5 BEST Local Restaurants on the Southern Maine Coast


One of the nicest restaurants in Biddeford Maine is called Elda. Each evening, it puts together a tasting menu, and each night is different. Elda is the perfect place when you want to taste local seasonal flavors at their finest. If you have dietary restrictions, though, keep in mind that the restaurant can’t make any substitutions.

1637 & Ship’s Cellar Pub at York Harbor Inn

The 1637 & Ship’s Cellar Pub restaurants at York Harbor Inn have won a variety of awards for their delicious, expansive menus. The pub dining room is situated like an old-fashioned ship. At both restaurants, you will be treated to all the fresh seafood you can eat. Examples include lobster, scallops, and haddock, but the menu also has chicken and veal. Plus, these restaurants have expansive wine lists.

Central Provisions

A rustic restaurant that has a beautiful bar, Central Provisions is consistently listed among the best restaurants in the state. You can choose from a variety of small dishes that give you an opportunity to enjoy a litany of flavors. 

Alisson’s Restaurant

For more than 50 years, Alisson’s Restaurant has graced the center of Dock Square. Open for lunch and dinner, you can find everything from lobster rolls and clam chowder to freshly caught fish and unique shellfish. 

Lobster Shack

Of course, Ogunquit Maine has plenty of seafood restaurants, and the Lobster Shack at Perkins Cove has been open for four decades. With freshly caught lobster, clams, and a variety of other seafood options, this is the perfect place to get a meal. It also has a rotating seasonal beer list, so ask for some pairing suggestions.

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