The tour’s not over yet! We encourage you to peruse our comprehensive list of culinary friends and neighbors and add them to your itinerary, whether it’s during this visit or your next one.
If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your trip, we also partner with a growing list of hoteliers, B&B’s and inns throughout Maine to offer Culinary Getaway Packages. Contact them directly for more information.
A&C | 131 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-329-4314 | Located in one of Portland’s most popular areas, A&C Grocery is the perfect lunch spot in the East End. They offer a continuously rotating menu of soups, salads, and classic Italian sandwiches along with a large selection of local beers on draft. Open 7 days a week, it is the perfect spot for a quick and delicious meal, inside or outside on their new patio.
Andy’s Old Port Pub | 94 Commercial St #4738, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-874-2639 | Frequented by Casco Bay islanders and waterfront workers, Andy’s offers casual pub food with a beer selection that draws from Maine’s vast store of local breweries. Another alluring feature is the live entertainment that takes place seven nights a week highlighting both Portland favorites and musicians just passing through.
Barista + Bites | 469 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-0800 | Offering local and organic options, Barista and Bites is one of Portland’s great coffee shops. They offer fresh pasties and food options that are equally as healthy as they are delicious. All of their products come from local area farmers at a price you can afford. Open 6 days a week, closed on Sundays, this is a must for your next Portland visit.
Belleville Bakery | 1 North St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-7463 | recommended by Bon Apetite (Nov, 2019) naming Portland the “restaurant city of the year.” Their croissants are amazing, as is their lunchtime rustic pizzas on top of Munjoy Hill.
Blake Orchard Juicery | 19 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-7980 | Founded in 2014, Blake Orchard Juicery offers fresh, organic, nutrient-dense juices, nut mylks, and smoothies. Their locally sourced products come glass bottled and in small batches to ensure freshness and flavor accuracy. All juices are cold pressed and never frozen or heated. We highly recommend the smoothie bowls!
Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 773-7210 | Many a Mainer can trace their familial roots back to Ireland, so the presence of an authentic Irish pub in the heart of Portland’s Old Port is only natural. Bull Feeney’s menu is full of traditional Irish comfort food, and when it comes to wetting your whistle, they boast the most extensive selection of single malt Scotch and Irish whiskies in town.
Blue Rooster | 5 Dana St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-747-4157 | This daytime and late night spot has some crafty sandwiches, funky hot dogs, creative tator tots and some of the best brussel sprouts in town. But don’t take our word for it!
Brewery Extrava | 66 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-956-7583 |
Browne Trading Co | 260 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-766-2402 |
Dean’s Sweets | 80 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101 and 54 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-899-3664 | Owner and former architect, Dean Bingham brings his eye for detail and beauty to the artisan candy world. He creates over 20 imaginative, nut-free flavors of hand-dipped dark chocolate truffles plus holiday varieties. Now in two locations, visit Deans to find your favorites. We recommend his version of the Maine Needham, an original Maine chocolate treat.
Davids Restaurant | 22 Monument Sq STE 600, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-4340 | Cooking real food from scratch since the 80’s, chef Turrin has two restaurants in one Monument Square location; David’s Restaurant and Opus Ten with a tasting menu. There is an eye to seasonality, featuring imaginative flavor combinations with fresh, local ingredients.
Dock’s Seafood | 15 Evans St., South Portland, ME | 207-899-4433 |
Duckfat Frite Shack | 43 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 |
Glass Lounge | 433 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-775-1000 | Along with beautiful views of the water and easy access to the Old Port, The Hyatt Place contains a gem that is The Glass Lounge. They are popular for their high end craft cocktails, beer and wine selections, and cozy atmosphere. Their popular selections include a Smoke and Glass Manhattan, Rosemary’s Baby gin cocktail, and The Cary Grant gin cocktail. You can’t go wrong with this unique and beautiful bar located in downtown Portland.
Green Bee | While other kids were drinking cans of coke and pepsi, the Kinkade family wanted to find a more healthy alternative to the overly processed and sugary beverage for their children. Through a hobby, beekeeping, an epiphany came when they realized they had a natural sweetener, honey, at their fingertips. From there it was trial and error until they came up with their first all-natural soda.
Gritty McDuffs | 396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-772-2739 | Maine’s first brew pub since prohibition and a leader in the state’s microbrew revolution, Gritty’s founders had two simple goals in mind: to create a true, English-style pub serving fresh ales and great food, and to have fun doing it. Gritty’s ales have been repeat winners at ale festivals internationally. Try a year-round favorite like their Pub Style.
Hardshore Distilling | 53 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-0592 | Even if you are not a gin drinker, you should not rule out Hardshore Distillery. Their mission is to not to be better, but to see what can be done better when it comes to the gin industry. This Portland hot spot holds a 1,200 liter Arnold Holstein still where they will attempt to distill anything they can find at least once. This East End hot spot will introduce you to so much more than Gin and Tonics. Who knows? Maybe you’ll realize you’re a gin drinker after all.
Higher Grounds | 45 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-7550One of the beautiful aspects of local business in Portland is how well they support each other. Higher Grounds thrives on using local coffee beans from The Speckled Ax and pastries from bakeries around the city. Their mission is to bring herbal remedies and give you a taste of what Portland has to offer in one of the most historic areas in the Old Port. Like any coffee shop, they offer caffeinated beverages and delicious food options. But Higher Grounds is unique due to their passion for plants and their remedial power. A wonderful addition to artisan crafting. We recommend the Maple Latte!
Highroller Lobster Co. | 104 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-1623|
Holy Donut| 7 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 and 194 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102 | 207-775-7776 | With every craving come an idea as is true fro the owners of The Holy Donut in downtown Portland. They wanted to create a comfort food that would be satisfying yet healthy. Using only the freshest ingredients and Maines wholesome potatoes, The Holy Donut has grown from making a few dozen donuts a week to having 3 locations throughout southern Maine. Some unique and popular choices include Maple Bacon, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, and Blueberry with Lemon Glaze. They offer gluten free and vegan options as well.
HiFi Donuts | 30 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-747-5314 |
Independent Ice | 52 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-956-7150 |
Kamasouptra | | 28 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-415-6692 | passionate love of steamy, hot soup and an overwhelming desire to put Portland, Maine on the map as the World’s premier soup destination consummated by a relationship with the Public Market House…and Kamasouptra was born. The founders of Kamasouptra journeyed from the four corners of the globe to this soup mecca with one purpose – to keep the people of the Greater Portland area supplied with the most phenomenal soup the universe has ever seen.
Lois Naturals | 47 India Street., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-210-6500 | Lois Naturals Marketplace is a friendly, organic, and beloved jewel to the east end community. With such high demand at their original location in Scarborough, Maine, they offer their delicious soups on our tours. Occasionally, you can catch their chowder specials for a great deal along with their many other salad and sandwich options.
LB Kitchen | 249 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-775-2695 | Most people would say humans eat to live. At LB kitchen, they live to eat. Creating dishes that are fun, flavorful, exciting, and rich. LB, lunch and breakfast, Lee and Bryna, etc. Everyday they strive to take in local ingredients and make them amazing for everyone to share while laughing and smiling. Food is their love, life, and community. Welcome to LB Kitchen.
Maine Heritage Seaweed | 61 India St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-613-9744 |
Main Pantry | 250 Commercial St #4617, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-228-2028
Maine Mead Works | 51 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-6323|
Micucci Grocery Store | 45 India St., ME 04101 | 207-775-1854 | Sixty years and three generations of Micucci’s have owned and operated this neighborhood grocery store, importing a premium selection of Italian food and wines. What they’re most known for is their Sicilian slab, a thick pillowy cut of pizza that is a highly coveted item for locals on their lunch break. Get there early as there’s usually a line.
Mill Cove Baking | 72 Parris St., Portland, ME 04101| This is not just any bakery. Mill Cove Baking is popular for creating handmade packaged crackers right here in Portland. The “Every-Thin” cracker or “The Real Dill” add unique flavor and crunchiness you need in your life. You can find their products in most local food markets all over the state of Maine.
| The North Point | 35 Silver St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-899-3778 | The North Point is tucked away on one of the less-trodden side streets of the Old Port. The colorful and cozy interior are instantly welcoming, and in fair weather, try and snag a table outdoors. There is an exceptional wine list as well as draft beer and craft cocktails. Sate your appetite with their popular stuffed flatbreads, mix-and-match a cheese and charcuterie board, and finish with a sweet crepe.
Mr. Tuna | 28 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-805-1240 |
NURA (Falafel Mafia) | 1 Monument Sq, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-0065 |
Old Port Wine Merchant | 223 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-772-9463 | One visit to the Old Port Wine Shop and you’ll know you’re in good hands. Whether you’re seeking that special gift or just something to throw back with your burger. Faced with a wine selection as large as ours, you might think the experience would be intimidating. But with his winning personality and vast knowledge of wine, Jacques will make you feel at ease the moment you walk through the door.
Oxbow Blending & Bottling | 49 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-350-0025
Portland Beer Hub | 320 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-956-7322 |
The Portland Beer Hub, located on the corner of Fore St. and Pearl St., is one of Portlands great spots for tasting what the state has to offer in terms of beer selections (which is a lot.) Instead of traveling all over, you can go to Portland Beer Hub and see for yourself while nestled comfortably in the heart of the Old Port. You can check out their website to see their daily offerings.
Pizzarino | 505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-536-1189 | Best known for their tasty, fragrant and truly light, with a very soft and high digestible gluten mesh. Pizzarino uses a blend of five different flours, the best Italian tomatoes and fresh Italian Mozzarella to give you a true Italian pizza experience.
Portland Cheese Shop | 107 Washington Ave #1, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-747-5241 | Owners of the Portland Cheese Shop, Mary and Will, have searched long and hard for an array of cheeses, charcuterie, pastas, preserves, oils, vinegars, and breads to elevate and inspire your every day meals, and your special gatherings.
The Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-4653 | If your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking the Porthole Restaurant is the place to be. Their waterfront deck is the perfect location to enjoy some local seafood and other delicious choices on a nice summer day.
Root Wild Kombucha | 135 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-303-9043 |
Sagamore Hill | 150 Park St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-808-8622 | Sagamore Hill is a world class place to get a fantastic drink, inside a former luxury hotel — which happened to be built during Roosevelt’s first term.
Shipyard Brewing Company | 86 Newbury St, Portland, ME 04101 | 800-273-9253 | Since 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company has been brewing fine quality products with a wide range of style profiles. They use only top quality ingredients and pride themselves on the consistency and freshness of their offerings. All their beer is handcrafted from recipes developed by master brewer Alan Pugsley, one of the most influential people in the craft brewing movement in North America. Shipyard also makes Capt’n Eli’s sodas.
Solo Italiano | 100 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-780-0227 | From farm to table, Solo Italiano
Sticky Sweet Maine| 28 Monument Sq. 2nd Fl, Portland, ME 04101 | While living in Thailand, co-owner Ashley learned how to make the traditional Thai dessert, mango sticky rice, and fell in love with the dish’s flavors and textures. Wanting to make a healthier version of the classic, and also wanting to support local farmers, co-owners (and sisters) Ashley and Kelley, decided to put a Maine twist on the dish and make it their own, which is how Sticky Sweet got its start!
Standard Baking Company| 75 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-2112 | Standard Baking has grown into one of the most popular bakeries here in downtown Portland. Their beautiful breads, rolls, and even croissants will make your mouth water the second you step through the door. You can literally smell the freshness of their homemade goodies. Don’t believe that that kind of greatness can be made there? Pastry Chef Alison Pray was a top finalist for the James Beard Award in March of 2018. You must get there early before the crowds line up.
Stonewall Kitchen | 182 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-879-2409 |
Sur Lie | 11 Free St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-956-7350 | Where do you bring the group of friends or family who love to share food? To Sur lie – named one of Down East Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants for 2015” for a small plate extravaganza. This tapas-style restaurant has a sensational selection of delectable menu items to pass around the table. Make sure to put their stellar team of mixologists to work as well!
Swallowtail Farm | 84 Cove St., Portland, ME 04101 | From the small town of Whitefield, Maine to Portland, this small and diverse farm has become a staple of Portland’s dessert scene. Their organic milk is what makes all of their products so special by using only local and organic ingredients. Never any added hormones, never any pesticides, just pure freshness. They also offer cheese and other dairy products in their stores and stands for you to discover while you visit for their tasty treats.
The Shop | 123 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-699-4466 | If you are a fan of raw oysters, The Shop from Island Creek Oysters will take you on a shellfish journey your wouldn’t believe. You can choose from so many different types of oysters from Portland as well as their Duxbury farm while enjoying a cold glass of wine or beer. In a rush? You pack some up and take them home to enjoy later.
Terlingua | 52 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-808-8502 |
Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie | 106 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-805-1469 | Get ready for a carnivorous paradise at Timber, where the main name of the game is steak. Their assortment of prime cuts are 100% grass fed, and if the idea of beef doesn’t moo-ve you, there are numerous mouthwatering fish, fowl and side dishes to choose from. This restaurant is the second Portland restaurant venture of co-owners, brothers Noah and Dan Thalmatch.
Three Dollar Dewey’s | 241 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-772-3310 |
Thirsty Pig | 37 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-2469 | This is the perfect place for meat lovers and beer drinkers. The Pig’s known for their commitment to pairing house-made sausages with the best Maine beer they can find.
Urban Farm Fermentory |200 Anderson St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-8331 |
Two Fat Cats Bakery | 47 India St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-347-5144 | www.twofatcatsbakery.com This bakery uses only the freshest ingredients: milk, butter, and eggs from local Maine dairies and a wide variety of local fruit as the seasons allow. A morning visit will get you a cup of piping hot coffee and a slice of pie for breakfast. Their bakery case is stocked of delicious confections from pies, cookies and cakes, to cupcakes and whoopie pies. You can see the magic happen as they were featured on PBS and the Food Network.
Three of Strong | 35B Diamond St, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-899-4930 |
Vervacious | 227 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-221-3590 | A husband and wife team who set sail from their homeport in Maine aboard their ketch, Verve, in search of new places and adventurous flavors. At each port they visited, they discovered a wealth of taste that they felt compelled to take home to share with others. They returned bursting with excitement to begin a new journey that would encourage others to break out of their comfortable cooking routine, and to take risks with ingredients
Vena’s Fizz House | 345 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101| 207-747-4901
One Good Tour Deserves AnotherThe Maine Brew Bus | 111 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-200-9111 | www.themainebrewbus.com
Get hoppy get happy with our friends the Maine Brew Bus! They drive you to drink – local that is. Each tour comes with two guides, one designated driver and one “guidance counselor” who is your imbibing educator and drinking companion. Both are going to be amazing resources for you on your Maine craft drinking experience, and get you started on completing your Maine Beer Trail map!
Casco Bay Custom Charters | 14 Ocean St., South Portland, ME 04106 | 207-205-5796 | http://cascobaycustomcharters.com
Lucky Catch Cruises | 170 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-781-0941 | http://luckycatch.com
Portland Discovery: Land & Sea Tours | Long Wharf, 170 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-774-0808 | www.portlanddiscovery.com Portland Discovery: Land & Sea Tours has been offering tours of Portland and Casco Bay for over twelve years. A locally-owned and -operated company, they take pride in showing visitors all that Maine’s largest city has to offer and are committed to providing guests with an entertaining, and informative tour. From city streets to the rocky coast they’ll show you the best of Portland and Casco Bay!
Portland Explorer | PO Box 11525, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-835-4950 | http://portlandexplorer.me
Portland Harbor Water Taxi | Portland, ME 04101 | 207-200-8691 | www.portlandharborwatertaxi.com Portland Harbor Water Taxi is owned and operated by Captain Ben Graffius, a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Portland Harbor Water Taxi is getting ready to launch its second year in Casco Bay. They currently operate two boats, the Elizabeth Grace and the Redline Osprey. PHWT’s vessels are available for private events as well as water taxi service.
Summer Feet Cycling | PO Box 10822, Portland, ME 04104 | 207-232-9415 or 800-857-9544 | www.summerfeet.net Summer Feet Cycling offers unique cycling trips intended to show you the best of Maine and beyond. Combining the idyllic days of youth, with the comforts of adulthood, join them for a multi-day trip of scenic bicycle rides, charming inns and delicious restaurants with capabale tour leaders excited to share their expertise and love of cycling with you.
Wine Wise | 207-619-4630 | http://www.winewiseevents.com Wine Wise, a wine education and events service, goes beyond a typical wine tasting by leading guests in a discussion about a series of wines, what makes them unique and representative of their region and further. An educational event teams the wines with delicious local foods, the catalyst to a pairing discussion in a fun and interactive environment. Wine Wise can also create custom and unique events for corporate or private parties and consult with you on a dynamic and pleasing wine list.
Portland Arts & Culture PartnersGreenhut Galleries, established in 1977, is the oldest gallery in Portland. Voted the best art gallery by both DOWNEAST Magazine and the Maine Sunday Telegram, the gallery exhibits modern and contemporary art by artists living and working in Maine as well as the estates of Maurice Freedman, Robert Hamilton, and Jon Imber. There is a variety of new work shown monthly from abstraction to realism: modernism to impressionism. After 39 years, our gallery has grown to include a national as well as international clientele. Visit and join the Greenhut experience.
Maine Historical Society | 489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-774-1822 | http://mainehistory.org
Portland History Docent Program | 93 High St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-774-5561 | http://portlandhistorydocents.org
Portland Museum of Art | 7 Congress St., ME 04101 | 207-775-6148 | www.portlandmuseum.org With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities to PMA Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.
Roux and Cyr Gallery | 48 Free St. Portland, ME 04101 | (207)576-7787 | www.rouxandcyrgallery.com Roux and Cyr art gallery has an array of fine art work from local artists of Maine. You can enjoy a lovely wine tasting every first Friday. You can also take classes on oil painting and a color workshop right above the heart of the Old Port.
Culinary Travel Packages | Portland
Come on ride the train…and enjoy a mini getaway full of fresh flavors, sights and experiences in Portland, Maine! Downeast Travel Packages has put together ‘Portland for the Foodie,’ including transportation, accommodation, a restaurant voucher and a culinary walking tour with Maine Foodie Tours! This travel package also makes a great gift in any season!
Black Point Inn has been welcoming guests through our doors since 1878. As one of the few remaining Portland Historic Hotels, we intend to endure as a landmark to gracious hospitality for years to come!Throughout the seasons, you’ll be greeted by the perfume of fresh flowers, and the crackle of freshly lit hearths within the Inn’s gathering rooms.
The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast | 140 Chadwick St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-774-5141 | www.thechadwick.com The perfect getaway in Portland, Maine, The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast provides thoughtful touches that invite a sense of pampering and romance in unsurpassed comfort and elegance. With endless events and activities offered in the Greater Portland area, you can keep active or spend time relaxing in the comfort of this classically appointed home-away-from-home. Do as little or as much as you’d like.”
Cliff House | 591 , Shore Rd., Cape Neddick, ME 03902 | 207-361-1000 | http://destinationshotels.com
Hyatt Place Old Port | 433 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-775-1000 | http://hyatt.com
Inn by the Sea | 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 www.innbythesea.com Voted a “World’s Best Hotel” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2011, Inn by the Sea is located on a mile of sandy beach and just fifteen minutes from the vibrant city of Portland, Maine. The Inn by the Sea offers a culinary getaway package featuring accommodations in their hotel, dinner at Sea Glass Restaurant, and Maine Foodie Tour tickets for the walking tour of your choice.
The Regency | 20 Milk St., Portland, ME 04101 www.theregency.com Plan an unforgettable visit with us at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa. Whether you’re in southern Maine for business, a romantic weekend, or a family vacation, you’ll find yourself right at home at our historic hotel in the city’s Old Port neighborhood. Surrounded by boutique shops and housed within a late-19th century armory, Portland Regency welcomes you with both traditional grandeur and a very contemporary sense of convenience and style.
Sable Oaks by Marriott | 200 Sable Oaks Dr., South Portland, ME 04106 www.marriott.com/hotels.com Stay in luxury at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks. After landing at nearby Portland International Airport and arriving at our hotel via our free shuttle service, discover all that South Portland has to offer. Take your family to the dynamic Historic Old Port District, Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine Mall and University of Southern Maine, or see the natural beauty of Old Orchard Beach, Pine Point Beach and Crescent Beach State Park – all nearby. When you play a game of 18 holes at Sable Oaks
Westin Hotel | 157 High St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-775-5411 | http://marriott.com
One of the key ingredients to a summer foodie experience in the Kennebunks is a visit to The Clam Shack. Fried food favorites, lobster rolls, lobster dinners, fresh squeezed lemonade and more are available to go. Pull up a lobster crate or grab some space on a bench once your order is ready and hunker down for a little people watching.
Digs, Divots & Dogs | 2 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 207-967-5661 | www.facebook.com/digsdivotsanddogs This business caters predominantly to your fur kids needs, but also offers an array of dog breed themed and humorous golf-geared goods for you. Need a raincoat or some snacks for your canine? How about a new collar or a leash to replace the one you lost at the beach? It’s all here! Fantastic finds of all kinds for your pets and yourself.
Federal Jack’s | 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-967-4322 | www.federaljacks.com/ Established in 1992 and often referred to as the most picturesque pub on the waterfront, Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub is well-known for its spectacular views, creative pub fare, and award-winning handcrafted ales. One of Maine’s first brew pubs, this popular restaurant is the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Co.’s popular line of handcrafted ales. Come for the free brewery tour and stay for the food and ale!
H.B. Provisions| 15 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-967-5762 | www.hbprovisions.com More than a general store and deli, H.B. Provisions is a hub where locals and visitors alike enjoy congregating. Grab items for a beach picnic, to restock your refrigerator or choose something from their menu for dining in. Even former President Bush Sr. is known to grab breakfast and read the morning paper here on occasion.
Maine Mead Works After beginning business in early 2007, the owners of Maine Mead Works decided that they wanted to bring the oldest form of fermentation back into the 21st century. With the help from South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, they were able to create a deliciously crisp and refreshing drink now known as Honey Maker mead. The process of fermentation is made in a state of the art facility creating products from wildflower honey, water, and a proprietary yeast strain. Come enjoy an experience only available in southern Maine!
Scalawags Pet Boutique | 3 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 207-967-2775 | ww.scalawagsonline.com After working many years in marketing land, Mary Beth decided to get in touch with her inner “scalawag.” Mary Beth’s inspiration came in the form of two Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Jack Walker and Alice Rose. These two little scalawags make her laugh and their playful escapades give her much joy. Mary Beth, in return, gives Jack and Rose a loving home, unlimited butt scratches, and their very own pet boutique filled with the yummiest treats, the funnest toys and the most delightful accessories.
These adorable mini doughnuts hit the spot when you need a sweet treat. Be sure to take one or two, or a box home today.Better get there early because they do sell out!
Aunt Marie’s Ice Cream |10 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 |207-967-0103| Don’t leave town without an ice cream to go! Or, if you just need a quick bite to eat, grab a hot dog!
59 Cottage | 59 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-9606 | www.59cottage.com/ Serving up some Modern American food and spirits, 59 Cottage is sure to not disappoint. Prime Rib Fridays and Live Music will win you over along with their full bar. Inside or outside, sit back and relax while looking at some artwork made by the owners themselves! Open Mid May-October.
A popular movie-goer munchie gets a makeover at Bar Harbor Popcorn! Classic Maine flavors like Wild Maine Blueberry and Maine Maple can be found alongside more traditional popcorn styles, for a little sweet or savory seasoned snack. While you’re there, we also recommend a cup of the freshly squeezed lemonade!
Bar Harbor Lobster Company | 297 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-288-2529 | https://www.facebook.com/BHLobster/?ref=br_rs Bar Harbor Lobster Company is serving up some of Maine’s Finest Lobster right in the heart of town. After a long hike in Acadia National Park, it is a great spot for some fresh seafood and comfort food. Nothing too fancy but always delicious.
Bark Harbor | 150 Main St. #3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-288-0404 | www.barkharbor.com Whether you are a local or just visiting, Bark Harbor will have the perfect toy or treat for your dog. They donate to local animal shelters and the SPCA to help end euthanization of dogs throughout the country. Just one trip to this amazing shop could save a life without you knowing it. Come in and see what you can do for your dog and another.
Blaze | 198 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-2755 |Find them on facebook. If you can’t decide what to eat, where to go, or maybe you’re a picky eater, Blaze has the menu to fit your every need. They offer popular classics such as pizza and burgers but also include seafood and risottos. They are located right downtown and is an easy walk from any direction. Their variety and interesting selections will only make you want more.
https://www.fioreoliveoils.com/World-class artisanal olive oils and vinegars are the mainstay of Fiore. Featuring an in-store tasting room, you can sample the many premium varieties of their wares to find the one most suitable to your culinary preferences. Need advice? The expertise of the Fiore staff is available to answer all your questions!
For almost thirty years Galyn’s Restaurant has been satisfying a range of taste buds that run from vegetarian to surf and turf. There are a series of rooms offering a mix of scenic coastal views, and intimate spaces, historic architecture and features a private, contemporary art collection. It’s more than a meal, it’s a dining experience.
Leary’s Landing Irish Pub | 156 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-664-3919 | www.learyslanding.com There’s nothing quite like an Irish pub, and Leary’s menu is chock full of traditional Irish comfort fare and brimming with libations. You’ll find it’s easy to feel at home here as both locals and visitors to Mount Desert Island mix and mingle in the lively and welcoming atmosphere. A destination made for imbibing, dining and a taking part in a bit of craic.
Peekytoe Provisions | 244 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-9161 | www.peekytoeprovisions.com Peekytoe Provisions offers casual, cafe-style dining and an assortment of specialty food ingredients to take home. Acadia mussels and Pemaquid oysters, Lakin’s Gorges cheese and Bixby & Co. chocolates are just a few of the Maine-sourced foods you’ll find. That doesn’t even include the in-house made items, such as the popular Peekytoe crab cakes.
Project Social | 20 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-412-3932 | www.socialbarharbor.com After a long day of shopping and walking, you must take a break and grab a drink at Project Social. Located right downtown across from the Village Green, you can sip on some fresh cocktails and wine, enjoy some crepes for a sweet treat, and sip on some espresso or scotch before you leave. You choose how you want to be social, but they guarantee you’ll have a good time.
The Independent Cafe | 164 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-756-9883 | Find them on facebook Before you start your track through the town or Acadia National Park, stop by The Independent Cafe to grab a good cup of coffee and a fresh pastry to start your day. Located downtown, the cafe has a wide selection of delicious drinks including coffee, lattes, smoothies, and their delicious frozen drinks. If you aren’t sure what to eat, the banana bread or Blueberry crumb cake are sure wins and are homemade daily.
Mount Desert Bakery | 122 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-9191 | https://mountdessertbakery.com/From cinnamon raisin bagels to coffee galore, Mount Desert bakery has everything to satisfy your breakfast craving. As a family owned and operated business, they take all of their cooking to heart and make sure their treats are made to the best they can be. Most ingredients are locally sourced and can be enjoyed right near downtown Bar Harbor.
250 Main Hotel | 250 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-594-5994 | www.250mainhotel.com It’s very apparent, the care and attention to detail that has been put into making 250 Main a vacation haven for Midcoast visitors by the staff and owners. Serving locally sourced morning delights, Rockland’s new (and only) boutique hotel offers an artisan breakfast served with plenty of visual appeal from their collection of Maine art to the roof-top view of the city and harbor.
Atlantic Baking Company | 351 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-596-0505 | www.atlanticbakingco.com Gluten lovers will delight in the handmade pastries and artisanal breads available at ABC. You can also partake of their selection of scrumptious sandwiches, soups and salads. Freshly prepared goods, with carefully selected ingredients, that you can take home, or dine in with a cup of Coffee by Design java.
Bixby & Co. | One Sea Street Pl., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-801-2580 | www.bixbyco.com Bixby & Co. owner, Kate McAleer, has taken one of the world’s favorite decadent confections and created a line of candy bars with natural and organic ingredients. Bixby bars have an international blend of fruits, nuts and spices, are free of GMOs and even offer vegan options. If ever there was a candy to consume guilt free, Bixby Bars are it!
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars | 503 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-596-0276 | www.fioreoliveoils.com Adding to the diversity of Rockland’s epicurean landscape, Fiore’s primary expertise lies in the realm of the highest quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars.. Fiore staff will help introduce you to tasting experiences that will change the way you think about these seemingly simple condiments and the way you cook with them!
In Good Company | 415 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-593-9110 | www.ingoodcompanymaine.com If you like good food with good friends, then you’re in good company. Savor an ever-changing menu, coupled with a compelling wine selection and full bar – all in an Old World atmosphere of unhurried dining. Chef Melody Wolfertz sources locally whenver possible from businesses like Imagine Dairy Farm to add to your Maine tasting experience.
Main Street Markets | 435 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-594-8515 | www.mainstreetmarkets.com Reflecting the culinary bounty of Maine, this local grocer carries anything from ready-made signature sandwiches and a piping cup of Joe, to specialty ingredients for your home pantry or a picnic on one of the Midcoasts beaches or greenspaces. Ask them about their favorites if you’re not sure where to start!
Waterworks Restaurant | 7 Lindsey St., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-596-2753 | www.facebook.com/waterworksrestaurant If you gravitate towards locals experiences, the Waterworks Restaurant is going to hit the spot. A favorite neighborhood haunt, there’s outdoor seating in the summer, a warm, welcoming fire in the winter, classic pub fare and a mix of craft and domestic brews to suit many palates. A great place to make some new friends, or simply enjoy a pint with some old ones.
Topside Inn | 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-633-5404 | www.topsideinn.com At the Topside Inn, they know how important and special it is to be somewhere that can feel like home away from home. At this cozy inn, you can enjoy breathtaking views in one of Maine’s most beautiful, coastal towns. You can enjoy their amazing local breakfast every morning while sipping on some fresh coffee looking at the view. The inn rests on 3 acres of land on a hill within walking distance to downtown Boothbay Harbor.
Mine Oyster | 16 Wharf St. #1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-633-6616 | www.mineoyster.net Oyster lovers will delight in Mine Oyster’s incredible menu. You can have some of the largest Pemaquid oysters you can eat. Not an oyster fan? This menu is so big you can’t go wrong. Imagine a place having a deep fried oyster tail. It’s here. Located right near the water, you can guarantee their food is fresh and delicious.
Thistle Inn | 55 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-633-3541 | www.thethistleinn.com As a refurbished home of a boat captain, The Thistle Inn stands right near downtown Boothbay Harbor just a few blocks from the Opera House and restaurants. The inns’s rich history makes it the perfect place for a special getaway or just to pay it a visit. Built in 1861, it started welcoming guests in 1961 and is still loved by many visitors and locals.
Shannon’s Unshelled | 11 Granary Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-350-8094 | www.shannonsunshelled.biz You will not find any other place like Shannon’s Unshelled. The only stand in downtown Boothbay Harbor that will serve you a fast and fresh Maine Lobster Roll to go. After working in a restaurant during the summer of 2013, Shannon decided to start her own lobster roll company to offer people quick Maine eats at a good price. Her lobster rolls come served up on a buttered bun with a side of garlic sea-salted butter. You won’t be disappointed.
Eventide, Artisan Bread and Cheese | 5 Boothbay House Hill Rd., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-350-4244 | www.eventidespecialties.com In order to travel to both hempispheres of the world but stay in Boothbay Harbor at the same time, you must pay a visit to Eventide. Their artisan oils will bring you to Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, California, France, Australia, Argentina and Chile all at the same time. You can try their specialty cheeses and breads along with their many balsamic and oils that will change the way you think about your next shopping trip.
Coastal Prime | 35 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207-763-4455 | boothbayharboroceansideresort.com/coastal-prime/ Coastal Prime is perfectly located in the heart of Boothbay Harbor along the water to enjoy breathtaking views from any vantage point. Their indoor and outdoor seating are perfect for any dinner or family event you wish. No matter what you are craving, we can guarantee their fresh Maine ingredients will satisfy your hunger and your heart.
Wicked Whoopies | 27A Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 877-447-2629 | Over 20 years ago and 30 million whoopie pies later, Wicked Whoopies began as a small company that took off when the world realized just how “wicked” they were. They have been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, and many other national channels. You can try any of their 20+ flavors. No matter who tries to tell you different, whoopie pies will always be a Maine Tradition.