We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Friendly Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1014 US Route 1, Perry, ME 04667-3245
207-853-6610
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 63: English reviews
Eastport, Maine
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This business has been family run for a long time and the hospitality is second to none! Bring your appetite, because there is no skimping on the serving size. Good eats and good prices to boot. This place can get packed in a hurry so try calling ahead to see if there is seating.

Helpful?
Thank Ken J
Level Contributor
57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mouth is watering just typing this review and thinking about how delicious the fish and chips were. First of all it was fresh haddock, not cod (eeeewww) And the serving size was massive. I had lots to take home with me for later. The desserts are out of this world but I didnt get to try any because i... More 

Helpful?
Thank Xterramama
Niagara Falls, Canada
Level Contributor
443 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Roadside diner about 20 min south of Calais near the turnoff for Eastport on Rt. 1. Menu features deep-fried seafood. Lobster rolls available but not cheap ( about $18). Check the specials on the white board when you come in (behind the main counter). Chowders/stews are the healthier & better choices on the menu.

Helpful?
Thank Fantom_Gormay
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

And obviously the go-to of most people in this area of Washington Co. Homemade desserts, which I'm assured are delicious. We never have room after lunch to even consider dessert. Great loosemeat burgers, homemade frenchfries, if you request them, fried clams, fish and chips. And the staff treats everyone like home folks. Try their specials on Sunday,and you will be..homefolks... More 

Helpful?
Thank April M
Lubec, Maine
Level Contributor
64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nothing like local with no pretensions. Good seafood, which is what I mostly go for. Large portions. Pleasant staff. Like many places in the area, don't ever judge the book by its cover.

Helpful?
Thank moosieme
Maine
Level Contributor
276 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The New Friendly Restaurant has delicious home cooked meals that are a great value. They definitely know how to cook seafood! Don't expect frills - it's a simple spot but the food, the service, and the prices are great! My husband ordered a fried clam platter that came with two sides. I got a small scallop plate, that also came... More 

Helpful?
Thank NieSam
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

After leaving a restaurant for terrible service I was more than happy we stumbled onto this gem. The seafood chowder was chock full of wonders from the sea and had a great simple taste. Nothing fancy just a good ole seafood chowder. Home cooking at it's best. The service was great. No frills just good food. We didn't have dessert... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary W
Saint John, New Brunswick
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

After having to leave a restaurant for no service in East Port, we headed toward Calais. We stumbled across this little restaurant and decided to try as we were hungry and there were lots of cars outside which is a good sign. We were greeted and order taken immediately and the food was delivered in record time. I ordered the... More 

Helpful?
Thank PureCountry62
Perry, Maine
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you're looking for good home cooking, this is the place. Comfort food, burgers, and specials. And the pies ---- oh the pies!! I am told they have the best fried clams around, though I am not a seafood lover, so I can't say. I do know their homemade soups are fantastic. Always great service.

Helpful?
Thank abarstow
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Perfect fish and chips! The waitress was wonderful; helped us find the best value for our money. The serving are huge. Get there early; the place is popular with the locals and fills up fast but the food explains why its so popular.

Helpful?
Thank cbeagle2016

Travellers who viewed New Friendly Restaurant also viewed

Perry, DownEast and Acadia Maine

Been to New Friendly Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 US Route 1, Perry, ME 04667-3245
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Perry
  • Phone Number: 207-853-6610
Description
The best OMG lobster roll in the world! All food looked good. Inexpensive local cuisine in a casual, diner atmosphere.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from New Friendly Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?