Barnacle Billy’s, known for luxury lobster, steamed clams, large lusty drinks, barbecued chicken, homemade clam chowder & of course, the lobster roll & lobster stew. Features extensive indoor & sundeck seating where guests can enjoy both the beauty of the harbor & the ocean beyond. Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, 646-5575, barnbilly.com.
Bistro 233 has something great and affordable for everyone in the family! Come in for Maine mussels, New York strip streak, baby back ribs, fish tacos, chicken piccata, fish & chips, jambalaya, and Bistro Burger. No more arguing about food style when you come to Bistro 233—we have it all! Fun, laid-back environment. 233 U.S. 1 Yarmouth, 846-3633, bistro233.com.
BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood in the heart of the Old Port offers the quintessential Maine dining experience. Executive Chef Gil Plaster creates classic, contemporary dishes using fresh, locally-caught seafood and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or your favorite cocktail in comfortable elegance or find a table out on the patio by the fire pit. 468 Fore Street, 775-9090, bluefinportland.com.
Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room menu teems with native seafood like fresh Maine lobster steamed over rockweed, a variety of oysters and wood-grilled fish, as well as steaks and chops. Then there’s Boone’s baked stuffed lobster. Alexander Boone invented the baked stuffed lobster when Boone’s opened right here on the Portland Waterfront in 1898. 774-5725 86 Commercial St., Portland, www.boonesfishhouse.com.
Bull Feeney’s Authentic Irish pub & restaurant, serving delicious from-scratch sandwiches, steaks, seafood & hearty Irish fare, pouring local craft & premium imported brews, plus Maine’s most extensive selection of single malt Scotch & Irish whiskeys. Live music five nights. Open 7 days, 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. Kitchen closes at 10 p.m. 375 Fore St., 773-7210, bullfeeneys.com.
East Ender, located just east of the Old Port, has something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a date night or after work drinks, our upstairs lounge is perfect for casual night with friends or a romantic dinner in one of our cozy booths. Come on by and try a hand-crafted cocktail or our award-winning burger made from cold-smoked beef. 47 Middle St. Portland, (207) 879-7669. eastenderportland.com/
El Corazon, Mexican food from the heart. Authentic family recipes passed down through generations, plus an “oversized tequila selection.” Try Portland’s own “Marisco”—a Mexican seafood cocktail of shrimp, bay scallops, clams, octopus, and, naturally, Maine lobster. Open lunch and dinner, Mon.-Thur. 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. till 11:00 p.m.;Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 190 State St. Portland, elcorazonportland.com, 536-1354.
Flatbread Company Portland, Tucked between two wharves on Portland’s waterfront, this family-friendly restaurant features signature pizzas plus weekly carne and veggie specials—made with local ingredients, baked in a wood-fired, clay oven. Everything’s homemade, organic, and nitrate-free. Twenty local drafts and cocktails featuring all-local breweries and distilleries. Flatbread has a perfect waterside, relaxed atmosphere for any occasion. 72 Commercial St., 772-8777, flatbreadcompany.com/portland.
Hurricane Restaurant opens for the season on Friday, April 5, 2019. New England cuisine with an international twist. Local produce and seafood, full bar, award-winning wine list, in-house dessert chef. Nurturing the seacoast palate for over 25 years. Good restaurants come and go. Great restaurants get better and better. Reservations suggested. 29 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-9111, www.hurricanerestaurant.com
J’s Oyster is a premier seafood destination and locals’ favorite with indoor and outdoor waterfront seating on one of Portland’s scenic piers. Established in 1977, J’s offers classic favorites and friendly service. Coastal Living claimed J’s as one of “America’s Best Seafood Dives 2016.” 722-4828. jsoysterportland.com
Kon Asian Bistro Steakhouse & Sushi Bar serves Asian cuisine with modern flair. Japanese, Sushi, Thai, Chinese, or hibachi tables. Private party rooms accommodates groups from business meetings to birthday parties. Choose fresh, delicious items prepared before your table. Family friendly; open Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. to 11 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 874-0000, www.konhibachi.com.
Maria’s Ristorante is Portland’s original classic Italian Restaurant. Greg and Tony Napolitano prepare classics like Zuppa de Pesce, Eggplant Parmigiana, Grilled Veal Sausages, Veal Chop Milanese, homemade cavatelli pastas, Pistachio Gelato, and Maine’s Best Meatballs. Prices $11.95 – $22.95. Tue.-Sat. starting at 5 p.m. Catering always available. 337 Cumberland Ave. 772-9232, mariasrestaurant.com.
Pedro’s focuses on simple yet full-flavored Mexican and Latino food. Offering tacos, burritos and an impressive array of margaritas, sangria, beer, and wine. Especiales de la semana (specials of the week) keep the menu varied and fresh and showcase different Latino cultures. Seasonal outdoor dining available. Open daily, noon – 10 p.m. 181 Port Rd., Kennebunk 967-5544, pedrosmaine.com.
Ricetta’s Brick Oven Ristorante provides a modern, family-friendly atmosphere and a versatile menu of award-winning brick oven pizzas, pasta, grill, gluten-free pizza and pasta, seafood and Italian entrees using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. Dine-in, take-home, delivery or have us cater. Kids eat free Mondays! Open Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth 781-3100, www.ricettas.com.
Rivalries Sports Pub & Grill Now with two fun, comfortable upscale sports bar locations. Known for great pub food, Rivalries’ menu has something for everyone. With 30+ HD TVs and every major pro and college sports package, you won’t miss a game! Located at 10 Cotton Street in Portland. (774-6044). And 2 Hat Trick Drive, just off I-295 in Falmouth 747-4020, rivalriesmaine.com.
Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, seasonally sourced and beautifully presented. Chef Chadwick offers an innovative taste of Maine. Spectacular ocean views inside the intimate restaurant or on seaside decks. Creative daily vegan dishes alongside produce and seafood from local farms and sea. (Wine Spectator Best of the Award of Excellence) 40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, 799-3134, innbythesea.com.
Tally’s Kitchen at Bayside, a breakfast and lunch boutique. Life-long Portlander Julie Taliento Walsh builds on her reputation for quality, affordable classic fare with vegetarian & gluten-free options served in a setting that feels like home. House-made baked goods, artisan sandwiches, soups, salads, freshly brewed coffee, and daily specials. Breakfast and lunch: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 84 Marginal Way, Portland, 207-400-2533, tallyskitchen.com.
Twenty Milk Street welcomes diners with warm, intimate décor and a lovely brick fireplace. Located in the Historic Portland Regency Hotel, we offer Sunday brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, specializing in modern American dishes with a New England flourish. We’re proud to serve local produce, seafood and beef, pork, chicken, and turkey from our own farm! 774-4200.