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Penobscot and Muscongus Bay Area Chow & Sights?

The Rogue | Jul 11, 2002 03:32 PM

Penobscot and Muscongus Bay Area Chow & Sights?

I've been putting together a list of must hit places for my short vacation this summer and a long trip in early September. I’m looking for both sights to see and places to eat. I am staying in Union, Maine, near Rockland.

When it comes to eats I am not looking for real high end stuff, but for anything that defines Maine both old and new. As for seafood I know Maine isn’t all about lobster anymore. The new items being caught catch my eye and I want to know more. Also the aquaculture of fish, shellfish, and seaweed.

Then there is the resurgence of old breeds of pigs, sheep, cattle raised in traditional ways. And of course the local produce.

So any suggestions to add and any comments on my list? (I know Holly and Pat will have tons of good stuff to say.) Anyone already been to any of these places this summer?

Some places on my hit list are:
Primo in Rockland (Is it that good? Food, quality, service, portion size?)
Waterman's Beach Lobster near Rockland / Spruce Head
Miller’s Lobster Co. in Spruce Head (Is it better than Waterman’s?)
Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery (Are the fried clams all that?)
Red’s Eats on Water / Main St in Wicasset
The Sea Basket in Wiscasset (Are they the best fried clams?)
Moody's Diner in Waldoboro
Thomaston Café

Places I want to know about:
In Rockland- Miranda Café, Black Bull Pub, any other pubs
In Camden- Atlantica, The Waterfront, any good pubs other than the Brew pub? (It’s too bad the art gallery / Café with the great coffee, deserts, and Belgian brews moved to Rockland and is now just a gallery.)
Five Islands and Georgetown area and Five Islands Lobster Co. and Lisa’a Lobster House and Grill
Belfast- Chase’s daily Vegetarian Restaurant and Farmers Market.
Boothbay Harbor area and Lobsterman’s Co-op and Bet’s Famous fish fry in Botthbay Village
Ogunquit area and Arrow’s Restaurant
Flo’s Hot Dogs on Rt. 1 in Wells
Castine area and The Castine Inn
Monhegan Island
Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands

Some places I don’t like:
Shaw’s Lobster in New Harbor is outlandishly overpriced.

Thanks,
Jonathan

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