Dining Rooms with a View
Maine has its fair share of delectable dishes, but what pairs flawlessly with briny raw-bar options and savory entrees? A beautiful setting -something else Maine has in spades. Here are some scenic destinations where window seats and tables on the deck are in high demand.
01 David’s KPT | Kennebunkport
Floor-to-ceiling windows fill David’s KPT with sunlight, opening up a view that hovers above the Kennebunk River. In summer months,
sit out on the deck and order from the extensive raw bar menu or dig into seafood options such as open-faced lobster ravioli while boats change directions on their moorings in the shifting tide.
02 Dockside Grill | Falmouth
At sunset, Falmouth Landing and all the boats in the bay are drenched in golden light, and the Dockside Grill has a front-row seat. Weather depending, the garage-bay doors slide up, providing all the benefits of alfresco dining.
03 Looking Glass Restaurant | Bar Harbor
The hill that leads to the Looking Glass Restaurant is a steady incline; the climb takes diners to an above- the-treeline panorama of the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay.
04 Top of the East | Portland
From the Top of the East, get a bird’s eye view of Portland, see Casco Bay and the islands, and watch cruise ships visiting and boats returning to Portland Harbor.
05 M.C. Perkins Cove | Ogunquit
Located right on the sand in Ogunquit, the real estate was what owners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier couldn’t refuse when they decided to open M.C. Perkins Cove. A window seat has unobstructed Atlantic views.
06 Chebeague Island Inn | Chebeague
Order cocktails and appetizers on Chebeague Island Inn’s lawn or wraparound porch—both overlook the golf green, stone wharf terminal, and bay. As the day winds down, watch the sun slip behind Yarmouth and Cousins Island.
07 Dolphin Marina and Restaurant | Harpswell
Head to Harpswell and drive as far towards the ocean as the road will take you to arrive at Dolphin Marina. This waterfront, family-owned establishment is a popular boaters’ destination and is known for its blueberry muffins served in place of bread and butter.
08 Schooner Landing Restaurant | Damariscotta
Claim a red picnic table and indulge in local oysters and lobster dinners at this spot right on the Damariscotta River.