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Fill-up Seaside With Outside Dining

Fill-up Seaside With Outside Dining

enjoy eats with sea air and ocean breezes

fresh seafood and innovative dishes outdoors

Maine restaurants capitalize on the environment in many ways. The Old Port is the historic part of downtown Portland and offers the largest selection of dining options at the water’s edge, and offers inexpensive options to dine while immersed in sea views.

foodie city by the sea

Oysters from Taste of Maine, Photo Credit: Robert Witkowski
Oysters from Taste of Maine, Photo Credit: Robert Witkowski

The summer season in Portland is just too short, so take advantage of the best decks and patios downtown. Where else do you go for fresh food and fresh air in the area? Outdoor dining in Maine is truly an experience of beauty and taste.

“From the butteriest croissants to outstanding pho, it’s never been a better time to hit up Portland, Maine.”

Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Magazine

All around Greater Portland you’ll find signature harbor-side dining. In Portland local restaurants, bars, and breweries, offer breathtaking views of Portland Harbor with delicate ocean breezes and the sound of gulls and other sea birds stirring the appetite. For some of the best in Maine coastline dining, locals and visitors alike travel to Cape Elizabeth for good, honest sea shack dishes like lobster rolls and fried clams to enjoy.

Maine Outdoor Dine

Trio of Lobster Rolls on Peaks Island, Photo Courtesy of Kirsten Alana / GLP Films

Discover great dining in the great outdoors all year long! Enjoy food & drink while staying safe at unique outdoor dining spaces created by local restaurants. They’ve come up with fresh new environments, from space-age igloos to heated patios, for your and yours to enjoy your favorite food & drink year-round.


more information on places to eat

Check out our full list of outdoor dining options.