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Restaurants in Midcoast

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Midcoast restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Midcoast 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 Midcoast 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 Midcoast restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Midcoast.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Cod End Cookhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Cod End consists of a cookhouse, fish market, and dock, all packaged into one locale. The outdoor deck is scattered with picnic tables, which is th... More
  • Cook's Lobster House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Freshly caught seafood is served at this casual Bailey Island restaurant. Opened in 1955, Cook's is located on a fully operational wharf and, unsur... More
  • Dolphin Chowder House & Marina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 ... More
  • El Camino

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Thousands of miles from the Mexican border, in a residential neighborhood two blocks from Brunswick’s main drag, this funky cantina belies every cl... More
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    Five Islands Lobster Co.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the coastal fishing village after which it's named, Five Island specializes in fresh-caught crustaceans. There's no indoor seating; snag... More
  • Francine Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Coastal Maine-influenced cuisine is the inspiration at this bistro in Camden, Maine. Francine is the brainchild of chef-owner Brian Hill, who cut h... More
  • Frontier

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The riverfront, monolithic brick Fort Andross Mill—which turned out countless bolts of cotton broadcloth in the 1800s and then for years stood dere... More
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    Frosty's Donut & Coffee Shop

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 has bee... More
  • Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 popula... More

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