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Frannys Bistro, Camden, ME

Frannys Bistro

4.9
4.9
736 Reviews
$50 and over
American

A local neighborhood restaurant. We serve American Bistro-style food. We have outside and inside seating available. Outside seating is undercover so not to worry about the weather when booking.

We secure reservations with a credit card and a 24-hour cancellation policy. A 25-dollar fee will be charged per person for not following the policy. A fee will also be charged to parties showing up with fewer people than their reservation.

Please just give us a call by 5 pm the day before your reservation, to let us know your party is smaller or that you can not make your reservation. You can also email frannysbistro@gmail.com or text (207-691-9151)

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Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 230-8199

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jack Neal

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to do private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Camden

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Eat

  • Portuguese Seafood and Linguine$30.00

    Local Blue Mussels, Diver Scallops and Gulf Shrimp with Spicy Andouille Sausage, Sofrito and Pomodoro Broth Tossed with Linguine and Finished with Fresh Herbs

    • Wood Grilled Lamb Rack, Ancho Gravy, Pickled Tomatillos and Fingerlings$34.00

      Rack of Lamb Grilled over our Wood Fire atop Roast Fingerling Potatoes with Earthy Ancho Gravy and Pickled Tomatillos Our Roasted Roots Round off this Winter Warmer!

      • Pan Seared Cod Loin, Mushroom Risotto, Caper & Lemon Sauce and Tempura Scallions$32.00

        Tender Pan Seared Top Loin of Cod over Local Mushroom Risotto, Finished with a Lemon & Caper Butter Sauce and Crispy Tempura Scallions

        Sweet

        • Gingerbread$8.00

          Dark and Rich with all the spices and a pool of Anglaise & Housemade Ginger Ice Cream

          • Chocolate Terrine$8.00

            A Pate of Dark Chocolate & Rich Cream Flavored with Woodford's and Dry Curacao Almond Brittle adds a nutty crunch

            • Housemade Ice Cream$8.00

              I Scream, You Scream. Fresh Flavors change often

              • Affogato$8.00

                Rich Hot Espresso poured over a scoop of our Housemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Best. Float. Ever

                Drink

                • Suze & Soda$10.00

                  Gentian Liqueur and Fevertree Soda Water - Simple and Refreshing, a great pick me up to start the night

                  • Pinot Noir, King Estate Winery, 'Inscription', Willamette Valley, OR 2019$12.00

                    Rich PLum Nose and Ripe berries, Balanced with oaky Tannins. Great with Lamb, RAgu or Steak

                    • Chardonnay, Eric Solomon, 'Novellum', Roussillon, France 2018$10.00

                      Crisp yet full with a whiff of Viognier from resting on the lees. Great with Mussels, Chicken or Linguine

                      • Christmas Gala$12.00

                        Fresh Housemade Cranberry syrup with Gran Gala Liqueur, Tito's Vodka and Prosecco. A sure fire way to turn the meanest Grouch into Jolly Old St. Nick!

                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                        What 736 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                        4.9
                        4.9 based on recent ratings
                        • 4.9Food
                        • 4.9Service
                        • 4.8Ambience
                        • 4.7Value

                        NoiseModerate

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                          American

                        • Maine

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                          Best Food

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                        • Maine

                          Best Value

                        • Maine

                          Neighborhood Gem

                        • Maine

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                        1. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Philadelphia

                          1 review

                          vip
                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 1 day ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Lovely evening sitting outside! Delicious dinner and lovely service.

                        2. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          First time customers and very pleased. Food and service were excellent. The next time we are in the Camden area we will look forward to eating there again.

                        3. AK

                          AnneK

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Franny's Bistro is the perfect spot to dine when visiting Camden. The food is amazing, and the staff was very welcoming. I ordered the arctic char and it was delicious! I am looking to returning the next time we visit the area. The outside porch looks like a great place to dine.

                        4. DC

                          DebraC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had a lovely dinner. Jenna was a very nice, professional waitress and the food was delicious. We would return if in Camden again.

                        5. j

                          josh

                          New England

                          120 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          120 reviews

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                          The highlight of the menu are the appetizers, there are so many excellent choices. I had the mussels for my first course and rack of lamb for the main course, both were well prepared.

                        6. M

                          Marion

                          San Francisco

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This is the best place for a lovely and high quality dinner. We live nearby, and it is our go-to restaurant for birthdays and just a good time. Totally consistent and creative. My favorites are the crab cakes and the ribs. They can't be beat!

                        7. s

                          susan

                          New England

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined 5 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We always enjoy Franny's Bistro. Food is delicious, staff very pleasant and knowledgeable.

                        8. SG

                          SusanG

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 6 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Definitely a memorable meal The combination of ingredients and flavor was incredible Will most definitely be back

                        9. b

                          badger

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined 6 days ago

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Franny's is great! One of these restaurants where I want to order 5 different things from the menu. Grilled romaine, Lamb chops perfectly cooked and finished with the creme brule. Nice night!

                        10. J

                          Jc49

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined 7 days ago

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          As always excellent meal and experience will go back

                        11. JW

                          JohnW

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Food was outstanding, quaint atmosphere, and great staff. I would highly recommend.

                        12. AM

                          AvidMainer

                          New England

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Great place to dine! Food is fresh and wonderfully prepared. Mussels are to die for, and scallops are always prepared perfectly. Some tables are more private than others, but it is a small and popular place. The waitstaff is attentive and responsive, very friendly. We go here for special dinners.

                        13. KG

                          KathrynG

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Our dining experience was delightful! The service was very accommodating and the food delicious. Interesting cocktails, perfectly prepared and presented starters and entrees, and luscious desserts!

                        14. SJ

                          StephenJ

                          Tampa

                          4 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent food and service! Jen, Jack and their staff are the best!

                        15. PC

                          PamC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful place! Food is exceptional. Staff are professional prompt and attentive. Cocktails are amazing. Definitely recommend. Make reservation well in advance. You will need to in high season and for larger groups for sure!

                        16. SR

                          SusanR

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We were so happy to "discover" Frannie's Bistro. From the welcome to the goodbye, everything about our evening was enjoyable. My husband got the seafood he was craving, shrimp and vegetables in a black ink sauce. delicious. I loved the ribs and slaw. The ribs were glazed in a hoisin sauce and were irresistable. Can't wait to visit the area again so we can go back to Frannie's.

                        17. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We’ve enjoyed dining at Frannys several time since moving from NJ in January. Every meal has been amazing! The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is always delicious. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. Frannys has become a favorite. We look forward to going back soon!

                        18. PL

                          PondLady

                          Charleston

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          My favorite Camden restaurant. It is not on the ocean but is so friendly and the food is great and plentiful. It is a stylish quiet atmosphere to enjoy a excellent meal.

                        19. MT

                          MarkT

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My sister and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at Franny‘s. Jenna, our waitress, was a delight and most helpful. The food was quite simply excellent. Even the crème brûlée was the best I have ever tasted. I would repeat the event in a heartbeat!

                        20. CJ

                          CourtneyJ

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great food! Good service. Cute place. Food was phenomenal despite the limited menu.

                        21. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Houston

                          2 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fabulous food and service. Lovely homey atmosphere.

                        22. L

                          Linu

                          Fort Lauderdale

                          10 reviews

                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Visiting from out of town and found this restaurant on trip advisor. Such a wonderful intimate restaurant. The food was delicious and the service on point. Definitely need to make a reservation.

                        23. SK

                          SKitty

                          Philadelphia

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Excellent food, good service, nice ambience. Definitely recommended.

                        24. GD

                          GeorgianaD

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Outstanding! The food is amazing and the service excellent!

                        25. JE

                          JudithE

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          A favorite!! Great food and drinks! The wait staff attentive, atmosphere perfect! We love Franny's!

                        26. PS

                          PaulS

                          Philadelphia

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great as always.

                        27. DM

                          DeanneM

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          Missed this place last year. SO glad we made it this year. The food was the best we've had in Maine by far. Innovative. Fresh and served Immediately after being prepared. Shrimp spring rolls were crispy and hot, and not greasy. Salads were unique. I'd never heard of grilled Caeser. What an interesting taste treat. The linguini had the perfect ratio of mussels, scallops and andouille with such a tasty spicy light tomato sauce with some heat from the sausage. Perfect temperatures and textures. Somewhat unusual dishes but not odd or ridiculous trying too hard feeling. Our waitress Mara was lovely and really on the ball. We've already recommended this place. Thanks for a fabulous meal and evening out.

                        28. NL

                          NancyL

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Last night was our first time back after a 3 year absence and Frannys did not disappoint. The staff was amazing, the food was perfect and the specialty drinks were mixed to perfection. The updated interior gives the restaurant a lighter feel and the noise level seems much less than before. We will be back again.

                        29. EM

                          EliM

                          New York Area

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on March 25, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Lovely ambiance and delicious food. Perfect place to celebrate!

                        30. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          San Francisco

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on March 25, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We recently moved to Maine. We will surly frequent this lovely restaurant as often as possible. Service was excellent, the food was delicious with generous portions and the ambience is magical. Whilst it was our first visit, we were welcomed as though we were regulars. The warmth and kindness shown us is exactly the reason we moved to this magnificent state. Thank you! The Tracy family

                        31. EO

                          ElizabethO

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great meal and excellent service! I would highly recommend.

                        32. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Wonderful dinner at Franny’s for our anniversary. A beautiful little spot in our home away from home, Camden, Maine.

                        33. b

                          bill

                          New York Area

                          11 reviews

                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on March 16, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We would definitely recommend dining @ Franny's Bistro a very enjoyable evening.

                        34. DL

                          DavidL

                          New England

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          We live nearby. We have stopped driving all over the place because Franny's dining experience exceeds anything in Mid-Coast Maine, by far. So glad Franny's survived Covid.

                        35. JM

                          JohnM

                          New England

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very happy with the ambiance and the offerings. The food was excellent and quite a selection of wines. Strongly recommend for a special night out.

                        36. W

                          Willy

                          New England

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Highly recommend the spring rolls and mussels for appetizers the lamb special was delicious as was the crème brûlée and gingerbread deserts. Actually everything was delightful ❤️

                        37. JD

                          JohnD

                          New England

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We arrived and were seated in a nice quiet spot with plenty of distance from other diners. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful in her recommendations. The food was delicious and nicely plated, and well priced. We love dining at Frannys Bistro when we are in the area.

                        38. DF

                          DonF

                          New England

                          11 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Absolutely fantastic. The service, atmosphere and food consistently exceed any and all expectations.

                        39. J

                          Jackie

                          Tallahassee

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food is always delicious at Frannies. The atmosphere is great! I would definitely recommend Frannies…..it is one of the best restaurants in Camden.

                        40. p

                          paulk

                          Los Angeles

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Been eating here for years. Food, service, ambiance always excellent and friendly. Food very consistent-never had a bad meal. One of my favorites and I've been fortunate enough to eat at some of the best restaurants in LA and Boston.

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Physical distancing

                          • Limited number of seated diners
                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                          • Extra space between tables
                        • Screening

                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                        FAQs

                        Frannys Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 736 OpenTable diners.

                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                        Booked 28 times today
                        Google Map for Frannys Bistro

                        55 Chestnut St Camden, ME 04843

                        Additional information

                        • Neighborhood

                          Camden

                        • Hours of operation

                          Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          American, Bistro, Dining Bar

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Elegant

                        • Dress code

                          Casual Dress

                        • Parking details

                          Street Parking

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Jack Neal

                        • Additional

                          Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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