Any good restaurants on the water from Kittery all the way up to Lubec, ME?
My husband and I are traveling to Maine in July and going to slowly travel up the coast all the way to Lubec. I came as a child and I remember eating on restaurant decks over looking the beautiful Atlantic. I have been searching high and low but I need some help!! lol. Any good ideas? We prefer affordable places, but can do the occasional fancy restaurant.
Five Islands Lobster (picnic tables)
Dolphin Marina, Harpswell (near Brunswick) and Estes both have inside seating
Cundy Harbor lobster place (picnic tables)
Waterman's in South Thomaston has tables on a porch now as well as picnic tables on the water's edge
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We didn't care for Chauncey's Creek but it's very popular. There's another seafood restaurant pretty much on the water on Kittery Point where the menu is more extensive and you can eat inside but we haven't been in years. Perhaps someone else has more recent experience.
There are several places in Boothbay.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Park is a must see, and in Pemaquid Harbor just before Pemaquid Point is a Fisherman's Co-op with a lobster pound and a deck overlooking the working harbor where you can eat your lobsters.
You know, you're talking over 200 miles just along rte 1. If you go down every peninsula we're over 3000 miles so there are a few places. I'll throw out one in the Portland area. Assuming you'll check out the Portland Head Lighthouse, i'd recommend the lobster roll food truck. Cheaper and better than two lights which gets a lot of press and as good an ocean view as you can get. There will be many, many good choices.
Cape Pier chowder House in Kennebunkport/Cape Porpoise: great chowder, lobster roll, fried haddock. I've eaten everything on their menu and keep going back. Eat outside on the deck on indoors.
If you're looking for a more upscale restaurant experience, try Arundel Wharf in Kennebunkport. Indoor and deck seating. An actual restaurant as opposed to the aforementioned chowder house where you order at the counter and then they bring your food to you.
I second bobbert's rec of the food truck (Bite into Maine) in Fort Williams Park at Portland Head Light. Amazing lobster roll and mozzarella sandwich. Very limited menu. Great view.
Like dfrostnh, I don't care for Chauncey Creek.
Thanks for your replies! They are very helpful!! I know it's a lot of distance, but I figured there would be some definite stand outs along the way!
By the way... In Rockland the wine bar/restaurant In Good Company is excellent, as well as the sushi restaurant Suzuki Sushi. In Camden, Francine's bistro is great too.
Once you get Down East, the smokehouse Grindstone Neck of Maine in Winter Harbor and his restaurant Fisherman's Inn, also in Winter Harbor, are fantastic. Carl Johnson makes some amazing food and his smoked fish is awesome, his cold smoked crab claws in butter have been written up in Saveur magazine. He also has a B n B that is a delight to stay at in Gouldsboro nearby. The Sunset House Bed and Breakfast Inn.