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Sep 2, 2009 02:12 PM

Suggestions for lunch in Bath & Dinner in Boothbay Harbor

I'll be pasing through Bath for lunch this Sunday, coming up from Maryland, and staying in Boothbay for a few nights. Was thinking about Solo Bistro, but they don't appear to be open for lunch. Any lunch suggestions ifor Bath? I'll be with my great aunt who isn't the most adventurous eater, but I think she would like Solo Bistro or something along those lines.

For Boothbay, sans great aunt, I was planning on Ports of Italy. Liked it a lot when I was there several years ago. The owner had home made lemoncello which was a nice capper to the meal. Any other places I shouldn't miss in/around Boothbay?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Lunch, Mae's.

    Dinner, Ports of Italy for excellent Northern Italian fare (you definitely want reservations); Boathouse Bistro top deck for tapas.

    1. We had a great casual dinner on the patio of The Thistle Inn on Oak St. inBoothbay Harbor. If you are looking for a great meal, I would drive the hour plus to Fore Street Grill in Portland or an hour in the other direction to Francine in Camden. Sam Hayward at Fore Street has been recognized by the James Beard awards and I wont be surprised if Francine's chef isn't getting a lot mor press soon. Two of the best meals I have had anywhere.

      For a very casual lunch in Boothbay, go to Trevett's for the lobster roll. Order at the counter and sit out on the deck and watch the spinning bridge in action.


      Francine -
      The Thistle Inn -

      Fore Street
      288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

      1. Consider Brunswick and Wiscasset for lunch as well. They are about 15" before and after Bath. In Brunswick maybe Richards a good German restaurant on Maine St. Or MJ's on Maine St. as well. It has well prepared basic food. In Wiscasset maybe Sarah's more a sandwich/soup place. It looks out on the Sheepscot River which is tidal. Le Garage down the street from Sarah's used to be well thought of. It also has good, well-prepared basic food with a nice water view also. I think an unadventurous aunt would like it.

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        1. re: mainahs

          There is not anything as refined as Solo Bistro if that is the requirement. If considering going past Bath as far as Wiscasset, I agree that Le Garage might work. Also, in between Bath and Wiscasset, in Woolwich is Montsweag Roadhouse with good steak and fish/seafood options plus sandwiches/salads at lunch.

          1. re: HDinCentralME

            Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. Looking forward to my trip.