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What Is Missing in Mid Coast Maine

I'm going to start this thread in the infintesimal hope that somebody out there reading this will say, you know what, he's right...I DO need to open up this food establishment. Don't get me wrong, the MidCoast has some pretty darn good dining options, but there are just some things I miss BADLY.

And for purposes of defining Mid Coast Maine, I'll call the hub Camden/Rockland - but stretching anywhere along the coast from Waldoboro to Belfast.

1. Indian food (the most glaring need of all I think)
2. Roast beef / cheesesteak (or a Deli that has those two options)
3. Real Mexican food. Not Tex-Mex.

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  1. Real Chinese, not China Dinah glop with brown sauce.

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    1. re: Mainegal

      I second Chinese. The kind of place that serves crispy lamb on chili leeks, fresh pork belly on anything, etc. The kind of place that if they even serve duck sauce, they made it themselves. And, oh, that big round table in the back where they're either stringing snow peas or eating something you've never seen before in all your days.

    2. Real Greek would be nice. With an actual rotisserie.

      1. Chinese of course ! A real Deli and Mexican food would cause the food God's to smile.
        Seriously, I am so tired of driving away from home base to find that which appears to be ignored in the Camden/Rockland area. Hope springs eternal. :)

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        1. re: DaBear

          Wait a minute, there can't be edible Chinese in the mid-coast until we get some in Portland!

        2. Definitely Indian and Chinese...and I miss the short-lived, but glorious Midcoast Asian Foods (Thai) that operated out of the house that was the old Oh Bento in Rockland. Toss in Mexican, too, and dare I say decent pizza (not pizza served on someone's fabulous other food menu, like Primo or In Good Company, but just straight, great pizza.

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          In Good Company
          415 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

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          1. re: Shooley

            I too lament the loss of Midcoast Asian Foods (as I'm sure you know). I do think Tamarind is acceptable for Thai food...esp. once you get beyond Pad Thai.

            You guys aren't fans of China Coast huh? I have to give a shout out to them. When you're just looking for fatty, salty goodness, it fits the bill. I think its up to us as the consumer to pick the "non brown sauce" stuff. And they are very accomodating. I always order something off-menu there....singapore style rice sticks with 3 delights (basically mai fun (rice noodles) with curry. Three delights being pork, chicken, shrimp). Always really good. And a "relatively" healthier option.

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            China Coast
            Harbor Plaza Mall, Rockland, ME 04841

          2. There is good Indian in Brunswick....

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            1. re: tamerlanenj

              I'd call it "adequate" not good.

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              Bombay Mahal
              99 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

              Shere Punjab
              46 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

              1. re: tamerlanenj

                I've been to both places once...I thought Bombay Mahal was "adequate", but I liked Shere Punjab alot. Maybe the owners are looking to expand.....

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                Bombay Mahal
                99 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

                Shere Punjab
                46 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

                1. re: MidCoastMaineiac

                  Bombay Mahal is quite consistently adequate. Shere Punjab is wildly inconsistent. I do know that building has been for sale for a while.