Frannys Bistro

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$30 and under
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American
Franny's Bistro~
A local neighborhood restaurant here in Camden Maine, serving Bistro style food. Our most popular dishes are the Scallops and Mussels then the, Steak Frites. Try one of our creative cocktails, or choose a wine, from our wine list. Franny"s being Family owned, we have created a warm cozy atmosphere to visit with you friends and family, or have a quiet date night.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nemo
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. This is a terrific place.

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MikeC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and reasonable prices.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most outstanding dining experience we have ever had and we dine a lot!! The food, service and ambiance was all above par! We had a table on the patio. Jen and her staff were beyond accommodating. Their drinks and every dish we ordered was absolutely outstanding. If you are in the Camden area make a reservation and go to Franny’s Bistro!!

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Mmama2023
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service was fantastic! Will definitely be back soon.

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DanielD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourmet food with good-sized portions. Will dine there again next time we're in Camden.

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Willy
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly and wished a happy anniversary by all staff we encountered. Tables were spaced elegantly with lovely plants in between. The food was delicious and attractively presented, drinks were good also. Our server was outstanding.

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vipluckytobeinCamden
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant for every reason. Great staff, relaxed atmosphere and absolutely delicious food. So glad we can walk there from home. It's a must try when you are in Camden.

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DanaJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight. First time at Franny’s and the food, drinks, ambience and service were excellent. The halibut special was so flavorful! There was social distance between tables. Will return.

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vipTommy
New England
126 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We’ve been a couple of times and will go back. They’ve made it very easy, very comfortable during the virus.
Reservations only, plenty of room, too bad too because their old bar was a classic. Food excellent, service very good altho I’m suspicious our staffer was fairly new. Great bistro steak cooked medium rare but I would of liked the frites hotter. I had the cracked, again, but next will go looking, seemed a bit breaded and bland this night. Get the dessert. Get the chocolate terrine, it is terrific! Seriously. We chose wisely and had excellent glasses of wine, one red mine white. A good night, quiet, a Wednesday, but in Camden even in the virus that’s nice. We’re coming back.

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MikeC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franny's has excellent food, great service, and reasonable prices. We go there frequently and always recommend it to others.

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Alil
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being able to dine at Franny’s again. Food is delicious...and I love, love, love the grits! No matter what I order I always have a side of grits.

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MICHELET
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time eating at this restaurant and will not be our last. We were very pleased with the service of staff and food.

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vipCharlie
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Franny's food was creatively prepared and delicious yet familiar and approachable. Halibut was caught by the chef that morning and broiled perfectly. And I haven't had cheesy grits since a trip down south, so that was fun, too.
Not a lot of pretense here, just good food!

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vipThereseC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small charming bistro with a terrific menu. Our go to place over and over again!

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LakenF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place and service was amazing. The steak was good but cooked medium and needed a sauce. A bit pricey for the size. However the crab cakes were amazing and impressed a non seafood eater.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening! The drinks and food were amazing. The staff was kind and attentive. One of our favorite places to go for a date night.

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MegM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cozy ambiance and delicious food! We were initially concerned with how small the menu was, but could not have been happier with the food we ordered. We can’t wait to return!

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vipDiningaround
Charlotte
63 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and well prepared food and the extra measures to make this dining experience safe during the covid pandemic is not only appreciated but well though through and professionally serviced. Kudos. Can’t wait to return!

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vipSSNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit but won’t be our last. Everything was excellent from the moment we walked in. Charming little restaurant, quiet with friendly attentive staff. The tables are spaced for social distancing but it didn’t seem awkward or empty. There is also outside seating.

Nice wine list. My husband liked the margarita. Good choices on the menu plus specials. Both dishes ( halibut and a spicy seafood linguine) were prepared well. Wish we had left room for dessert!

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ! The crabcakes were delicious. Waitress was knowledgeable and help me pick out wine for my dinner. All the staff was wearing masks.

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vipSandraR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent restaurant! Awesome food, great service and wonderful staff! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Saw50States
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a wonderful meal with wonderful service. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is friendly and timely. The place is adorable. The owner is friendly and appreciative. What more could one ask for?!

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SusanT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Franny's Bistro...always delicious!

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Elena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Nice environment, but seating is not very comfortable. For unknown to us reason, the waitress ignored my mother and my daughter completely. Food was good, but we waited about 45 min for it. We ran out of water, but it was not refilled. Dessert was excellent, though. The owner of the restaurant responded to my daughter's google review in a very defensive way.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Fresh and Always Delicious!

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MAlpha
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptionally prepared - classic yet unique flavors. To start the cocktails were awesome, wine selection broad but could be more diverse. Salad could have been a meal with ample portions and great contrasts. Service was exceptional despite server noting she was new it did not show in the service. Ambiance was OK but we were near the door and it was chilly at times. Would definitely return and try something else on the wide assortments offered on the menu.

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Mare
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food; pleasant server. Excellent food... just a little more pricey than we expected

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food choices and the ability to get a local bottle of wine! Service was lovely and very friendly. A friend is visiting Camden next month and she’s already made a reservation on our recommendation!

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viplucindaw
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the new owners and the new food. The only thing I would ask is for those of us that are old and have bad backs please either add more cushions or get new chairs. As you can see that didn't get in my way from having a delicious dinner the lady at the bar was lovely as was our waiter

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MichaelC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

average experience, met but did not exceed expectations.

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RobertG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a very good meal, the food was interesting and very well prepared. The menu was very varied and there are a lot of things I'd like to try. The seating is very close, and on our night, overly crowded, we had to sit on our coats. We were also both very cold as it was a frigid night and the table was next to a large uninsulated window. I think we will wait for summer before trying this one again.

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MaryW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We were especially happy that the acoustics. The area rugs on the floor created a nicer vibe AND helped soften the noise. Very much appreciated!

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Alil
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Frannys Bistro! Love the food...love the friendly staff. Love the grits!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but they didn't do anything special for a Birthday that they were told about earlier.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch and service was exceptional. We hope to return again soon!

Frannys Bistro
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you very much see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Great!

Frannys Bistro
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you very much!

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as I walked in, the atmosphere was warm and cozy. Beautiful setting. I brought my friend for her birthday and it was very special. There were so many great choices that it was a challenge to decide what to order. The Arctic Char special was amazing. They served dessert with a candle and sang happy birthday. The hosts took the time to visit and ask about our meal. I'm looking forward to returning soon!

Frannys Bistro
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you Nancy, we look forward to seeing you again!

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RICHARDS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit in as many weeks and we were not disappointed. The food offerings are from creative recipes that have been given much thought and are masterfully prepared. They are beautifully plated and presented to you on artisan pottery. The service is attentive to just the right level. It's a relaxing evening in a very comfortable atmosphere. Do yourself a favor and plan a visit.

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Emilonglegs
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place when I come up from NY. Ambiance, great food and genuine hospitality make it a restaurant not to miss. Just recommended it to some people staying at 16 Bayview.

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Frannys Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 230-8199.

Frannys Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

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