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White Barn InnWhite Barn Inn
1446 reviews
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American | Kennebunkport, Maine

Celebrated my birthday with fine dining experience at the White Barn Inn. The service was absolutely tremendous. Food was impeccable. We could not have felt more comfortable and taken care of. It was truly a special dinner. Thank you for making this a memorable experience. The drinks were also superb! More

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The Brunswick TavernThe Brunswick Tavern
249 reviews
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American | Brunswick, Maine

The menu was surprisingly upscale, however the food though tasty came out lukewarm. The service was sweet but slow and seemingly over her head. Needs a younger more attentive staff. Also this place is next to Bowdoin College should have better TV screens watching games in bar area and maybe a pre-fixe menu. The Mac n Cheese was delish. Fish and Chips was good a little over fried, scallops carbonara was tasty but cream separated. I get the ethos of the chef and this place can be GREAT but needs some fine tuning. Also the waitress came by few times and could see the table next to us was in need of clearing from last customer but it was left untouched and messy throughout our entire meal. More

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Stripers - KennebunkportStripers - Kennebunkport
458 reviews
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Seafood | Kennebunkport, Maine

This was our first time at Stripers and we were pleased. The monkfish was delicious. Vegetables and other sides cooked perfectly. Nice wine selection as well. We would definitely return. More

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Pearl Kennebunk BeachPearl Kennebunk Beach
122 reviews
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Seafood | Kennebunk, Maine

What an amazing meal! Can't wait to come back and enjoy Pearl again. More

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Ocean1. Ocean
1040 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kennebunkport, Maine

Dining with friends. Their first time at Ocean. They enjoyed it. More

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The Tarratine2. The Tarratine
30 reviews
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Contemporary American | Bangor / Brewer, Maine

Outstanding as always! I will not go into detail as I have done a few reviews on previous visits but, the April menu is something you need to experience! The venue and staff are second to none! Can't wait for the rooftop bar to open! Will always be going back again and again! More

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Hugo's Restaurant- Portland3. Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
998 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

This place is something special. The chef's tasting menu with wine pairing is a foodie life opportunity. More

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The Oxford House Inn4. The Oxford House Inn
537 reviews
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Contemporary American | Fryeburg, Maine

Our evening couldn’t have been any more perfect than what we enjoyed at the Oxford House Inn! We celebrated my husbands birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it a special dining experience! The food was cooked to perfection and the cocktails were perfectly mixed. We didn’t feel rushed in any way & were able to enjoy our evening at our leisure. We can’t wait to go back! More

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Emilitsa5. Emilitsa
550 reviews
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Greek | Portland, Maine

Every meal at Emilitsa’s is a special event and we always enjoy seeing the owners John and Dino who are always so welcoming and make us feel like valued friends and customers. The servers are very professional but always friendly and personable; we enjoyed ours very much with the crimson hair. She recommended some Greek wines that we enjoyed very much. The food is always fantastic from the delicious and crispy chicken livers that melt in your mouth, to the perfectly cooked duck or lamb, with just the right amount of juiciness and crisp edges. The vegetables accompaniments are so good, whether it be greens or squash. My husband had moussaka which is also one of my favorites. The desserts are outstanding; the chocolate feta cheesecake is one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. This is certainly one of Portland’s most pleasant experiences- to dine at Emilitsa’s. More

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Frannys BistroFrannys Bistro
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American | Camden, Maine

At Franny’s Bistro, good food is our passion and foodie-ism"" is our religion! This is what motivated us to create this lovely restaurant. Food is much more than just a business to us. We welcome you and invite you to share our passion and love for good food well served in a warm and friendly place.More

Little Tap HouseLittle Tap House
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Farm-to-table | Portland, Maine

Little Tap House is a craftbeer gastropub with a farm-to-table menu offering an ever changing seasonally inspired menu. Opened in March of 2013 by a mother - daughter team; Lee Goyette and Brianna Jaro have transformed the space at 106 High Street into a convivial location where friends meet after work for happy hour, first dates later celebrate anniversaries, and families enjoy milestone birthday gatherings.

Cuisine is under the direction of Chef Drew Kinney with support from Noah Brossman, Ali Zoni and Nicholas Laflamme. The Culinary Team works with local farmers and artisans to bring fresh produce and product to Portland all year long.

Little Tap House offers 14 rotating taps; curated to be Maine-centric. From signature hoppy New England IPAs, to crisp and easy drinking lagers, malty browns and reds to funky sours and imperial stouts, Little Tap House is a beer connoisseur paradise. Enjoy a flight of differing styles and breweries or a full pour paired with your meal.More

The Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn ResortThe Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort
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American | Bethel / Sunday River, Maine

Welcome to The Millbrook Tavern & Grille at The Bethel Inn Resort!
The Millbrook Tavern & Grille offers creative comfortable food and drink at Bethel’s classic resort. Come experience our hearty entrees, signature drinks and our extensive local craft beer and wine list. Happy Hour every night 3-5 pm...appetizer & drink specials! Live music on Fridays & Saturdays. The Bethel inns Millbrook Tavern & Grille is THE place for casual dining at its best in the heart of Bethel Maine.More

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There are very few regions in the U.S. like the state of Maine. The Acadian culture has produced an entirely unique food type, and nothing proves this like the local restaurant scene. With some of the freshest seafood available, Maine has become the great lobster capital of New England and America. Many of the classic locally owned establishments cook a wide selection of shellfish in various concoctions, including crab cakes and gumbos that are heavy on the cream and potatoes, bringing out comfort food at its finest for seafood lovers. Of course, there are still many national chain locations and local steakhouses, but the king of cuisine in this great state is its delectable seafood delights.