Mjek Seafood and Grill: A locally owned seafood favorite, with great lobster and crab rolls.
Address: 239 Lakeview Dr. (Route 202) South China, ME
Hours: 11am-7pm Thursday through Monday
Directions: From Spearin Shores Road, turn left onto Pond Road, then at the “T”, take a right onto 202 (Albion Road). At the flashing light, turn left onto 9/202 (Lakeview Dr). Mjek Seafood will be on your left. Good outdoor seating. Call ahead and they will have your food ready for you.
The Landing: Ice cream and food baskets, such as fried clams, etc. Located right on China Lake.
Address: Lakeview Drive South China, ME
Unity House of Pizza: Pizza, calzones, burgers, and sandwiches. The café serves beer and wine, lattes and cappuccinos, and has free wireless.
118 Main Street Unity, ME
Hours: Pizza: Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri/Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm • Café: Mon-Fri 10:30am-2:30pm
B&F Fresh Vegetables and Seafood: A great, close-by, roadside stand that sells fresh local vegetables, seafood, live lobsters, and pies.
Address: 327 China Road Winslow, ME
207-873-4345 • Hours: 7am to 7pm • https://www.facebook.com/BFVegetables/
Big G’s Deli: A local 200-seat deli serving breakfast, lunch, and supper 7 days a week. They bake all their own bread and pastries daily, including whole wheat, pumpernickel, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and several varieties of whoopie pies.
Address: 581 Benton Ave Winslow, ME 04901
Winslow, ME 04901
207-873-7808 • www.big-g-s-deli.com • Hours: 6am-7pm, 7 days a week. Breakfast served until noon.
Point Afta: Sports bar and grill. Big screen TV with lots of New England sports memorabilia.
Address: 252 China Rd. Winslow, ME 04901
207-872-0521 • https://www.yelp.com/biz/pointe-afta-winslow
18 Below: Diverse menu, great seafood with weekly specials.
Address: 18 Silver St. Waterville, ME 04901
207-861-4454 • www.18belowrawbar.com
Amici’s Cucina: Family owned and operated Italian restaurant in downtown Waterville. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Address: 137 Main St. Waterville, ME 04901
207-861-4440 • www.amiciscucina.com
Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse: This is a great locally owned restaurant. You may want to make call-ahead reservations; it gets very busy! Located in the back of the Pine Ridge Golf Course.
Address: 99 West River Road Waterville, ME 04901
207-877-8325 • www.josephsfiresidesteakhouse.com
Hours: 11am to 10pm Sunday-Thursday, 11am to 11pm Friday-Saturday (Kitchen closes at 9pm)
Mainely Brews Restaurant and Brewhouse: A casual restaurant with good food in historic, downtown Waterville. They have an outdoor patio and feature live music on the weekends.
Address: One Post Office Square Waterville, ME 04901
207-873-2457 • www.mainelybrews.com
Hours: 11am to 1230 am 7 days a week
Silver Street Tavern: A casual restaurant and bar with outdoor seating and live entertainment 6 nights a week. Sunday brunch from 11-3.
Address: 2 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901
207-680-2163 • www.silverstreettavern.com
The Last Unicorn Restaurant: Fine dining, featuring creative cuisine using the freshest ingredients. Closed Sundays.
Address: 8 Silver Street Waterville, ME 04901
207-873-9363 • www.thelastunicornrestaurant.com
Riverside Farm Restaurant and Wine Market: Farm stand and restaurant serving produce from their own gardens or from local vendors. Offers a variety of specialty foods and an extensive selection of wine from all over the world. Reservations encouraged for dinner and Sunday brunch.
Restaurant hours: Lunch Wed-Sat 11am-2pm; Dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30pm-8:30pm; Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm.
291 Fairfield St Oakland, ME 04963
207-465-4439 • http://www.riversidefarmmarket.com
The Red Barn: A very casual, family owned restaurant since 1977 which features fried Maine scallops, shrimp, and clams. On a nice day, sit outside on the picnic tables. On Thursday evenings from 5-7pm, enjoy free summer concerts that feature up and coming local bands and performers on the outdoor concert stage. Of note, over the past 5 years, the Red Barn has raised almost $1 million dollars for local charitable organizations and community members with health difficulties.
Address: 455 Riverside Drive Augusta, ME 04330
207-623-9485 • www.theredbarnmaine.com
Hours: 9am to 2pm Monday, 9am to 8pm Tuesday-Sunday
Riverfront Barbeque and Grill: Located in Augusta’s historic riverfront district. Authentic southern, slow-smoked, Memphis style BBQ. They also offer fresh seafood, pasta, and vegetarian entrees. Every item is made in house from scratch. The Gin Mill lounge is located above the restaurant.
Address: 300 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330
207-622-8899 • http://www.riverfrontbbq.com
Hours: 11am-9pm Mon-Wed; 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat; Noon-9pm Sun
The Liberal Cup Public House and Brewery: A local landmark with locally brewed beers.
Address: 115 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
207-MAD-BREW • www.theliberalcup.com
Hours: 1130am to 9pm Sun-Thurs, 1130am to 10pm Fri-Sat
Slates Restaurant: A more upscale restaurant that uses regionally sourced, seasonal, and natural ingredients. Slates Bakery & Deli is located right next door.
Address: 161 and 163 Water Street Hallowell, ME 04347
Hours: 530pm to 8pm Monday, 11am to 830 pm Tues-Thurs, 11am to 9pm Fri, 12noon to 9pm Sat, 10am to 2pm Sunday
Chase’s Daily: Emphasis is on vegetarian fare and most of the produce comes from the Chase family farm in nearby Freedom. The restaurant doubles as an art gallery, farmers market and bakery.
Address: 96 Main Street Belfast, ME
Hours: 7am to 5pm Tues-Sat, 7am to 8pm Fri, 8am to 2pm Sunday
Young’s Lobster Pound: A classic eat-on-the-dock lobster place overlooking the bay.
Address: 2 Fairview Street Belfast, ME
Hours: 8am to 8pm daily
Meanwhile in Belfast: An authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria featuring made-from-scratch dishes, many prepared in a hand-made Italian oven imported from Naples, Italy. Also serves fresh salads, mussels, hanger steaks, goumet burgers, and pastas. Named Best Neapolitan Pizza by Downeast Magazine (2016) and Yankee Magazine (2016).
Address: 2 Cross Street Belfast, ME
Waterfront: A guest favorite! Great setting right on the waterfront in Camden. Try the shrimp and calamari.
Address: 48 Bayview Street Camden, ME 04843
Hours: 11:30am to 9:00pm every day
MacLeod’s: Great food, specializing in fresh seafood, house-aged steaks, and homemade ravioli. Their recipes have been sought by Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Cuisine magazines. MacLeod’s has been a landmark restaurant for over 30 years.
Address: 63 Main Street Bucksport, ME 04416
Hours: Lunch Tues-Fri from 11:30am; Dinner everyday from 4:00pm to close
Harbor View Grille: Beautiful views of the harbor, overlooking Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with delicious homemade desserts.
Address: 96 Main Street Bucksport, ME 04416
207-469-3396 • http://www.theharborviewgrille.com/index.html
Hours: 7:00am-8:00pm Weds-Sun
Suzuki’s Sushi Bar: Fantastic sushi with great use of Maine seafood and local produce. Her special Omakase assortment is a must.
Address: 419 Main St. Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-7447 • http://www.suzukisushi.com/
Hours: Tues-Sat opens at 5pm
Primo: For foodies, this is the ultimate farm to table experience. All produce is grown and harvested on the property and the animals are raised on the property. Nothing is wasted here – the kitchen uses and savors every little piece. The food is described as “hearty Italian.” An upscale restaurant; reservations required. Chef Melissa Kelly is a James Beard award winner.
Address: 2 Main St. Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-0770 • https://www.primorestaurant.com/
The Miller’s Table at Maine Grains: A farm-to-table restaurant celebrating the cultural cuisine of central Maine. Showcases the all-natural and certified-organic whole grain and sifted flours, oats, wheat berries, rye, cornmeal, buckwheat, and more, all processed right on site. All foods made in house.
Address: 42 Court St. Skowhegan, ME
207-612-5322 • www.millerstable.com