We're Midwesterners planning a trip from Maine to St. John and Moncton, NB and down into Halifax and over to western PEI (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 the Maritimes?
Atmosphere is as important as the food, and I'm more interested in regional *non*-seafood dishes than in lobster or other ocean critters. I'd also like to know about places that stay open all night.
Iowa City, IA
(home of the Hamburg Inn)