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Lunch? Wells, Ogunquit area this Friday

Lilibet Jan 23, 2007 06:26 AM

Husband asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday this Friday... said I'd love to go up to lower Maine, browse some antiques shops, visit some selected outlet stores, have a lunch out and get a much needed "ocean" fix.
I see that MCPerkins Cove will still be closed (bummer!) and we're not sure if Billy's Chowder House is open at the moment. I love sitting at the bar with the view over the salt marsh.
It seems as if everything is closed right now -- the price I pay for being born in January!
Am running out of thoughts of where to eat as my favorites are turning into dead ends.

Anybody out there have any suggestions?

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    hdb RE: Lilibet Jan 23, 2007 08:49 AM

    My suggestion would be Pier 77 in Cape Porpoise; nicely appointed with a classic Maine seascape. pier77restaurant.com

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      emilief RE: Lilibet Jan 23, 2007 10:11 AM

      If Pier 77 is open then the Ramp, the Bar and Grill attached to the back of it may be open and that is also very good. Hurricane in Kennebunkport is a good choice- nice food, ok view of the river. In Ogunquit, Jackie's Too is open - ok but not excellent food. In Cape Neddick the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound is open I believe.

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        HIW RE: Lilibet Jan 23, 2007 10:36 AM

        According to their website, Billy's opens this Friday, 1/26. Have a fun birthday!

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          Lilibet RE: HIW Jan 24, 2007 06:07 AM

          Thanks for the info about Billy's... they must have found out it was my birthday!

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          Earle RE: Lilibet Jan 24, 2007 10:58 AM

          My wife and I are from Conn. and go to Ogunquit quite often. We enjoy Jackies Two on the town pier. At the end of the parking lot.In Perkins Cove They look out over the ocean , Im sure at this time of year you might have to sit inside but thats not to bad. There are some small places in down town that are open for lunch this time of year. But could not tell you exactly which ones. You could try the site, Ogunquit chamber of commerce. do a Google search for it. They have a list of all the local restaurants. Hope this helps. Earle

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            Waquoit RE: Lilibet Jan 25, 2007 01:14 PM

            It's not on the water but when I am in the area I always go to Mike's Clam Shack in Wells. Good food, big portions. Reminds me of Lenny and Joe's in CT.

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              feelinpeckish RE: Lilibet Jan 26, 2007 06:25 AM

              The Old Village Inn on Rt 1 in Ogunquit has always been a reliable stop for us. Locals and visitors alike seem to gather in the tavern for drinks and light fare. That is not to say that regular dining is not available, it is but I have not recently eaten there save for the tavern menu. I do not know if they are open this time of year but you have to pass the place if you are in "downtown" Ogunquit and can check on your way past.

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                Lilibet RE: feelinpeckish Jan 27, 2007 07:38 AM

                We ended up at Billy's Chower House... boy, after being closed for 8 weeks, the place was packed at 2 in the afternoon! You could tell lots of locals missed the place!
                Ate at the bar facing the salt marsh... fun, noisy, lots of friendly people, including the bartender.
                Had a very fresh, sweet shrimp roll - typical clam shack food, but good.
                After a couple pints of Old Thumper and several glasses of BV Cab, we were good to go!

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