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Jul 5, 2010 01:15 PM

Any good food near Skowhegan ME ?

We are going to the Kneading Conference up in Skowhegan in late July. Any recs.. Within 25 miles?

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  1. Skowhegan's really out in the boonies. If someone can not give you specific recs, I'd Google 'Skowhegan restaurants' (which I just did) and search the menus and reviews.

    1. Don't laugh!! Ken's Family Restaurant Bowling and Billiards, actually has a good Maine Fried Clam Plate. Empire Grill for Breakfast.

      Ken's Family Restaurant
      Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976

      Empire Grill
      105 Water St, Skowhegan, ME 04976

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      1. re: ospreycove

        Empire Grill has closed I think. Ken's does indeed have some decent fried seafood and good clam chowder. Heritage House is good, and Gifford's Ice Cream is the original stand that eventually expanded all over New England. THE BANKERY, a downtown Skowhegan bakery is hit-or-miss but has good scones, good cookies, and an excellent chocolate-dipped brownie.

        Heritage House
        182 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976

        Gifford's Ice Cream
        25 Hathaway St, Skowhegan, ME 04976

        1. re: jackattack


          Uh-oh, if the Empire is closed what else do you like for breakfast?

      2. I have in-laws in Skowvegas as we like to call it. We also tend to call it a culinary wasteland. Yes there is Heritage when it is open. Kens is okay for fried food. The Old Mill Pub is good for bar food. There is not much other than that. Better luck in Waterville, maybe...

        Old Mill Pub
        41R Water St, Skowhegan, ME 04976