Best Restaurants around Brunswick, Maine?
Asked a while ago about restaurants in Bath, but was wondering if there might be a few more to try on our summer vacation in the Brunswick area?
Not looking for anything in particular. Just like trying new places. We vacation in Phippsburg every summer and always enjoy seeking out a new place.
Casual, fine dining, doesn't matter.
Any suggestions would be awesome!
Not true. Fat Boy's is a good example of a local drive-in, a great scene on weekends including carhops and folks from all over, and does perfectly good fried food. Can't speak to the quality of the burgers there because I always get fried clams. French fries are standard crinkle-cut and I've never had a problem with the execution on them, though nothing to write home about. The onion rings completely rock and are not to be missed.
There's nothing like a chef there-- it's pretty much staffed by teenagers.
Amusing (to me) fact: whether or not you stay in your car (there are about 8 booths inside), your waitperson is assigned based on where you park.
... and Becky's (a diner!) CHARGES for refills on coffee.
Avoid Henry & Marty's. Overpriced and not that great -way better food for same $ can be had in Portland. Equally good food for less dollars can be had locally.
I second the El Camino vote.
For more casual Mexican try Pancho Villa, which moved recently (still on Pleasant Street, now closer to 295).
Scarlet Begonia's is great, although it can be hard to get a table.
Bangkok Garden is good Thai food for the area.
Renaissance Bistro is good.
111 Maine is good for breakfast and lunch.
Fat Boy is a fun place to eat - a drive in with burgers, shakes, etc.
Also Back Street Bistro.
You missed Sweet Leaves Teahouse, which closed recently - much sadness since it was easily the best place to eat in Brunswick.
The Tavern at the harraseeket inn in Freeport is quite good.
Antonia's Pizzeria is good pizza, but might not be worth the drive solely for eating (but if you're in Freeport, it's worth it).
Azure is a good.
Beale Street is great.
Mae's is great, and does a great breakfast.
Glad to hear that- I also have never gone based solely on location... I guess I'm a snob, but I assumed suckiness. I like El Camino, but frankly, I go there because I support fresh, local food- NOT when I'm craving a burrito.
Also on this topic- Frontier Cafe in Brunswick is definitely a place to try. I've heard they're stellar, and went for lunch the other day when I was in the area on business. I had a bowl of Thai Carrot Coconut soup with a big slice of fresh homemade bread- I've been thinking about that soup for days. It's been haunting me- I loved it, and am trying to figure how to justify a trip back to Brunswick very very soon.