food and drink
Everywhere you go, there is something good to eat.
Award-winning cuisine has always been part of the scene here. No matter what you are in the mood for, it’s easy to find great places to enjoy a sit-down meal.
Both Warren’s Lobster House and Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery will satisfy any Maine seafood craving. Surf Point 360 in Ogunquit has heavenly food and a view to match. Earth at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport is an unmatched gastronomic experience, and The White Barn in Kennebunk serves up the best local and seasonal ingredients. For surf and turf, try Joseph’s by the Sea in OOB.
The four Maine vacation food favorites—lobster rolls, fried clams, French fries, and ice cream—can be found nearly everywhere you turn. In addition, you can always grab a great-tasting burger or slice of pizza at a beachside concession.
Hit the Lobster Roll Trail
Take on an over two-dozen restaurant tour of the towns’ best lobster roll spots in and around the Kennebunks. Whether on a buttered top-loader or with mayo on a roll, this tasty creation is one of Maine’s most popular meals with visitors, found on virtually every restaurant’s menu.
Diners, Doughnuts, and Other Delights
Congdon’s Doughnuts in Wells is a great place to indulge yourself. New England Bakery in Sanford and Boulangerie in Kennebunk also serve up delight one doughnut, or maybe a dozen, at a time. For some “joe to go” choose a local coffee shop. Even though the beans come from away, the local roaster has turned those green beans into a tasty cup of coffee right here. When Pigs Fly Bakery and Pizzeria in Kittery bakes up artisan bread, wood-fired pizza, and more, fresh every day.
The classic roadside diner makes a great way to feed people who disagree on what to eat. Some of the best include The Palace Diner in Biddeford or The Maine Diner in Wells. Enjoy locally sourced food and drinks at Pilot’s Cove Cafe at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport. Watch as antique biplanes, helicopters, and private jets take off and land, plus you might just be treated to a celebrity sighting with dessert.
At last count, there are nearly two dozen breweries in The Maine Beaches. Add in a couple of distillers, many excellent wine shops, wine bars, and a place to pick up some mead, and visitors are certain to find a locally made beverage they will love.