Imaginative, thoughtfully sourced menus the order of the day at this seaside resort
Delightful food and spirits, designed to nourish the soul, are the order of the day at the classic Spruce Point Inn on Maine’s coast. Menus are inspired by fresh-caught seafood, sustainably raised livestock, the harvest from local farms and fresh herbs (some from the inn’s own gardens). And the dining venue locations are inspired by the inn’s waterfront location between the sea and the woodlands. Watch the sailboats as you linger over lobster rolls on the Grandview Deck; enjoy a cocktail and some truffle fries at The Salty Stag, the inn’s cheery gathering place; and marvel at shimmering ocean views while you also marvel at the grilled lobster at the elegant Whiteclover restaurant.
Restaurant built around tugboat superstructure will steer you to great seafood, steaks
How many restaurants invite you to come up and visit their original wheelhouse when you are done dining? That’s one of the many reasons guests of the Tugboat Inn, as well as locals, love coming to the Tugboat Restaurant, built around the superstructure of the historic tugboat “Maine.” Its’ popularity, though, is mainly about the food: fresh-off-the-boat seafood, steaks with real sizzle, perfect pasta dishes. Whether you stop in for a haddock reuben, seafood alfredo or a burger, you’ll leave satisfied (there’s also a Young Mates Menu for the kids). And don’t forget to visit the Tugboat Roof Top Deck, with a pub menu, craft cocktails and bird’s-eye view of the harbor. The Marina Lounge on the marina deck also offers pub food, drinks and live music in season.
Coastal cuisine served in dining rooms with eye-popping views: That’s the Fisherman’s Wharf experience
A succulent lobster dinner on the outside deck looking out over the harbor. A sizzling grilled-to-order steak and a glass of wine in the dining room with panoramic water views. A hearty sandwich and glass of local beer in a cozy pub. That’s the award-winning dining experience at the Fisherman’s Wharf Inn’s restaurant. With its fabulous water views, it’s no surprise that the menus lean toward reinvented coastal cuisine using the freshest local ingredients. You might want to start with crab cakes or steamers, then move to baked haddock, fisherman’s pie or, of course, lobster taken from trap to table. But there’s also a large selection of salad, pasta dishes, burgers, chicken and steaks. The kids’ menu has all their favorites, from chicken fingers to veggies and ranch dressing.