Accommodation January 05, 2018
These 9 Incredible Restaurants Are Hiding Inside Maine Hotels And You’ll Want To Try Them
These days, Maine seems more wintry tundra than fun place to visit. But, we may have found the solution for those wanting to visit Maine now. Pick your dream hotel, unpack and then make dinner plans. “Go outside!?” you say? Of course not! The hotels on this list are great for overnight stays, but where they really shine are their restaurants. So, pack your bags, check in and head to dinner without ever going outside!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. The Rangeley Inn & Tavern, Rangeley
This beautiful inn was built at the turn of the 20th century, and it's both historic and beautiful. The tavern inside is both cozy AND delicious! The menu at Rangeley Inn & Tavern is seasonal, and everything is locally sourced from farmers who focus on sustainable growing.
Visit them at: 2443 Main Street, Rangeley / 207-864-3341
2. UNION, The Press Hotel, Portland
This hotel might be the coolest thing to pop up in Portland in a while. Located inside the old Press Herald Building, all the decor hearkens back to the days of typewriter journalism and news. UNION doesn't disappoint either! Dinner is a mix of delicate entrees and we love that you can see the chefs doing their things through the open plan kitchen. Breakfast is pretty great as well!
Visit them at: 390 Congress Street, Portland / 207-808-8700
3. Whale's Rib Tavern, Pilgrim's Inn, Deer Isle
Pilgrim's Inn is located in a restored him from the 1790s. Guests rave about the customer service, which includes kindness in addition to tea and cookies. Book ahead if you'd like to have dinner in the popular "Whale's Rib" restaurant during the season.
Visit them at: 20 Main Street, Deer Isle / 207-348-6615
4. Barncastle Hotel and Restaurant, Bluehill
This charming cottage was built in the 1880s and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. But that's not our favorite thing about it. The best part might be the fact that you can get both traditional Italian cuisine and delicious New England favorites!
Visit them at: 25 South Street, Blue Hill / 207-374-2300
5. The Oxford House Inn & Restaurant, Fryeburg
Folks who have visited rave about the food, but the pickled appetizer gets special kudos. The only thing more notable seems to be the service, which is top-notch and includes interested and engaged owners who often stop to chat with customers. Gluten free? You'll have plenty of options here. A reservation is best and, if you've had too much to eat, just roll into bed at the inn!
Visit them at: 548 Main Street, Fryeburg / 207-935-3442
6. Fisherman's Wharf Inn & Restaurant, Boothbay Harbor
The view at this spot are second to none. Well, second maybe only to the food. This is another one that's closed for the season, but put it on your summer list at the very top!
Visit them at: Pier 6, 22 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor / 207-633-5090
7. Blair Hill Inn, Greenville
While we love the food here, it’s the unforgettable setting that really wows. The Blair Hill Inn, located in beautiful Greenville, was once a gentleman's estate and a breeding farm. It was built as a mansion in 1891 and has been restored to become a boutique hotel with truly unique decor. Today, the bed and breakfast features ten rooms, set on 21 beautiful acres.
Visit them at: 351 Lily Bay Road, Greenville / 207-695-0224.
8. The White Barn Inn, Kennebunk
The White Barn Inn & Spa might sound like only a hotel and spa, but it's also an award-winning restaurant. And, And it was named to Open Table's list of Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, a list so exclusive that 17 states didn't even appear on it!
Visit them at: 37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk / 207-967-2321.
9. Earth at Hidden Pond, Hidden Pond Resort, Kennebunkport
Located within luxury boutique hotel, Hidden Pond, Earth is a delightful place to spend a meal. Their slow food and farm-to-table feel will delight foodies. Everything is created with great care and, while some say they're on the small side, the portions will certainly satisfy. Unfortunately, you'll need to wait to May to give it a shot as they're closed for the winter now.
Visit them at: 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport / 207-967-9050.
Another great dining options is
this unique restaurant that serves both seafood AND Texas BBQ!