Greater Portland rivals most major metropolitan cities for culinary opportunity with a staggering number of restaurants. From creative to traditional New England, elegant to picnic tables, fresh seafood to vegetarian delights, the Greater Portland Casco Bay region offers an incredible dining experience. While several restaurants are adult oriented, there are many popular kid-friendly establishments.
Local Seafood & Lobster on the Waterfront
If lobster is what you crave, Maine is the place to be. Whether served overlooking the sea
, aboard a ship, or atop crisp linen, the celebrated crustacean is worth the trip alone. Pull up a chair in most any seaside restaurant and enjoy local seafood and fresh lobsters from area fishermen - or choose your own to take home from a downtown fish market.
Microbreweries & Pubs – Sample Our Finest Ales & Microbrews
Portland, Maine provides opportunities to sample unique seasonal brews created right on the premises of local restaurants. Your nightlife
might inlcude exploring the streets of the downtown Old Port and visit waterfront pubs and original alehouses, and enjoy local craft beers and hearty pub fare. If you prefer a different type of brew, discover the city's many traditional coffeehouses and bakeries
while taking a break from shopping or sightseeing.
Family Dining to Gourmet Food – Maine's "Foodiest" Town Has it All
Seafood is not the only game in town. In fact, dining out is a major league event in the Greater Portland region. From casual meals on a budget
to elegant fine dining
, Thai to Cajun, you'll want to enjoy the Maine dining experience to its fullest.