Restaurants in Maine

Hugh Stewart

This 1925 dining car in the former mill town of Biddeford seats 15 for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunches. The stools and formica countertop and... Read More

Live and cooked lobsters are the draw at this low-key waterfront seafood shack, operated by the nation's oldest fishermen's cooperative. Everything... Read More

After your meal at this buzzy Old Port trattoria, stick around for the nightly dessert. Pastry chef and co-owner Ilma Lopez is a veteran of a handful of... Read More

Getting one of the 20 seats at tiny Piccolo became progressively more difficult this year, as word got out that the restaurant’s southern Italian... Read More

Pine Tree is a summertime favorite for ice cream on quaint Main Street in Rangeley. People line up to the powder blue building and fill up outdoor... Read More

Co-owner and James Beard Award–winning chef Melissa Kelly drew on two influences when she opened her Italian restaurant in this renovated 1880s... Read More

A local favorite on Mount Desert Island, this New American restaurant emphasizes organic local produce and fresh seafood from the coast of Maine.... Read More

This central Maine institution has been located along the Wiscasset waterfront since 1954, and before that, in nearby Boothby, beginning in 1938. The... Read More

Buddy Poland inherited the lobstering tradition from his New England forebears and manages this shingled lobster shack near a harbor called Round Pond,... Read More

This self-proclaimed “fine casual dining” establishment in the cozy western Maine hamlet of Bethel is open for dinner and Sunday brunch.... Read More

Fresh lobster rolls, fried scallops, and haddock chowder are just a few of the locally renowned specialties at this casual roadside restaurant, situated... Read More

If Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf looks familiar, it might be because part of the Kevin Costner movie Message in a Bottle was filmed here.... Read More

Lifted out of Greenwich Village in 1960 and plunked down in working-class Lewiston, Guthrie’s is a bohemian café with a menu that skews southwestern.... Read More

Not every dish is vegetarian-friendly at this eclectic Bayside hole-in-the-wall, but the multi-page menu is so vast and varied, vegetarians end up with... Read More

This zanily cluttered East End institution has been pleasing omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans since 1988. Never mind that the inside looks like a TGI... Read More

The folks in the bright orange truck are perfecting the art of the artisan sandwich, beer battering locally caught haddock, making corn dogs out of... Read More

This seasonal oceanside restaurant, which is affiliated with Spinney's cottages and guesthouse, serves lobsters straight from the tank with drawn butter... Read More

What started as a simple jam enterprise for Jonathan King and Jim Stott in 1991 blossomed into a culinary empire that includes a cooking school, and as... Read More

The Breakwater Inn’s signature restaurant, named for striped bass, specializes in local Atlantic seafood, and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean... Read More

Find some of New England’s best pho—fragrant, complex, and generous with beef steak or brisket—in this totally unassuming Vietnamese restaurant. There’s... Read More

A former post office with family-style seating and specials on chalkboards, the humble set-up at the Black Birch belies the quality of the gastropubby... Read More

Differentiating itself from the area's many cafeteria-style seafood shacks, this tapas bar and restaurant specializes in small plates designed for... Read More

The Clam Shack has been a summertime tradition since 1968. That’s when Richard Jacques debuted his seafood hut above the Kennebunk River. In 2000,... Read More

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