Road Trip! Michigan to Maine!
Calling all chowhounders:
Please let me know of great chowhound spots in the following towns/areas:
Salamanca New York-dinner
Gorham NH- dinner
Ellsworth Maine--lunch and dinner
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.
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.
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.
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)