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Family Trip to Maine - 4th of July


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Family Trip to Maine - 4th of July

David Greenbaum | Jun 16, 2003 11:39 AM

I've been looking forward to posting this message, because I love chow and I love Maine.

Last summer, my immediate family (6 of us, ages ranging from the mid-20s to the young 60s) spent a wonderful weekend at the Black Point Inn in Prouts Neck, Maine.

The hotel was amazing (though expensive), and the in-house restaurant was good.

This time around, though, we'd like to experience some new places.

As I mentioned, the Inn is in Prouts Neck, which is close to Scarborough and about 15 minutes south of Portland.

I welcome dinner suggestions that are conveninent to that area.

One night (July 4th?) I'd like to do a non-fancy thing - someplace authentic with great food, preferably outdoors.

The other two nights, I am open to suggestions.

Here are some restaurants that I've heard recommended on this board and elsewhere.

For July 4th (the day we arrive) I thought we should stay close to Scarborough. Do you have any feedback on places, or any better suggestions:

Sunrise Cafe (Scarborough)
Bayley's Lobster (Scarborough)
Ken's Place (Scarborough)
The Lobster Claw (Saco)

For the other nights, I thought we would travel into Portland, for a nicer dinner. Cost is not a huge issue. Food type isn't either, though some members of our party don't eat seafood...however, so long as they can be satisfied with a non-fish item at a seafood place, they'll be fine. How about these places?

Fore Street
Joe's Boathouse

Thanks for any/all feedback. Also - my girlfriend and I were planning to stop at Bob's Clam Shack in Kittery for a lobster roll on our way up from New York. If this isn't a good choice, let me know.


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