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Jul 9, 2006 03:19 PM

York to Wells, good places to eat?

I am heading to spend a week in York Beach next week. A friend of mine will be in Wells. We are going to meet a few nights for dinner, and would love a few chowish places.

I already know about Chauncey Creek, and Becky's in Portland.


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  1. On this board in the last few weeks are plenty of excellent restaurants in the Ogunquit / Wells / Kennebunkport area. If you can be more specific, as to your exact liking, we can come up with some more restaurants that may fill you needs. Have a safe trip, and enjoy the great State of Maine.

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    1. re: irwin

      Well, we would be traveling between York and Wells, or meeting in between. I have spent time in Freeport growing up, but it's over-run with tourists now. We all like good food, reasonable prices, mostly seafood, or steaks.

      Thanks for the help.

    2. Ok- so many places and so much discussion on these boards. Please do a search. GOing from South to North- just South of York in Kittery is Anneke Jans- wondrful food, nice atmosphere and service but noisey. Excellent place, though. Kittery, york or Wells,have a hot dog at Flos' with her special sauce.
      Ogunquit- MC Perkins COve- wonderful food and great atmosphere and views. Owned by the owners of Arrows, nationally acclaimed restaurant. So good. Barnicle Billy's in Perkins Cove. The original has lobsters, chowder, steamers, hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, salad. You order at the window and thay call your number. Outside deck is great place to sit. Barnicle Bills Etc. has more choices and has wait service- fried clams, scallops etc. Both Barnicle Billy'have a great rum punch.
      Ogunquit also- try Provence for very nice French food or Roberto's for Italian food. Poor Richard's for New England type food- Yankee potroast etc.
      ogunquit = try Joe Allen's in the center for eclectic- everything from lobster rolls, pizza , hamburgers etc to steak, chops, seafood stew, oysters on the half shell, - wonderful place- has other restaurants in NY, London, Miami, and Paris.
      Wells- try Billy's Chowder House for good seafood. not fancy and very casual but good for fried seafood.
      Many people like Joshuas in Wells on Route One. I am not impressed but I seem to be in the minority.
      Lunch= sandwiches - try Food and Co. on Route 1. Great sandwiches. Also, Village MArket in Ogunquit Center had great lunch.
      breakfast- Food and Co, Village MArket, Omelette Factory in Ogunqiut/Wells and Egg and I on Route One.
      Have a great time!!!!

      1. York Harbor Inn. Even if you've only got time for the happy hour appetizers.

        1. Oh and make sure you head out to Brown's Ice Cream ! Nubble Road, York Beach. Try the Indian pudding ice cream if you like molasses cookies!

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          1. re: jackattack

            Thanks guys, always the effort to help those in need.

          2. You can try Vinny's on Rt 1 in Ogunquit before you get to Wells good food and a great house salad with the house dressing is really great. Great sports bar. The lobster barn on rt 1 in York before you get into Ogunquit.Is another nice place very rustic. If you like that kind of place. There are a few other places in Ogunquit before getting to Wells to try and a place in Wells The big red barn is subosta have great steaks. Good luck hope these help. Earle