Going to Biddeford/Saco for a week on Saturday, need recs
- mcel215 Jul 11, 2012 02:51 AM
I am spending a whole week in Biddeford/Saco starting next Saturday.
Am looking for some good recommendations for hidden gems, not pricey restaurants.
I love ethnic, but am also looking for great seafood places. Would also appreciate places
to shop for groceryies, liquor that are reasonably priced. Also, farmers markets during
the week, for fresh fruits and veggies.
Any help is appreciated. I just don't know this area well and have tried to search, but haven't come up with anything.
Thanks guys. :)
Saco: Vic & Whit's: beer, wine, cheeses, etc., also soups, sandwiches, salads; Rapid Ray's for fast homemade food--lobster rolls, burgers, clam cakes--no seatig; Run of the Mill for pub fare; Mia's for better dining.
Biddeford/Biddeford Pool: Jewel of India; Que Hong's; Palace Diner, an authentic gem with some surprises; Buffleheads, classic Maine fare; F. O. Goldthwaite's, general store with food service including lobster and fried seafoods--eat on the oceanfront picnic tables behind the store.
You're within easy reach of Portland and the Kennebunks, too.
ok My family lives in Saco. Try Run of the Mill. Its on the Island just between Saco and Biddeford on the main street. (Sit outside and they have live music in evenings).
Mulligans in Saco (in an old mill building). Everything less than $5 (Basic Bar Food). Stick to the burgers, fried chicken etc. The $5 dollar steak can be good.. sometimes.... They have pool tables and cheap beer. A new place can't remember the name on the Buxton Road (Its the Saco Road if you are coming from Buxton!). Coming from town it will be on your right hand side and it looks like a deli/sandwich place. Food is Columbian... It might be called Arape. Was just featured on Food Coma show. Also in the nearby complex is another deli place that was featured on Food Coma but I haven't been there. Going from Biddeford down to the Pool (I think its Route 9), just outside of town there is a convenience store on left. Good cheap lobster rolls. Further down the road on the left side (its on a corner) is a small cafe/to go shop. Good lobster rolls and other goodies for picnics.
Heading out on the Buxton Road keep going you will go by the Heath (Park) on your right and keep going till you come to your first traffic light. Turn Left. Go down to Buxton when you cross the Saco River. Big Daddy's Ice Cream. Bring your swim trunks for a nice swim in the river and a turn on the rope swing...
I know lots of other places (don't know the names of the roads but they are pretty easy to find). I would head to Twin Lights (a Tourist place, but great views of the rocky part of the ocean!). The blueberries are ready and there are a lot of pick your own places in the area.
There is a new Mexican Restaurant (in the basement across from City Hall Biddeford) which is good (not the one on Main Street). I second the Indian Restaurant.
I found the deli I believe and it's called Pool St. Market. They started their lobster rolls at 5.95 (finger sandwhich) and then went up from there. The deluxe for 7.95 is excellent and has a really good amount of lobster, so thanks.
Didn't make it to Buffelheads, went to Huots instead and had a "touristy" fried haddock/scallop dinner. Not good at all.