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About Fish Bones American Grill

Fish Bones American Grill is located in the renovated Bates Mill Complex of Lewiston, Maine. Opened in 2005, we offer a full menu from the land and sea. Please join us for dinner, or to enjoy a pleasant evening in our comfortable Bar area. We hope to make your visit to downtown Lewiston/Auburn a memorable one.

70 Lincoln St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday 11:30am - 9:30, Saturday: Dinner only 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sundays 10:00am - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street/ Rte 202

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 333-3663

Website:
http://www.fishbonesag.com/

Parking Details:
Large lot in front of our building provides plenty of off street spots.

Executive Chef:
Paul F. Landry

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fish Bones American Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
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Romantic (8)
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Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I brought my best friend to Fish Bones to celebrate her birthday. We had never been, but were both very impressed by the service and the quality of the food. We will absolutely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We ate here before attending a play at the Public Theatre. We've done that several times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Two couples have been meeting at Fish Bones for years ( perhaps 15 plus years) before we see the play at The Public Theater. It is at least a 30 minute drive for both couples. The food is good, service excellent, and the ambiance is OK

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2017

We had a great lunch with friends. The food everyone ordered was delicious, as well as the cocktails. Our wait person was very pleasant and kind. We never felt rushed. We enjoy meeting here whenever possible. We travel from various towns. We are looking forward to our next time here.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

This was our first time trying out Fish Bones, per recommended by a co-worker. Our experience was very positive with the service being quick and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and I plan on going back!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Have eaten at Fishbones many time, always great food until this time. Ordered steak and seafood combo and the steak was terrible: tough and overlooked. Disappointed!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was excellent as was the service--area we were seated in was alittle noisey--perhaps one less table in the section would have helped. Server was delightful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We enjoyed our meals, but we both thought that every item should have been "Kicked up a notch". The scallops were perfectly cooked but the sauce was barely warm. The dish needed a side of spinach or similar. The very cool Ahi tuna came with an abundance of hot onions and peppers which seemed more suited for a steak. The listed burrata was regular mozzarella (I was informed). This was our first dinner. Good portions for the price. We will go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2017

we visit regularly and are never disappointed in the food. service was a bit off this time- our meal was rushed and the main course delivered before we had time to finish our salad. waitress was not at all engaged when speaking with us- asked questions and left the table before we answered, only to return a bit later and reask. hope this was a one time glitch.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Lobster tail was not cleaned. Intestine was still on it. Scallop was not fully cooked. Service was excellent though

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Where do I begin? .....
This was a special night for me, it was New Years Eve and I planned to propose to my childhood sweetheart. I rented a limo for this night and surprised her at our apartment door.
Fish Bones offers the "Open Table Reservation" and I loved it...made all my arrangements on-line. Very convenient. When we arrived we were greeted pleasantly with smiles and was told that our table was on desert menu and it would not be long before we were seated. The bar had seating enough but also had pub style tables with comfortable couches and plush chairs to sit and drink while you wait. The décor is pleasant and relaxing, the restrooms were impeccably clean and spacious. However it was in the men's room that I discovered my white scarf had shed like a sheep dog all over my black dress shirt! After futile attempts with tissue, paper towels and water (which only made it worse) I decided I was going to have to propose to this beautiful gal looking like a 6 foot Afghan Hound. Walking back to the bar I made one last ditch effort and asked the bartender if there was anyone that had a lint brush. She smiled at my shirt and promptly handed over a brand new shiny lint brush, just like that. Shaken but not stirred I sat down and within minutes our table was ready.
My Gal ordered Sesame Ahi Tuna, I ordered Fishbones version of Surf and Turf, they call it Land and Sea, a succulent sirloin with scallops and shrimp dish served with smashed potato. Our appetizers were Mixed greens with Goat cheese and roasted beets for her, and I had the Ahi Tuna Poke. The appetizer's were wonderful and our entrees were served promptly without a delay despite the New Years Eve hustle. My sirloin was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth the scallops and shrimp were to die for. My gal's Sesame Ahi Tuna was the best she said she ever had. The Dinning experience was top shelf..the staff from the host to the bartender to our waitress was fantastic....and oh she said YES!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This was my first visit,i was very pleased with the cleanliness of the resturant, the staff were great,we never had to wait for anything,the quality of the food exceeded my exspectations.I would recommend your Resturant to my family and friends.Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were a table of two set in a small room next to a table of 8 that was very, very loud. The noise reverberated off the walls. The server was un-attentive and in-dfifferent. One of us ordered a steak that came out colder than room temperature. There were a couple of items we ordered that we did not eat and she never inquired if there was a problem with the food. Overall, we paid 3x times the price we normally spend in a restaurant and the food was no where near worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Filet was orderd med rare served well....second attempt was raw .....had to send back .....usually you guys are top notch with the food.....not today....was taken off bill wich was great but I didn't get to eat.....and everyone else did.....apps where great could have been hotter though......this is my favorite restaurant and I was trying to impress people with my favorite resturant.....for $260......everything needs to perfect. ........

Tags: Scenic View, Tapas, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Unbelievable fabulous food. We had the Land and Sea and it was so delicious from the first to last bite. Lovely server! Perfect evening with our friends.....it will become 'our' spot!
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2016

We've been to Fishbones many times and it's always a pleasant experience. A slight dip in the service level this time. I'm thinking our server was perhaps new or overworked. She was very nice, though clearly she was managing a few too many tables (short-staffed perhaps?). Anyway, at one point she poured a beer at our table only to have it completely overflow the glass. She said "oops!" then sat the beer glass and the bottle down on the table in a puddle of beer without wiping it up and went away. I'm sure she was distracted by demands at other tables, but c'mon man! However, the oysters were fresh (yum) and my salad was crisp. We'll be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2016

A little too noisy. Hard to have a conversation. All around, good experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The food and atmosphere are always fantastic at Fishbones. Highly recommend this restaurant for a small gathering of friends or business partners.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We were having an evening out to attend a show and grab a bite to eat beforehand--a rare occurrence with children at home. It was a pleasant experience: the food was prompt and prepared to order, the ambiance was warm, and the seating was perfect...not too close or too far from others. We were in a little room off the main dining hall which I would likely request in the future.

Salads: fresh and interesting combinations
Risotto: cooked perfectly, neither crunchy nor soft
Sirloin: medium rare and tender
Mini apple tart: delightful; flaky crust and flavorful apples
Small wedge of chocolate torte: divine

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Had the Land and Sea! Excellent. Sirloin was tender and juicy. Cooked perfectly. Had the calamari for appetizer and it was probably one of the best I have ever eaten.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants to meet friends for drinks, long conversations and a great meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

First time at Fishbones and we will be back. Great waitstaff and excellent food. The best cooked scollap dinner I've ever had. Nice wine selection. I enjoy new life being put into old mill buildings and this setting didn't disappoint. Very nice look.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The only bad thing was the meal was served Luke warm!! The menu here is great ...the service and atmosphere are great two!!!! Like I said, the only issue I had was the temperature of the meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Excellent food and superior service!! Staff was friendly , helpful and always smiling

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Fishbones knows how to cook and is amazingly consistent in serving fantastic meals. I've lost track of how many times I've eaten there, and have never-ever had anything less than a great experience. As the name implies, Fishbones is known for its excellent seafood, but also has satisfying options for guests who prefer a meat or vegetarian meal. My go-to favorite is the Angus steak salad -- mixed greens, tender steak, balsamic dressing, and a nice flatbread on the side, yum!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2016

A very consistent, high quality dinner with excellent service in a warm and cozy setting. Always recommend Fishbones.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food is great, waitstaff is wonderful and was able to help with ordering.
Wish they had more healthy selections, such as paleo or clean eating other than a salad!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2016

It was a great night. Thought we might have to wait even with a reservation but we walked in and were able to sit right away. We were not rushed into ordering which we appreciated, as we were with friends we hadn't seen in a while. The only minor complaint was when we ordered our 2nd drink there was a rather long delay getting the. The order was very easy - two red wines and 1 white. Great night and will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We had a pre-theater dinner at Fish Bones in Lewiston last night. I had the Duo of Duck which was excellent. Other dishes at our table were the Land and Sea and the Scallops. Also an order of the spicy wings. Our waitress looked like Emma Watson :) She was attentive and friendly. We will be going back soon as we enjoyed the meal and look forward to trying other menu items.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2016

My friend was visiting from Montreal and I wanted her to have a nice dinner with me. I chose Fish Bones because she likes fish. We both had a glass of wine and the haddock dinner. We both liked the entree. I was a little put off by our waitress who wanted to clear the plates in the middle of our dinner. We had to tell her that we were still eating! We split a creme brûlée with coffee to end the evening. We both enjoyed our food and would recommend it highly.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The food was amazing as always and the service great.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great food and service -- as always. We love going there for dinner and look forward to going again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Excellent food and service--arrived half an hour early for reservation but were seated immediately!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Food is consistently excellent...we have never been disappointed!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Could have been 5 stars across the board but entrees were very slow coming out of the kitchen. Waited too long after salad. Also they ran out of tuna... which I ordered. It was 6:45.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Very near to Bates College and a great place to take the kids when you are visiting. Took our daughter and several friends out for dinner. Food is very good, especially the salmon, nice cocktails, and a nice ambiance. A great change for the kids from dining hall food!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Food was delicious and our server was very nice and attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

A favorite place for my husband and I to dine! Always unique menus with local and seasonal foods. Service is always amazing, never hurrying you out the door. Very tasty cocktails, too!!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This was our first visit to Fish Bones American Grill. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. One member of our party has a food allergy and the server was very accommodating to ensure that their meal was tailored to their needs.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Family birthday celebration. We were 4 adults and 2 children. There was no children's menu so the cost was quite high. My sea and shore meal looked delicious but the sirloin was cooked to a medium rare as asked for but it was quite tough. I set it aside and complained to the server. She asked why I did not complain earlier, but since it was a family affair, I did not want to make a scene. She credited me for the cost of my serving which was appreciated. The noise was quite loud as well, but we ate at 7 P.M. so that is somewhat to be expected, especially with brick walls and high ceilings.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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