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.
90 Eden StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-2665
Get fueled up for your active day along Maine’s coast with a great breakfast
Before you begin your active day in Acadia National Park or along Maine’s rugged coast, get fueled up with a hearty breakfast at the Looking Glass Restaurant, next to The Bluenose Inn on Mount Desert Island. Amazing bay views come with every breakfast – and those breakfasts are something to rave about. There’s Maine blueberry pancakes, chocolate-chip pancakes and French toast – all with pure Maine maple syrup, of course. Or treat yourself to lobster eggs Benedict, a breakfast sandwich, a parfait with yogurt and granola and seasonal berries or a breakfast bowl like the Top o’ the Morning Bowl with eggs, corned beef, carrots and cabbage. There’s a fire pit – and, weather permitting, pets are welcome on the sun-splashed deck.
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!
Mid-Coast Maine on Casco BaySebasco Estates, ME, 04565Phone: 207-389-1161Toll-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.
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.
Fresh-off-the-boat seafood and breathtaking harbor views a popular combo at this restaurant
The seafood could not be fresher, the atmosphere could not be more welcoming, and the harbor views could not be more spectacular: That about sums up the delights of the Boothbay Harbor Restaurant at the Tugboat Inn. The restaurant, built around the original superstructure of an historic tugboat (you can climb up into the original wheelhouse), is a favorite with locals and visitors alike for its extensive menu (lobster rolls, chicken pot pie, baked stuffed haddock, pot roast, sizzling steaks), comprehensive wine list and sweeping panoramic views of the picturesque working harbor. Head up to the Top Deck for crab cakes, a crock of chowder and cocktails or to the Marina Lounge & Cafe, overlooking the marina, for live music and pub food.
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.
Authentic beach fare highlights the menu of this inn’s on-site restaurant
You know what makes time on the beach even more perfect? A little Shade. And the Higgins Beach Inn has exactly that waiting for hungry diners or folks looking for a local watering hole. At Shade, the inn’s on-site restaurant, they specialize in sophisticated beach fare: oysters on the half-shell, lobster rolls, fresh salads, burgers and fish tacos. Desserts include Maine blueberry crisp and seasonal sorbets. The atmosphere is refined but casual: the perfect place to grab a craft brew, glass of wine or refreshing cocktail out on the covered three-season patio. Want something even closer to the beach? The Shade Shack serves up hot dogs, lobster rolls, burgers and ice-cold drinks for lunch. At both places, you’ll have it made in the Shade.
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.
An amazing harborfront restaurant with breathtaking views and a creative menu
When you dine at the Fisherman’s Wharf Inn Restaurant, you must prepare to be dazzled, first by the view, then by the food. The water views from nearly every seat in the restaurant are breathtaking, whether you are on the outside deck or inside gazing out at Boothbay Harbor from the comfortable dining room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. The award-winning restaurant’s reinvented coastal cuisine includes freshly caught Maine lobster and fish, sizzling steaks, creative salads and a kids’ menu with all their favorites. Enjoy made-from-scratch lobster bisque or steak tips in the dining room or a clam roll and blueberry and arugula salad in the intimate pub. Great craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails are also specialties of the house.