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a week in Eastport, ME -- recs?

schiffer May 28, 2009 09:44 PM

My husband and I are spending a week in Eastport in June. We've been to Maine many times, but never so far "downeast". We would love recommendations on where to eat...doesn't have to be anything fancy, just good Maine food. We love to drive around and are willing to drive a distance from Eastport. We're also planning to head into Canada, so any recommendations just over the border (New Brunswick) would be welcome, too. Thanks!

  1. pizzalady Jun 10, 2009 04:56 AM

    Some of the best "New England" fare can be found at the New Friendly Restaurant. It's on Rt1 in Perry. If you want to kick it up a notch with gourmet food, try The Pickled Herring. It's right downtown in Eastport.

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    1. re: pizzalady
      obraustin Jun 10, 2009 09:15 AM

      I think any food that you could purchase at a grocery store (or cheeses) with Raye's mustard, and wine you could smuggle into a picnic basket and take up to Shackford Head State Park (a beautiful lookout along the trail with a perfect spot for a picnic) would taste as good as any other food. Of course, the same can be said about Quoddy Head...It will be the best $15 you could spend. Enjoy it!

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      mminmaine May 29, 2009 04:45 PM

      I haven't been yet, but friends in the area tell me that the year-old Pickled Herring in Eastport is outstanding.

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