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hitpas Oct 19, 2010 06:20 AM

Making a quick trip down and up the Maine coast, stopping in Belfast going down and Rockland going up. Any suggestions for good, quick lunches in these towns at this time of year (mid-October)? By 'quick', I mean not a drawn out sit down event, though perfectly happy to sit down!

  1. MidCoastMaineiac Oct 19, 2010 06:54 AM

    I really like Thorndike...some really good sandwiches, soups, and pizza. And Gifford's ice cream for dessert.

    Other options include MacLaren's (sandwiches), Bricks ($5 lunches...sit outside if nice), Waterworks for a more "pub-y" vibe, or Sweets & Meats (more upscale sandwich deli).

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      hitpas Oct 19, 2010 08:12 AM

      Thanks! These are in.......?

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        MidCoastMaineiac Oct 19, 2010 08:29 AM

        Sorry...Rockland.....

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          hitpas Oct 19, 2010 08:37 AM

          Wonderful.

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      mainemal Oct 19, 2010 08:12 AM

      Belfast: Chase's Daily, Chase's Daily, Chase's Daily!!

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      Chase's Daily
      96 Main St, Belfast, ME 04915

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        Mister Meatball Oct 19, 2010 08:43 AM

        Careful at Chase's. It can be very busy and, therefore, not at all quick.

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          mainemal Oct 19, 2010 08:54 AM

          I agree, although it's SO good. Other faster Belfast possibilities might be the Co-op, although I don't think there's sit-down space; and BayWrap.

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            hitpas Oct 19, 2010 09:01 AM

            Maybe this late in the season we'll luck out at Chase's Daily. Sounds wonderful. Can't seem to find how late they serve lunch. 2:00? Thanks for alternatives, too.

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            Chase's Daily
            96 Main St, Belfast, ME 04915

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        Shooley Oct 19, 2010 02:34 PM

        I like the Brown Bag and the Home Kitchen Cafe for lunch in Rockland...

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        Brown Bag
        606 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

        Home Kitchen Cafe
        650 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

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          michellebgottlieb Oct 20, 2010 06:24 AM

          Asian salmon wrap at Bay Wraps is amazing. If open for lunch, Young's Lobster Pound just over the bridge from Belfast...

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          Lobster Pound
          569 White Mountain Hwy, Milton, NH 03851

          Bay Wrap
          20 Beaver St, Belfast, ME 04915

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            hitpas Oct 20, 2010 07:16 AM

            Thanks, everybody. We're heading out and will report.

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            hitpas Oct 23, 2010 01:48 PM

            Everyone was so right about Chases Daily. Fabulous food, but sloooow. Actually, it seemed it was slow only for us! Seated right away and then watchd everyone around us being served. Our server must have just been having a bad day - one that gave her an imperious air! Anyway, the food was wonderful and what a great place.
            In Rockport, we were running late, so had a quick soup & sandwich at Atlantic Baking Co. Very nice.
            Thanks again to all for advice and, yes, indeed, I would go back to Chase's Daily. Lord knows I've been imperious in my time.

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            Chase's Daily
            96 Main St, Belfast, ME 04915

            Atlantic Baking Co
            351 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

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              Shooley Oct 26, 2010 05:56 AM

              This is the first time I've run across someone whose experience at Chase's matched mine when I was there with two others last summer. Slow and imperious and watching others being served just about sums it up. The fact that the food was good didn't evidently cancel that out since I just realized I haven't been back since.

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                Mister Meatball Oct 26, 2010 06:10 AM

                I hate to bash the place, but you can count me in this group as well. Operations side needs attention.

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                hitpas Oct 26, 2010 02:34 PM

                Maybe the three of us just 'lucked' on to the same waitress. There was a guy serving who was handling his tables fabulously.

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