My Favorite Coastal Maine Restaurants (Southern Shore)

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For your next trip to the southern coast of Maine, here is a list of great restaurant options for you to include on the trip bucket list. Whether you're heading into Portland, or visiting Kennebunkport, you're sure to find some great dishes at these restaurants.

Fine Dining Options:

The White Barn Inn Restaurant
The White Barn Inn Restaurant is a romantic getaway while visiting the stunning city of Kennebunk. The interior is elegant and rustic, and it's a experience you'll be moved by. The menu offers a seasonal menu that includes pan roasted ribeye, honey roasted duck, summer vegetable tart with tarragon vinaigrette and Kennebunkport lobster.

The refined rustic feel of Hugo's is everything you need for a special meal. At this fine dining option youu'll be treated to meals which are both visually stunning and a treat for the tastebuds. This farm to table restaurant should definitely be on your must visit list.

Earth at Hidden Pond
Earth is a wonderful place to experience a one of a kind meal in Kennebunkport. You can dine inside or out, but either option will create a memorable night. The menu includes meals like lobster risotto, filet mignon, mushroom stroganoff and several homemade pastas.


Family Dining Options:

Fore Street
Fore Street is located in a beautiful part of Portland. Inside there's brick walls and wood beam ceilings. The menu has several wood-fired options for you to enjoy.

Central Provisions
Central Provisions is located in an old brick building that use to house provisions. They serve small plates and a wide range of beers. Some of the dishes include: ham and biscuits, suckling pig, grilled Portugese octopus, little neck clams and fried cauliflower.

Duckfat is a wonderful place to dine while in Portland, for a fresh baked panini. The restaurant's cuisine is more European, and packs a ton of flavor. Stop in to try the handcut fries that are fried in duckfat. The paninis include a homemade meatloaf, a smoked turkey and a smoked brisket.

The Honey Paw
If you're in the mood for Asian cuisine while in Portland, try the Honey Paw. Here you can enjoy dishes like ramen, tofu banh mi (of a cold cut banh mi) and khao soi.


Dining with a View:

MC Perkins Cove
Take in the waterfront views from this outstanding dining option. The interior décor is sophisticated and smart, with wood beams above and large windows to see the ocean. The menu offers dishes like roasted chicken, whole fried trout and lobster mac and cheese.

Saltwater Grille
Located on in Portland, the Saltwater Grille provides a relaxed upscale dining experience within a marina. The menu features a wide range of options including fish tacos, a veggie burger, fish and chips, baked (or steamed) lobster and steak and frittes.

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