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Seafood Recommendations
Everyone claims to have "the best lobster roller in town" as locals, we've tried it all. Here are our top picks!
The best lobster roll around (in our opinion)! This is a local favorite and it lives up to the name. Its a very cozy restaurant with just a few tables and a great view of the river. I am a firm believer that if there is lettuce on a lobster roll, they're doing it wrong. No filler here - all meat! Just be prepared to leave smelling like French fries :)
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Eagles Nest Restaurant
1016 North Main Street
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The best lobster roll around (in our opinion)! This is a local favorite and it lives up to the name. Its a very cozy restaurant with just a few tables and a great view of the river. I am a firm believer that if there is lettuce on a lobster roll, they're doing it wrong. No filler here - all meat! Just be prepared to leave smelling like French fries :)
Locally owned this place checks all of the boxes! Its on the water, they often have live music, and the food is great. This is perfect for a nice night out on the town. Don't feel like eating out? They have a great take out right up the road.
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McLaughlin’s at the Marina
100 Marina Rd
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Locally owned this place checks all of the boxes! Its on the water, they often have live music, and the food is great. This is perfect for a nice night out on the town. Don't feel like eating out? They have a great take out right up the road.
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Stewman's Lobster Pound
35 West Street
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McLoons Lobster Shack
315 Island Rd
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The Highroller Lobster Co
104 Exchange St
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Gilberts Chowder House
92 Commercial Street
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Local Breweries
These local breweries are sure to please any beer lovers however lets not forget about their great food too!
A family favorite! A family owned brewery with amazing pub food! We HIGHLY recommend their boneless wings with their secret "reserved" sauce. You cannot order wrong here.
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Geaghan's Pub & Craft Brewery
570 Main Street
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A family favorite! A family owned brewery with amazing pub food! We HIGHLY recommend their boneless wings with their secret "reserved" sauce. You cannot order wrong here.
Masons in Brewer is a local favorite. They make their own beer in house and they have a great local menu. Don't want to go out? You can pick up their beer at most of our local stores.
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Mason's Brewing Company
15 Hardy St
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Masons in Brewer is a local favorite. They make their own beer in house and they have a great local menu. Don't want to go out? You can pick up their beer at most of our local stores.
Another great brewery located right on the water! Sit outside, try a blueberry beer and enjoy the river. Don't forget to try some flourless chocolate cake before you leave.
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Sea Dog Brewing Co
26 Front St
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Another great brewery located right on the water! Sit outside, try a blueberry beer and enjoy the river. Don't forget to try some flourless chocolate cake before you leave.
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Bunker Brewing Co
17 Westfield Street
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Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way
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My best friend Sarah SWEARS by this one.
2 Feet Brewing Co.
80 Columbia St
My best friend Sarah SWEARS by this one.
This local brewery was founded by a local Maine couple who also attended the University of Maine. The variety of beer options they offer are unique and have great flavors! A favorite among locals and tourists so be sure to stop by for a beer flight and some good food.
Orono Brewing Company - Tasting Room & Kitchen
61 Margin St
This local brewery was founded by a local Maine couple who also attended the University of Maine. The variety of beer options they offer are unique and have great flavors! A favorite among locals and tourists so be sure to stop by for a beer flight and some good food.
Bangor Favorites
Both locals and tourists love these great Bangor treasures!
Looking for a night out? Try a show! Featuring a local cast and a variety of different shows, you cannot go wrong. Located downtown you can grab some dinner and then head over for a great show.
Penobscot Theatre Company
131 Main St
Looking for a night out? Try a show! Featuring a local cast and a variety of different shows, you cannot go wrong. Located downtown you can grab some dinner and then head over for a great show.
Feeling Lucky? Try your luck at the casino. Featuring lots of games, live music, and several eating options - you'll be sure to have a great night.
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Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor
500 Main Street
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Feeling Lucky? Try your luck at the casino. Featuring lots of games, live music, and several eating options - you'll be sure to have a great night.
Are you a Stephen King fan? Check out his famous house! You won't be disappointed. Not enough? Try the SK tour!
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Stephen King House
47 W Broadway
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Are you a Stephen King fan? Check out his famous house! You won't be disappointed. Not enough? Try the SK tour!
The Bog Walk is a wooden walking path built through a marshland system to preserve its habitat. It's beautiful and relaxing atmosphere makes for great photos!
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Bangor City Forest
Tripp Drive
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The Bog Walk is a wooden walking path built through a marshland system to preserve its habitat. It's beautiful and relaxing atmosphere makes for great photos!
A beautiful and clean walking space! Grab a coffee and walk along the river!
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Bangor Waterfront
81 Railroad Street
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A beautiful and clean walking space! Grab a coffee and walk along the river!
Downtown Bangor Eats
Downtown Bangor has really come alive and offers a great food scene! Enjoy
One of our favorites! We highly recommend the crab cakes and lobster artichoke pizza (its amazing we swear). They have great drinks too and its right downtown.
11 Central
11 Central St
One of our favorites! We highly recommend the crab cakes and lobster artichoke pizza (its amazing we swear). They have great drinks too and its right downtown.
Cooked over an open wood fire - the food is sure to please! They have great pizza and awesome brunch on the weekends.
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Blaze
18 Broad Street
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Cooked over an open wood fire - the food is sure to please! They have great pizza and awesome brunch on the weekends.
The Grind House
1 Center Street
A unique dining experience! Make sure to head up to the top floor to play some games after you eat
The Tarratine
81 Park St
A unique dining experience! Make sure to head up to the top floor to play some games after you eat
A classic! An Irish Pub with great music.
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Paddy Murphys
26 Main St
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A classic! An Irish Pub with great music.
A must! Homemade bagels and so much more. Worth the wait.
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Bagel Central
33 Central Street
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A must! Homemade bagels and so much more. Worth the wait.
Great pizza!
Portland Pie Company - Bangor
91 Main Street
Great pizza!
A personal favorite! I highly recommend their steak tip Alfredo :)
Tesoro Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
118 Harlow Street
A personal favorite! I highly recommend their steak tip Alfredo :)
Maine Adventures
As if we could fit everything Maine has to offer in one guidebook, but we'll try!
Located 50 miles (about 1 hour drive depending on traffic) from the cabins this is a must on any visitors list! Take a hike up Cadillac Mountain, Precipice Trail, Beehive Trail, Bubble rock, or the Wild Garden of Acadia. Try relaxing at Sand Beach, or take a scenic drive along Park Loop Road or the Carriage Roads. Make sure to check out Otter Cliff, Thunder Hole, Schoodic Point, and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse! These won't disappoint. Jordan Pond is a great spot of a picnic and taking in the view!
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Parc national d'Acadia
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Located 50 miles (about 1 hour drive depending on traffic) from the cabins this is a must on any visitors list! Take a hike up Cadillac Mountain, Precipice Trail, Beehive Trail, Bubble rock, or the Wild Garden of Acadia. Try relaxing at Sand Beach, or take a scenic drive along Park Loop Road or the Carriage Roads. Make sure to check out Otter Cliff, Thunder Hole, Schoodic Point, and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse! These won't disappoint. Jordan Pond is a great spot of a picnic and taking in the view!
111 Miles (plan about 3-4 hours to get to trail heads). If you love to hike you would love this! Plan for about 8-12 hours of hiking time and bring lots of water!
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Mont Katahdin
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111 Miles (plan about 3-4 hours to get to trail heads). If you love to hike you would love this! Plan for about 8-12 hours of hiking time and bring lots of water!
A beautiful lake in Greenville Maine!
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Lac de Moosehead
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A beautiful lake in Greenville Maine!
Easy hike and AMAZING views! Print your camera - and maybe a towel :)
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Moxie Falls
Lake Moxie Road
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Easy hike and AMAZING views! Print your camera - and maybe a towel :)
17 miles (23 minutes) from the cottages! Constructed between 1844 and 1869 to protect the Penobscot River Valley against a possible British naval attack. A must see - especially if you're here around Halloween. They host "fright at the fort" and its a must!
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Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Road
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17 miles (23 minutes) from the cottages! Constructed between 1844 and 1869 to protect the Penobscot River Valley against a possible British naval attack. A must see - especially if you're here around Halloween. They host "fright at the fort" and its a must!
18 miles (30 minutes) from the cottages! A great easy hike with a beautiful view!
Chick Hill Hike Parking
18 miles (30 minutes) from the cottages! A great easy hike with a beautiful view!
87 miles (2 hours) from cottages. Check out a truly one of a kind garden extravaganza. Opening May 1- October 17th 9am-5pm Late November - Early January for gardensaglow (beautiful!)
Botanical Gardens Drive
87 miles (2 hours) from cottages. Check out a truly one of a kind garden extravaganza. Opening May 1- October 17th 9am-5pm Late November - Early January for gardensaglow (beautiful!)
Ready for a movie but not sure if you want to go out? Try our local drive in! They sell great snacks but you can always bring your own.
Bangor Drive-In
1674 Hammond St
Ready for a movie but not sure if you want to go out? Try our local drive in! They sell great snacks but you can always bring your own.
Get your picture with the iconic L.L. Bean Boot!! This famous boot can be found outside the flagship store location in Freeport, Maine. While there you can enjoy all kinds of great shopping at outlets, awesome food and fun activities for all ages. Be sure to check ahead for concerts as they host musical guests all summer long.
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L.L.Bean
95 Main Street
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Get your picture with the iconic L.L. Bean Boot!! This famous boot can be found outside the flagship store location in Freeport, Maine. While there you can enjoy all kinds of great shopping at outlets, awesome food and fun activities for all ages. Be sure to check ahead for concerts as they host musical guests all summer long.
Grab your camera - this is a great photo spot! Located across the street from the Casino, you can't miss him!
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Paul Bunyan Statue
519 Main Street
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Grab your camera - this is a great photo spot! Located across the street from the Casino, you can't miss him!
Good Eats
Local, homemade, probably greasy, and always good! Try one out
Locally owned and a great local treasure. Amazing ice cream, handout fries, cheese burgers, and their lobster rolls are all favorites of ours.
Jimmie's Ice Cream & Grill
409 N Main St
Locally owned and a great local treasure. Amazing ice cream, handout fries, cheese burgers, and their lobster rolls are all favorites of ours.
Located right in Hampden this local spot is sure to please. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Coffee Break Cafe
75 Main Road North
Located right in Hampden this local spot is sure to please. Open for breakfast and lunch.
This is a local treasure! Open 24 hours a day and its all good. I would try to tell you what to get, but seriously you can't pick wrong. A great breakfast spot too.
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Dysart's Restaurant & Truck Stop
530 Coldbrook Rd
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This is a local treasure! Open 24 hours a day and its all good. I would try to tell you what to get, but seriously you can't pick wrong. A great breakfast spot too.
The name says it all. Try one of their specialty pizzas. Don't feel adventurous? Don't worry they have pepperoni too!
Pizza Gourmet
60 Main Road North
The name says it all. Try one of their specialty pizzas. Don't feel adventurous? Don't worry they have pepperoni too!
Our favorite spot for Mexican! Offering great deals for Taco Tuesday and more.
Las Palapas Mexican Resturant in Brewer
557 Wilson Street
Our favorite spot for Mexican! Offering great deals for Taco Tuesday and more.
Have a sweet tooth?! Stop by Giffords and try some delicious local ice cream flavors that you won't find anywhere else. With creative Maine inspired names you are sure to find a tasty treat to enjoy on a warm summer day in Maine.
Gifford's Famous Ice Cream
1109 Broadway
Have a sweet tooth?! Stop by Giffords and try some delicious local ice cream flavors that you won't find anywhere else. With creative Maine inspired names you are sure to find a tasty treat to enjoy on a warm summer day in Maine.
Awesome ice cream with huge portions!! I recommend the “biscuit” it’s a Ice cream cookie sandwich! Make sure to try your hand at mini golf while you’re there. They have a great course. CASH ONLY!
Fielders Choice Ice Cream
339 Odlin Road
Awesome ice cream with huge portions!! I recommend the “biscuit” it’s a Ice cream cookie sandwich! Make sure to try your hand at mini golf while you’re there. They have a great course. CASH ONLY!
Great Cities / Towns To Explore!
There so much to do and so much to eat...I mean see! Check out our top picks
28 miles (35 minutes) from the cottages! Things to do: Belfast Harborwalk Passy Rail Trail Belfast City Park United Farmers Market of Maine Good Karma Farm Lupine Cottage Belfast Historical Society and Museum Hungry? Try one of these: Harborwalk Restaurant Delvino's Grill & Pasta House Nautilus Seafood & Grill
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Belfast
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28 miles (35 minutes) from the cottages! Things to do: Belfast Harborwalk Passy Rail Trail Belfast City Park United Farmers Market of Maine Good Karma Farm Lupine Cottage Belfast Historical Society and Museum Hungry? Try one of these: Harborwalk Restaurant Delvino's Grill & Pasta House Nautilus Seafood & Grill
Theres so much to do! We recommend: A whale watch, make sure to get tickets ahead of time. Make a wish in the fountain and take in that view! Aren't those ships beautiful? Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium - homemade ice cream and candy.. Don't forget to get your picture taken with the lobster out front! Try the local shops, they have so much to offer. Bark Harbor is great if you've got some furbabies waiting for you at home. Cool-As-A-Moose is a local TREASURE! Go in and get a tie dye shirt! Try the Land Bridge to Bar Island during low tide. Hungry? Try one of these local favorites: Geddy's (my favorite) Side Street Cafe Stewmans Lobster Pound Cafe This Way
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Bar Harbor
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Theres so much to do! We recommend: A whale watch, make sure to get tickets ahead of time. Make a wish in the fountain and take in that view! Aren't those ships beautiful? Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium - homemade ice cream and candy.. Don't forget to get your picture taken with the lobster out front! Try the local shops, they have so much to offer. Bark Harbor is great if you've got some furbabies waiting for you at home. Cool-As-A-Moose is a local TREASURE! Go in and get a tie dye shirt! Try the Land Bridge to Bar Island during low tide. Hungry? Try one of these local favorites: Geddy's (my favorite) Side Street Cafe Stewmans Lobster Pound Cafe This Way
45 miles (1 hour) from the cottages! Things to do: Mount Battie Camden Hills State Park Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheater Megunticook Lake Laite Memorial Beach Explore The Fox Islands (1.25-hour Vinalhaven Ferry ride is an adventure on its own) Curits Island Light Sail Penobscot Bay (book a tour on Schooner Surprise) Where to eat: McLoon’s Lobster Shack Sea Dog Brewing Co.
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Camden
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45 miles (1 hour) from the cottages! Things to do: Mount Battie Camden Hills State Park Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheater Megunticook Lake Laite Memorial Beach Explore The Fox Islands (1.25-hour Vinalhaven Ferry ride is an adventure on its own) Curits Island Light Sail Penobscot Bay (book a tour on Schooner Surprise) Where to eat: McLoon’s Lobster Shack Sea Dog Brewing Co.
128 Miles (2 hours) from the cottages! This is our biggest "City" with lots to offer! Here our our top pics! Take the Ferry to Peaks Island Spend an Afternoon at the Old Port See the Lighthouses Visit the Historic Victoria Mansion Maine Food for Thought Tour Visit seabags (made local from old sails) Food in Portland: Flatbread Pizza Co. High Roller Lobster Rolls Holy Donut (they sell out fast) Duckfat (its good we swear) Bunker Brewing Company Novare Res Bier Café (beer garden!) Allagash Brewery Gilberts Chowder House
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Portland
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128 Miles (2 hours) from the cottages! This is our biggest "City" with lots to offer! Here our our top pics! Take the Ferry to Peaks Island Spend an Afternoon at the Old Port See the Lighthouses Visit the Historic Victoria Mansion Maine Food for Thought Tour Visit seabags (made local from old sails) Food in Portland: Flatbread Pizza Co. High Roller Lobster Rolls Holy Donut (they sell out fast) Duckfat (its good we swear) Bunker Brewing Company Novare Res Bier Café (beer garden!) Allagash Brewery Gilberts Chowder House
81 miles (1.5 hours) from the cottages. This town will always hold a special place in our hearts! There's so much to do and so many beautiful things to see. We love: Renting Kayaks and Side-By-Sides from Northwoods Outfitters (they'll give you trail maps and everything you need!) SO FUN! Young's Guide Service Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum Lily Bay State Park Northeast Whitewater (if you dare) Hungry? FLATLANDERS (seriously, GO) Auntie M's Kelly's Landing West Cove Lounge
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Greenville
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81 miles (1.5 hours) from the cottages. This town will always hold a special place in our hearts! There's so much to do and so many beautiful things to see. We love: Renting Kayaks and Side-By-Sides from Northwoods Outfitters (they'll give you trail maps and everything you need!) SO FUN! Young's Guide Service Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum Lily Bay State Park Northeast Whitewater (if you dare) Hungry? FLATLANDERS (seriously, GO) Auntie M's Kelly's Landing West Cove Lounge
101 miles (2.5 hours) from the cottages! Here are the top picks for things to do: The Chocolate Museum Old Ridge Antiques Whitlocks Mill Lighthouse
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Saint Stephen
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101 miles (2.5 hours) from the cottages! Here are the top picks for things to do: The Chocolate Museum Old Ridge Antiques Whitlocks Mill Lighthouse
Love to walk around and shop the outlets? Welcome to Freeport! Stop by the famous Bean Boot at LL Bean, grab a handmade lemonade on the street, and a bite to eat!
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Freeport
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Love to walk around and shop the outlets? Welcome to Freeport! Stop by the famous Bean Boot at LL Bean, grab a handmade lemonade on the street, and a bite to eat!