Upon thorough consulation of many eating sources we ate exceptionally well in Maine. Red Eats was good, although not worth the one hour wait. Call this blasphemous, but lobster in a hot dog roll cant seem to have that much variation. Watermans in Thomastown was from a painting and did live up to expectations. Pies were Killer. Fishermans Friend in stonington was commendable and teh BYOB extended to a nice WT before steamers. Nice combo.But the best eating we had wasnt what i would consider "Maine Food", just superior cooking by passionate people. in Deer Isle, Goose Cove Lodge was world class w some real finds on a well-priced wine list. But teh best eats we had we found teh old fahioned way. Looking through teh menu list at our hotel, came to one of those lists that was way too ambitious, asked someone, oh its good but youll never get in. Bingo. Cafe Miranda in Rockland. Get a seat at teh bar and watch manic chef/owner use local goods to make some of teh most gutsy, inventive food weve had. Great wine list and great people.