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Joanie | Sep 30, 202005:35 AM     13

I hate how dead these boards are now and since I just had some fun stops in Maine, figured I'd write them up quickly. First on Fri. was lunch at Day's in Yarmouth eating at a picnic table out back. Split a lobster roll and a fried shrimp roll basket which came with fries. I love those small Maine shrimp and the fries were handcut, tho a tad salty. They should have used some of that salt on the lobster roll which was a little bland. But all in all quite good for about $31. There was a place up the road on the other side of the street I'd like to try next time.

After the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay we got a drink at McSeagull's (no more happy hour) then takeout food from the Tugboat to bring to our friend's. My baked stuffed haddock and newburgh sauce w/ baked potato was very good, but they forgot my side of cole slaw. Other meals were scallops, basic baked haddock and chicken pot pie, prices in the $20-27 range. They forgot the carrots for the pot pie and the bag leaked thru in only a 10 min ride so we lost most of our mussels app. But all in all, the people working were nice, my food was good and would love to hang on their rooftop sometime. Dessert was from Downeast Ice Cream, very good.

Sat. we grabbed breakfast sandwiches at Baker's Way but skipped the donuts then headed out on a schooner ride. Coffee after from Brisetto's with a Romanian owner, cute space (and I love talking to the Eastern European workers about my travels there). Before mini golf, we split a lobster roll from Pinkham's Market, lots of chunky lobster on a well grilled roll. That evening was a stop at Coastal Prime to catch a nice sunset while sipping drinks (a Bee's Knees for me) and sharing escargots. I think our gal was a little ticked that was all we ate but it was $19 and they're kind of overpriced in general. Plus it cleared out very quickly, so at least she had a table ordering pricey drinks and an app. We then went to Mine Oyster were we got an order of bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp which sounded better than in reality. We preferred the bluefin tuna tacos w/ rice and beans, each around $15. They had lots of tuna specials that looked good. Nice to have some musical entertainment even if it wasn't my thing, plus big screens, a fun local spot.
Drove down Rt. 1 on Sun. and got breakfast outside at the Brunswick Diner which I had passed a few times but never stopped. Sat outside and split a tasty crabmeat omelet w/ home fries and homemade white bread toast for $14.95. I'd been craving blueberry pancakes so we got one as a side to split but at $4.95 for one pale, kinda sad pancake, not worth it.

Lunch was a crab roll w/ a side of pasta salad at The Trap in Ogunquit. Love crabmeat salad which isn't seen so often in Boston. Sweet Serbian gal working there, some interesting craft beers, good stuff with a great view of Perkins Cove. After walking down Marginal Way and around town, we stopped at Rose Cove on Main St. to sit next to one of those fires outside while having a drink and bacon wrapped scallops. I felt like a lot of places were a couple dollars overpriced but the app was fine and my cucumber martini packed a punch. They completely messed up the order for an Allagash bringing a mango margarita instead, but he went with the new drink which was fine. That evening was outdoors at That Place in Ogunquit (worst restaurant name ever?) for the best bite of the trip: lobster crostini. I can't stress how good it was and at $15, a relative bargain. With a Caesar salad ($10), it was the perfect amount. Well after we had crème brulee, it was the perfect amount. Rosé for $9, good stuff. I've been there before but still haven't had a full dinner, may have to do that next time.

Mon. morning I was very sad to discover that Backyard Café is only open on the weekend. We got coffee and a treat at Bread and Roses then did the short but fun climb up Mt Agamanticus, then lunch at Brown's on Rt. 1 for a fried clam roll and onion rings (another $1.95). M. enjoyed the Cast Iron Bitch local brew. More mini golf, a little shopping, and a grapenut ice cream at Big Daddy's. We started Mon. evening at Five O, a place I've visited every trip up that way. It was a long wait to sit outside so we took a two top in the bar and had great service from the guys while watching football. They've got a fun drink list, I went with the pineapple martini and M. got an old fashioned. They used to have a deal where you could get 3 small plates for $15, sadly it no longer exists but the mussels w/ leeks and grilled bread were tasty ($15). We got the small size of the lobster pasta which was a good amount for $16, a little heavier on the lemon flavor than I'd go for but it was a good combo. We finished outdoors at Crooked Pine with some wine and an order of crab cakes in wasabi aioli ($14). Dessert was a peach/blueberry cobbler and it was a nice batch of food.

Tues. we ate at Hayley's, all the way back to Newburyport, who are mostly known for their ice cream. But the fried scallop plate they split for us was very good and plentiful for $14.95 (w/ boring fries and a little cup of cole slaw). Mocha chip cone ended the trip, basically all seafood. Now I'm craving a burger.

Day's Crabmeat & Lobster
McSeagull’s Restaurant
Tugboat Restaurant
Baker's Way
Brisetto's Second Cup
Pinkham's Gourmet Market
Coastal Prime
Mine Oyster
Brunswick Diner
The Trap
Rose Cove Restaurant
That Place in Ogunquit
Bread & Roses Bakery, Inc.
Five-O Shore Road
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