Maine Dining by the Water
THE INN AT ISLE AU HAUT
Not an easily accessible meal, but that’s half the reward of this island adventure. Three squares from innkeeper Diana Santospago are inspired, fresh, and a delicious lesson in simple, seasonal cooking.
Main Road, Isle au Haut, ME. 207-335-5141; innatisleauhaut.com
JORDAN POND HOUSE
The view of Jordan Pond and across it to the two “Bubbles” mountains offers plenty of reason to visit, but the popovers with strawberry jam are legendary.
Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME. 207-276-3316; jordanpond.com
THE PICKLED HERRING
Eastport isn’t the first place we’d think of for a terrific meal, but Gary Craig is making it happen in spades. We also dig the view of our Canadian friends and the sweep of Passamaquoddy Bay.
32 Water St., Eastport, ME. 207-853-2323; thepickledherring.com
This teenie spot on the Sheepscot River is a “don’t miss” for lobster rolls and hot dogs.
Jct. Main & Water Sts., Wiscasset, ME. 207-882-6128
YOUNG’S LOBSTER POUND & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Follow Route 1 east over a river bridge, then hop off and head down Mitchell Street for shellfish nirvana. Your seat is at a picnic table with an unobstructed view of Belfast Harbor and all the comings and goings. Great on a sunny day; great on a foggy one, too.
4 Mitchell St., Belfast, ME. 207-338-1160