Amazing things to eat in Maine

I confess. Part of my attraction to Maine is the food. Lobster rolls, clam chowder, haddock, maple syrup, oysters, wild blueberry pancakes and Maine potato flour donuts … the list goes on and on.

Below are some highlights of the delicacies we enjoyed as we roamed along the coast of Vacationland.

Miller's Lobster Co. roll
Best. Lobster. Roll. Ever. at Miller’s Lobster Co., located on a quiet cove in Spruce Head. The bun – light, perfectly buttered, crispy Texas toast – was packed with the most delicate of lobster salad. I swear they caught the lobster, cooked it and served it to us all within a couple hours – it was so fresh.
Cuzzy blackened haddock reuben sandwich, Camden, Maine
In Camden, we stopped at Cuzzy’s for a change up on the traditional Reuben – swap out the corned beef with fried haddock. Delightful.
Rock Harbor lobster shots and clam chowder, Rockland, Maine
At Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery in Rockland, we tried clam chowder and lobster shots (lobster salad nested in deep-fried wanton cups).
Fried haddock at Gritty McDuff's Brewing Co. in Freeport
This fried haddock at Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Co. in Freeport was delicate, flakey and delicious.
Maple scones at Crema Coffee Co. in Portland, Maine.
Hearty Maple scones at Crema Coffee Co. in Portland, Maine.
Holy donuts made from Maine potatoes in Portland
Good any time as you explore Portland, Holy donuts are made from Maine potatoes. From left: Mojito, chocolate with sea salt, sweet potato and bacon.
Lobster flatbread at Kennebec Tavern in Bath, Maine
Lobster flatbread at Kennebec Tavern in Bath.
A giant blueberry pancake with maple syrup at Miss Portland Diner in Portland.
A giant blueberry pancake with maple syrup at Miss Portland Diner in Portland.
Ma-Hor pineapple and pork spoons at Boda in Portland, Maine
Ma-Hor at Boda in Portland was a high-five favorite: bite-sized slices of fresh pineapple topped with ground pork, shrimp, onion and peanuts.
Pristine shellfish like Pemaquid oysters at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland.
Pristine shellfish like Pemaquid oysters at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland.
Surf and turf at Elevation burgers in Portland, Maine
We didn’t eat a Surf & Turf burger at Elevation Burger, but it looked intriguing.

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

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