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mainemal Jun 1, 2010 12:51 PM

I'm giving a evening talk to the "Friends of Acadia" on Saturday the 12th [climate change adaptation: Hounds welcome to attend!] at the former naval facility in Winter Harbor. Talk is at 7 pm, which makes it impossible to imagine supper afterwards, and will require an early meal before. Probably will spend the day over on MDI. Suggestions for good (and simple: not real dinner out) on way over? Mark (Passadumkeg), I bet you've got some good ideas!

  1. Passadumkeg Jun 1, 2010 01:52 PM

    Tracey's right on Rt.1 in Sullivan is the cheapest Maine style seafood shack around. Finn's on Main in Ellsworth is worth a try. Have you ever dined at Cleonise? It will be too early for most good restos on MDI. Check out Mache Bistro on Cottage St., though. A lot of the dining on MDI I find too touristy and over priced.
    I'll check on Sat. night specials in Sullivan at a few places.

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    1. re: Passadumkeg
      whs Jun 1, 2010 04:58 PM

      What happened to that Mexican place on Rte 1?

      1. re: whs
        Passadumkeg Jun 1, 2010 05:15 PM

        The Mexican Restaurant in Hancock? Esta muy bien.

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          whs Jun 1, 2010 05:19 PM

          Glad to hear they are still in business. Hope to get up that way this summer.

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            Passadumkeg Jun 1, 2010 05:23 PM

            The Mexican place, in Cherryfield, "The Latino Store" did not make it through the winter. FOR RENT

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        mainemal Jun 2, 2010 05:08 AM

        Thanks. Am specifically planning to eat on Schoodic rather than BH we'll be leaving the island in the late afternoon. Love Cleonise, love Mache, but the first is too far for this trip, and both are too much like a great dinner to try to eat at something silly like 5 pm. I take it there's no place in Sorrento or Prospect Harbor or Gouldsboro? Any opinion on Fisherman's Inn or Chases in Winter Harbor?

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        Fisherman's Inn Restaurant
        7 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

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          Mainegal Jun 2, 2010 05:42 AM

          Fisherman's Inn--seafood is ultra fresh. One time when I was there, I asked whether a certain fish was fresh or frozen. Waitress turned to the booth behind me and ask the guy when he caught it. Owned/operated by Kathy and Carl Johnson, who also own/operate Grindstone Neck of Maine, the smoked seafood shop just up the road. Service can be iffy, but the food's very good, if a bit on the pricey side. It usually serves early-bird specials between 4:30 and 5:30.

          Chases is classic Maine home-cooked fare with a few surprises. No frills, no surprises.

          A sleeper, in Hancock, is Chipper's. Give it a try sometime.

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            Passadumkeg Jun 2, 2010 10:00 AM

            Yes I was going to suggest Gerrish's, Fisherman's Friend and then Chase's, all in Winter Harbor. Also for a view, get a lobster or crab roll at The Galley on the Bridge, in Sullivan. Or get the rolls to go and go back over the bridge and down to the Tidal Falls for an environmentally beautiful meal.Lady Maine Gal is correct about Chippers as well. The Crocker House on Hancock Point is a fine upscale option. The Sullivsn Harbor Cafe is open for dinner Fri & Sat night. Typical Maine fare.
            I just got back from kayaking from Bar Harbor to Sorrento w/ my students(The Chase's son is an excellent paddler!). I hope to attend the lecture.

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            The Galley by the Bridge
            1715 US 1, Sullivan, ME 04664

            Chippers Restaurant
            RR 1, Hancock, ME 04640

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              mainemal Jun 2, 2010 11:43 AM

              Great, I hope you make it: we'll finally get to meet!

              1. re: mainemal
                Passadumkeg Jun 12, 2010 04:56 AM

                I'm sorry I couldn't make it, but I am curious as to where you did eat.
                Thanks,
                Mark
                Heading out to Tunk Lake for my annual birthday lobster and clam feed today.

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                  mainemal Jun 14, 2010 05:11 AM

                  Ended up at Fisherman's Inn: nothing spectacular, but definitely palatable. Fried clams a little too breaded and cooked for me, but fresh and tasty. Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet.

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                  Fisherman's Inn Restaurant
                  7 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

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                    Passadumkeg Jun 14, 2010 05:37 AM

                    Thanks, my opinion of Fisherman's Inn as well. Do let me know if you are up this way again.

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                    Fisherman's Inn Restaurant
                    7 Newman St, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

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                      mainemal Jun 14, 2010 08:35 AM

                      Expect to be in the neighborhood end of July - early August, with friends staying in Sargentville, for a few days of paddling and eating.

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