Restaurants in Maine

Hugh Stewart

In a region with so many seasonal restaurants, Grissini stands out for being open year-round and for its refined Tuscan food. The space sports white... Read More

So you’re making the pilgrimage to L. L. Bean and the outlets of Freeport. When you can’t face another discounted duck boot, retreat to this... Read More

Eclectic, organic foods are the specialty at this downtown Brunswick restaurant serving everything from Cuban shrimp to beef Brisket. The interior is... Read More

Owner-chef (and James Beard Award–winner) Rob Evans may have trained himself to cook—but it’s not as if he just woke up one day and... Read More

This Little Cranberry Island restaurant, with a gray wood frame and a sizeable patio, rests on pylons along Hadlock Cove, offering views of the boats... Read More

This tantalizingly retro white cement block of a restaurant enjoys a great waterside location off Commercial Street. Simply emblazoned on the outside... Read More

Owned by native chef Joshua Mathers, his namesake eatery serves organic American cuisine in a Colonial house dating back to 1774. The interior blends... Read More

Dine on seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobsters at La Bella Vita, in the Harborside Hotel. Read More

Dine on fresh seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobster. Read More

Overlooking the Damariscotta River where it feeds into the Atlantic, this unpretentious spot—decked out with antique lobster buoys, hurricane... Read More

This instant institution has been open along Highway One since 1983. The low-slung white building with a blue awning flies a series of flags along the... Read More

Handmade pies—cream, fruit, and even savory—made from predominantly local ingredients and sold in the store or delivered to you in Portland. Owner and... Read More

Chefs/partners Mark (“M”) Gaier and Clark (“C”) Frasier of the esteemed Ogunquit restaurant Arrows opened this seaside bistro in... Read More

There are only a couple hundred feet of land on either side of MC Perkins Cove, an approachable bistro and raw bar run by James Beard Award-winning... Read More

James Beard Award-winning chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier opened this raw bar and upscale casual dining room as a relaxed alternative to their (since... Read More

Sanford isn’t known as a foodie hotspot, so this Québécois-influenced gastro-pub in a restored textile mill took Maine diners by surprise. The place... Read More

A mid-century dining car with unabashed greasy spoon appeal, this Portland landmark is conspicuous on a strip of new condo construction and upscale... Read More

Easily identified by its famous giant neon sign, Moody’s endures as the rest stop of choice on Maine’s mid-coast highway. Family owned and... Read More

Opened in 1927, it isn’t Maine’s oldest diner, but Moody’s might be the state’s most beloved and least changed. The open-faced turkey sandwich with... Read More

Seven miles from U.S. Route 1 (turnoff opposite Moody’s Diner) is a Teutonic gourmand paradise. Founded in 1918, this friendly family-run... Read More

The fine-dining restaurant of Kennebunkport’s Cape Arundel Inn, Ocean shows off its namesake with immense windows that give every table in the house... Read More

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