Chebeague Island Inn

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264 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Led by Executive Chef, Matt Ginn, our team focuses on making sure you're eating local by utilizing produce from the island farm, the Chef's garden, and lobster from an island lobsterman.

Our menus change a few times each season to make sure we're taking advantage of all that Maine has to offer. Menu items feature casual fare with attention to detail that makes the restaurant perfect for a regular night out and a special occasion.

We offer snacks and cocktails from 2:30-9pm on our porch, making it a great gathering spot for anyone with guests, out for the day on the boat or meeting up prior to dinner.

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating. We had a great birthday dinner! Two of us are vegan and the chef made an amazing vegan meal on the fly to accommodate us. Probably the best vegan meal out we've had!

MT
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Last brunch of the year. Island ambiance/food fair. Great guitar soloist.

MT
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service but but fairly pedestrian food. Prices are always a stretch likely due to the logistics of getting everything to an island

MT
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our dinner reservation followed a large wedding party on the premises. While the service was good, the food served seemed to reflect “fatigue in the kitchen”. The mussel appetizers were fine; the pork entree was dry and fairly tasteless. Lesson learned: if you cannot get served before 8:15 offseason, ask why!

MS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very special place on a very special
island.we We will return!

KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was ok, the servers were really helpful. The salmon and mussel broth was really good!

A
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service from the moment I walked through the door! The hostess (Cara) greeted us with a very warm welcome, our server (Donavon) was fantastic!! Very helpful, pleasant, and attentive. Some of the best service I've had. Jayden I believe was her name, ensured that we always had a cold glass of water and that our drinks were refilled in a timely manner. The bartender was David, and his mixology was phenomenal!! Most importantly, whoever was working in the kitchen is on the road to great things! Words can't describe how amazing the food was!! 10 out of 10 experience. Will definitely be back!

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For some reason (maybe the relaxed island life vibe?) I was expecting to pay for the extraordinary view and be underwhelmed by the actual food. I was pleasantly surprised that the food was artfully done with a high level of culinary craftsmanship. The experience of a Maine island dinner on a porch overlooking a grand sweep of ocean had been on my a bucket list. I would recommend putting it on yours!

k
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch! We had family from out of town and the ferry ride to Chebeague plus the service and experience at the Inn was outstanding! Looking forward to future visits for golf and enjoying the Inn.

SA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was oily and greasy. The portions were tiny, and too expensive for the amount of food plated. No value.

The exception would be my salad which was clean and a great portion. Pretty delicious. The inn is really quaint and charming!

WF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our stay at the Inn and our twilight dinner on the porch. It’s a perfect timeless Maine Island escape, we’ll be back.

J
New England
132 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chebeague Inn is a charming old fashioned Inn right on the waterfront. The wait staff, several from South Africa, provided excellent, unrushed service. Three of us ordered the BLTavocado wrap with French fries. Our other companion had the chicken salad wrap. All were excellent. Our waiter seemed to notice how much we were enjoying the view from the porch and convinced us to order the yummy, warm chocolate chip cookies. It is not simple to get to the Inn, but if you take Casco Bay Lines you can arrange for the shuttle to meet the boat and take you to the Inn. The other ferry is more expensive & complicated but will drop you off right at the Inn. On a beautiful day you can’t beat the Casco Bay Lines ferry & lunch on the porch!

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great meal, great service, great sunset! We ate on the lawn but it got a bit cold. they brought us beautiful shawls. then we had aperitifs and desert by the fireplace. A moveable feast!

DD
Hawaii
83 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ocean-viewscreened-in porch was nice and quiet at 8:30 a.m. when we came down from our room for our breakfast reservation. The room started to fill up about 9:00 with guests coming downstairs from their bedrooms. The a la carte pricing means everything is extra (juice, coffee, sides). We were delighted with the perfectly cooked French toast (with Maine local syrup, blueberries, whipped butter/vanilla cream, apricot jam). It didn't look like a huge portion, but every bite was heavenly (light airy souffle texture with a little grilled crunch) and it was very satisfying, fulfilling and filling. Non-rushed atmosphere, nice to read The New York Times at a relaxed pace on vacation.

DD
Hawaii
83 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service by Chris with the beard from Cousins Island. Started with basket of out of this world melt-in-your-mouth homemade biscuits (first basket complimentary with dinner). We ordered light because we had a big lunch here four hours earlier. Amazing fresh ripe in-season salads: Heirloom Tomato and Burrata cheese in shaved cucumber rolls, and Green Salad garden lettuces with watermelon radish, walnut and Shaved Vegetables. Comforting risotto with truffles and summer mushroom. Had to save room for dessert. Excellent fresh poached apricots with lavender, mascarpone, lavender Madeleine. Housemade chocolate ice cream.

DD
Hawaii
83 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely waterfront view on screened-in porch. Iced tea and Arnold Palmer and refreshing COLD ice water. Excellent bowls of Shrimp Corn Chowder with cilantro (2 plump prawns and a little spicy kick). Excellent lobster rolls served warm with butter (not the chilled mayonnaise version); generous portion for $22.00. One had fries (hot, good) and one had salad (greens fresh from the garden, lightly dressed).

MT
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing dining experience. Service was extremely slow....we were seated at 6:30 and did receive our main course until 8:00. We encountered problems with both drinks ordered and both were sent back. While our server was courteous and clearly trying to do her best, she was obviously assigned too many tables to cover...the restaurant was packed. The mussel appetizer when served was cool; the salmon entrees were small but delicious. We opted to skip dessert and coffee rather than spend any more time waiting. Getting our check was the final challenge of the night.

WH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived in our own boat, picked up a CII mooring and the launch driver picked us up within
minutes. It's a pleasant walk up the hill and the weather and ambiance couldn't have been more perfect.
After years of hit or miss dining here, this meal and the service was tremendous. Can't wait to return!

MT
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting Maine island location; great sunsets...menu lacks any exciting choices and NEVER seems to change but what is offered is good, basic fare. The mussel appetizer is a special treat when served warm. Service is professional, attentive and pleasant.

JD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant.

B
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chebeague Island Inn is a gem. Rooms are well-equipped, especially those with a private bath. Rooms facing the water enjoy lovely sea breezes at night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare is excellent, as is the service. But the porch is the place to be! Plenty of comfy chairs ensure a spot to watch the sun shimmering on the channel, the ferry coming and going, the golfers negotiating fairways that share lawn space down by the water, and the spectacular sunsets. Drinks and small bites are served on the porch in late afternoon. One could stay there all day-and we did!

m
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our little Maltese puppy with us so we say outside on the lawn. It was a picture perfect day. Everyone was so accommodating—they even brought a dog bowl with fresh cold water!
Had the Salmon with Maine blueberry sauce and roasted new potatoes my husband had the Pork Duo, which he also enjoyed. Shared the heirloom tomato salad with burratta cheese and the soup of the day.

MK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group day-trip to Chebeague Island (for the first time) was perfect thanks to Chebeague Island Inn. We were greeted for our reservation and enjoyed delicious, Sunday brunch on the patio — surrounded by a delicate guitarist and a waterfront view. Our next trip will be for a weekend at the Inn to extend our stay. Thank you for a gracious experience — beginning to end.

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous views. Yummy food. Great way to spend a Sunday

AM
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary somewhere different. The Inn was suggested in Eat, Drink, Lucky so we made reservations through Open Table and were not disappointed! We were greeted by friendly staff and treated to complimentary mimosas in honor of our anniversary. My husband’s favorite brunch is Eggs Benedict and he said this was the most delicious he had ever enjoyed! The breakfast potatoes with Aleppo oil and cheese are simply amazing and addictive. We’d go back just for a bowl of them. My Pineland Farm burger was delicious as was the side salad that contained fennel. The gentleman serenading from the porch with his guitar was the perfect unobtrusive background music for that ocean view porch setting. Perfect all the way around for our celebratory brunch. Thank you Chebeague Inn!

GS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views, an amazing porch and expansive front lawn. Great setting for just relaxing and dining.

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful setting for a summer dinner outside. Excellent food and interesting wait staff. We like to take out boat so they offer moorings and tender service.

K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Dined outside on lawn for lunch and it was perfect. Still dreaming of the chorizo mussels!!!

TB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The food and service were great. Sunset cocktails on the porch were fantastic. There was a very long wait between the appetizers and the entrees, but the view and the ambiance were sensational!

JA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming evening at the inn celebrating our anniversary

NR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and location. A little pricey even considering all that, but it is on an island.

MP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

it was lovely sitting outside ( a bit hot but can't complain about that!). The food was delicious. The waitress was nice and courteous but forgot one appetizer and the drinks came out a bit late. Inside i felt like the furniture needs some sprucing up / reupholstering.

LB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful rustic Inn! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was average, we expected better for the price.

PH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, beautifully plated. Gorgeous setting on Chebeague Island in Maine. Ask to sit on the porch. Call them for instructions re how to get there - only accessible via boat/walk-on ferry, but well worth the effort. Beautiful wrap around porch great to have a drink and visit with friends and family.

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Maybe would recommend for one noc if they had a ocean facing room.
My room was right by kitchen vent fan. Was noisy and room smelled like food from early morning to evening.
No opt out of turndown service (didn’t even know we’d get it). Left my valuables in room in plain site (cause I thought my room was private...)
Food ok but appreciated coffee in am and cold water available all day.
Front desk and young man driving van very courteous.

S
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just the experience of getting to the Chebeague Island Inn was fun, but when we arrived at the beautifully maintained rustic inn and also found the cuisine to be delicious, well it was over the top! We arrived at the dock taking a short ferry trip across the channel, the views were gorgeous. We could have taken a shuttle up to the Inn however my kids and grandsons chose to walk up the short hill past the golf course and take in the views across the water just before sunset.

We were pleasantly surprised by the charm and integrity of the historic inn, it was cozy and intimate, many diners were in the restaurant and veranda however the space between tables allowed for family conversation while still having a great view of the water and sunset. The food was very good, three members of our group had the buttery lobster and garden salads...perfect, my son chose the pork chop, it was cooked to perfection, and my young grandsons ate everything on their plates and loved the homemade brownies and cookies that followed.

I would definitely recommend it to everyone that wants to experience seacoast Maine dining while remaining within the Portland area, the whole experience was a fun adventure making for great memories and a desire to return next time I am in the area.

RL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great. Only complaint they don't enter your Open Table points

AC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We arrived Early for a reservation because we wanted to sit on the deck with a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful summer day. The bartender and host where very friendly and accommodating. The menu is limited however everyone was able to find something they enjoyed and everyone said their food was delicious. Service was prompt and friendly.

GS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfection

m
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Inn for a Sunday family dinner. The weather was iffy on the mainland, but cleared late afternoon, just in time for our 4:00 ferry ride from Cousins Island ferry dock. The van driver picked us up at the dock for the short ride up the hill. I had requested this service when I made my online reservation. We had ample time for cocktails on the porch and a game of corn hole on the lawn.
Dinner was delicious! On Sundays, the Inn offers a second menu called Nostalgia Night. This menu includes a salad, choice of three entrees and a dessert. If you prefer, you can order from the regular menu. Either way, it's a delicious meal. We sat promptly at 5:30, which gave our party of 6 ample time for dinner and to make the ride back on the 7:15 ferry. What a delightful day!

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