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Food and restaurants in Penobscot River

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Barncastle is the go-to restaurant and bar in the area. It's located in an old renovated castle-looking house, and has a bar in front, restaurant with great pizza etc. in back (with reasonable prices), and an inn on the second floor. They sometimes have live music in the restaurant.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Finn's Irish Pub in historic downtown Ellsworth serves traditional Irish fare updated with gastro-pub flair. The hidden gem inside this Main Street standby is a 1932 Jerry O'Mahoney Dining Car, complete with original marble bar top and mahogany wood work. With 21 tap handles featuring a fine selection of domestic and imported craft beers, Irish music playing over the sound system, and the aroma of Steak & Mushroom Pie and Wexford Fish Cakes wafting from the kitchen, Finn's provides rich rewards for all the senses”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“open 365 until 9pm. Great atmosphere, mozzarella sticks and peanut butter pit are outrageous!”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Arborvine serves creative, locally sourced American cuisine and a long wine list in a charming 1823 farmhouse. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Quaint drive in seafood restaurant. Outdoor and some indoor seating. Ice cream and homemade desserts. A local favorite.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pub food, including fish & chips, burgers, curries, and a good array of local craft brews.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This wonderful gem is located in downtown Ellsworth along the river. Great food, great service! Highly recommended if you are looking for a great lobster dinner. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Multi-generational family-run business serving authentic Downeast Shore Dinners, steamed, fried and friendly — all on a sunny wharf on the Union River Bay, off the South Surry Neck. www.perryslobstershack.com”
  • 16 locals recommend

Cafes

Bagel Shop
“This is the best breakfast spot in Bangor! I can't think of anything you can't get here. I highly recommend getting their home fries and french toast with real maple syrup!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Local cafe with shops in the building, great atmosphere and good coffee and eats. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Diner
“Want a good breakfast, reasonable prices, 'real' Maine people and a little kitsch in the decor....Martha's is the place! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sandy's has freshly roasted and ground coffees, pastries, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great atmosphere, live music, and so on... What's not to love!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“The best pressed coffee bar in town — beans roasted on-site, meticulously brewed and at the crossroads of Blue Hill village culture. Also, don't overlook their baked goods, which are not to be missed! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“For Great Ice Cream & Gelato go to Pugnuts in Surry, you won’t be disappointed. At the top of the driveway, go right, drive 6.5 miles to the stop sign. Take a left, in a couple hundred yards it will be on your right. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“This is the place to go in Orono for local Maine baked goods, and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate! :-) Family owned and operated! :-) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Quality ice cream, locally made and a treat. They often have pints on sale too :) ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bagel Shop
“This is the best breakfast spot in Bangor! I can't think of anything you can't get here. I highly recommend getting their home fries and french toast with real maple syrup!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Local cafe with shops in the building, great atmosphere and good coffee and eats. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best scones on the planet!! The cookies are fantastic and they make delicious sandwiches as well, perfect spot to stop to get food for a picnic lunch. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Full service grocery store, this store stocks several aisles of health foods. They also stock Moxie!”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Brunch Friday through Sunday and Dinners Friday and Saturday night. To die for. Reservations strongly recommended.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket