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Driving from Portland to Mid coast and back July 4th weekend- looking for outdoor dining


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Driving from Portland to Mid coast and back July 4th weekend- looking for outdoor dining

hmperrin | Jun 23, 2011 08:23 AM

Hubby-to-be and I are driving from NYC to Maine next weekend to finalize some details for our August wedding and will be scrambling from Portland to Belfast and beyond and then back- all with our puppy dog in tow, so we'd like to try and eat at places with outdoor dining options. Here is what I have so far- I would love any suggestions, additions or subtractions to the list.

Saturday July 2nd

Are there easily accessible Portland restaurants that are relatively close to 295 AND have outdoor seating for breakfast? I was considering the following based on Chow recommendations- any advice?

158 Pickett St Cafe, South Portland, ME 04106 (Looks really good if we have time, but its not right off the highway. It does have outdoor seating though)


Brea Lu Café 428 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101 (Right off 295)

Lunch options in Belfast- Chase’s Daily (96 Main Street) or Bay Wraps (20 Beaver Street), Belfast Does either have outdoor seating? Or is there somewhere that does?

Dinner in Bangor at Fiddlehead, unless we are super motivated to drive another hour and half round trip to Ellsworth for dinner- should we do this if the options we are considering are Cleonise or Jordan’s? I think at this point Fergus the puppy will stay in the hotel so we are not concerned about outdoor options, just a really good meal after a long day of driving.

Sunday, July 3rd

Breakfast- Just Barb’s on 24 Main Street in Stockton Springs. Are there any outdoor breakfast dining options in Stockton Springs? Or any outdoor options driving from Bangor to Stockton Springs? (We have a 10am appt in Stockton Springs, so Belfast is out of the question)

Lunch- Bagaduce Lunch w/outdoor seating- Brooksville (40 minute drive from Stockton Springs)

Dinner Options- are there options on Belfast or Bangor that I'm not aware of/haven't listed?

in Belfast-

3 Tides (heavy tapas and beer) or Darby’s Pub (bar food and beer)

in Bangor-

Market Bistro for dinner, Paddy Murphy’s or Nocturem Draft House for drinks/snacks

Monday, July 4th

Breakfast- happy to go to the same breakfast place twice, especially if we can take the puppy- it doesn't have to be in Stockton Springs/Belfast, but we'll be heading south so will be getting hungryand need to eat something before lunch.

Lunch in Portland- Two Lights Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth? I hear it has phenomenal views and outdoor seating.

Just Barb's
24 Main St, Stockton Springs, ME 04981

Paddy Murphy's
26 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

Bay Wrap
20 Beaver St, Belfast, ME 04915

Lobster Shack
225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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