Service was a bit slow due to few waitstaff but as our waitress was friendly and professional and the food excellent we'll happily return!
Excellent food, service, and ambience. Would recommend highly!
There were four people in our party and each of us chose a different dish. Every one of them was excellent. The service was prompt and friendly. We're all coming back soon.
Fabulous dinner, food delicious, warm, relaxing welcoming ambience and excellent service. Would definitely return.
Wonderful. Food was fabulous
Excellent food! Attentive service. Cozy setting away from the tourists in downtown Camden
Wonderful meal. One of my favorite places in Camden. The chicken dish is amazing!!
Fantastic meal. Food was creative and delicious. Hard to decide as so many great options. Service was excellent and great ambiance too!
Great atmosphere. Great presentation. Meats were expertly prepared. Loved the Calamari, unique preparation but would have been great with a warm simple marinara.
Everything about Franny's was amazing. This was our first visit to Camden and our innkeeper recommended Franny's when she learned that we're foodies. We had the duck confit salad, the chicken and the halibut special and each was spot on. We could honestly eat the duck salad every day; each element compliments the others perfectly. We can't wait to return to Camden or to Franny's.
Franny's provided a fantastic overall dining experience from start to finish. Reservations and seating process was smooth. Beverage recommendations were on target. Appetizers of Franny's salad and garlic Frites were wonderful as usual. We greatly enjoyed the Halibut with potatoes (although it did take a little longer to arrive than expected). Miss the way mussels used to be prepared at the predecessor Fancine's but chefs need to go their own way.
Had a wonderful Shrimp and Pasta dinner. Absolutely delicious. Our server was delightful and attentive. Jen, the hostess/owner was wonderful and made us comfortable at the bar while they prepared our table. The menu offerings were great too. Highly recommend Frsnnys Bistro.
Glad it is back. Food outstanding & lots of southern grits on menu. Scallops, shrimp & grits were excellent
Great dining experience from beginning to end!! Food, service, ambience was outstanding.
Mussels for Jen were absolutely delicious. We would go back just for that ... although they were out of bread to sop up the sauce and it was impossible to eat with just a fork ( we asked for a spoon). The steak frites were also excellent, but the halibut was just okay ... a little mushy. Generally a welcoming ambiance, but the noise level made conversation very difficult. The service was very friendly. Over-all a very enjoyable evening.
Gracious host/hostess and servers. Nice selection on music playlists, and volume was low enough that we could hear each other (which is rare in restaurants). Went twice on a 4 day trip to Camden.
Lovely dinner, staff was lovely until another table of 6 came and the staff forgot about us.
Go you won’t be disappointed
Loved the exquisite food, excellent attention to detail and wonderful atmosphere! We enjoyed light perfectly seasoned crab cakes as an appetizer with piping hot bread and olive oil. The wine list was ample and our favorite music, which we only heard in snippets and was not intrusive, set the mood for the night. My husband raved about his scallops and mussels and my shrimp and linguine entree was one of my favorite dishes ever. It was a light, fresh mix of sun dried tomatoes, capers, artichoke hearts and shrimp cooked to perfection. We ended our meal with a delightful chocolate dessert with sea salted caramel crisps and whipped cream. Frannys is a must when in Camden! We look forward to returning on our next trip to Maine.
Great food and hospitality
My wife and I consider Franny's a special night out. I am glad we live nearby. It's a treat!
Well I thought Franny's was going to be great... And then we waited almost two hrs for our food! Customers that came in after us had either eaten or left. When we asked our waitress, when she eventually came over with our food, what the problem was she said it was a small kitchen and that they were very backed up.
She could tell that we were very frustrated however she didn't comp anything off the bill.
The food was very good, however the portions were small.
We had a lovely young server who described the specials with enthusiasm and accuracy. The halibut was delicious!
We were staying in Camden, with another couple, and went to Franny’s on the recommendation of our innkeeper and another individual. Our experience exceeded our expectations, good wine list and superb menu - The specials, in particular, were fantastic.
Really outstanding family owned Bistro in a neighborhood (not on the main drag). Wonderful all the way around. Food delicious and service was perfect. Quiet and romantic for a quiet dinner. I would definitely go back when in Camden again.
This was a wonderful dining experience!! We had the arugula and duck confit salad (shared) and for entrees both were specials of the evening: sea scallops with arugula salad and halibut with fingerling potatoes and roasted cherry tomatoes. Both dishes had wonderful sauces that complimented the fish. They were out of the bottle of Chardonnay that we ordered so they offered us another one, quite a bit higher in price, for the same price!! Even more outstanding that the food was the wonderful wait staff!! Both of the young women who served our table were here from Bosnia and they were terrific!!
Service was very, very slow, portions were small. I had to apologize to our guests for both. Won’t go back.
Food was wonderful and they accommodated my no starch request with a substitution. Upscale but with a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
Best restaurant in our area, an Steve which has over 50 fine restaurants.
Food and atmosphere were outstanding!!!!
Had a great dinner at Franny's. Fresh seafood, beautifully prepared and so delicious. Loved everything about Franny's!
In the space formerly occupied by the iconic Francine’s, Franny’s is putting out sophisticated comfort food at the upper end of midrange dining. The dining room is refreshingly sophisticated and avoids all the coastal cliches. Corn bisque and a scallop/mussel/cheesy grits main course were delectable. No beers on tap but a fine selection of regional bottles. We’d return in a heartbeat.
This is the second time we have eaten here. Each time I like it more and more. The muscles were amazing. I will definitely be back.
Service was way above par each time.
What a little gem. Away from the bustle and tourist traps of the waterfront, yet just steps away around the corner. Incredibly well prepared food. The halibut special was cooked perfectly. Terrific menu and fresh vibe. Rustic chic atmosphere. Great service.
My wife an I loved it. The ambience is nice, plenty of space around the tables. The food was tasty, fresh and beautifully presented. Our waitress Natasha, was charming and competent. We sat indoors the first night, and outdoors the second. Indoors is a bit noisy. We enjoyed it enough to come back the next night and the weather was great for outdoor dining. Ambience...perfect. My wife had Halibut the first night. They were great about putting the sauce on the side to accommodate her dietary needs. I had a pasta dish with sausage bits and meatballs that rivaled pasta I had in Italy. The second night we both had the chicken dish.. great! My wife said, "I wish we had found this place sooner." It was definitely the best restaurant and a great value we encountered in Camden. My only complaint is that the glass of wine seemed a bit meager. I often measure my own wine servings for medical reasons and it seemed shy of 4 oz. The wine, was excellent , however, as was the rest of our experience. I would recommend Franny's and will definitely return again should we find ourselves in Camden. They do get booked so definitely make reservations.
This may be the best restaurant in Camden. The food and service were great. Duck confit was the best I have ever eaten.
The food and service were excellent. The air conditioning was not very effective the evening we visited .
It was good, but not very impressive, especially compared with Francine’s, the former occupier of that space. The descriptions of the food made them sound wonderful, but they were just ok. The Caesar salad was underdressed; the fried calamari were not at all crisp. The shrimp with linguine was fine, with a good number of shrimp, but not memorable. The only dish that was a standout was the scallops and mussels.
Disappointing, especially because they say on their website that “foodie-ism is our religion. “ Not really meant for “foodies,’’ but for ok comfort food, perhaps.
Great food....an interesting and eclectic menu with some "old favorites" as well. Steak frites and scallops/mussels were particular favorites. Service was attentive and helpful. Only downside is that it is still on the noisy side....but improved from previous times. Definitely worth a visit.
This little gem was spectacular! The food was creative and delicious. Service was great and we especially appreciated it when our waitress came and asked us if we would like to move to another table away from the 18 person table that was quite loud and boisterous. We were having a difficult time hearing each other. Just fyi, I very rarely give any restaurant a five star rating, even if they are really good. Don’t miss Frannys when you are in Camden, which has many excellent restaurants to try. Franny’s is my favorite after a week here!
We have eaten many great meals while on vacation in Maine, but the Scallops and Mussels topped them all. Wonderful service, nice people, good vibe. There were couples and larger groups and everyone seemed happy. Nice wine and beer selection, too. You gotta go.