Restaurants

Asian in Bethel

Cho Sun

Korea meets rural Maine at this unassuming Victorian house, whose interior has been transformed into an Asian oasis of bamboo and paper lanterns. Try flavor-filled dishes from the owner's native South Korea, like bi…
Italian in Bridgton

Vivo

There's a fabulous pedigree behind the owners of this new venture: popular Boston-area chef Jimmy Burke and his wife Joanie Wilson have 40 years of experience running highly regarded restaurants. Here, the menu sing…
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…
Modern American in Rangeley Lake

Forks in the Air

A perfect little 'mountain bistro' where the emphasis is on great local, seasonal produce, delivered in small plates (pan-roasted mussels, mac 'n' cheese) or main-sized (grilled salmon, braised short ribs). It's a h…
American in Western Maine

Rick's Cafe

In the thick of the Causeway action, Rick's is good for camaraderie, drinks and lake views (with a side order of live music Thursday to Saturday night). Serves burgers, seafood and Tex-Mex dishes, with the bar stayi…
American in Bridgton

Campfire Grille

Tucked between US 302 and Beaver Pond – with views of the latter – this easy-going eatery serves pub-grub dishes with gourmet flair: burgers, steaks, flatbread pizzas etc. The $7 weekday lunch special is great value…
American in Bethel

SS Milton

For slightly retro 'fancy' seafood dishes such as Ritz-cracker-topped scallops or buttery lobster casserole, this downtown establishment is a solid pick. Lunch is also served in summer; snag a porch table if you can…
American in Rangeley Lake

Red Onion

A big plate of chicken parmesan spaghetti after a day on the slopes has been a Rangeley tradition for four decades. This boisterous Italian-American joint is also known for its pizzas and its 1970s wood-paneled bar.
Cafe in Bethel

DiCocoa's Market & Bakery

This funky orange bungalow is a morning must for espresso-based drinks. It also serves whole-grain baked goods, croissants, lunchtime wraps, soups and stews. The ganache-dipped eclairs are worth an indulgence.