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Boston to Midcoast maine, any must stops?

Any must stop meals Boston to Midcoast Maine?

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  1. Flo's Hotdog stand in Cape Neddick, ME -- ask for a House dog. Also, the Maine Diner in nearby Wells is some of the best diner food outside of NJ. If you're looking for something more, the cafe in the Stonewall Kitchen store/HQ just off 95 in Wells is a really nice bistro-type meal. If you're really heading further up (in distance, price, and ambiance), Ogunquit has Arrows, and my version of French Laundry East -- The White Barn Inn -- has the best service and the most amazing lobster dish (whatever the special of the day is).

    1. Are you willing to go off your route? Cape Elizabeth Pte. has a fish shack with great lobser rolls. It's the only thing there and the views are great. From OOB, it's maybe 20 minutes but I am guessing. There are other things on the menu but I always get the lobster roll. I have also found it best to get there early for lunch as a line quickly forms.

      I am not a fan of Maine Diner and the lines do not justify the meal. There is one near Waldoboro that is much better, imo. Do a search on the board for Maine Diner for various opinions.

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      1. re: three of us

        Moody's diner is in Waldeboro. Where in mid -coast? A big area.

        1. re: Passadumkeg

          On a trip to Rockport last April we drove to Moody's after purchasing their cookbook in Camden. The renowned Walnut pie paled in comparison to a good pecan pie and the entire lunch was no better than average. The crust on the pie was soggy and the rest of the pie didn't have much flavor. We were extremely disappointed and it was a wasted drive.

          1. re: quesam

            I don't trumpet Moody's, merely listed it. Used to have great all you can eat beans on Thursday nights. Haven't been in 15 years.

            1. re: Passadumkeg

              LOL....funny us foodies...I posted to an Indianapolis post & left there 15 years ago....I did do a little "on line research" to make sure my fav spots were still open. I've known Moody's as an institution as a Mainer. Been there once I can remember...no idea what I ate....I think I was in high school. I think Tim Sample made Moody's the name we know now. Cook book is a wonderfull read....I love cook books.....I read them like novels & Moody's has a great story.

              1. re: westernmaine

                Tim Sample's Thurs night at Moody's for bean, is what got us there. Faaaarrrrt.
                We lived on North Haven and prefer The Rockland Cafe, especially for fish cakes and beans for break.

            2. re: quesam

              Moody's is what it is, but if you want a great sandwich in Waldoboro get off Rt 1 and go to Fernalds on Main Street. I had lunch there at the counter with Andrew Wyeth a few years ago (he just happened to come in, we weren't together), and he agreed that it was what Moody's used to be, simple, fresh, and honest.

              1. re: bi11me

                Or a bit off rt 1 go to Moore's Saurkraut. They have a small byob resturant, w/ great soups, wursts, kraut and sandwhiches. A great deli too. Visit the Finnish Heritage Society too.

                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  I agree with Moore's Saurkraut. It's surprising to see a place like this off the main tourist path. If you like German sausages this is the place for you. The store is well stocked with many European selections. Worth the short trip from Rt. 1.

                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                    I believe you must be referring to Morse's Sauerkraut. Good stuff.

                    1. re: groaker

                      Also a fan of Morse's -- their sandwiches are kind of simple but excellent, and the pickles very tasty.

                      Definitely a fun place to shop - we got some great andouille sausage and a dried chorizo, which my hubby has been searching for for more years than I care to recall. He had something like it on a sandwich in Spain many years ago; and of all the chorizos we tried over the years, none fit the bill until we found Morse's.

                      1. re: groaker

                        Yes, Morse's; I just kan't spel. The saurekraut is alive too, the longer kept the more sour. A lot of Germans go just to get their black bread and wursts.

            3. cleonice Ellsworth Maine.
              Jumpin Jay's in Portsmouth NH
              For a sandwich stop in Portsmouth Moe's. They only make like 2 or 3 different sub's...and there is a reason they can get away with that they are so good.

              1. Harrasskeet Lunch in So. Freeport (Lbster Shack); Caiola's in Portland (splurge)

                1. Ditto Flo's in Cape Neddick- open every day except Wednesday 11-3; there is another Flo's branch in the parking lot next to the Kittery Trading Post if you are shopping in the Kittery Outlet Stores- less of a line and the dogs are the same.
                  For a beautiful view and good food drive into Ogunquit and have lunch or sit at the bar and order off the bar menu for dinner at MC Perkins Cove. Same owners as the very famous Arrows.