The Nostalgic Restaurant Where Every Mainer Grew Up Eating

This spot is an absolute Maine institution and many of you probably grew up eating some of your favorite family meals here. What is the best way to describe this absolutely iconic restaurant? While there are many words we could use, the ones that feel most appropriate are “buttery” and “flaky!” Not sure why? You’ll want to read on and make sure to watch the videos at the bottom for, perhaps, the funniest thing to ever come out of Maine!

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Dysart’s truly is a Maine institution! There are two locations: The Colbrook Road Restaurant located at I-95 Exit 180, 530 Coldbrook Road in Hermon, Maine / 207-947-8732 or The Broadway Restaurant located at I-95 Exit 185, 1110 Broadway, in Bangor, Maine / 207-942-6725. Check them out online here.

And for more fun, check out the incredible bloopers reel from the Dysart’s commercial shoot done by Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications in 2012.

And then check out the Saturday Night Live version!

For more legendary Maine meals, check out these wonderful family-owned restaurants located throughout the state.