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jbenny | Jan 4, 2004 06:00 AM

I have been reading this board for many months and thought this would be a great time to chime in for all you folks who will come to the Kennebunk,Wells/Ogunquit,and York areas in 2004.
Best Breakfast: Merriland Farm ,Coles Hill Rd
Best Feed Anywhere: The Colony Hotel,Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport (Friday Night Seafood Buffet)
Best Dinner Value: Buffleheads, Hills Beach Rd., Biddeford (Near the University)

There are too many mediocre restaurants in this area, I am not surprised that they show up on this board. They are mostly on the main drag-US Route 1. These ones are not. Here are a host of places we have been to over the last 2 years. We generally do not go to the fru-fru upscale establishments,therefore, it would be unfair to rate these places on hearsay.

Kennebunk/Kennebunkport : Alisson's - Good
Green Heron- Average (new owners though)
Lobster Pot- very Average
Captain's- Very Average
2 Dock Square- Good
Federal Jack's- Weak
All Day Breakfast- overated

Wells : Grey Gull- Weak
Varano's - Good (new chef, was better)
Haddock Jack's- Average
Mich D's- Very Average
Pizza by Paras- Weak
La Stalla Pizza- Very Good (new owner,new name)
Wells House of Pizza- Average
Gabriel's- Average
Maine Diner- Average, excellent service though!
Litchfield's- Good
Congdon's- Weak
Horizon's- Average
Steakhouse- Good
Mike's Clam Shack- Good
Big Daddy's Ice Cream- Average
Scoop Deck- Good
Amato's- Weak
Ogunquit : Jackie's Too- Average
Blue Star- Good
Omelette Factory- AWESOME !
Old Village Inn- Good
Egg & I- Very Average
Jake's- Very Average
Moody Cow Ice Cream- Good
York : Norma's- Average
Ruby's- Good
York Harbor Inn- Dinner-Good
Pub- Weak!
Wild Willy's Burgers- Good
Sun and Surf- Good
Rick's- Very Average
Brown's Ice Cream- AWESOME! Best in Area

Other areas: Portland : Sebago Brewing Co.- Good
Perfetto- Very Good
The Village- Good ,great salad
Cinque Terre(sp?)- Very Good,upscale (eat before you go,guys)

Most of these I have judged on food alone. A lot of these places are cutting corners in quality, service,or cleanliness. We have been to a bunch of these on repeat occasions. Please respond with any thoughts good or bad. Personally, we feel Kennebunk/Kennebunkport is very overated. Most people do not want to plunk down the $$ to go to a White Barn Inn, Windows on the Water, or Cape Arundel Inn. It is very difficult for families in these areas. Chow!

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