12 Bucket List Worthy Restaurants To Try In Maine, One For Each Month Of The Year
By Michelle|Updated on November 29, 2022(Originally published November 24, 2022)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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Every year we talk about how great the food is in Maine and we make a mental note to get out and try some new spots. While we certainly have a robust list of places we want to visit, we frequently just go back to the same spots over and over again. Eventually that can get boring. But, not this year! To help us all get out to areas of the state we might overlook, we’ve put together a list of restaurants to try in Maine. And, to make the list more fun to follow we’ve assigned each one a month. Instead of simply winging it this year, use this as a guide for eating your way through all 12 months and you’ll be able to say you’ve tasted some of the best food in the state!
Now, what are some of your favorite restaurants to try in Maine? While we love the tried-and-true spots, your recommendations don’t necessarily need to be the most well-known or highly rated. Instead, give us your hometown spots. Instead of keeping them to yourself, let us know in the comments so we can check them out.
There are plenty of fantastic mom & pop restaurants in Maine. No matter where you are, you're bound to find one you'll love. The next time you're in Sabbatus, be sure to check out Uncle Moe's. It's been around for over 40 years and still has the same casual, comforting feeling it had on day one. No matter where you are we recommend a trip to Hallowell to visit Bolley's Famous Franks! They've been in the same location since 1972 where they serve casual, easy-to-love meals. And this is just the beginning! There are tons of legendary family-owned restaurants in Maine you'll want to try.
Are there any waterfront restaurants in Maine?
With more coastline than California there's no shortage of waterfront restaurants in Maine! From the ocean to lakes and rivers, here are some great spots to try: