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willowan | Sep 13, 2008 03:12 AM

Dear hounders

Travellling from the UK and have what wil hopefully be a great 2 week trip around NE ( and NH at the end ) lined up as follows

Fri 26 Sept- Mon - Boston
Mon 29th - Portland
Tue 30th - Camden
Wed 1- Fri 3 - Acadia - staying Southwest Harbour
Sat - Mon - Moosehead
Tues - Rangeley
Wed- Fri - Carter Notch NH

So, am looking for top houndish recs, for lunch but mainly for dinner. Price not main criteria but anywhere too pretentious will not go down well.

My assumtption is that seafood will be high on agenda first week but am wary of tourist traps so where do the locals go ?

For lunch diner style/ good burger places ( I like Shake shack in NY and Blancs in KC if that helps anyone ! ) or good delisto get picnic eats will be perfect.

In terms of cuisine bistro /gastropub /microbrew/italian/seafood all rate highly. I also like quirky or quintessentially American or photogenic locations or places to eat - so long as the food matches the view and it isnt a rip off .

Some places I have come across while surfing the net

Boston - Upstairs at the Square in Cambridge ?
Portland -555 ? Fore Street ? Hugo's ?
Camden - Hartstone Inn - is this a set menu thing - any good ?
Moosehead - place we are staying said we should go to Maynard's Sporting Camp one night - is she joking ?!

Finally as I have only been to Boston once before and am not familiar with the coastline ( week 1 ) or mountains ( week 2 ) - where would we be best stopping for brunch, lunch or just a peaceful scene or beautiful place for a picnic ? We dont mind a bit of a hike to get to it , so long as it is stunning !

Thanks in advance for your help !

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