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11 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Maine That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For

The culinary scene in Maine is finally being talked about across the country. We were one of the first states to truly embrace the concept of “farm to table” and chefs from all over have come here to live out their restaurateur dreams. While all of this is fantastic (I do love a nice night out!) it’s our mom and pop restaurants that make us truly Maine.

These are the places that have been in families for generations and many know their clientele by name. They’re the places that consistently serve up the perfect meal – the meal that reminds you of childhood. Here are some of our favorite of these down-home, local restaurants. They may not get a write-up in the Boston Globe, but to us they’re front page news.

For some other great options, check out these 10 unique restaurants in Maine. They might not be as small as the restaurants on this list, but they’re sure to impress!

Michelle
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: mstarin@onlyinyourstate.com.