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The Cockatoo Portuguese Restaurant

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Goose Cove Road, Goose Cove Lodge, Deer Isle, ME 04627
+1 207-348-2300
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Greenfield Center, New York
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Could be 5 star..the Cockatoo is a good place to visit..that could be great...as summer visitors to Deer Isle...cuisine is on short supply so you need to take advantage of all the establishments.We went for lunch on a beautiful Monday... They opened late...service was VERY slow...good thing we were on the ouside deck looking at the ocean...The meal would've been... More 

Thank RCXcellentAdventures
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible seafood! Sue is the owner, and is amazing ❤ I definitely redomend the lobster, shrimp, scallops, and the Portuguese sausage roasting on the pig!!

Thank Jennifer R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went there after the Bar Island walk and we were very surprised. The setting is simply Spectacular as is the food. We can particularly recommend the Cod and Potato cakes and the shrimps. The staff are international and very friendly. The lunch is cheap and cheerful and aimed at walkers i belive with burgers, lobster rolls etc. The dinner... More 

Thank Will B
Upland, California
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538 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Cockatoo is WAAAY off the beaten path deep in the Deer Isle woods, down a dirt road, but it's worth the effort. Some of the biggest mussels we've ever seen. Prepared very simply. Excellent scallops. Very nice skewer beef. Beautiful view of the rocky shore. Surprisingly reasonable pricing. Good selection of beers and some wines. Attentive service.

Thank William D
Littleton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Three of us adults had lunch here in mid June 2016. Our appetizer of stuffed mushrooms was tasty with a hint of spice and our wine was chilled in ice to start our meal. Our choices of lobster roll and fried clams were prepared well, the sautéed in butter and lightly seasoned lobster was pleasantly different from the cold with... More 

Thank Gallant R
Woodstock, Vermont
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We ate there in June of 2016 and I had there beef and shrimp skewers and my partner had a fish stew. Both were good although the shrimp a little tough. The waitress was oustanding and we would go again

Thank dputrich
Maryville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were staying on Deer Isle and wanted to try this place. The drive is quite long, down a very rough gravel road past several cabins that looked like they were falling down... One of our party said she could see where this area might inspire Stephen King. There were a few cars parked in the area but the interior... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Best seafood and meats in Maine Suzanne is the people pleaser to the extreme, she will make sure your happy,

Thank andrew l
Haymarket, Virginia
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Our party of six adults enjoyed a wonderful Portuguese culinary experience at the Cockatoo. It's a little drive out of Stonington but you arrive in a beautiful coastal setting. The shrimp Mozambique was delicious, the prime rib was huge, and the Caldeirada (Fish Stew) was spectacular and uniquely spiced. They have a range of home made desserts that were also... More 

Thank tom m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We started with martinis, blueberry being my favorite. The scallops were fresh and cooked just enough to melt in your mouth. The crowd was definitely local, a testament to where the best food is found on the island. Arrive before sunset so you can enjoy the best view on the island. Don't miss this treasure when you visit the area.

Thank Bob A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goose Cove Road, Goose Cove Lodge, Deer Isle, ME 04627
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 207-348-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?