Our Culinary Tour Partners

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.

  • Portland
  • Andy’s Old Port Pub | 94 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-874-2639 | www.andysoldportpub.com 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.

    Arabica Coffee Roasters | 9 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-210-64731 | www.arabicacoffee.me Coffee brings people together, and it was a love of community, and passion for great coffee, that inspired John and Cathy Walsh to open their first cafe on Free St. in 1995. Over 20 years later they’ve expanded their skillset to include coffee roasting, opened a second location, and added a myriad of in-house baked goods and treats.

    Blue Rooster Food Company | 5 Dana St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-747-4157 | www.blueroosterfoodcompany.com Check out some of your favorite Maine foods with a new twist at the Blue Rooster Food Co.! Locally-sourced hot dogs, lobster rolls and more are dressed up with house-made condiments and ingredients offering sweet, savory and spicy morsels you won’t soon forget. Even the typical french fries have been replaced by hot, crunchy tater tots that can be smothered in toppings or dipped into sauces.

    Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-7210 | www.facebook.com/bullfeeneys 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- with a friendly nod to the local breweries on their draft line, of course

    The Charles | 61 South Rd., ME 04017 | 207-846-5155 | www.chebeagueislandinn.com Nestled on Chebeague Island, enjoy seaside charm and inspired culinary fare at The Charles, the Chebegue Island Inn’s farm-to-table restaurant. Ingredients are locally sourced, including garden fresh veggies from the Inn’s very own island-based farm. The inn is a landmark, built in the 1880’s, and loving restored to its current condition – business casual attire is encouraged.

    Dean’s Sweets | 80 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-899-3664 | www.deanssweets.com Dean Bingham, an architect, bringing his eye for detail and beauty to the artisan candy world, creates over 20 imaginative flavors of dark chocolate truffles. Each is a hand-dipped work of art using ingredients such as cayenne, scotch, potatoes, and nut-free flavors. Dean even has his own take on the Maine Needham, an original Maine chocolate treat.

    Green Bee Soda| 14 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011 | 800-494-0802 | www.greenbeesoda.com 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, local sweetener, honey, at their fingertips. From there it was trial and error until they came up with their first all-natural soda.

    Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company | 396 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-772-BREW (2739) | www.grittys.com 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.

    Kamasouptra | 28 Monument Sq., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-415-6692 | www.kamasouptra.com A 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.

    Liquid Riot Bottling Company | 250 Commerical St., ME 04101 | 207-221-8889 | www.liquidriot.com Brewery, distillery and resto-bar, Liquid Riot has swiftly become a waterfront favorite, with their selection of creative craft brews, cocktails mixed with in-house made spirits, and a menu of sweet and savory small plates and entrees. Grab a pint on their back deck during happy hour, shoot a leisurely game of pool, and don’t forget to take home a mix of whatever brews they’ve got on sale. They self distribute, and you’ll get the best selection here!

    Maine Mead Works | 51 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-6323 | www.mainemeadworks.com Maine Mead Works and HoneyMaker mead exist as the result of a shared appreciation for the environment and local Maine community. In 2007, two entrepreneurs set out to bring this sustainable beverage back to the masses after a 500 year hiatus. HoneyMaker mead is made with 100% Maine wildflower honey and the finest locally produced ingredients. This unique wine displays the delicate flavor of Maine wildflowers, each barrel with a subtle, distinct character depending on the season of the honey.

    Micucci Grocery Store | 45 India St., ME 04101 | 207-775-1854 | www.micuccigrocery.com 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.

    The Niblic Cafe | 24 Niblic Circle, Chebeague Island, ME 04017 | 207-846-1015 | www.chebeagueislandboatyard.com Via Casco Bay Lines, visit Chebeague Island and the Niblic Cafe. The name might lead you to think the Niblic is merely an island coffee joint, when in fact, they offer many more services. There are goods for a last-minute picnic, from sandwiches to baked goods and soda. There’s also an assortment of gifting items and eclectic clothing that is “Made in Maine.”

    The North Point | 35 Silver St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-899-3778 | www.northpointportland.com 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.

    Old Port Sea Grill | 93 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-879-6100 | www.oldportseagrill.com The Old Port Sea Grill has been one of the premier epicurean experiences in Portland since before the restaurant and bar scene became an “it” place to drink and dine. Their menu is still considered one of the best in the city, teaming with fresh, local seafood. Keep in mind that those with more carnivorous, and even vegetarian appetites, will find plenty of items to suit their preferences.

    Old Port Wine & Cigar Merchant | 223 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-9463 | www.oldportwine.com 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.

    Piccolo | 111 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-747-5307 | www.piccolomaine.com Simple dishes from Central and Southern Italy are given a modern twist by the creative culinary artisans at Piccolo. Sourcing fresh local ingredients, and importing specialty items directly from Italy, their menu is infused with Sicilian and Mediterranean flavor – familiar to the palate, but also delectably different.

    Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 18 – 20 Custom House Wharf., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-773-4653 | www.portholemaine.com
    The Porthole, or as it’s known to staff and regulars, “Porthome”, is an iconic waterfront diner that’s been around since 1929. One fun fact about this locale is that Guy Fieri stopped in for their lobster roll as part of his Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. They’re also popular for their twin lobster dinner special. You can often catch Mike, who is the exclusive lobsterman of the Porthole, at the bar drinking a domestic draft and playing chess.

    Shipyard Brewing Company | 86 Newbury St., Portand, ME 04101 | 207-761-0807 | www.shipyard.com 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.

    Sonny’s Bar & Restaurant | 83 Exchange St., Portand, ME 04101 | 207-772-7774 | www.sonnysportland.com Sonny’s bar and restaurant inhabits the grand historic space that was the Portland Savings Bank. Built after the great fire of 1866, the building is perhaps the finest example of ornate antebellum architecture in the city. Chef-owner Jay Villani continues the farm to table tradition established at Local 188. Chef de Cuisine Paul Tuck and Sous Chef Kat Lamont infuse local ingredients with the flavors of Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the Southwest.

    Sticky Sweet Maine | 28 Monument Sq. 2nd Fl, Portland, ME 04101 | www.stickysweetmaine.com 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!

    Stonewall Kitchen | 182 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-879-2403 | www.stonewallkitchen.com Stonewall Kitchen, award-winning specialty food manufacturer based in York, Maine, now has 9 company store locations selling its famous Wild Maine Blueberry Jam along with hundreds of other jams, grilling sauces, mustards, chutneys, and more. Their York headquarters is home to their production facility, cooking school, and cafe.

    Sur Lie | 11 Free St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-956-7350 | www.sur-lie.com 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!

    Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie | 106 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-805-1469 | www.timberportland.com 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.

    TIQA | 327 Commerical St., ME 04101 | 207-808-8840 | WWW.tiqa.net/restaurant/ The hallmarks of Mediterranan cuisine are the triad of the olive, wheat and the grape, which yield olive oil, bread and wine. Mediterraean culture is warm and welcoming, and it is this combination of culinary and cultural heritage that the owners of TIQA bring to the table. Inside dining offers a mix of bar and table service, or sit around a fire on their outdoor patio.

    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.

    Union Kitchen | One Union Wharf., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-756-6230 | www.portholemaine.com
    The Black Tie Union Kitchen, located in the heart of the Old Port, will satisfy anyone’s craving for great food served with flair and fun. Now serving light breakfast and take-out lunches (join us as well, indoor and outdoor seating available), the Union Kitchen can help you break away from the ordinary choices with their mouthwatering selection of edible delights.

    Urban Farm Fermentory | 200 Anderson St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-733-8331 | www.urbanfarmfermentory.com Located in a former single-story warehouse, the Urban Farm Fermentory is a community-driven, locally-produced food and beverage fermentation factory and experimental micro urban farm / educational engagement center. The UFF aims to develop sustainable local cultures. Their products can be found at retailers throughout Portland and include hard cider, kombucha, mead, and infused honey.

    Vena’s Fizz House | 345 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-747-4901 | www.venasfizzhouse.com Johanna and Steve Corman offer a truly unique imbibing experience for all ages. Over 150 varieties of bitters enhance their handcrafted sodas, mocktails and cocktails adding a depth of flavor to every drink. Sip your bevy from vintage glassware or take it to go. Visit Vena’s retail space before you leave for ingredients and accouterments to craft your own amazing beverages at home!

    Vervacious | 227 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-221-3590 | www.vervacious.com 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 excitment to begin a new journey that would encourage others to break out of their comfortable cooking routine, and to take risks with ingredients.

    One Good Tour Deserves Another
    The 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 concelor” 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!

    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 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 Partners

    Angela Adams | 151 Middle St., ME 04101 | 207-774-3523 | www.angelaadams.com angela adams is a home furnishings design company co-founded in 1998 by Maine designers, Angela Adams and Sherwood Hamill, on the belief that one’s lifestyle should provide a constant source of inspiration. Visit our new space [address will be included in web-header] and celebrate the unrivaled beauty of the natural world affectionately captured in our collection of modern rugs and textiles, and timeless furniture.

    Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St., ME 04101 | 207-772-2693 | www.greenhutgalleries.me Greenhut 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.

    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.

    Culinary Travel Packages | Portland

    Downeaster Travel Packages | 348 Park St., Unit 207E, N. Reading, MA 01864 www.downeasterpackages.com 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 | 510 Black Point Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074 www.blackpointinn.com 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.”

    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


  • The Kennebunks
  • The Clam Shack | 2 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-967-3321 | www.theclamshack.net 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.

    Down East Wine Imports | 13 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-967-9171 | www.downeastwine.com Here you’ll find, in the words of the owners, “approachable, everyday wines” that are going to be enjoyable on any budget. These styles are not only affordable, but not something that you’ll see in your grocery aisle. There’s also a tantalizing selection of wines that are of a premier caliber, and limited quantity, for the connoisseur or a special occasion.

    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 refridgerator 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-ly Drizzle| 2 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | 207-204-0025 | www.maine-lydrizzle.com Find new ways to get creative in the kitchen with Maine-ly Drizzle’s supply of gourmet cooking oils, balsamics and other condients and spices. The owners hand select their products with the idea of promoting healthy and creative culinary endeavors. Check out the list of recipes available on their website.

    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.

    The Spirit Restaurant | 4 Western Ave., W. Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 207-251-6866 | ww.spiritofmassachusettsrestaurant.com The Spirit of Massachusetts is a schooner with a rich maritime history, which lends itself to shipbuilding community of the Kennebunks. She was purchased by the Raymond Family of Arundel with plans to transform her into Maine’s second floating restaurant. This schooner turned eatery now offers a choice of above or below deck seating options, serving fresh seafood fare, local craft beer and more.

  • Bar Harbor - Downeast
  • Bar Harbor Popcorn | 185 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 610-509-0278 | www.barharborpopcorn.com 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!

    Cherrystones Restaurant | 185 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-2290 | www.facebook.com/cherrystonesrestaurant Bar Harbor’s historic downtown is an idyllic location for Cherrystones. Of course, the selection of fresh Maine seafood and microbrews are always a favorite here, but they also offer less conventional options like a soup sampler for the diner who just can’t pick one! Stop in while you’re in town for some fabulous food and people watching.

    Finback Alehouse | 30 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-288-0233 | www.finbackalehouseme.com Finback Alehouse prepares their menu fresh daily, with ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible – from fishermen and farmers down to the bread from Morning Glory Bakery. This lively gastro pub has sixteen taps, of which fourteen are local, including a lesser known Maine micro brewery, Black Bear.

    Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars | 8 Rodrick Pl., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-2580 | 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!

    Galyn’s Restaurant | 17 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-288-9706 | www.galynsbarharbor.com 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.

    House Wine Shop | 227A Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-288-1200 | www.housewineshop.com Featuring a delicious array of wine, beer and artisan foods including locally-sourced provisions from Black Dinah Chocolates to Silver Moon Creamery and Garden Side Dairy cheeses. The staff of House Wine is ready to assist with developing your palate and expanding your wine cellar. Keep an eye out for in-store hosted wine tasting events

    Leary’s Landing Irish Pub | 2 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-2599 | 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.

    Side Street Cafe | 49 Rodick St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-801-2591 | www.sidestreetbarharbor.com Sample pub fare and seafood favorites, accompanied by a choice selection of Maine craft beer, wine or spirits. In fair weather join fellow sun-lovers on their deck for refreshing beverages and edible goodies. If your looking for additional entertainment while on MDI, ask your server for the nights they offer live music

    The Independent Cafe | 164 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207-756-9883 | www.facebook.com/pages/theindependentcafe It’s more than a name, Independent is how owner and Maine native Tim Rich runs his business. From supporting locally owned Maine coffee roasters like Coffee By Design, to the artwork displayed on the walls featuring regional talent. The blueberry coffee cake is a favorite treat and you’ve got to try the Jean Acadia!

  • Rockland - The Midcoast
  • 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!

    Eclipse Restaurant | 2 Park Dr., Rockland, ME 04841 | 207-596-6661 | www.2parkdrive.com Although Eclipse Restaurant is nestled in the Trade Winds Inn, you don’t have to be a guest to dine in. An inventive menu and sociable atmosphere are hallmarks of Eclipse, while the Atlantic Ocean offers a beautiful backdrop to your dining experience. The downstairs speakeasy often features live music and a different vibe to enjoy after your meal.

    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!

    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.