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Road Trip! Michigan to Maine!

gazpacho Aug 30, 2012 10:06 AM

Calling all chowhounders:

Please let me know of great chowhound spots in the following towns/areas:

Salamanca New York-dinner

Owego NY-lunch

Latham NY-dinner

Springfield/Hartland VT-lunch

Gorham NH- dinner

Belfast Maine-lunch

Ellsworth Maine--lunch and dinner

Thank you!!

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  1. pinehurst RE: gazpacho Aug 30, 2012 12:57 PM

    Gazpacho, if you want a non fast food or non mediocre dinner, I'd steer clear of Gorham, NH. The only thing remotely acceptable is Saalt, and it's pricey (JMO) for what you get (nouveau pub fare). Think about going toward Littleton or (on the other side of the mountains) Jackson.

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      masha RE: gazpacho Aug 30, 2012 06:00 PM

      Here is a link to a fairly recent thread that discusses Ellsworth: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/851965

      Note that you need to post on the NY star board for recommendations in upstate NY.

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        syrup09 RE: masha Sep 3, 2012 04:53 PM

        Are you going through Canada or Ohio? I live in Michigan and I'm thinking of making the same trip someday.

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          three of us RE: syrup09 Sep 3, 2012 05:49 PM

          Born in MI and lived there until 20 years ago, when I moved to the Boston area. Having driven home to see the folks many times, my preference runs to going through the U.S. We usually stop around Syracuse, and then again before Cleveland. Geneva-on-the-Lake has a great hot dog stand called "Eddie's", IIRC. Upstate NY has Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and the Finger Lakes. Ontario is a shorter drive, but I just like the trip thru Ohio and NY state better.

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        hitpas RE: gazpacho Sep 3, 2012 06:53 PM

        Ellsworth, Maine: Lunch, Cleonice- upscale using local produce- if too busy, Riverside Cafe across the street.

        Dinner: Union River Lobster Pot- lobster, steamers, etc, etc

        just for an example. Others will follow.

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          gwenst RE: gazpacho Sep 11, 2012 08:18 AM

          Gorham , NH
          maybe not the epicenter of fine food...

          Try Saladino's - Family run restaurant cooking authentic italian. As someone who typically doesn't like italian, i found it tasty. Right on main street next to Mr. Pizza's (a popular place, but american food, not too exciting)

          Heads up, closed on sunday & monday's

          Your other option (depending on your route) continue on route 2 to Bethel, ME (i'm no expert on the area, but several good options)

          or route 16 to Jackson, NH (fancy, fancy places)

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