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Can't Miss Spots In York Area

jkoke Jul 12, 2011 06:04 PM


I will be going to York for about a week, I have never been to Maine before. Any suggestions for cant' miss spots in the York area? I have a preference for little hole in the wall spots, so anything like that would be great.

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  1. Bugsey34 RE: jkoke Mar 30, 2012 01:05 PM

    I was coming on here to ask the same question - headed to York in late April, what's not to miss?

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      whs RE: Bugsey34 Mar 31, 2012 09:03 AM

      Blue Sky used to be run by Lydia Shire--not sure how the kitchen is these days http://www.blueskyonyorkbeach.com/.

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        wincountrygirl RE: whs Apr 2, 2012 09:50 AM

        Heading up in May - our 3rd visit - we are addicted to Maine!! Staying in Ogunquit and will head to 98 Provence and MC Perkins Cove. This place looks good - may try it!

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      jackattack RE: jkoke Apr 2, 2012 04:09 PM

      Brown's Ice Cream and Fox's Lobster ! The pub at the York Harbor Inn has some good bar food at Happy Hour.

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        Bugsey34 RE: jackattack Apr 3, 2012 11:36 AM

        Thanks for the responses, guys! I think that Brown's and Fox's might be closed for the season, will wait and see. We're excited for our trip next week, will report back here after!

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          wincountrygirl RE: Bugsey34 Apr 3, 2012 02:48 PM

          If you go to Blue Sky, please let me know how it is. I'm going in May. Thanks!

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            Earle RE: wincountrygirl Apr 4, 2012 04:54 AM

            Before going to Blue Sky, please check the previous posts For this establishment. on Chowhound. Unless its vastly improved in the last year. Its not rated by viewers of this site very well.

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              wincountrygirl RE: Earle Apr 4, 2012 09:15 AM

              I must not be searching right because I can't find anything.........

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                chefj RE: wincountrygirl Apr 4, 2012 12:50 PM


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                  wincountrygirl RE: chefj Apr 4, 2012 03:06 PM

                  Thank you! I put in Blue Sky York Beach and got my post! That's it!

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                    chefj RE: wincountrygirl Apr 4, 2012 05:44 PM

                    For the next time I put "Blue Sky" in quotes and set the search options to look at 5 years.

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                      wincountrygirl RE: chefj Apr 5, 2012 03:33 AM


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        rizzo0904 RE: jkoke Apr 4, 2012 10:37 AM

        I know it's not remarkable and it's a tourist trap, but I like Goldenrod. It's fun to watch them make taffy...plus, they have cream cheese and jelly sandwiches on the menu!

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          magiesmom RE: jkoke Apr 6, 2012 05:50 AM

          In Kittery I like When Pigs Fly

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            rcburli RE: magiesmom Apr 6, 2012 10:36 AM

            I still haven't tried Anneke Jans but would like to.

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              martyl9 RE: rcburli Apr 7, 2012 05:51 AM

              last summer was better than ever. don't think it closes for the season. the wine list continues to grow as well. go and enjoy those fried green olives.

          2. Bugsey34 RE: jkoke Apr 20, 2012 08:24 AM

            We are back from our York trip last weekend - we had a great time. We were happily surprised with the food at our hotel, the York Harbor Inn. The dinner we had there was very good, I had broiled scallops and my husband had a burger. Delicious fries, cocktails and plenty of options on the menu.
            The only other place we ate at near York was the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound, which was just OK. The boiled lobsters were fine but the service was slow and it was so dark it was hard to see! It had a strange atmosphere for some reason.
            We had great lobsters and blueberry pie at Barnacle Billy's in Ogunquit - very casual place where you seat yourself and there's no table service, but a wonderful view at the outdoor seating and delicious food. The homemade pie was really the best we saw in Maine that weekend.
            Another great stop on the way up from Boston was Petey's in Rye, NH - but I guess that doesn't apply to a York thread!

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