The only thing better than a sandwich is a huge, gigantic, fall-off-the-plate sized sandwich. There are some great places to find huge sandwiches here in Maine, which is what today’s article is all about. If you’ve got a hunger that requires more than just a few tomatoes and lunch meat, you’re going to want to head straight for these spots!
1. House of Bacon, Auburn
What could be bad about an entirely bacon themed restaurant? Nothing! So, head there and make sure to order the BLT which may or may not come with 20 strips of bacon. Visit them at 34 Court St., Auburn /
2. The Saco Island Deli, Saco
This place is a favorite among locals for good reason. Given the season, check out the big stuffed bird panini which comes with antibiotic-free turkey breast, homemade stuffing, cranberry-mayo and romaine on local Italian bread. Check them out at 110 Main St Ste 1204, Saco / 207-286-3842.
3. Palace Diner, Biddeford
This little train car diner is the oldest restaurant in Maine. It's so worth a visit. Go early to get a seat for breakfast, or make sure you stop by on one of their Fried Chicken nights so you can get the giant fried chicken sandwich. They're located at 8 Franklin St., Biddeford / 207-284-0015. Learn more about them
4. Big G's, Winslow
We love that this place has a huge menu board with sandwiches named after Maine folks, including the "Miles Standwich" and the "Governor King." But, the best thing is just how much sandwich you get for your money. It helps that the bread here is huge - all the more room for stacking in the meat! Check them out at 581 Benton Ave., Winslow / 207-873-7808. And, learn more
5. The Shed BBQ, Rangeley
Anything you get at this homey BBQ joint is going to be huge, but the sandwiches are always packed with meat. Consider this example: The Mac Truck, which is exactly what it looks like. Mac & cheese anyone? Visit them at 2647 Main St., Rangeley / 207-864-2219.
6. Bennett's Store, Kennebunk
Found in 1982, this cutie shop has been serving up award-winning sandwiches in Maine during the spring and summer summer months for over 30 delicious years. Owner Charlie Bennett was once a a local athlete that was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He served in World War II, coming home to serve his community for 37 years a a local teacher. Try the steak combo which comes packed with fresh steak, peppers, and onions. Visit them at 200 Sea Rd., Kennebunk / 207-967-5401.
7. Fog Bar & Cafe, Rockland
Head to Rockland to check out Fog's signature burger. It's got grass-fed, humanely raised beef, topped with sriracha onion rings, bacon jam and melted asiago cheese and it comes on a toasted brioche bun with a side of duck dusted fries. They also have a daily special burger which changes...you guess it...daily. Visit them at 328 Main St., Rockland / 207-593-9371.
8. Thirsty Pig, Portland
Since 2010, this spot has been feeding hungry local Mainers the best sausages in town. They're just the perfect amount, wedged into a soft bun. While they might not actually fall of the plate (unless you've had too many of their draft beers), they're full of unique, awesome flavors. We're forever a fan of the Spicy McFirepants which comes with cherry pepper relish, banana peppers, pickled jalapeños. Check them out at 37 Exchange St., Portland / 207-773-2469.
9. Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill, South Portland
The Elsmere Tornado is piled with just everything that makes a sandwich perfect! Including chopped brisket, pulled pork and sausage, as well as a hearty topping of coleslaw and Texas red barbecue sauce on a pretzel roll. Visit them at 448 Cottage Rd., South Portland / 207-619-1948/
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