Best of Maine

Place and event reviews and articles by town and city in Maine.

A great get-a-way in Rockland and Rockport

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Rockland
Rockport
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 George

            After reading articles about 18 Central in Zest and Down East magazines, we were eager to dine there. Chef Patrick Duffy and his wife Jessica have created a restaurant that is unique, with very creative dishes and an ever-changing menu that keeps both locals and summer visitors flocking to this place. Be sure to get a reservation.

Meadowmere in our "home" in Ogunquit

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Ogunquit
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 George

            Since “discovering” Ogunquit last year, we’ve been anxious to return to our “home” there, Meadowmere Resort, a very friendly and family-oriented inn with amazing amenities. In addition to the beautiful rooms and friendly staff, I like the ability to park our vehicle there and walk to the beach, the ocean-front walkway, and downtown stores and restaurants.

            This trip, we picnicked at the beach, then walked the wonderful ocean-side paved Marginal Way, donated by a generous local builder in 1925. It’s a very popular walk with lots of nice benches.

We loved Portland's Mekong Asian Bistro!

City or Town: 
Portland
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 George

            After a long trip through the amazing and lengthy menu at Portland’s Mekong Asian Bistro, I looked up at Linda and said, “I’m lost honey. You’ll need to order for us.”

            After looking through all the choices of Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese appetizers and entrees, the only thing I was sure of was the Mai Tai ($6.95). That did turn out to be a very good choice.

Coplin Dinner House in Stratton is a wonderful restaurant

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Stratton
Rangeley
Kingfield
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 Linda

 

Cliff House in Amazing!

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 George

            The Cliff House in Cape Neddick is, of course, on a cliff, and every one of their 132 rooms has an amazing ocean view. This is a place that pampers you, from their Cliff Top hot tub to the elegant spa sanctuary.

            Scott, who checked us in, offered lots of great suggestions for the many things to do there. At that point, I knew we should have booked for more than one night!

El Rayo Taqueria is Fantastic

City or Town: 
Scarborough
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 George

            A wonderful family get-a-way planned by our kids found us in a huge home on the ocean at Pine Point in Scarborough. The group included daughter Rebekah, son-in-law Patrick, and grandsons Addison and Vishal (ages 10 and 13), son Joshua, daughter-in-law Kelly and granddaughters Ada and Esme (ages 3 and 5 months) who live in Massachusetts, and daughter Hilary who flew in from Washington  DC.

You'll enjoy going to Camp at Sunday River

City or Town: 
Bethel
Newry
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 George

            Sunday River’s Grand Summit Hotel is certainly grand, and it was packed with skiers including many families with kids. Guests were there from all over the northeast, and we even saw three vehicles from Nova Scotia. The views are really spectacular here, and we enjoyed riding up and down the mountain to check out all the inns and restaurants.

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