Pilgrim's Inn

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Dining at Our Inn on Deer Isle

Whale’s Rib Tavern





Thursday                         5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday                           5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday                        5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday                           5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday                         5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday                                           Closed

Wednesday                                        Closed

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We’re thrilled the historic Whale’s Rib Tavern is opening once again in 2023 at Pilgrim’s Inn on Deer Isle near Stonington in Downeast Maine. We have a fantastic new chef on board creating a fresh new menu featuring locally sourced ingredients! Bring the whole gang and enjoy our local fare with a beautiful water view. With a medley of food options, there’s something for everyone.

Chef Ryan McCaskey is bringing a level of expertise and creativity to our beloved establishment. Chef McCaskey’s accolades and accomplishments are numerous. He has been recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation, earning a semi-finalist nomination for Best Chef: Great Lakes seven times, at his previous restaurant, Acadia. He has also received two Michelin stars during his tenure, as well as Five Diamonds from AAA. His commitment to quality and innovation has earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated following from food enthusiasts. As the new chef of Pilgrim’s Inn, Chef McCaskey is eager to craft a dining experience that celebrates the flavors of the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle, embracing the bounty of local produce and seafood.

The Dining Room is the perfect spot for a casual dinner or celebrating special events. Reservations are recommended for the Dining Room, but walk-ins welcome for the Tavern and patio. The Tavern and patio will be offered a separate menu from the Dining Room (pub menu vs dining room menu).

Make reservations online through OpenTable using the following link: BOOK A TABLE NOW!

Reservations are accepted two months in advance for non-Inn guests. Guests of the Inn may request reservations further out at the time of lodging booking.

New from 2022 is our outdoor beer garden where you can enjoy one of our many Maine craft beers on tap or hand-crafted cocktails. View sunset and a refreshing beverage while meeting neighbors, friends, and gathering around wooden picnic tables. Open to the public restaurant hours. Open to guests of the Inn daily.



Breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a gourmet, chef driven breakfast each morning in our rustic barn overlooking picturesque Mill Pond.

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