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Restaurants in Maine

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Maine restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Maine restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Maine to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Maine restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Maine.

  • Annabell’s Pub

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The food is nothing fancy—fish chowder and the like—but the breezy Maine ambience is the real deal. More
  • Arrows

    No self-respecting food-lover on a tour of Maine would skip a visit to this restaurant, only three miles (yet worlds away) from Ogunquit’s busy dow... More
  • Bagaduce Lunch

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The ospreys are often circling overhead at Bagaduce Lunch, a no-frills take-out restaurant on a tidal river in Brooksville—and recipient of a James... More
  • Bar Lola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This Munjoy Hill restaurant and bar serves a rotating selection of New American dishes utilizing organic, seasonal ingredients. The menu is organiz... More
  • Barnacle Billy's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In 1961, longtime fisherman and lobsterman Billy Tower started scouring nearby waters for seafood to serve at his casual, Perkins Cove restaurant, ... More
  • Bayview Market & Takeout

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This roadside spot on Highway 175 isn’t far from Northern Bay on Maine’s central coast, and it's open only in the summer. Owners Larry and Freda Re... More
  • Blue Sky

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This sleek and modern restaurant is a new entry from celebrated Boston chef Lydia Shire, whose menu includes her famous lobster pizza (way better t... More
  • Bresca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With just 20 seats in all (four of which are at the bar), Middle Street newcomer Bresca is one of Portland’s most coveted reservations—with good re... More
  • Buck's Naked BBQ

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    One whiff of the hickory wood–smoked BBQ, and you’ll be seduced by this roadhouse restaurant, one mile south of downtown Freeport. Here, under Chri... More
  • Caiola's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Pronounced "kay-o-las," this restaurant in Portland's tree-lined West End area specializes in down-to-earth New American food with splashes of Medi... More
  • Cappy's Chowder House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This family-friendly joint has famous thick chowder, plus burgers and lobster rolls. More
  • Castine Variety

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Chase's Daily

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Part farmstand and part restaurant, Chase’s Daily is owned and operated by Penny Chase and her family. The restaurant, housed inside a refurbished ... More
  • Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This massive red-roofed building remains open daily throughout out the year (with truncated hours from Mother’s Day to Columbus Day) and specialize... More
  • Cinque Terre

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    When chef Lee Skawinski travels around Italy each year, he's not just sourcing recipes. Strains of beans, squash, and lettuce from the area wind up... More

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