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Portland Maine restaurants for seniors

damoclesnj Jul 17, 2008 03:07 PM

This is a first post on a recommendation to this site from friends..so first off thank you to all in advance. I am looking for Portland Maine restaurants that active seniors may be interested in on an upcoming vacation in August. Have been coming to Portland for many years and some of our favorites have since closed down. Handicapped accessibility is helpful. Open to suggestions for a more "local Maine experience". Have printed several recommendations from prior posts and can't wait for our vacation!

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    hicow RE: damoclesnj Jul 17, 2008 04:05 PM

    What restaurants were your favorites that have closed? That will be a good clue as to what you find appealing.

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      irwin RE: damoclesnj Jul 17, 2008 05:39 PM

      very hard to recommend when we do not know what you like !!!!!

      1. Passadumkeg RE: damoclesnj Jul 17, 2008 06:56 PM

        I feel the sword of Damocles hanging over me with these recommendations. Better ask Dioniceous. The oracle saidthere is a Greek place on Forrest Ave.

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          Scargod RE: Passadumkeg Jul 17, 2008 09:56 PM

          As David Byrne would say, "stop making sense!"

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            negrazer RE: Scargod Jul 18, 2008 05:43 AM

            Dimillo's? wouldn't be my choice, but they tend to cater to an older crowd. If you're looking to avoid a touristy place, I'd look elsewhere though

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          DexterM RE: damoclesnj Jul 18, 2008 05:53 AM

          I bet the Village Cafe was definitely one of the closed restaurants referred to.

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            damoclesnj RE: damoclesnj Jul 18, 2008 08:54 AM

            I may have mislead by saying multiple favorites closed I apologize. It was Village Cafe. Also we enjoyed a Buffet type Chinese and Capt. Newicks. I have taken down some recommendations on recent posts, and would appreciate any further. Thank you

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              DexterM RE: damoclesnj Jul 18, 2008 10:22 AM

              If you're in the mood for seafood, I would recommend Gilbert's Chowder House on Commercial Street. Smallish, but on first floor so I would think it is handicapped accessible. Also a nice deck on the back (it was closed back in June, but I would assume it is open by now.) Tasty, simple and very fresh local seafood.

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                Bunnyfood RE: DexterM Jul 18, 2008 11:14 AM

                If you're doing fried seafood DO NOT MISS Sue's Fish and Chips on Forest Ave. Parking, outside seating, fair prices. If you go at the beginning of the week, they usually do "2 fish burgers for $2." Hake, sure, but $2???? can't beat it!

                You might also like Standard Baking on Commerical St- good pastries and bread. If you're interested in Italian, Bruno's on Allen Ave has generous portions and lots of variety. Also Maria's- they are intown and do a 6-course meal and bottle of wine for 2- only about $70(ish).

                Enjoy your trip to Maine!

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                  Passadumkeg RE: Bunnyfood Jul 18, 2008 11:50 AM

                  We detour for Susan's and it's BYOB!

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