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Maine Restaurants


Although Maine is known the world over for its lobster, there is so much more to the Maine dining scene once you crack the shell. Maine offers diverse cuisine and some top chefs. Maine is also famous for its locally grown blueberries, potatoes and some of the best organic and farm raised food in the country. Maine chefs have a delicious corner on the market - creating extraordinary gourmet food from local Maine products served in beautiful natural settings. Maine dining is truly worth experiencing.


A day of Maine dining might start with a breakfast of Maine maple syrup over hot, fresh blueberry pancakes and native farm raised bacon. Lunch is best saved for a cup of chowder (pronounced "chowdah" by the locals), fried clams, crab cakes, or a lobster roll at a seaside clam shack with a view of Lobster boats bobbing in the harbor.

 

Many restaurants located in coastal towns may require reservations in the summer, while you can walk in and get the best waterfront table in the quieter season.

 

For dinner, fresh seafood is always on the menu and Maine dining ranges from candlelit waterfront settings, to cozy pubs, steakhouses, and contemporary cafes serving organic and vegan cuisine. Lobsters, clams, mussels, scallops, crab are served in hundreds of unqie and delicious ways. Maine fishing villages have small cafes that serve divers day boat scallops and fresh caught fish; it doesn't get any fresher than that. Maine also has a brewing beer and wine scene, small Maine micro-brews and brewpubs are popping up everywhere and Maine wineries and vineyards are part of the Maine wine trail.

 

Southern Maine Dining

The best restaurants in Maine have attracted top chefs who have access to some of the freshest ingredients. Maine is home to northern New England's only five star restaurant if you chose to dine in Kennebunkport, at the White Barn, or try Earth at Hidden Pond, there are so many great restaurants in the Kennebunks, Ogunquit and beyond. Further up the coast, Portland dining features award winning chefs creating exciting menus, which are far more affordable than big city prices.

Midcoast Maine Dining
Boothbay Harbor has several fine restaurants in the area.

 

Downeast Acadia Dining

But you can't say you've been to Maine without experiencing an authentic Downeast clambake, fried clams by the pint, or at least a lobster roll from a seaside clam shack - you will find all that and more. A real Downeast feast is a cup of clam chowder, steamed clams (called steamers by the natives), corn on the cob, and lobster cooked in seaweed.

 

Western Maine Dining

In the Maine lakes and mountains, you will find four diamond dining at lakefront inns and ski resorts. There's casual family dining, campgrounds and beach restaurants that serve the best burgers with cold beer, often by a big campfire or a fireplace.

Maine is also home to some classic old-fashioned diners, including the famous Maine Diner in Wells, serving old fashioned home-cooked home-style food.

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