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26 Main St.
Vinalhaven, ME 04863

The Nightingale is a seasonal restaurant located on the island of Vinalhaven, a short ferry ride from Rockland, in the Penobscot Bay. We make American favorites from scratch, using the best ingredients available. Our partners - local fishermen, farmers, brewers, and purveyors from our island community and around the state of Maine - bring us local products, in-season. Our chef/owner is committed to simple, comfort cooking and allowing ingredients to shine. The cocktails served at our bar are crafted with housemade syrups and island-grown herbs by Vinalhaven’s most passionate mixologist. The wine list features selections from small producers around the world, chosen by our CMS Certified Sommelier for their unique character and outstanding value. We keep a rotation of four local craft beers on tap, plus an eclectic list of beers in bottles and cans. Mid-May through mid-October, we are Vinalhaven's choice for fun, casual dining. We offer full table service in our dining room, on the porch, and at the bar for lunch and dinner. For the latest hours, menus, and reservations, visit