Restaurants

Cafe in The Yorks

Stonewall Kitchen Company Store & Cafe

Fill up on dozens of free samples (wild blueberry jam, tapenade, caramel sauce…yum!) at the flagship store of the Stonewall Kitchen specialty foods empire, just off US 1. Or tuck into a bowl of housemade granola or …
Fast Food in Portland

DuckFat

DuckFat has out-of-this-world fries. Fried in (yes) duck fat, they're shatteringly crisp, with fluffy centers. Dipping sauces (truffle ketchup, horseradish mayo etc) are good, but unnecessary. The fancy panini are a…
Sandwiches in Bethel

Good Food Store

Buy super sandwiches, salads and heat-and-eat meals at this gourmet organic market and wine shop. The homemade cookies and dried fruit are fantastic. Barbecue by Smokin' Good BBQ (www.smokingoodbarbecue.com) is sold…
Food Hall in Portland

Public Market House

A handful of fast-food stalls occupy this great market. It's the perfect place for a quick, cheap and tasty meal (soups, burritos, salads, bagels etc), with seating on the 2nd floor. The deli on the 1st floor is a g…
Hot Dogs in The Yorks

Flo's Hot Dogs

Flo's is a local institution: a little red roadside shack doling out steamed hot dogs for a few hours a day around lunchtime. What brings the crowds is the star ingredient: the secret-recipe relish (so popular it's …
Diner in Ogunquit

Maine Diner

Opinions vary on this blue-and-white landmark on Wells' northern outskirts. A tourist trap, according to some locals; delicious, according to others. It's a step back in time, from decor to old-school menu (low pric…
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…
Diner in Portland

Becky's Diner

Fishermen and all-night revelers enjoy the 4am opening. At other times, the booths at this wharf-side diner are packed with a mixed crowd: fishing folks, Portland professionals, tourists, families with young childre…
Pizza in Bar Harbor

Rosalie's Pizza

Dinner at Rosalie's is a tradition among Bar Harbor's summer families. The two-story pizza joint, decked out in retro Americana (jukebox, neon, B&W Rat Pack photos), is a favorite for calzones, hot Italian subs …
Pizza in Portland

Micucci Grocery

In-the-know local foodies line up for the thick, chewy 'Sicilian slab' at this old-school Italian market, which sells pizza from a tiny bakery in the back from about 10:30am (it usually sells out by mid-afternoon).