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Romantic Dinner in Castine/Acadia area

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Em in VT Aug 3, 2008 04:30 PM

My boyfriend and I are spending a romantic long weekend in Maine, doing some camping and then staying in a coastal B&B for a couple nights. I'd love suggestions for a nice romantic dinner for the two of us (seafood, of course), and also recs for B&Bs or cabins, if you've got them.

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    toby1355 Aug 3, 2008 08:28 PM

    My wife and I just got back from a week on the Maine coast. I second Castine, but stayed across the street from from the Pentagoet, at the Castine Inn. We were only there one night but really enjoyed our stay. A very nice breakfast, with table cloths and cloth napkins, scones and hot cereal (?) were included in the price of the room. Other breakfast items were available at bargain prices. The owner is the chef/cook. While that was the only meal available, I did see a sign behind the front desk stating that dinner was being served on the weekends. We loved everything about Castine! Its historic, charming and friendly.Well worth the detour off Rt. 1.

    Also, If you are thinking about Acadia, look into the Clarmont, in SW Harbor. We thought it charming, although we only were there for a drink, at sunset, on their dock/pier/bar. A stunning spot for a cocktail and the hotel itself is really spiffy.

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      honey_west Aug 4, 2008 08:43 AM

      The Pentagoet Inn serves dinner during the week as well as weekends. IIRC the Pentagoet serves dinner to non-guests as well as those staying there. It's a very comfortable Inn and romantic, with antique furnishings and gabled rooms. Breakfast is lovely with a variety of fruit and hot and cold selections.

      Have not stayed at Castine Inn; it's across the street from Pentagoet and it is more expensive.

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      Mainegal Aug 3, 2008 06:50 PM

      In Castine, the Pentagoet is a B&B with an excellent dining room, too.

      In Blue Hill, The Blue Hill Inn is a lovely B&B, and Arborvine, an excellent choice for dinner, is a five-minute walk.

      In Brooksville, Shore Oaks in a waterfront Arts and Crafts style B&B on the Oakland House grounds (also cottages here), and a plan with dinner at The Rusticator Restaurant is available. Oakland House is a family resort, but the restaurant has separate dining areas for families and those without young kids.

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