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May 28, 2008 11:40 PM

Where To Eat near York Beach ME

Rented a place in August near Long Sands Beach in York Me. Looking for some recs for Breakfast,lunch and Dinner. Some kid friendly suggestions would also be grreat as my daughter who is 3 is a future Hound. Any markets to buy food to grill ?

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  1. There are many places in the York beach area,you can try. There is the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound, on Rt.1a right outside of York Harbor( There is the Lobster Barn which is right on Rt.1 headed north toward Ogunquit. Very rustic. and good for children. There's a really good burger place on Rt.1 north. Its called Wild Willy's ( Hope this gives you a few different places you can try. There are many more in Ogunquit about 5 miles north on Rt.1 Hope this helps you. Enjoy Earle Ct.

    1. I'd stay away from Mike's Clam Shack, the place just couldn't do a thing right as far as food and service when I was there about 3 weeks ago.

      There's a great Sunday brunch buffet in the conference room building of the Union Bluff Hotel. Didn't have a single bad thing, the omelettes in particular were well cooked and used nice fresh ingredients. I think it came to $26 for two of us including a few glasses of juice and coffee, before tip.

      Grab a half dozen hot dogs at Flo's for lunch as well, tasty stuff.

      I'd have more input but we were only up there for one day, and the other meal was at Foster's Clam Bake, just so-so and I think it's only for larger groups.

      edit: We saw a place while driving south on 1A from York Beach, along where you are driving next to the ocean with just a concrete barrier seperating you from the waves. There are parking spots on the beach side of the road in the area. There was a restaurant right up against the water, I forgot the name however. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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      1. re: ratbuddy

        I believe you are talking about Sun n' Surf across from The Anchorage. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is part of The Anchorage. I have not eaten there but I am staying at The Anchorage next month so if anyone has been there of if ratbuddy goes, please let me know how it is.

        I recommend Lord's in Wells for great and relatively inexpensive lobster and fish. They also have wonderful home made desserts. This is not an "upscale" place but the food and service are good and it is great for families.

        1. re: edgewater

          The place I am talking about is here, on the right side of the road:

          It looked interesting and must have a great view from the back..

          1. re: edgewater

            Lord's was recommended to us last summer and we went. Big mistake. Trying to get any (repeat any) attention from the waitress was futile. She just could not tear herself away from a chatty group (of which she was the chattiest). So much for service. The food was not to be recommended either. This experience has put the kibosh (in my mind) on the place on US 1 as well which is connected by ownership. Too many other places in the Wells/Ogunquit area.

          2. re: ratbuddy

            Yes, you gotta go to Flo's for hot dogs. It's on route 1, a little trailer building with a lot of cars out front and picnic tables at the side. You will have to wait in line in August, but it's so worth it. Order more than you think you'll eat, you won't regret it, and it makes the wait worth it. Flo's also has other locations now where the wait might not be as long, but the classic little old place is the best. Whoever's working that day will at some point ask everybody in line inside how many dogs you want, but that's all she wants to know at that point. She puts that many dogs in to cook, then she'll go through the line again to find out what you want on your dogs and what drinks or chips you want, and you pay her. Ask people in line about what to order - "the special" with mayonnaise, Flo's cooked carmelized-tasting onion relish and celery salt (sounds weird, tastes amazing), or an "everything" etc. Try a can of old time Moxie soda pop too.

          3. There are two very special gourmet restaurants but not kid friendly- Blue Sky at York Beach and Aneke Jans in Kittery. Robert's Maine Grill inKittery, inthemiddle of theshopping malls, isvery good and kid friendly. Cape Nedddick Lobster Pound is a good suggestion. Barnicle Billy;s in Ogunquit in PerkionsCove is very good with kids- sit outside onthe deck and the kid can feed the fish oyster crackers. Bob's Clam Hut is very good- same owner as Robert's Maine Grill. Have a good time.

            1. The Fisherman's Catch in Wells is awesome! I also agree about Wild Willy's burgers and Barnicle Billys.

              1. Stayed in the area on vacation in the past and had a nice, kid-friendly lunch at The Goldenrod. The candy they had was good, too.

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                1. re: shellyesq

                  Goldenrod, right near York Short Sands Beach, is fun for kids (and adults). You can see the salt water taffy being made in the windows, and you just have to get salt water taffy from Goldenrod when you're in York. The arcade is right there too, and you can play skee ball together, another family fun must-do. Memories.... we spent a week or two every summer in York growing up.

                  1. re: shellyesq

                    and it's the only restaurant i've ever seen offer a cream cheese and jelly sandwich on their menu...yummy!

                    1. re: rizzo0904

                      Mmm..and egg salad with bacon, and cream cheese and olive. I love the Goldenrod. So old-fashioned and delish.