Heading Back to Ellsworth
Well, in 2 weeks I will be making my annual trip to Maine from Philly to take my dad to his place on Green Lake. Just wanted to know if a couple of our favorite spots are now open. I know that Jordan's is open. Does anyone know if the Trenton lighthouse still has their Friday Night All-you-can-eat Haddock special? How about sandwiches in Ellsworth? Is the Giant Sub any good? Also, I think there are some Barbecue joints in Ellsworth. Any good?
(Notice I'm staying away from lobster - allergic to shellfish)
Any recommendations for breakfast in the Ellsworth, Brewer, Bangor area?
Will be making a trip to reunion weekend in Kent's Hill and hope to stop at Mr. G's in Waterville and pick up some sandwiches on the way back.
Anything else new and notable in the Ellsworth area?
Breakfast: The Riverside is always reliable, with a wide-ranging menu--fresh squeezed juices, veggie choices, creative. For more standard, diner-style goods, check out Martha's Diner, in the Reny's Plaza--almost everything on the menu is less than $5 (at least last summer, have yet to go this, with prices skyrocketing everywhere).
For sandwiches: Frankie's Cafe is back and inside Mr. Paperback in the Maine Coast Mall.
I'll be passing through later this week and I'll post if I notice anything new in Ellsworth/Trenton.
Breakfast: Friar's Bakehouse (if it's open, weird hours) for carbs; Bagel Central is decent. Not sure if Monte's does breakfast, but worth checking. Of course, if you're willing to drive a bit, there's always Dysert's.
It's not Ellsworth, but if you are in the Kents Hill area, you must go to Slate's in Hallowell! It's on the main drag, along the river. Oh, and don't miss Liberal Cup either.
Well, not new, but well worth it, particularly for lunch in Ellsworth, is Cleonice. Slightly Med. style, significantly local sources for food, tapas menu, etc. And last summer, I had the best "lamb burger" I've ever eaten. Dinner is more expensive, but for lunch, it's a great change from sandwich shops.
Agree w/ Cleonice for lunch. The lamb burgers are our favorite. If you are from Philly, forget Giant Sub. Jamaican BBQ at Newlands on 1a is not yet there. Crazy Dave's(by Walmart) and Moe's (at the town landing) are bustling(?). Both are good, but I ain't no southerner. Don't forget The Union River Lobster Pot for non crusty steak, ribs chicken and pasta. Two new places, Calypso (Where Mai Dee's was.) and Kona's (Where the Hill Top was.) have mixed reviews thus far. Rosa Luna is shut. Will check w/ the wife about Trenton Light House, she drives by every day. At Martha's the baked ham w/ the ham & eggs is outstanding.
Bring me some scrapple, apple butter, Ninth St. Italian sausage, Taylor Pork Roll and a Philly pork sandwich will ya?
I had an excellent lunch at Calypso last summer--both food and service. What are the complaints leading to mixed reviews?
And what's the menu at Kona? I may check that out later this week. All I can think of is Hawaiian coffee... Of course, must see what's up at Morton's now that it's sold. It was sooo good, loved that dark chocolate with wasabi.
Lunch is also excellent at both the Riverside Cafe and Frankie's. Both have terrific home made soup and delicious and interesting sandwiches.
For breakfast in Ellsworth my vote goes to Martha's Diner. They have this crab quiche special that I have been craving since my trip to Bar Harbor last summer and agree with poster Passadumkeg that the ham and eggs are my go to pick if no crab quiche (and seeing that you're allergic to shellfish probably #1 recommendation). Come to think of it the kielbasa is really good too. For the past two summers it has been our first stop on the way to MDI and our last stop before we head back to NYC.
Also like the Lompoc Cafe on MDI -- great lobster quesadilla (sorry again first thing that popped into my head), delicious mediterranean platter and good local beer selection. Also they have bocce ball in the outdoor area and it is a good place to chill after hiking/climbing in Acadia.
Ok now I am really counting down the days until my July trip.....