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BBQ in New Sharon outside of Farmington food wasteland

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I read the recent threads about the bad food in Farmington. I have to agree. Unfortunately we are stuck because we shop and bank in Farmington. We are always hoping to find something new. We will often drive to Waterville for Mexican at Cancun just to have something decent. So anyway, this past weekend we heard about the Top of the Hill Grill in New Sharon. We have eaten there before but they recently made some changes and now serve bbq. The bbq is served mostly for supper. The restaurant is clean and airy and the proprietors are friendly. They have a new back deck with tables and umbrellas. We chose fish and chips and were very happy with the meal. The fish was very good and crisp. It was served with hand cut fries which were very good. (They reminded us a little of In-N-Out fries). It was served with a very good coleslaw as well as good tartar sauce. (I care about good coleslaw and good tartar sauce). They also serve fresh brewed sweet tea. There was a table of 2 couples that had come in on their motorcycles and were obviously from "away". Three of them had the lobster roll and the fourth had a pulled pork sandwich (which is not on the lunch menu but they had some ready for supper and went ahead and served it to the woman). The three folks with the lobster rolls were very happy with them from what we could hear of their conversation. We saw the rolls when the waitress went by with them and they did look good and full. If I was from away, I too would have had a lobster roll. The woman with the pulled pork sandwich was pleased also. So anyway, we plan on going back some evening and either having bbq or the prime rib. We have had their prime rib before and it was very good. So for people from away that want to come up and drive thru Belgrade (cute shops) and then up thru Farmington to Rangeley (September is a good month to see moose) it would be a good place to stop on the way up. Here is their web site:
http://www.topofthehillgrillonline.com/

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  1. Awesome! We have a place in Vienna and will check this out. Also, is Cancun good?

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    1. re: lola22

      Yes. Cancun is good. We are originally from "away" and terribly miss Mexican food. Cancun has been a lifesaver. We think their specials are better than the usual fare. The Burrito Roqueta is our favorite and we also like the carnitas dinner. Their chips and salsa are the best we have had since moving to Maine. I also like the owners/employees. We were told they moved to Maine from our southern state of Georgia. They brought "sweet tea" with them. We tell people about them all the time because we don't want them to go out of business. It would kill us.

    2. Can't wait to try it, there's always something good to be found in the middle of nowhere. Have you tried Fonzo's in Norridgewock for fried seafood and fresh cut fries/homemade rolls?

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      Fonzos
      72 Smithfield Rd, Norridgewock, ME 04957

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      1. re: jackattack

        Thanks for the response. No. We haven't tried Fonzo's but I have it on my list to try. Speaking of food in the middle of nowhere....our local grocery store/gas station (in Mount Vernon) just started making shrimp/fish/clam baskets. We had nothing for supper the other night so we dared to try it and were very surprised that it was pretty good. We had the Maine shrimp basket and the haddock basket and then shared. They were out of the clams. The price was very, very reasonable too. $5 something for one and $7 something for the other. The fries were a real surprise and it came with coleslaw. I'm sure we will have it again some evening we aren't prepared to make supper.

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        Fonzos
        72 Smithfield Rd, Norridgewock, ME 04957