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Old 07-13-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday the 13th. So today is my birthday and as part of my Birthday weekend I am going to be taking a trip from MA up to Maine. I would love to find a great place to eat that has a nice deck where we can sit and look out at the water. It doesn't really HAVE To be the ocean, as long as it's a nice view, with some sort of water. I am not really into seafood much, but I know that's a hard thing to avoid. SO anything that you guys can recommend will be HUGELY appreciated!! Thank you so much for helping me with this...
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Maine
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What area(s) of Maine are you planning to travel to? Portland, or farther north? What types of food do you enjoy? Happy Birthday!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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We don't really have any set plans, not too far up, Like I don't want to end up at Mt Desert Island or anything that far. My friend likes Seafood, I like other stuff, don't really have anything in mind because I figured I would have to just see what came with the seafood. The few times we went up before we were in Ogunquit (not sure how you spell it) and found that most places with the out door deck had your basic seafood and then burgers/dogs or pizza and stuff. I would like something a little more of a good meal like Italian or something, if I could find it.

I think I just rambled on that one, sorry
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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basically planning on sticking to the coastal areas
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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If you get to Camden, the Dockside restaurant on Bayview Street has a deck overlooking the harbor and a full menu. The Whale's Tooth Pub in Lincolnville also has outside dining. In Portland, there's DiMillo's, which is aboard a boat moored on the harbor, as well as a baker's dozen other shoreside restaurants in Portland and South Portland. I would bet you'll find dockside eateries in just about every town from Kittery north.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Apologies in advance for suggestions that are not from personal experience--as a newcomer to Maine I am still learning my way around. But in the excellent book "Maine: An Explorer's Guide" by Christina Tree and Nancy English, I found the following:

The Cliff House, Shore Road, Ogunquit
Cape Arundel Inn, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
On the Marsh Bistro, Route 9, Kennebunk Lower Village
Stripers Waterfront Restaurant, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport

North of Portland:
Anna's Water's Edge, Black's Landing Road, Sebasco Estates, Phippsburg Peninsula
The Rocktide Inn, Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor
Atlantica, 1 Bay View Landing, Camden
Chez Michel, Lincolnville Beach (across from the beach)

Have a wonderful birthday trip to Maine!
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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Thank you all so much!! I am going to check them out and see which one we will be going to!!! I knew that I could count on all of you to give me some good places!! THANK YOU
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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we try to make a trip once a year to youngs lobster pound in Belfast. Not really a restaurant, but they have lobsters, steamers, and mussels. You can bring your own sides, or purchase them there. Fantastic views, and kind of like a picnic atmosphere. Eat indoors (screened) or out on the waterside.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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Buffleheads in Biddeford Pool
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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Thank you ALL very much. We drove up to Boothbay Harbor,Maine. What a beautiful area!!! We ate at a place called The Lobster Dock. What a great place!!! It was a perfect birthday ride and dinner!!
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