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Casual Dining & Restaurants in Maine (ME)

Casual Fine Dining - Portland Harbor Hotel - Portland, ME
Portland Harbor Hotel

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

Boutique Portland hotel’s restaurant celebrates the sea and the surrounding city

When you walk down the spiral staircase and out the front doors of the Portland Harbor Hotel, you are walking right into a seacoast town. And that town is celebrated at the boutique hotel’s BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood restaurant. Relax in a plush booth or on the lush garden patio and enjoy seasonal menus that highlight Maine’s bounty of fresh seafood and local ingredients. Farm-fresh eggs and griddle specialties make for memorable breakfasts; the tasty lunch menu features lobster rolls, burgers and fish tacos. For dinner, start with the raw bar (or ask for the Portland Harbor Lobster Popover), then move on to the Lazy Portland LobsterDinner, cioppino, short-rib pot pie or rack of lamb. Lovely meal, lovely atmosphere: Perfection.
The Lodge on the Cove Poolside Bar Kennebunkport ME
The Lodge on the Cove

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.
Sun & Surf Outdoor Waterfront Dining - Anchorage Inn - York Beach, ME
Anchorage Inn

265 Long Beach Avenue York Beach, ME, 03909 Phone: 207-363-5112

Relaxed atmosphere, great seafood (and more) at this oceanside restaurant

Remember when dining by the water was a relaxed affair, maybe savoring a lobster roll or chowder or fried clams while the sun shone and the sea breezes wafted by? You can recapture that at the Anchorage Inn’s Sun and Surf Restaurant, where they’ve been serving up casual fare at their dramatic surfside location since 1963. Enjoy your meal on one of three outdoor patios or in their colorful dining room. Seafood’s a specialty, but you can order up everything from burgers and salads to steaks and pasta. Or, go for some extra creamy Maine-made ice cream at their takeout window. For quick snacks, light breakfasts or a cocktail, seek out the inn’s poolside cafe.
Jonathan' Ogunquit Dining Ogunquit ME
Jonathan's Ogunquit

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. 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.