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Old 01-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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So what are your favorite places to go out to eat? I'm a fan of the prime rib at Maxwell's in Bath, and the breakfasts at the A1 Diner in Gardiner have never failed me.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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I have always looked forward to breakfast or lunch at the Maine Diner in Wells; I don't know if that proves I am "from away" or not, but I like it, and want to take my DP there when we come to Maine. The pies oh my! (He isnt too fond of pie....oh well! maybe it is "all about me"

There is also a fry shack and lobster roll place there on Rt 1 near the corner in Wells where you turn to go up to Sanford....I used to take my mom and dad there for a treat from their assisted living home in Biddeford. My Mom would brag to all the nurses and other residents about the "chunks of lobster" and have to have one to take home for her supper! I wish I could buy her a dozen this new years day! Oh how I miss them....I guess thats part of the new year....remembering the past.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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Okay, I know this is really bad, but we love Uno's. Very un-Maineiac of us but yummmm.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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Been a few years sens I was down there, but I used to love the atmosphere and food at "The Old Mill Pub" in Skowhegan. Also worth of a meal in Skowhegan is Kens Family restaurant on the other end of town. When they were in the bowling alley they had some specials that I couldn't finish for under $8 and they were fantastic.

In St Agatha there is the Lakeview that has some excellent food. I could drive you to MANY great little places to eat from one end of the State to the other, but I don't remember the names of them. After working all over the state for many years, I think I have eaten in every Mom & Pop place in the State. After about a week out of town you cannot take fast food anymore and you go to the small places and end up getting some great food for better prices usually. Only had one place try to knock me off with a bad meal, but they were out of business the next time I went through that area.

There was a little diner place in Waterville that was downtown and tucked into the lower floor of what looked like an apartment building, BEST breakfast I have had anyplace in the US! I left there stuffed to the gills and a doggy bag big enough for lunch as well for just over $5. The food was perfect and the service was second to none. I had my doubts walking into the place, but am SO glad I stayed and tried it. I figured the simple fact that every table was full and there was only one seat left in the whole place was a very good sign.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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Galley Family Restaurant in Bath is very good. The portions were HUGE, the desserts were homemade (deliverd by two local women while were sitting there) and we ended up taking more than half in doggie boxes, but yummo!

We also really liked Dockside in Belfast - I think I've said that on here already - sorry! But it was great. Their tuna melt with tuna that did NOT come from a can was amazing. I've never had tuna that was not in a can - no I'm not kidding. It tasted completely different. Made me want to make tuna salad using fresh tuna sometime.

I can't wait to experiement with fresh fish when we get moved!
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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Galley Family Restaurant in Bath is very good. The portions were HUGE, the desserts were homemade (deliverd by two local women while were sitting there) and we ended up taking more than half in doggie boxes, but yummo!

We also really liked Dockside in Belfast - I think I've said that on here already - sorry! But it was great. Their tuna melt with tuna that did NOT come from a can was amazing. I've never had tuna that was not in a can - no I'm not kidding. It tasted completely different. Made me want to make tuna salad using fresh tuna sometime.

I can't wait to experiement with fresh fish when we get moved!
DP who really appreciates fresh fish (in japan we had sashimi served to us on which the tail was still quivering--that was a bit too fresh for me and had to be removed) is really looking forward to being in Maine and hoping the trip to the fish market will be like the ones in Shinkenseki -- the fresh catch of the day all on ice with glossy bright eyes and the sharp smell of salt water in the air.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Default Yummy...

I'm missing...

Kennebec Tavern in Bath. (owned by my cousin)
The Senator in Augusta.
Le Garage in Wiscasset.
and last but not least.... Fat Boy in Brunswick!



forgot to mention sledding into Lakeview into St Agatha was always a blast! Hundreds of sleds there! What fun.

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Old 01-01-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Okay, I know this is really bad, but we love Uno's. Very un-Maineiac of us but yummmm.
I like their Farmers Market pizza.

I love the Chowder House in Eastport. They serve the best crab cakes I've ever eaten. The Redclyffe in Robbinston is nice. I like Captain Nick's in Bangor. They don't overcook their seafood.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Becky's Diner on the waterfront in Portland.

Raymonds Variety in Lee. Great breakfasts and home made pies.

Grammies in Linneus. Large portions and excellent food.

All three have real Maine food and are very reasonable.

Oh, and Helen's in Machias or Ellsworth.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Raymonds Variety in Lee. Great breakfasts and home made pies.
That's my favorite place to meet my dad for breakfast.
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