I'm heading up to a wedding in Bar Harbor over Columbus Day weekend with several out-of-town friends. I am picking up the out-of-towners at Logan around 10:00 am Friday morning: the plan is to stop along the Maine coast on the way up for scenery and chow. Two of my traveling companions are vegetarians, so while seafood shacks are possibilities it would be nice if they at least serve grilled cheese. We also might stop somewhere more veggie-friendly for lunch and then hit a seafood shack later. We do need to get to Bar Harbor by 6:30ish, so we probably don't have time for significant detours off Rt.1 or for long, leisurely lunches.
Based on reading previous postings, the following places look interesting:
Two Lights Lobster Shack (Cape Elisabeth) - maybe too far out of the way?
Harraseeket Lunch (Freeport)
Alisson's (Kennebunkport) - might be too early for lunch here if we leave Logan at 10:00
Duck Fat (Portland)
Blue Spoon (Portland) - couldn't find a website, do they serve lunch?
Red's Eats (Wiscasset)
Just Barb's (Stockton Springs)
In Bar Harbor, I'm looking for dinner recommendations for Friday. We'll probably want something close to the hotel (in Bar Harbor) for dinner on Friday: Maggie's and Mache Bistro both look great, although perhaps a bit on the high end of our price range - any suggestions for something worthwhile that is a bit cheaper? Will we need reservations this late in the season?
Finally, I haven't had much luck finding anything that looks appealing for lunch on Saturday yet (somewhere on Mount Desert Island, but not necessarily Bar Harbor). Any suggestions for a good place to grab a light lunch? If the weather is nice, takeout sandwiches would be perfect.
Thanks in advance!