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Maine Dining by the Water

Maine Dining by the Water
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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;

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;

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;

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

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

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4 Responses to Maine Dining by the Water

  1. Al Thibodeau April 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    My wife and I had the wonderful opportunity of sailing on the J&E Riggin a couple of years ago and everything about the trip was perfect. Annie’s food was incredible, but the peace and quiet was such a break from the normal wild schedule. Need to find a way to get back.

  2. Kim Simmons May 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    I would also suggest
    The Boothbay Lobster Wharf at 97 Atlantic Ave. in Boothbay Harbor.
    Spectacular veiws, lobster wharf dining and a Fresh seafood market.

  3. Richard Benz May 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    You can’t beat the Anchor Inn in Round Harbor, Maine. In fact, it it one of the reasons my wife Betsy and I keep coming back to the Pemaquid Penninsula year after year. That and the views and sounds we love while “rocking” by the lighthouse!!

  4. Dan Libby March 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    You can’t dine any closer to the water than The Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth: It was also recently featured on The Travel Channel’s Man vs Food:

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