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food with a view on Maine coast

stumbler2001 Jul 15, 2012 10:21 AM

I will be travelling from the Augusta area to Portland this weekend and I would like to stop for lunch somewhere with great food and a nice setting. I have time, so a bit of a detour is no problem.

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    GG Mora RE: stumbler2001 Jul 15, 2012 11:34 AM

    The Slipway in Thomaston.

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      shaebones RE: GG Mora Jul 16, 2012 02:23 AM

      Having dinner there this week! What's good on the menu?

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        GG Mora RE: shaebones Jul 16, 2012 05:41 AM

        Most of what I had were specials – thai mussels in a coconut milk broth, roasted cod with red pepper butter, both very good. Fried calamari was expert. Nice location on a small quiet inner harbor.

        We were there in the late evening and saw blue herons fishing nearby in the dusky light. Lovely.

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        MidCoastMaineiac RE: GG Mora Jul 16, 2012 06:57 AM

        The Slipway is great...they particularly get fried seafood exactly right...lightly fried, not over-battered.

        Though, that would be more than a "bit" of a detour on a drive from Augusta to Portland.

        stumbler...do you consider Portland to between Augusta and Portland? That would open up a whole world of possibilities.

        I also like HD's rec of Harasseekett Lunch and Lobster...good seafood, very nice setting...

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          stumbler2001 RE: MidCoastMaineiac Jul 16, 2012 11:40 AM

          I am open to suggestions in Portland. It is looking now like the people who will be driving me are more interested in mid to late afternoon dining, so places that are open for lunch would be a plus.

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          stumbler2001 RE: GG Mora Jul 16, 2012 11:41 AM

          @GGMORA. Looked at their site, and it looks nice. It is definitely on my list of places to explore, even if I don't make it there on this trip

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          HDinCentralME RE: stumbler2001 Jul 15, 2012 01:37 PM

          Falmouth Sea Grill, Rte 1A, Falmouth. Nice views of Casco Bay islands.

          A bit more casual...Harasseekett Lunch and Lobster...harbor view in South Freeport

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            stumbler2001 RE: HDinCentralME Jul 16, 2012 11:44 AM

            Looks pretty accessible from 95, and they serve dinner all day. Definitely a strong candidate. Thanks!

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              mainemal RE: HDinCentralME Jul 16, 2012 05:20 PM

              Having eaten there recently, I'm not a huge fan or Haraseekett: indifferent fried food, frankly. If you're willing to get off the road no more than you would need to do for Cook's on Bailey Island (also indifferent), I would vote EVERY TIME for Dolphin Chowderhouse at the end of the peninsula in S. Harpswell.

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              mainahs RE: stumbler2001 Jul 16, 2012 02:42 PM

              Cook's on Bailey Island with good view of famous Cribstone Bridge and working harbor. Good scenery on the way down too. New Dolphin Marina Restaurant in South Harpswell has a spectacular view. Although I'm not crazy about the food/prices, my wife likes them.

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                youth_in_asia RE: stumbler2001 Jul 16, 2012 03:36 PM

                Check out the Black Point Inn in Scarborough. Frankly, the food can be inconsistent; but when it's good, it's pretty good. The view, however, is one of the best. Great view of Prout's Neck, Old Orchard Beach and on a clear day, even Mt. Washington (you'll be amazed at how close it looks). They have indoor and outdoor seating.


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