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Long weekend on Maine Cost - feedback on plan?

babbuino | Aug 14, 201306:40 AM

Maine hounds -

My wife and I are escaping the swamp of DC for a long labor day weekend in Maine. As she's pescatarian, Maine is food heaven for her. I've looked at many threads here and some other places and have pulled together the idea of a plan for our meals there but would love any additional advice or feedback any of you have. The biggest gaps in my plan are for a place for dinner in Blue Hill/Deer Isle on Saturday, and a place to stop for lunch driving back to Logan on Monday. We have a preference for local/simple places, but the budget is flexible.

General logistics: We're flying into Boston on Thursday evening, driving up to Portland, and staying at the West End Inn for two nights. We're then driving up the coast on Saturday to a place we're renting in Brooksville for two nights before driving back down to Logan on Monday.

When staying in Brooksville we're looking to spend time in Acadia as well. I know it will be a lot of driving on the way back (esp on a Monday of a holiday weekend), but the fare difference (logan vs. portland) was too much to pass up, and gives us more leeway in the dining budget.

Detailed plan:

late dinner at Local 188 - reasonably close to West End Inn, varied menu depending on how hungry we are. (estimate we won't get to Portland until 8-9 pm).

Breakfast at West End Inn
Lunch at Bite into Maine truck by the lighthouse
walk around Portland, afternoon drink and oysters at Eventide
Dinner at Bar Lola

Breakfast at West End Inn
hit the road, head up the coast
Lunch at Five Islands Lobster Co. in Georgetown
Ideas for place for dinner in Blue Hill or Deer Isle?

Ideas for Breakfast/place to get picnic supplies in Blue Hill?
Head to Acadia, hike and picnic for lunch
Dinner at Thurston's

Drive back down to Boston - Ideas for good (different) places to hit on the way back? Our flight doesn't leave Boston until the evening, so a great lunch stop on the way back to break up the drive would be most appreciated.

Many thanks!

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