Restaurants in Maine

Hugh Stewart

The New England outpost of lauded chef and plant-food evangelist Matthew Kenney, The Gothic puts a smart, contemporary spin on vegetarian cuisine. Small... Read More

The classical brick building that houses The Gothic is a former bank looming over Belfast’s downtown, but the menu isn’t as austere or intimidating.... Read More

Chef and owner Dan Sriprasert’s veggie Thai restaurant has all the curries, stir fry, and noodle dishes you’d expect, and Sriprasert goes in heavy on... Read More

Seafood with a comfort twist is what attracts hordes of Maine pilgrims to this slightly hackneyed roadside eatery. Skip the adjacent and much-hyped gift... Read More

The Maine Dining Room restaurant at downtown Freeport’s Harraseeket Inn is a source of local pride; James Beard Award–winning chef Sam... Read More

This red building, situated on a stretch of land between City Cove and Haley Pond, previously housed an IGA grocery store and, in 1958, even a co-ed... Read More

A local institution in the Kennebunkport village of Cape Porpoise, the Wayfarer looks and feels like a New England general store, but chef Brendan Levin... Read More

About a 30-minute drive from the tourist traps of Bar Harbor, this no-frills waterfront seafood joint specializes in reasonably priced, freshly caught... Read More

Lewiston’s refreshingly no-frills drive-up opened as a root beer stand in 1959 and doesn’t seem to have raised its prices since. The menu board includes... Read More

Certainly the most ambitious kitchen to open recently in Maine, Vinland launched with a credo to serve 100% local, 100% organic food. Locals’ skepticism... Read More

First, there’s the drive in, a lovely trip along the peninsula south of busy Rockland (where the Maine Lobster Festival is held every August).... Read More

There’s a poetic juxtaposition to the white tablecloths and candlelight inside of two barns from the 1820s, and that intersection of rustic and elegant... Read More

The centerpiece of Maine’s top-rated inn—its famed white barn with wide-plank floors and soaring exposed beams—is where Brit expat... Read More

Now one of six regional locations, the original Wild Willy’s began serving its signature handmade burgers in 2001. Like the other branches, the... Read More

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