We're Midwesterners planning a trip from Manchester, NH, up through Portland and Bangor, ME and then to the Maritime provinces of Canada (but would be willing to go 30-50 miles off the track for a real good chowhound place). What kind of diners and other casual restaurants can we visit that would give us a good feel for New England?
Atmosphere is as important as the food, and I'm interested in Yankee Pot Roast and other regional non-seafood dishes, not lobster or other ocean critters. I'd also like to know about places that stay open all night.
An old copy of Roadfood mentions a few Maine spots: Cole Farms in Gray, The Enterprise in Cornish, Line House Restaurant in York and Moody's Diner in Waldoboro. Any comments on these places?
Iowa City, IA
(home of the Hamburg Inn)