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wilson Jun 26, 2012 06:44 PM

We'll be in Portland and the Rockland-Camden area for a few days soon, with our 5 year old. I'm looking for some recommendations for the following:

1. Best place to eat dinner in Portland where we can get away with taking a kid with us (he does pretty well in restaurants).

2. Favorite not-too-touristy lobster/fresh seafood joints in the Portland area.

3. Best blueberry pie in the area.

4. Kid-friendly lunch or dinner stops in Camden.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    pilletsh Jun 27, 2012 09:26 AM

    You're going to food paradise - We go up to Portland with our 5-year-old often. A few thoughts & recommendations:
    - Fantastic ice cream/gelato - Gelato Fiasco & Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
    - Lucky Catch
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g40827-d677395-r83055945-Lucky_Catch_Cruises-Portland_Maine.html
    - Otto pizza is probably our favorite pizza anywhere. Period. (And Flatbread Pizza on waterfront is also very nice and extremely family friendly.
    )- Pacarino is an Italian pasta restaurant owned by a family from Italy - think sunny Amalfi coast, not red checkered table clothes - and is ultra-family friendly. Just enjoyed it on Sat.
    - We're not seafood fans but we hear great things about Lobster Shack at Two Lights http://lobstershacktwolights.com/
    - Love bagels? One Fifty Ate in South Portland was raved about in NY Times as having better bagels than you can find in NYC. We adore it.
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/one-fifty-ate...
    - For sweets/pastries, Standard Baking was top 20 bakery in US in Saveur, and Two Fat Cats has astonishing Whoopie Pies (and regular pies, including blueberry) and has been on many a TV show.

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      wilson Jun 29, 2012 06:59 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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