Restaurants in Wells, ME

The Maine Diner of Wells just might be the most emblematic restaurant in the state. No, there isn’t a beautiful waterside view; and it’s basically an old fashioned diner (expanded and made comfy); and there are many things on the menu that you might find in any northeast cafe. However, the Downeast dishes are peerless: heavenly lobster pie (grandma’s recipe), seafood chowder, lobster rolls, chowder, clams, and Indian pudding. Wells also is home of renowned Congdon’s Doughnuts, where its reputation has been made not only by superb cake donuts, but breakfast of lobster Benedict, corned beef hash, and honey bun French toast. Whoopie pies are a specialty, too, available in single-serving size or cake size.

Wells’s Most Famous Dishes

A basket of six hot donuts: plain, powdered sugar, cinnamon


Scoops of strawberry, pistachio, and vanilla ice cream accompany a slice of 4-layer chocolate cake.

Ice Cream

Chocolate layer cake frosted with caramel and pecans

Chocolate Cake

Grainy, dark russet pudding is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Indian Pudding

Wells’s Best Restaurants

Scoop Deck


Simple, unfrosted, unsprinkled cake donut, suitable for dunking
Congdon’s Doughnuts Family Restaurant & Bakery


Buttery, creamy chowder is packed with shrimp, clams, and fish
Maine Diner


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