Oh yeah, I just wanted to add one bit of warning, since my wife (Doctor E.) and I are somewhat Maine aficionados.
If you are doing the coast highway (and doesn’t EVERYONE do ‘Route 1’ when touring Maine?) AVOID Bos’n’s Landing in York, Maine!
I mention this because the restaurant will be one of the FIRST RoadFood-type eateries that you will encounter upon entering Maine on Route 1, from the south.
Our experience, and I fully realize they could have been having a BAD DAY, was the MOST atrocious food and service that we have ever encountered in ANY restaurant that we have EVER patronized.
I actually suffered a SEVERE burn of my mouth by their careless ‘microwaving’ of my grocery-store-quality ‘blueberry pie’, and their lobster was cold, rubbery, replete with shell fragments, and inedible.
If you get to Bar Harbor, Maine, (our destination at least annually – photos on my website), try Stewman’s Downtown. Some of the best fresh seafood that Maine has to offer, in my (and my wife’s) opinion.
Of course, Bar Harbor is a resort town and can be a bit pricey. Also the ‘Quarterdeck Restaurant’ isn’t too shabby.
J.J. Foley’s Bar and Grille is our favorite Pub in Boston, if you enjoy pub grub. The ambience is outstanding (almost as good as our favorite pubs in Ireland and Scotland). [8D]
Finally, Weathervane Seafood in Plymouth, MA. has wonderful seafood, a GREAT view, and reasonable prices.
Couldn’t tell you about Rhode Island or Connecticut, though, we never stop in those states, unless it’s for fuel.
Any specifics about where in MA you will be visiting?
I agree with most of the recommendations for the restaurants out in Worcester but would add that you must stop at the Crown Bakery on Gold Star Blvd for some of the best Swedish pastries. I live in Boston and have them shipped to me they are that good.
If you will be out my way – Boston, North Shore to Gloucester/Rockport there are many not to be missed places – Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop serves great seafood and huge lobster rolls. Woodman’s and The Clam Box in Essex are great. Wm Murray Seafood in Rockport is awesome – order you lobster steamed and eat it overlooking the harbor on paper plates.
If in Boston proper then Giacomo’s in the North End has great food – join the line at 5 p.m. and order off the blackboards. Mei Sum Bakery in Chinatown for Banh mi, egg custard tarts or great pho across the street at Pho Ha. Jacob Wirth around the corner on Washington Street for a beer and bratwurst. Cambridge – take the T to Davis Square to Red Bones BBQ or to Harvard Square to have a burger at Mr & Mrs Bartley’s Burger Cottage.
Hands down best restaurant for a nice dinner is Troquet, IMHO. It can be pricey but memorable.
MC in perkins cove ogunquit me is an upper scale restaurant that features seafood with some flare. have always found the food to be excellent. park your car in perkins cove and walk around . perfect maine setting . the rest. sits right on the water with incredible views
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