Maine might be well known for its coast and wooded wonderlands, but when it comes to food, many people simply overlook us. Or, assume all we have to offer is lobster. While it is true that we do lobster better than most, we also have some pretty incredible restaurants. And, what’s better, you don’t need to set your sights on Portland to find it. Maine’s small towns are where the best hidden food gems exist. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of just a few hidden restaurants in Maine to start you off.

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Hidden Restaurants In Maine

Are there any food road trips I can go on in Maine?

There is certainly nothing better than finding some incredible places for food, and food trails make the search all the more fun! If you need a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, head out on our Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail in Maine, which is sure to be a sweet adventure! Start out at Rococo Artisan Ice Cream, with locations in both Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, it offers small-batch ice cream with flavors inspired by cultures from around the world. Then you’ll head to Kettle Cove Ice Cream & Shack in Port Elizabeth, Toots Ice Cream in North Yarmouth, Dorman’s Dairy Dream in Thomaston, and a few others before ending up at Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream in Bar Harbor. You are guaranteed to love this ice cream trail! You can read more about our Maine Ice Cream Trail in this post.

What are the best seafood restaurants in Maine?

Of course, Maine is well-known for having some of the best seafood in the entire country. Read our article, These 9 Maine Coast Seafood Restaurants Are Worth A Drive From Any Part Of The State, to find out some of the best places for seafood around the state. Head to Bernard and visit Thurston’s Lobster Pound which offers lobsters fresh off the boat. It’s been around for five generations, so you know you’re getting some of the best seafood around! Warren’s Lobster House in Kittery has been around since 1940 and, in addition to having incredible seafood, it’s famous for its salad bar. Since 1966, the Dolphin Marina and  Restaurant has provided some of the best in coastal Maine seafood. It’s also situated on the water with some of the best views around. Read the article to learn more. 

What are some hidden gems in Maine?

Maine is a state that’s filled with unspoiled, rugged beauty so it’s no wonder that it has quite a few hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered. If you want to get away from the tourist spots, read our post, Most People Don’t Know These 11 Hidden Gems In Maine Even Exist. In this article, you’ll learn about Cutler Bold Coast Preserve in Cutler which covers a vast amount of land of over 12,000 acres in the easternmost part of the state near Canada. There are plenty of trails and coastal views at this preserve. If you are looking for a place to dig for crystals, head to Maine Mineral Adventures in Woodstock. It’s a great activity for the whole family. Parsons Beach in Kennebunk is a small stretch of beach that not many people know about. It’s a wonderful place to relax and take a walk if you want some peace and quiet.