A Gem on Casco Bay
Don't let the summer slip away with out a trip to the Chebeague Island Inn. You will be rewarded with a large beautiful porch arranged with plush chairs facing sweeping views of the Bay, an outstanding, quietly attentive, very friendly, smiling staff ready to make your visit memorable in every way.
We gathered our visiting guests from Northern California wine country and made our way to the Inn for a truly fabulous evening of great wine, the food was excellent, creative and perfectly prepared ! No detail was overlooked, each course was beautifully presented and not contrived or pretentious but elegant and worthy of any special celebration.
We will be recommending this gem to all!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch
Very romantic and lovely, especially sitting on the porch in soft cushy wicker chairs overlooking Casco Bay. You can't get much better than that for an afternoon. The staff are so very nice and accommodating and extremely attentive.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the setting not the service
CBI is a popular restaurant because the view is outstanding and unique. We will be back again for that reason alone. The service is poor (painfully slow, inefficient, and uninformed). The wait staff are generally nice HS kids there for the summer. I don't hold their lack of ability against them as much as against management, which apparently does no significant training (Perhaps none at all?) on how to be a waiter. The food is a mixed bag. There are some very tasty items on the menu, but you have to know what to get. The Caesar dressing tastes primarily like mayonnaise. The tomato bisque was delicious. The mussels were good. The "baguette" was three slices of semi-burnt toast. Enjoy the view and a book in the Adirondack chairs after lunch!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Short ferry ride out of Yarmouth and either walk or arrange a ride up to the inn. Excellent bar although not cheap. Deck/view a highlight with food and service to back it up. We are looking forward to our next visit.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chebeague Inn is an astonishingly
Chebeague Inn is an astonishingly good restaurant, given its relatively remote location and the challenges of getting excellent food and service out to the islands of Casco Bay. It is well worth the trip. Our group of five had appetizers and drinks on the porch in the sunset -- particularly of note is the lobster corn dog. You have to taste it to believe it. At the dinner table, the mix of local seafood and fine meats well pleased all of the group, with lobster bruschetta and haddock chowder (really a stew) as favorites. And the five of us ended up with six deserts to go with espresso, because we really never wanted to leave.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chebeague Inn off season
We had a great evening at Chebeague Inn. Off season and midweek it was quiet, with just a few other parties in the restaurant. The experience started w a short ferry ride to the island, then drinks and appetizers on the porch prior to dinner. The food is very good, with lots of fresh fish and fun updates to traditional fare like fish chowder. Service was friendly, efficient and made you feel welcome. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends--already have.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM