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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.

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Outdoor Dining - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Diamond's Edge Restaurant & Marina

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

Island inn’s restaurant features the finest in dining with views of the bay

The fruits of the sea are in abundance at Diamond’s Edge Restaurant + Marina, a favorite dining spot for locals and tourists alike just steps from the marina at the Inn at Diamond Cove. From oysters on the half shell to bouillabaisse and steamed lobster, this restaurant with amazing Casco Bay views showcases the best of New England cuisine with creative flair (ask about the lobster garlic smashed potatoes). Enjoy a relaxing island lunch or dinner in the dining room or, when weather permits, on the deck or lawn. Other dining options at the inn: the Lobby Bar + Cafe for casual, seasonal fare; and the Cabana Bar + Firepit where you can swim, sip, chill out – and wind down.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inna t Diamond Cove will not be opening for the 2020 season. Anyone holding reservations will be contacted by our sister property (the Portland Harbor Hotel) to make further arrangements, or call us at (207) 775-9090.
Waterfront Dining Room - Fisherman's Wharf Inn - Boothbay Harbor ME
Fisherman's Wharf Inn

22 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-628-6872

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.
Family Dining - Higgins Beach Inn - Scarborough, ME
Higgins Beach Inn

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

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?
Outdoor Waterfront Dining - Spruce Point Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4152 Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

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.
Blue Bistro Porch 500x250 - Beachmere Inn - Ogunquit, ME
Beachmere Inn

62 Beachmere Place Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-2021 Toll-Free: 800-336-3983

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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Lobster Sebasco Harbor Resort Sebasco Estates Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 866-389-2072

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

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

Savor the flavors of Maine at this family-run restaurant on the beach

There’s a lot of local flavor to be had in York Beach at the Anchorage Inn, especially in their Sun and Surf Restaurant and beachside deck. Innovative and traditional seafood dinners are served along with dramatic surfside views from the restaurant’s three patios and cheerful dining room. Whether you’re looking for classic boiled lobsters, clam chowder or broiled haddock or juicy burgers, steaks and lobster risotto, you’ll find it on the restaurant’s eclectic menu. A family-run fixture on the beach since 1963, the Sun and Surf knows how to make guests feel right at home, from friendly service to that creamy Maine-made ice cream for dessert. The inn also has a poolside cafe for light breakfasts and quick snacks.
Dining Room - Fireside Inn Ocean's Edge - Belfast ME
Fireside Inn Ocean's Edge

159 Searsport Avenue Belfast, ME, 04915 Phone: 207-338-2090

Diverse menu, casual atmosphere and that bay view make dining a treat

A casual atmosphere and high-quality cuisine make dining at Fireside Inn & Suites Ocean’s Edge restaurant a real pleasure whether it’s just the two of you or a big-family occasion. And, in addition to the menu, which features classic, original, innovative seasonal offerings, there’s that spectacular view of Penobscot Bay. Grab a burger or a pizza under an umbrella on the patio (or bring a cocktail out there and enjoy the firepit at night) or settle in for dinner, starting perhaps with spinach and mushroom crab cakes, moving on to New England clam chowder (of course!), then baked stuffed haddock and a selection of delectable desserts. There is something for everyone at Ocean’s Edge.
Ravioli & Medallions 500x250 - Cape Arundel inn & Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

208 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2125 Toll-Free: 855-346-5700

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.
Restaurant  - Tugboat Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Tugboat Inn

80 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4434

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.
Waterfront Dining - Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-4050 Toll-Free: 800-552-5651

Have an appetite for tranquil water views? Plan to dine at this classic inn

Part of the fun of staying at a resort by the coast is dining with a water view, and you can do that several different ways at the classic Nonantum Resort on the Kennebunk River. At the resort’s main restaurant, 95 Ocean, you can celebrate the sea with a lobster dinner or other freshly caught seafood. The locally sourced restaurant not only has scenic waterfront views: It also offers a full slate of live entertainment. At Heckman’s Pub, enjoy casual coastal dining, craft beer and signature cocktails.And then there’s Latitudes Bar & Grill in the summer, where guests can relax by the pool, enjoy a breathtaking water view as well as a great lobster roll, salmon salad or a cocktail.