Restaurants

Top Choice Ice Cream in Inland Maine

Gifford's

At Gifford's, every ice-cream flavor sounds delicious, from Maine Wild Blueberry and Caramel Caribou to Moose Tracks, made with peanut-butter cups and fudge. If you don't pull over for a scoop, you'll never hear the…
Modern American in Bangor

Fiddlehead

The young chef at this downtown place has been earning raves (and a packed dining room) for her international spin on local, seasonal ingredients. Think okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) with Maine shrimp, seared halib…
Cafe in Bangor

Bagel Central

Vast and cafeteria-like, Bagel Central bakes up 18 varieties of bagel (including vegan and gluten-free options), which are then transformed into sandwiches spilling over with smoked salmon, turkey and other tasty fi…
Bakery in Bangor

Friars' Bakehouse

A couple of Franciscan friars in long brown robes preside over this tiny bakery, serving soups and sandwiches at lunch. Biting into one of their crunchy-topped blueberry muffins is practically a…spiritual experience…
Ice Cream in Inland Maine

Butterfield's Ice Cream

Take a road-trip break at Butterfield’s in Dover-Foxcroft – this family-run ice-cream stand has been going strong since 1950. Walk up to the window, choose your flavor (the black raspberry is delicious), grab a seat…
Modern American in Augusta

Slates Restaurant & Bakery

Inside this big yellow house on the main street, the crowd-pleasing menu includes crabmeat crepes, grilled pesto pizzas and beef tenderloin au poivre. At lunchtime, chicken pie and crab cakes are a hit. The bakery n…
American in Inland Maine

Big G's

The sandwiches are huge and inexpensive (trust us, you only need a half portion), making Big G's a good stop for travelers on a budget. Grab your sandwich to go and take it down to the river for a picnic. Breakfast …