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Jul 10, 2011 10:56 PM

Going to Frye Island

Where do we go eat (not too far) when we're off the island?
Where do we buy good cheap lobster?

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  1. The lake is beautiful right now. You are going to have a wonderful trip.
    Frye is a little tricky, as I am sure you figured out when you made your reservations. You want to plan ahead or else you will be shopping at the tiny on island market. There are a number of places around.
    Before you get on the ferry, stop at the following places (all on rt 302 and in order going north from Windham):
    Prime Cut Meat Market (same plaza as the Dollar store)- good meats, homemade sausages
    Chipman's Farm Stand (again, same plaza as Dollar store, just on the far side) local produce, baked goods, cheese
    Good Life Market (little read house, mile or so down)- awesome gourmet market, nice wine and cheese selection, amazing pies, great sandwiches
    Mosquito-best ice cream, you can get to it by boat, park boat at Jordan Marine and walk up across street

    Past where you will turn to go to the Frye Island ferry:
    Butcher's Seafood- delicious seafood, lobster rolls, they will cook up a lobster boil for you to take away (I don't think there are tables, we just get it to go) if they have shrimp or crab dip, get it
    Tony's Foodland is a nice big grocery store, locally owned and good to the community, pretty good bakery
    If you want to take a drive (or go to the drive-in movie- Bridgeton Twin Drive-In) continue north on 302 into Bridgton. Cute town with a country store with fudge the kids will love and an excellent Thai restaurant (Chau Thai).
    I hope you have a wonderful vacation. It is a beautiful spot.

    Good Life Market
    1297 Roosevelt Trl, Raymond, ME 04071

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