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Casual Dining & Restaurants in Maine (ME)

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-766-5850

Casual dining in a history-filled setting on Casco Bay

Great Diamond Island on Casco Bay offers casual dining at its most expressive just steps from the Marina and overlooking Diamond Cove at Diamond’s Edge Restaurant. Set in a former artistic retreat community and later the historic site of Fort McKinley. Diamond’s Edge is a favorite among locals and perfect for a relaxing lunch or dinner in the dining room or al fresco on the deck or on the lawn. Local seafood, New England favorites and stunning views are always on the menu and you can also enjoy something lighter at the bar. Don’t miss the special brunches, lobster bakes, and great wines. And for small functions, check out the catering menu, hors d’oeuvres, and beverage and bar packages.
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92 Bourne Lane Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-4777

Feast on Maine lobster and don't miss the creme brulee

For distinctive dining on Maine's coast, head to Jonathan's Ogunquit.  You'll enjoy casual fine dining in a contemporary lounge atmosphere with exquisite gardens and a 600-gallon aquarium. Watch the fish swim past while you savor your meal. We offer a menu that will suit all, with both innovative dishes and deep-rooted local favorites. We use sustainable, local products whenever reasonably permitted. We're open for lunch Wednesday thru Sunday and for dinner every day. Do you crave something harvested from the sea? Try our boiled lobster, seafood-stuffed haddock, or seafood chowder with lobster, shrimp, and fresh scallops. Among our other entrees: chicken piccata, Jaerger schnitzel, wild mushroom pappardelle, and Black Angus hand-cut steak. Don’t miss our award-winning chocolate mousse or our legendary creme brulee.

29 South Main Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-3993 Toll-Free: 800-879-5779

Casual dining in a cozy Maine Cove

Open Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend, The Dory at the Lodge at the Cove offers a unique dining experience for guests at the colorful poolside bar. Just minutes from Dock Square, this serene, outdoor bistro overlooking the cove offers a laid back atmosphere for friends, lovers and family. The menu features build-your-own burgers, homemade milkshakes and clever sides such as sweet potato tater tots, as well as quesadillas, lobster salad, local seafood. Creative cocktails, a daily Happy Hour (4pm to 6pm) and live local music make it festive for the adults while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids happy. Tucked away from downtown Kennebunkport, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing time.

468 Fore Street Portland, ME, 04101 Phone: 207-775-9090

Seafood crowning achievement of this harborside restaurant

Who better to know about seafood than the chef at a restaurant alongside the waterfront? That’s why the menu at BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood restaurant at the Portland Harbor Hotel features the freshest locally caught fish as well as everything else that is Maine at its best: seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm-fresh eggs and artisanal cheeses, artfully presented with plenty of culinary surprises. From house-made granola at breakfast to crab cakes for lunch to evening meals that start with marinated octopus and move on to a “clean shirt lobstah dinnah” (picked claws and split tail), paella or a grilled strip steak, dining at the BlueFin, either in a plush booth or on the lush garden patio, is not to be missed.