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.
A&C | 131 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | 207-329-4314 | www.aandcgrocery.com 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 sandwiches along with a large selection of wine and beer. Open 7 days a week, it is the perfect spot for a quick and delicious meal. A favorite for many locals.
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.
Barista + Bites | 469 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.baristasandbites.com 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 | https://blvl.me Belleville Bakery is a new treat placed right on Munjoy Hill! Unlike other bakeries in Portland, this one specially offers rustic pastries and pizzas within walking distance of other historic sites and a beach!|
Blake Orchard Juicery | 19 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.blakeorchardjuicery.com|
Founded in 2014, Blake Orchard Juicery offers fresh, organic, nutrient-dense juices, nut mylks, and smoothies. Their locally sourced products come class bottled and in small batches to ensure freshness and flavor accuracy to the best of their abilities. All juices are cold pressed and never frozen or heated. We highly recommend the smoothie bowls!
Blue Rooster Food Company | 5 Dana St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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.|
Bobs Clam Hut | 111 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101 | www.bobsclamhut.com New to the Portland area, Bob’s Clam Hut started in Kittery, Maine before recently expanding to Portland. Here, you can enjoy fried clams (of course), an array of different seafood fresh out of the harbor waters, and much more!|
Bull Feeney’s | 375 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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|
Cafe Crepe | 6447, 28 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101 | www.cumberlandfarmersmarket.org/cafe-crepe Owned and operated by a Mainer Lauren Brinkmann, Cafe crepe started off in 2010 in Breckenridge Colorado before moving to Maine. You can find the mobile food trailer in Falmouth, brick and mortar store in Freeport, and counter service location in Portland. Cafe Crepe has options for sweet toothes to Savory lovers alike with made to order crepes of your choosing.|
Captain Sam’s Ice Cream | 136 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.captainsam.net/home.html Family owned and operated, Captain Sam’s Ice Cream creates handcrafted ice cream treats from Maine and beyond. Made in small batches to preserve freshness, Captain Sam’s takes pride in preserving their heritage from the south and in Maine. If ice cream isn’t your thing, they carry fun gifts and treats for you to enjoy right on the water. They are one of the only ice cream stores to be open all year round including those beautiful snow storms.|
Dean’s Sweets | 80 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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.|
Eighteen Twenty Wines| 219 Anderson St., Unit 1, Portland, Maine 04101 | 207-749-7160 | www.eighteentwentywines.com
When you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. This rings true for Pete Dubuc and Amanda O’Brien who turned a fascination with rhubarb wine into a business. Pete and Amanda met at a radio station before a few glasses of wine and an idea. Pete is a from western Maine who always had a sense of curiosity for rhubarb while Amanda has been working with small businesses in Maine for 12 years. They are thrilled to be adding to local business and introducing others to their rhubarb wine.
Glass Lounge| 433 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | 207-775-1000 | portlandoldport.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/glass-lounge.html 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 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 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.
Hardshore Distilling | 53 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04101 | www.hardshoredistilling.com/home 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 hotspot holds a 1,200 liter Arnold Holstein still where they will attempt to distill anything they can find at least once. This East End hotspot will introduce you to so much more than Gin and Tonics. Who knows? Maybe you’ll realize you’re a gin drinker after all.|
Hi-Fi Donuts| 30 City Center, Monument Sq., Portland, Maine 04102 | www.hifidonuts.com European routes run deep in this donut shop. Instead of a light and flakey donut that many are used to, Hi-Fi offers much denser and filling treats that will make your mouth water. Hailing from South England, the owner takes pride in making fresh and beautiful donuts that are unique to the Portland Area. You can stop by and try one with a delicious and fresh brewed coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to go with.|
Higher Grounds| 45 Wharf St., Portland, Maine, 04101 | www.highergrounds.me/ One 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!|
High Roller Lobster Company- Food Truck| 104 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.highrollerlobster.com Starting off as a rolling cart along downtown Portland, High Roller Lobster Company has become something much bigger. Serving up delicious lobster rolls with an assortment of sauces you can choose from, lobster tacos, and more, you need to take a stop here and know what they are all about. Located in a town popular for its abundance of fresh lobster everyday, this is something you can’t miss.|
Holy Donut| 7 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.theholydonut.com 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.|
Kamasouptra | 28 Monument Sq., Portland, ME 04101 | 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.|
Lois Naturals | 47 India Street., Portland, ME 04101 | www.loisnatural.com 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 | 3610, 249 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.lbkitchenportlandme.com 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.|
Micucci Grocery Store | 45 India St., ME 04101 | 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.|
Mill Cove Baking | 72 Parris St., Portland, ME 04101 |
MJ’s Wine Bar | 1 City Center, Portland, ME 04041 | www.onecitywines.com Right in the heart of the city’s bustling business district, MJ’s Wine Bar is one of the more enchanting places to sit down and relax after a long day. Committed to human interaction and beverage education, MJ’s works hard to focus on what accentuates a good wine and food pairings as well. They offer happy hour specials Monday through Friday 4-6 pm. But don’t miss Sunday Funday where you can enjoy $3 mimosas and $4 waffles from 11 am to 4 pm. Not a wine drinker? They also have cider and beer as well. Must be 21+ of course.|
The North Point | 35 Silver St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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 Wine & Cigar Merchant | 223 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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.|
One Six Green| 23 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101 | www.onesixgreen.com One Six Green uses their Australian senses to create a wonderful cup of coffee you cannot find anywhere in the state. Their coffee and daily special sandwiches and pastries are something worth trying whenever you head downtown to Monument Square to check them out.|
Portland Beer Hub | 320 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.portlandbeerhub.com|
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.
Porthole Restaurant & Pub | 18 – 20 Custom House Wharf., Portland, ME 04101 | 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.
Portland Harbor Water Taxi at Bell Buoy Park| 86 Commercial St., Portand, ME 04101 | portlandharborwatertours.com Instead of waiting for the ferry to the islands or you want to enjoy a custom tour of your own, Portland Harbor Water Taxi should be your travel of choice. Their stand is right next to Boone’s Restaurant and can be easily located. Their staff can tell you all the history and fun facts about Portland you’ll need. Bon Voyage!|
Shipyard Brewing Company | 86 Newbury St., Portand, ME 04101 | 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.|
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!
Standard Baking Company | 75 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.standardbakingco.com 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.|
Sur Lie | 11 Free St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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!|
Swallowtail Farm | 84 Cove St., Portland, ME 04101 |
The Shop from Island Creek Oysters | 123 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04101 | portland.islandcreekoysters.com 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.|
Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie | 106 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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 | 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 | 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.|
Vervacious | 227 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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.|
Black Tie Catering at the Portland Museum of Art | One Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101 | www.blacktieco.com Starting out in 1988, Black Tie Catering Co. had the mission to center parties and events around the food. They have established themselves as one of Maine’s premier catering companies now 30 years later. They offer full service at any of their local venues or or at a place of your choosing. They will meet all of your expectations for sure.|
One Good Tour Deserves AnotherThe Maine Brew Bus | 111 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.or |
Wine Wise | 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
Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St., ME 04101 | 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 | 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 | 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
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 Mead Works | 8 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 | ww.mainemeadworks.com 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 | 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 | 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
59 Cottage | 59 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 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.|
Bar Harbor Popcorn | 185 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 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!|
Bar Harbor Lobster Company | 297 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | www.yelp.com/biz/bar-harbor-lobster-company-bar-harbor 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 | 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.|
Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium | 66 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | www.benandbills.com More than 64 versions of Hard Serve Ice Cream can be found at Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. Don’t let the name fool you. Chocolate and candy is only half of this store. While you wait to try their famous Lobster Ice Cream, no joke, you can see the employees make fudge from scratch. The aroma in the store is worth.|
Finback Alehouse | 30 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 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.|
Blaze | 198 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | www.yelp.com/biz/blaze-bar-harbor 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.|
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars | 8 Rodrick Pl., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 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 | 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.|
Leary’s Landing Irish Pub | 2 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 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 | 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 | 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.|
Side Street Cafe | 49 Rodick St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 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 | m.facebook.com/theindependentcafe/ 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 | 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.|
West Street Cafe | 76 West St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | We bet you can’t say you’ve eaten while a boat dangled above your head. If you want to prove us wrong, you should head down to West Street Cafe. Their seafood selections and large beer selection will have you wanting to make a second visit before you’re done with your trip.|
- 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!
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.
- Boothbay Harbor
Topside Inn | 60 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.|