One of our favorite restaurants in Downeast Maine is the Aragosta Restaurant in Stonington. Located at 27 Main Street, this charming eatery offers farm-to-table dining while overlooking the gorgeous scenery of Stonington Harbor. With stunning views to set the scene, the restaurant provides passionate plates and fresh ingredients to all of their guests. The masterful creations of Chef Devin Finigan surprise and delight your taste buds with every, single bite. The ever-changing menu revolves throughout the year to incorporate in-season produce and seafood. Treat yourself to a magical, culinary experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
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The Menu at Aragosta Restaurant in Stonington
Regardless of what items you choose off the menu, you will be greeted with delicious, locally-sourced food. From earth to sea, the ingredients you’ll discover are from local farm and seafood companies. These include Four Season Farm, Little Island Oyster Co., Yellow Birch Farm, Carding Brook Farm, Commonwealth Farm, Morgan Bay Farm, Sunset Acres Farm, Ingrid Bengis Seafood, and other organic farms in Maine.
Because the restaurant uses the freshest, seasonal ingredients, many dishes rotate on and off the menu throughout the year. As a taste bud teaser, here are a few menu items that the restaurant has featured in the past:
- Imagine the aroma of a sweet, summer corn soup with smoked Stonington Lobster and flavored with parsley oil and mustard floret
- Picture a Downeast, ME take on ceviche, masterfully prepared with Stonington Halibut, a crispy potato puff, pickled rhubarb aioli, and pea shoots
- Who wouldn’t love a whole Stonington lobster, served with preserved lemon, farm greens, and drawn butter?
- Visualize a plate of squash blossom tagliatelle, carefully created with farm vegetable ragu, burrata, and rainbow baby chard
- Perhaps you would prefer something similar to a mouthwatering, grilled filet mignon with cucumber, dill, cherry tomatoes, kale, farro salad, and salsa verde
While you may not see the same dishes on the menu in the future, the examples allow for a taste of the level of quality and care you will experience when you order from this quaint, picturesque restaurant.
Restaurant-goers can taste Chef Devin Finigan’s culinary passion in the unique creations she serves her guests at her dreamy, small-town establishment. Experience the flavors of Maine through her use of simple recipes, locally-sourced produce, and fresh ingredients. Her experience as a chef blossomed under a local chef in Brooklin and led her to work with other chefs across the country and around the world. She brought her dreams to life by opening the Aragosta Restaurant in the quiet, fishing town of Stonington.
This hidden gem is only open Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 5-8 pm. The restaurant highly recommends making a reservation. Keep an eye on their Facebook for updates regarding special lunch menus and any changes in business hours.
Stay at Pilgrim’s Inn
After indulging in a delectable dinner at Aragosta Restaurant in Stonington, settle in for the evening in one of Pilgrim Inn’s charming and relaxing guest rooms. After a refreshing night’s sleep, wake up in the morning to a hearty and delicious breakfast. Throughout the day, you can enjoy a variety of activities in and around Deer Isle and Stonington.
For the best sleep of your life, stay in our Room Five guest room. You’ll appreciate cozy bed, ample space, and gorgeous views of our property’s gardens and millpond.