafe is open year round, 7 days a week for all 3 meals. Come join the locals at this diner style restaurant for delicious fried foods, healthy sandwich wraps, soups, lunch and popular nightly specials, and homemade desserts. Offers a large selection of beers. Food can be ordered for take-out. (207) 367-5099

THE SEASONS

Located in the heart of village on and over the harbor. Open year round for lunch and dinner, though not every day so call ahead. Moderately priced delicious and unique food in a constantly changing menu. Cozy water view dining room and, in the warmer months as weather permits, a large dining deck over the water. Offers full bar service including a fine wine list. Reservations not required but encouraged. (207) 367-2600 or www.seasonsofstonington.com

FISHERMEN’S FRIEND

This large restaurant is located in the middle of the village near the harbor, with plenty of on-site parking. Open May – October for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week in summer and 4 days a week off-season. Their menu has something for everyone – surf and turf, fresh or fried. Eat in the spacious harbor view dining room or out on the deck, or have a drink at their full service bar. Function room also available. Call for take out too. (207) 367-2442 or on the web at www.fishermansfriendrestaurant.com

LILY’S CAFE

Lily’s Cafe is closed except for special events in the new Lily’s House.

SUSIE Q’S SWEETS AND CURIOSITIES
A completely cozy family joint at the top of School Street featuring homemade breakfast and lunch on a seasonal basis. Don’t miss the pancakes. Plus country gifts! 40 School Street. 207-367-2415

OTHER FOOD OPTIONS

If you just want to grab a breakfast sandwich, a slice or a whole pizza, fried chicken, and simple side dished to go try these following options:

HARBORVIEW STORE: Located downtown adjacent to the Fishermen’s Friend Restaurant. Breakfast sandwiches, pizza slices, and sandwiches. Call to order your own pizza. Open generally 4 am to 8 pm but hours vary according to season. Open year round. (207) 367-2530

BURNT COVE MARKET: Located a couple of miles out of the village in Burnt Cove, the town’s supermarket offers fried chicken, pizza slices, sandwiches, and sides to go. Order ahead for your own full sized pizza. Open 7 am to 8 pm generally but hours change according to the season. (207) 367-2681. Open year round.

STONINGTON, MAINE ACCOMMODATIONS

Whether you’re looking for a cozy B & B, motel, or harborside inn Stonington has something for every taste and budget! For longer stays you may want to check out our listings of some of the town’s rental agents.

BOYCE’S MOTEL

Located in downtown Stonington, steps away from all the restaurants, galleries, shops, harbor, docks, and the Opera House. Boyce’s has been a local favorite for over 50 years. Offering clean, small rooms at inexpensive rates as well as some units with kitchenettes. (207) 367-2421 or 1-800-224-2421 and www.boycesmotel.com OPEN YEAR ROUND.

INN ON THE HARBOR

Located in downtown Stonington on the harbor, with spectacular views of the ocean and outlying islands. This moderately priced inn has 13 guest rooms (9 with water views) and a charming dining room for quiet breakfasts. OPEN YEAR ROUND.1-800-942-2420 or www.innontheharbor.com

PRES DU PORT B & B

This small B & B has a French flair and is located in the western section of the village, a minute’s walk from all the shops, restaurants, and arts found downtown. Four bedrooms are available June 15 – October 15. Call (207) 367-5007 (June – November) or visit their site at:  www.presduport.com

PENNY’S B & B

This cozy and eclectic B & B has three rooms and is located in the eastern section of the village, a minute’s walk from all the attractions and amenities downtown. Open June through October. Call (207) 367-5993 or got their website at: www.pennys-bnb.com

BURGESS BED & BATH

Route 15A/120 South Burnt Cove Road, (207) 367-2737. Four simple but moden rooms and suites available (all with private bathrooms) at this quiet, wooded location a little over a mile out of downtown Stonington. Great value! Call for more details and rates.

GREENLAW’S MOBILE HOME PARK, RV PARK, & CAMPGROUND

Airport Road, (207) 367-5049.

Located in the center of the island in a quiet forest setting.

 

STONINGTON, MAINE 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

This list will be updated to include more events in the spring and fall seasons as well as more details on events listed below so keep checking back for more information! (Last update: 4/10/12)

MARCH 31: EASTER FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR.  11 am to 4 pm at the Island Community Center (which is located in the gym building behind the old Stonington Elementary School, School St., on hill above Opera House). Lots of fun Easter events for kids, craft tables, food vendors. For more information call 266-5113 or 367-2342.

APRIL 7: MAPLEFEST – BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. 8 am to 10 am at Lily’s Cafe, Route 15, Stonington. Featuring local blueberries and local maple syrup!

MAY 18 – 20: WINGS, WAVES, AND WOODS. Learn more about the island’s birds, our recreational lands, and art in this three-day celebration of our fine feathered friends. Walks, bird watching, workshops, boat excursions, art classes, and more! For more information call (207) 348-2455 or visit: http://www.deerisle.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/www-schedule-2012.pdf  Sponsored by the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce, Island Heritage Trust, and Maine Audobon Society. Call (207) 348-2455

JUNE 15 – 17: LUPINE FESTIVAL. Wide variety of activities on land and sea for all ages in Deer Isle and Stonington over three days. Link to last year’s schedule gives you a good idea of what to expect for this year’s festivities: http://www.deerisle.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/lupine-festival.pdf Sponsored by the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce. Call 348-6124 for more information.

JUNE 17: PAUL SULLIVAN AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT. The Grammy award-winning musician, once of Peter, Paul, & Mary fame, will entertain us with a wide variety of music and conversation with friends. At the Stonington Opera House. For more information call (207) 367-2788 or visit their web site at: www.operahousearts.org

JULY 4: FIREWORKS OVER STONINGTON HARBOR. Head down to the harbor or hop on a boat at dusk to watch the fireworks being lit off in the harbor. Sponsored by the Towns of Stonington and Deer Isle, Presented by the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce.

JULY 5 – 8: VAUDEVILLE SHOWS. Celebrate the Stonington Opera Houses’ 100th anniversary by watching professionals and locals recreate the 1912 vaudeville show that thrilled audiences in the building’s first year. For more information call (207) 367-2788 or visit their website at: www.operahousearts.org

JULY 15: STONINGTON LOBSTER BOAT RACES. Head down to the Fish Pier downtown or hop on a boat and watch some of the fastest lobster boats on the coast of Maine strut their stuff in a series of races just outside of Stonington Harbor. Food vendors and other activities are also being planned so stay tuned for more information!

JULY 22: STONINGTON FISHERMEN’S DAY! Come on downtown for the town’s annual celebration of the men and women of the commercial fishing industry. A wide variety of seafood vendors, crafts, food, kid’s activities, and more! Sponsored by the Island Fishermen’s Wives Association.

JULY 22: ANTIQUE & FINE CRAFT FESTIVAL. 10 am to 4 pm at Edgewood Farm in Deer Isle. Featuring Stonington craftsmen! Call Kyra at 367-5878 for more information.

JULY 28: Part of the summer long celebration of the 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPERA HOUSE will be a parade on Main St. downtown of the salsa like band “Batacuda” and workshops. Stay tuned for details!

AUGUST 2 – 4: DEER ISLE JAZZ FESTIVAL. Events at the Stonington Opera House include a film with panel discussion, and a couple of concerts. For more information call (207) 367-2788 or visit their website at www.operahousearts.org Sponsored in part by the National Endowment of the Arts and Arts Midwest.

AUGUST 9 – 12 AND AUGUST 16 – 19: MAINE “MARITIME HERITAGE” 2012 EVENTS

As part of the Maine State Office of Tourism’s 2012 “Maine Maritime Heritage” celebrations, Stonington will be offering several opportunities to join in on the state-wide celebration this summer.

BURT DOW, DEEP WATER MAN – An original play based on Robert McCloskey’s beloved children’s story, sold out in its original run two years ago, will be offered both weekends by Opera House Arts. Call (207) 267-2788 or visit their website at www.operahousearts.org for more information.

OTHER EVENTS – Other events are still in the planning stages for both weekends. Will include all sorts of marine recreational and boat excursion opportunities, seafood, and more. Stay tuned. Sponsored by to the Town of Stonington, Economic Development Dept. To participate in the planning or for more information please call the town office at (207) 367-2351.

AUGUST 24: INGRID MICHAELSON, renowned pop musician, and friends will be appearing in concert one night only at the Opera House. Advance tickets available by calling the box office at (207) 367-2788.

AUGUST 24 – 27: STONINGTON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL This is a new event that is still in the planning stages. Celebrate Stonington’s famous seafood and seafood products – lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, shrimp, and oysters – through sampling foods by local vendors and at local restaurants. Find out why some of the world’s finest and most famous chefs insist on using only Stonington seafood in their dishes. Planning is underway so stay tuned for more details! In conjunction with events (including performance by the steel drum band “Flash in the Pan”) being planned for the 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER.

SEPTEMBER 14 – 16: LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL WEEKEND. Visit the area’s 8 lighthouses by land and by sea! Boat excursions and more. For more information call (207) 348-2455 or check out last year’s listings at:  2011 Lighthouse Weekend Brochure part 1, 2011 Lighthouse Weekend Brochure part 2. Sponsored by the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce.

SEPTEMBER 28-30: LOCAL FOODS FESTIVAL. Celebrate local foods and great local cooking at this weekend-long festival in Stonington and Deer Isle still being planned. Call (207) 348-2455 for more information or visit the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce’s website. Sponsored by the Chamber.

DECEMBER 8: STONINGTON HOLIDAY FAIR. At the Island Community Center. A huge array of gifts for all ages and income levels will be available from dozens of local craftsmen, jewelers, seafood dealers, artists and others as well great food vendors for food to eat at the fair or take home. Sponsored by the Town of Stonington Economic Development Dept. For more information please call (207) 367-2351.