Restaurants in Maine

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This diner in the western Maine hamlet of Bethel features a peaked roof, with wooden walls, and a patio with a white picket fence and lime green... Read More

To passersby, the no-frills seafood shack won't look like much, but the "fisherman's lunch"— a cup of clam chowder with a lobster roll—is as... Read More

Hidden far off the beaten path—at the end of a country road in South Harpswell, this family-run marina-side restaurant may appear nondescript, but... Read More

 There’s comfort food, and then there’s Duckfat. When owner-chef Rob Evans opened this friendly all-day café just down the... Read More

For starters, they’ll combine one of their cane-sugar craft sodas (I like the cherry bark phosphate) with some vanilla gelato. If that doesn’t appeal,... Read More

Guess what the crisp and perfectly seasoned Belgian fries are cooked in? Duckfat’s fries are a Portland classic, and you can grab a cone full of them at... Read More

You might be thinking, “I didn’t come to Maine to eat at a truck stop.” Your loss. Bangor’s no-frills, 24-hour eatery has a from-scratch ethos, hearty... Read More

Thousands of miles from the Mexican border, in a residential neighborhood two blocks from Brunswick’s main drag, this funky cantina belies every... Read More

You can tell the place is good by driving past the crowded patio during the summer months. A young crowd mobs El Rayo on warm evenings for tacos al... Read More

Maine’s Mid Coast hides some of its best secrets on the “reaches”: long, narrow peninsulas that stretch like fingers into the sea. The... Read More

The ice cream is churned in-house, the clam strips are crispy, and the hot dogs are in red casings (as all true Maine hot dogs should be). Along with... Read More

There’s truth in advertising. Brunswick’s sixty-year-old, cash-only, drive-in institution still packs them in for notably mayonnaise-y lobster rolls and... Read More

Run by the husband-and-wife duo of Steve and Michelle Corry, this farm-to-table restaurant serves up contemporary American dishes with an emphasis on... Read More

Located in the coastal fishing village after which it's named, Five Island specializes in fresh-caught crustaceans. There's no indoor seating; snag a... Read More

For 50 years, the Stacy family has been serving up some of America's best dogs from this ramshackle, cabin-like red shed in Maine. The franks come... Read More

The signature lobster roll is stuffed with five ounces of the day's freshest catch-hauled in by the owner himself-and served with a side of chips or... Read More

The secret to owner-chef Sam Hayward’s success is his honest, earthbound cooking. And his temple to simply prepared food is Fore Street—a... Read More

Coastal Maine-influenced cuisine is the inspiration at this bistro in Camden, Maine. Francine is the brainchild of chef-owner Brian Hill, who cut his... Read More

Maine’s pastoral midcoast exists at a glorious three-way intersection of local horticulture, local aquaculture, and world-class ocean fishery. If there... Read More

The riverfront, monolithic brick Fort Andross Mill—which turned out countless bolts of cotton broadcloth in the 1800s and then for years stood... Read More

For owners Bob and June Frost, it’s always time to make the doughnuts—with potato flour. Their homey shop with red-and-white-striped awning... Read More

Maine’s original gelato shop opened in 2007, and the Old Port location (the flagship’s in Brunswick) still has lines out the door every (non-winter)... Read More

Order a warm chocolate lava cake at this family-owned Oquossoc institution. Read More

This candy store and restaurant has been a pillar of the Cape Neddick area since 1896, thanks mainly to their homemade saltwater taffy, fudge, and other... Read More

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