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Best Restaurants in Maine | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Restaurants in Maine | 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards
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by in May 2010

NEZINSCOT FARM, TurnerOff the beaten path, this 250-acre family farm houses a wool and fiber shop, selling yarns from its sheep, llamas, alpacas, and goats; a bakery, cafe, and teahouse serving farm-made cheeses, breads, baked goods, soups, stews, and fresh breakfast and lunch items; and a cheese room, where varieties ranging from chevre to camembert are made and aged. 284 Turner Center Road. 207-225-3231; nezinscotfarm.com

Best Sunset Views

LOON LODGE, Rangeley

Gaze west across Rangeley Lake to the distant Presidential Range of the White Mountains, capped by Mount Washington. Gorgeous anytime, but at sunset, wow! 16 Pickford St. 207-846-5666; loonlodgeme.com

Best Spot of Merry Olde England

THE JOLLY DRAYMAN, Bethel

Cask-conditioned ale is just one of the authentic touches at this cheery English pub inside the Briar Lea Inn. The dozen-plus imported brews, such as “Monty Python Holy Grail” and “Manchester Star Porter” add more authenticity. Entrees: from $11.95. 150 Mayville Road (Route). 207-824-4717; briarleainn.com

Best Island Surprise

BLACK DINAH CHOCOLATIERS, Isle au Haut

Kate and Steve Shaffer use local cream and, when possible, local organic herbs and fruits to flavor their handcrafted truffles. Possibilities include strawberry balsamic, blueberry black pepper, even rhubarb, pumpkin, and cranberry. 1 Moore’s Harbor Road. 207-335-5010; blackdinahchocolatiers.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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