Thank you all very much for the suggestions, and I’ll be sure to make a report after we return on August 12. I use chile rellenos and verde salsa as a measure for Mexican restaurants, so maybe I do need to pick chowder or blueberry pie for this trip[:)]
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Enjoy- frank booth
We just came back from Acadia. Jordan’s Restaurant is a good choice for blueberry pancakes, and is a good local place. Beforewarned, the blueberry syrup takes like cough medicine. Helen’s restaurant of Machias (of blueberry pie fame) has a second location in Ellsworth (on US 1). While blueberries weren’t in season yet, the raspberry creme pie was outstanding.
One word : Popovers. In the park. The quitesential treat .
It looks like you are getting plenty of suggestions for Maine, so here is one for the White Mountain area. I am a big fan of George’s Diner in Meredith. On my only visit there, we had a memorable breakfast of pancakes, muffins and red flannel hash. I understand their lunch, dinners and pies are also very good, but I can only vouch for breakfast.
I recommend picking a particular menu item, in my case it would be fish chowder, and trying it in a bunch of different places as you go up the coast so you can find out what you really like. I’ll be there a week ahead of you, staying a week in Camden. Good luck!
Don’t miss the Maine Diner in Wells. The seafood chowder will make you very happy along with their other selections. Let us know how you did at the end of your trip. Good eating.
Try the potato salad from Butterfields in Bar Harbor.
I would do a search for particular towns you will be visiting, and also check here:
There are many good places, and the ones listed by pigiron are some real good choices. I really enjoy both Jordan’s and the Jordan Pond House, and Reds is a memorable Maine landmark!
Wasses has several locations and great hot dogs, and the Brown Bag in Rockland (http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=2469) is a favorite of mine. Their breakfasts are great!
Have a great trip and let us all know what places you discover!
The most common response you’re gonna get here is RED’S EATS in Wiscasset, ME. And for good reason. In my opinion, it really is the best lobster roll in New England.
I also recommend:
The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport for fried clams
Thurston’s Lobster Pound in Bernard, ME (the southern end on Mount Desert Isle)
Jordan’s Diner in Bar harbor (for blueberry pancakes)
Jordan Pond House inside Acadia National Park for popovers and great park views
My family will be visiting Maine for the first time in early August and we want to eat some real Maine/New England Yankee food at some real RoadFood places. We’ll only have 3 nights in Maine, plus 2 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Must Eats for Maine/Acadia
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