Maine Restaurants

One of my favorite things to do on a random weekend is take a trip in-state to a new establishment to eat. My wife and I will drive hours based on a review, article, tip, social media get the point.

It's fun, adventurous, and always satisfies the pallet.

While traveling this state, we have found amazing diners, great pubs, outstanding sandwich shops, and delicious cafes. Maine is not lacking for great places to enjoy a fine meal.

Maine's Restaurant Scene

We spend massive amounts of time discussing and dissecting every little aspect about the Maine restaurant scene. Whether it's Portland, the surrounding area, Bar Harbor, the Midcoast, the Western Foothills, or the Southern Coast, this state is an absolute gold mine.

And with the warmer weather and longer days rolling in, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the state's best restaurants for outdoor seating. The spots that not only have great food, but beautiful views of Maine's cute towns and beautiful landscapes.

Outdoor dining has absolutely blown up in Maine ever since 2020, with countless restaurants utilizing any outside space that's available to them. Its's been a huge hit with both locals and tourists.

Maine's Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

We put out the call for the joints Mainers say have the best outdoor dining; the restaurants that help shape a community and keep our stomachs full.

Now, thanks to our stations' social media, we can put some names to those establishments.

Below is a list of many of those restaurants that were suggested to us. They vary in size, concept, and location. Some have opened recently, while others have been community staples for years. However, they are all true Maine originals.

You can see the entire list below. Hope you're hungry. I am.

Try These 50 Maine Restaurants with the Best Outdoor Seating

Thanks to our great listeners we were able to compile a list of many of Maine's restaurants with the best outdoor dining.

These great spots can be found across the state and waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to? How many would you like to try for the first time?

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