Food and Drink

Take a Culinary Tour of Maine

Man cannot live on lobster alone, even in Maine. Here's a selection of the best restaurants around the state serving the legendary local crustacean as well as other seafood, from fried clams to haddock chowder and dessert treats featuring the seasonal bounty of blueberries. Bring your appetite for a tasty tour of Maine's best culinary destinations.

Becky’s Diner

Becky’s on Hobson’s Wharf

Regardless of what time you start your day, there's a good chance you can order breakfast at Becky's on Hobson's Wharf. The staff starts serving heaping plates of eggs, bacon and blueberry pancakes at 4:00 a.m. and keeps the bacon frying until 4:00 p.m. A side of hash browns alongside any of the egg plates will only set you back 25 cents. If you're leaning toward lunch, the haddock chowdah (chowder, to non-natives) is packed with potatoes, bacon and fresh local haddock in a bowl of creamy goodness.
Becky’s on Hobson’s Wharf

390 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101


Phone: 207-773-7070

Zack Bowen / Knack Factory


Proving that Portland is truly a town for foodies, the 2009 James Beard award for the Northeast went to another local chef. Chef Rob Evans of Hugo's was honored for his creative flair in the kitchen. The changing menu showcases the chef's bag of tricks with impeccable ingredients and a touch of molecular gastronomy. For a real culinary adventure, go for the blind tasting menu where each of the 6 courses unfolds in a surprise dinner until the menu is presented at the end of the meal.

88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101


Phone: 207-774-8538

J’s Oysters

Don't mind the peanut shells on the floor as you saddle up at the bar at J's Oysters on the Waterfront Pier. This casual bar caters to locals with fresh seafood and great brews from the nearby Shipyard Brewery. Between beers, slurp down a baker's dozen of raw oysters, warm up with hearty lobster stew or dig into a kettle of steamers.
J’s Oyster

5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101


Phone: 207-772-4828

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