Maine restaurants to add to your bucket list!

 Friday, November 18, 2022 


Maine is much more than simply lobster rolls. Many regions adhere to the farm-to-table philosophy, and Portland, the state’s largest city, has developed into a dining destination by providing an abundance of delectable culinary experiences.

Portland is in fact the Foodie Capital of Maine with many unique restaurants, and annual food, beer and wine festivals. Maine restaurants are occupied serving tourists and residents once more as the tourism industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and in some areas even surpasses pre-pandemic levels. Here we have explored some restaurants, taking into consideration the decor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors.

Fox’s Lobster House : York
Since 1966, Fox’s Lobster House in York, Maine has been serving plenty of fresh Maine lobster, shellfish, homemade Maine blueberry pie, and ice cream to the hordes of tourists who visit the renowned Nubble Lighthouse every day throughout the summer. In their unique lobster pound, which dates back to 1936, the lobsters at Fox’s Lobster House are cooked in the “old fashioned way.” One nibble on the nubble, and you’re hooked, as the slogan goes. Crash onto Miane’s finest delicacies next to the crashing waves. Or wash it all down with Marie’s Wild Blueberry Lemonade or ice cream of your liking!

Novio Bistro : Bangor
In Bangor, a talented newcomer establishes themselves next to some esteemed culinary neighbours. Novio’s, which has been around for two years, is still the new kid on the block. On any given night, diners may use chopsticks to snag pink slices of mahi-mahi sushi topped with avocado, mango, and fish roe or they may dunk forks into bowls of homemade cacio e pepe, which has roasted heirloom tomatoes as well as the traditional black pepper and pecorino.

Batson River Brewing And Distilling : Portland
Batson River Brewing & Distilling offers a distinctive dining experience. Along with a comprehensive assortment of Batson River craft brews, the menus offer a variety of cocktails, each made with house-distilled spirits. Everything is influenced by the season, with fresh and local ingredients whenever feasible, including the meals, drinks, and brews. With exquisite interior design, you won’t miss the attention to detail and a feeling of a Maine getaway the minute you walk through our doors.

White Barn Inn : Kennebunkport
In a 19th-century barn in Kennebunk, The White Barn Inn Retaurant debuted in 1973. Early menus featured dishes like bacon-wrapped scallops in oxtail consomme and maple-Dijon cream, which quickly gained a reputation as Maine’s best. It is a Forbes ‘five star’ and five diamond dining establishment that has been highlighted on numerous cooking shows and publications. This posh restaurant offers special occasion meals, thanks to its five-diamond service.

The Duck Fat
This gorgeous piece, which was chosen as the “World’s Best Restaurant” in 2005, is creative, inspiring, and fun. The edible seal on the envelope and the playing card’s appearance all serve to highlight the restaurant’s allure. The Beard Foundation voted chef-owner Rob Evans Best Chef in the Northeast, and Food and Wine named him one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs. Despite success at one eatery, he now focuses his energies on Duck Fat, a fast-casual panini, soup, and fries establishment.

Jing Yan
Jing Yan strives to create a warm, welcoming, and comfortable neighbourhood restaurant. With highly sharp and minimalistic decor, the brand’s goal is to convey a distinctive Asian experience with its guests through expert cooking and attention to detail. Tuna Kebab, Beef Kimchi Ramen, Miso Salmon are just a few among its hot favourite delicacies. The eel sauce-topped spicy tuna wontons have a great taste combination and just the right amount of spice to draw you in. And the renowned lamb dumplings are additionally served in a fiery hot pomegranate oil. The execution and culinary skill were superb.

Earth : Kennebunkport
Earth is a restaurant that emphasises “farm to fork” freshness in a truly fantastic location, tucked away in the woods near Hidden Pond. In a rustic-chic environment with a big bar and open concept kitchen, Earth cooks prepare excellent hand-made pastas, grilled vegetables, local fish, and meats using ingredients carefully selected from their on-site organic gardens. An enjoyable way to start the evening at Earth is with craft cocktails outside by the artful firepits and spa pool. For a really special dining experience, choose the private Potting Shed.

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