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Dining & Nightlife

Dining & Nightlife in Maine

We’re serious about food here in Maine. Buzzwords like foodie, locovore, and farm-to-table or sea-to-table don’t tell the whole story of how we relate to food culture because for us, those aren’t trends but rather the way we have always treated our relationship to food and dining out. Sharing the iconic foods of Maine with our visitors is a serious source of pride. We love nothing more than watching a child crack into his first Maine lobster or surprising and delighting a returning visitor with a new and innovative restaurant. When it comes to food and dining in Maine, we aim to please. Good thing our natural bounty makes it so easy to deliver.

Whether it’s the fresh crabmeat in the four-egg omelet at Sylvia’s Cafe in Ellsworth, or the just-caught lobster dinner paired with a glass of chardonnay from the Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, the tastes and dining experience are uniquely Maine.

The stories behind the menus make the dining and nightlife of Maine a full-sensory experience. The people here enjoy their craft, whether in one of Portland’s highly acclaimed restaurants, or one of the 30 craft-breweries throughout the state. Their dedication and commitment to the tradition of Maine foods makes dining in Maine not just a meal, but an unforgettable experience.

The nightlife of Maine is electric in the trendy and emerging districts of Portland, but you can find nighttime entertainment or a relaxing and friendly neighborhood pub in nearly all of Maine’s villages and cities. You can explore dining and nightlife options on our interactive map, or you can discover them on your own once you’re here.

Maine is home to some of the freshest food in the world, craft-breweries that feature local ingredients in their brews, and a rewarding nightlife scene. The only ingredient missing is you.

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