Here's a test of those of you who think you know all the restuarants up and down the Maine Coast. I did the coastal drive in 1996, from Freeport to Bar Harbor and I veered onto the small coastal roads as often as possible.
One place haunts me and I need help remebering where it is. I think it was north or Friendship but I can't be sure. It was in a non-touristy, very small village on the water...OK, I know that doesn't narrow it down. BUt it had unbelievable donuts and I think also great lobster rolls (I'm reasonably sure Gourmet's "Two for the Road" reviewed it about 2 years later and I lost my copy of the magazine.) It's distinguishing characteristic was that on the wall were literally about a hundred coffee mugs that the waitress told me belonged to regulars, who I gather would walk in, grab their mug, serve themselves coffee and then wait to eat the worlds best donuts. It may even have had a "donuts" sign outside, which would have brought me screaming through the door. I believe it is north of Wiscasset and probably south of Camden. Anyone? Put on your thinking caps...it definitely was not on rt 1 but on a smaller road off rt 1.
If its the one I am thinking of, it may be just a hair north of Firendship, looking back on the town from a little finger of a peninsula...but the intervening years has addled my brain.
I am going to Maine for a wedding in September and I would love to bring my boyfriend there as we are both somewhat obsessive about donuts (see the LA chat board.) Thank you for your time and if you are ever in Washington DC I will concoct for you the perfect chowhound itinerary in repayment!