Drinks on the waterfront. The action of people walking around Monument Square. Honestly, there's a laundry list of reasons to love Portland, Maine.

One of the biggest? It's such a foodie city -- and who truly doesn't love places with amazing food? The best part? There are plenty of those places inside and outside of Portland, scattered all throughout Maine.

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Endless Maine Restaurants

There's a laundry list of things that make Maine great -- the people. The wildlife. The nature. The coastal views. The lighthouses. The almost infinite amount of craft breweries. Moxie. Needhams. Whoopie Pies. And, of course, the cornucopia of delicious food created at various restaurants throughout the state.

Regularly in the Everything Maine group on Facebook, Mainers suggest the best places in Vacationland to head to for whatever someone from away (or another Mainer) is looking for -- the best lobster roll, the best fried clams, the best sandwich, the best place to eat while you work -- you name it, the question has been asked and answered.

In fact, one time, the Admin of the group just decided to have Mainers put it all out there and list their all-time favorite restaurant in Maine. So, whether you're a local that is on the lookout to branch out from your go-to spot and try someplace new, or a tourist looking for some of the best places to snag some local eats, these are the can't-miss spots for you!

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