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Maine Trip Report

Sally | Apr 21, 2006 09:38 AM

Made it up to Maine for a few days and had a great time. Thanks everyone who gave us advice...here's a quick report....

Stayed in Kennebunkport at the Captain Fairfield Inn which I would highly recommend. They had a great off season special which included a $50 gift certificate to one of the local restaurants (will get to that later)

Made it to KBP in time for lunch and ate at Allisons. Good pub vibe. The standout here was the clam chowder. Perfect thickness and a good amount of clams. Everything else was the standard pub fare...nothing special and I wouldn't recommend the lobster roll -not terrible, just not worth it.

Lunch was on the late side so for dinner we decided to do appetizers at the bar in Hurricanes. The service couldn't be nicer there. The atmosphere was also good. The food was ok, nothing special. The oysters (Spinner Creek?) were amazing. I would go back there for those alone. THe bisque was a little gritty for my taste and the garlic on clam flat bread was a little overwhelming. Everything was fine, just not great.

The next day we had breakfast at the inn which was included...excellent.

We headed up to Waterville for the day (our old college stomping grounds) and went to Big Gs for lunch. Still as good at ever. You can't go wrong with any of the sandwhiches there.

FOr dinner that night we used our gift certificate for The Ramp in KBP. I LOVED this place!!! It was downstairs from 77 which looked like it was little more upscale (and noone was in there). So we went down to Ramps and the place was packed...on Thursday at 8:45in the middle of April. I can only imagine the crowds in the summer. The atmosphere is really cozy and felt very local. Great beers and the fried clams were the best I have had anywhere. We also got mussels and while we wished the sauce was a little warmer, the mussels themselves were perfectly plump and fresh.

On our way out of town we stopped at Flo's in Wells or York, can't remember. Loved the hot dog and the relish is as good as everyone says it it.

That's it for the maine report.

Thanks again.

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