Maine offers the very best of waterfront and oceanfront restaurants
As the state with the most coastline (after California) and a strong fishing tradition, Maine is ready to serve seafood -- and other cuisines, of course -- at waterfront and oceanfront restaurants overlooking dramatic bays, harbors, and jetties.
591 Shore Road
Cape Neddick, ME, 03902
Dining by the sea takes on a special flavor at cliffside resort
Suspended above the Atlantic and surrounded by ocean views, the flavors of the sea inspire the menus at Cliff House Maine’s signature restaurant, The Tiller. Breakfast includes reimagined New England favorites including Farmer’s Hog Hash, Breakfast Poutine, and a Peeky Toe Crab Burrito, while you can enjoy a hearty Seafood Cobb Salad at lunch, or the catch of the day or a locally-sourced steak for dinner. With seasonal menus featuring ingredients sourced from local farmers, fisherman, markets, and purveyors, The Tiller invites diners to savor their meals while they watch the surf crash on the rocks below. Or, if you seek more casual fare, visit the seasonally open Nubb’s Lobster Shack to grab a brown butter lobster roll or local draft beer at one of the picnic tables before enjoying a game of shuffle board or one of the vintage arcade games.
62 Beachmere Place
Ogunquit, ME, 03907
Ogunquit ocean views at Blue Bistro
Blue Bistro at the Beachmere is a casual dining restaurant offering a relaxed setting for an evening cocktail or a full dinner. Both Lunch and Dinner are served and include daily specials from our in house chefs. During the summer season enjoy an outdoor lunch on the rotunda. You are welcome to sit inside in the dining room any any time of year. Views of the Atlantic Ocean available year around!
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22 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
Enjoy lobster while watching the boats sail in
At Fisherman's Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor you're invited to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner while taking in spectacular views of the scenic waterfront. Our dining room and pub both feature large windows overlooking beautiful vistas of the bustling harbor and its famous footbridge. Or dine on our outside deck and take in the summer weather. Our menus offer the finest in traditional New England fare as well as our chef's own delicious creations. Try our fresh lobster and other seafood favorites, caught in the waters off Boothbay Harbor. Or satisfy your hunger with steak cooked to order, perfectly-prepared chicken, and vegetarian specials. Whatever you are craving, our friendly, welcoming staff will ensure you have a relaxing and pleasant dining experience.
208 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Savor a memorable feast by the Atlantic
Enjoy inspired fine dining at Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn on Maine’s south coast. The water around you will pique your appetite and invite you to slow down. Your culinary pleasures are in the hands of imaginative chef Pierre Gignac whose creative menus change seasonally showcasing signature Maine-caught seafood dishes like Lobster Thermidor, and the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. His creations take inspiration from southern France and the Mediterranean with intriguing new twists, plus an international selection of wines. Memorable evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails on the relaxing front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has a view of the frothy blue sea.
34 Ocean Avenue
Scarborough, ME, 04074
Enjoy casual dining in a beach-resort atmosphere
A stone’s throw from the water, Shade restaurant at the Higgins Beach Inn provides diners with more than a great view from its three-season porch and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. It also offers seasonally fresh cuisine, rejuvenating cocktails and the best of local brews. Seven days a week, you can stop in for late-afternoon appetizers like the smoked local seafood platter and enjoy dinner selections from shellfish stew to the stuffed Maine lobster roll. Save room for dessert: The summer menu features blueberry cheesecake. Afterward, watch the sun set over the Atlantic or take a stroll along the white-sand beach. And don’t forget breakfast: How about cinnamon French toast or fluffy buttermilk pancakes with Maine maple syrup?
191 Shore Road, P.O. Box 409
East Boothbay, ME, 04544
Fine and casual dining with spectacular ocean views
Enjoy exceptional American and continental cuisine in one of the Boothbay area’s finest restaurants with tasty lobster, fresh, local seafood preparations and top-quality meats. There’s a children’s menu and an extensive wine and beer list. The Tavern Lounge offers a fireplace for before and after dinner relaxation. Savory appetizers include grilled flatbreads, mussels, shrimp cocktail and calamari to stews, soups, chowders and garden salads. Entrées delight with prepared to order Maine Lobster, chicken, duck rack of lamb, Pork Osso Bucco and veal to steaks, baby back ribs and a host of shell and seafood entree including scallops, swordfish, haddock and fillet of salmon. Ask for the lighter fare and voila: lobster rolls, fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and vegetarian specials.
Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay
Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565
Sebasco Harbor means great restaurants with real Maine flavors
The two restaurants at Sebasco Harbor Resort, the Pilot House and the Ledges Pub, both offer diners spectacular ocean views. And both focus on serving organic and locally-produced foods purchased from New England farmers, lobstermen, fishermen, cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and cattle ranchers. The Pilot House offers an elegant setting with breathtaking sunset vistas. Appetizers include seared scallops, Atlantic mussels, and fresh local oysters. Among the entrees: grilled chipolte salmon with wild rice, lobster carbonara with angel hair pasta, and filet mignon with sweet potato hash. At the more casual Ledges enjoy clam chowder, steamed lobster, scallops, and fried clams. In summer months we also offer lobster bakes, blueberry pancake breakfasts, and our "family suppahs" with a whole roasted pig.
159 Searsport Avenue
Belfast, ME, 04915
On Penobscot Bay
Our menu, created by our award winning culinary team, will delight you with classic dishes, innovative nightly specialties and seasonal offerings. At Ocean’s Edge you will enjoy the view of the sea and a menu filled with seafood choices. You can also build your own pasta dish, and enjoy marinated steak tips, a Black Angus burger, Mango Pecan Chicken or pizza.
80 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
The Tugboat Inn & Restaurant - waterfront dining at its’ best!
Our waterfront restaurant is built out of the side of an old tugboat and offers spectacular water views. We feature fresh Maine seafood including Maine lobster, as well as a wide variety of regional favorites. An excellent array of appetizers, entrees, sandwiches and chef’s daily specials round out the menu. We offer a full bar, a complete beer and wine list, a tasty assortment of desserts and a junior menu. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Our Marina Lounge & Deck is open from May to October and serves food and beverages inside or on the patio deck overlooking our own marina. In season we offer live music at the piano bar 6 nights a week, and on weekends in the off season.
88 Grandview Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
Fresh local ingredients make memorable meals
At Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, we work with local farmers and fishermen to provide our restaurants with the freshest ingredients possible and make every meal a memorable experience. At 88, our "smart casual" dining room, enjoy Damariscotta oysters and Maine-caught lobster while watching dramatic sunsets through the spacious windows. At Bogie's, our family-friendly bistro, we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Savor a burger, Boothbay clams, or a craft beer while enjoying the ocean view from our porch. Deck is our seasonal al fresco dining area. serving classic sandwiches, chowder, and light fare. Sit awhile and relish the views of Maine's rock-bound coast and the smell of the fresh salt air. We offer an extensive wine list as well as local micro-brews and spirits.
95 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Seaside dining with Maine flavors from land and sea
This seaside resort has welcomed guests with casual elegance and modern comforts for more than a century. Its restaurant and pub provide delicious variety while capturing the true flavors of Maine. 95 Ocean restaurant offers casual fine dining and is highly regarded for its local ingredients and fresh seafood. It provides an excellent dining experience good enough to be awarded the “Platinum Plate” by the popular television program TV Diner. Live entertainment is on hand most nights in season (Memorial Day to late October). Heckman’s is an intimate pub featuring an excellent selection of local beers and a comprehensive wine list. Latitudes, the poolside bar and grill, is a treat and one of the resort’s best kept secrets.