Sugarloaf Dining Guide

Where to eat on and off the mountain

45 North | Sugarloaf

Located in the base level of the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, 45 North has a charmingly rustic farmhouse feel, and makes an excellent respite after a day on the slopes. Unwind with a blueberry margarita and the famed fried cauliflower, then stick around for the delicious 45 North burger topped with maple-candied bacon and IPA onion jam. The breakfast buffet is a great way to fuel up before heading outside.

Alice + Lulu’s | Sugarloaf

This Alpine-style wine bar’s menu includes salads made with locally grown, organic produce, cheese and charcuterie boards, sweet and savory crepes, a small yet sophisticated wine list, and raclette, a cheese-focused dish of Swiss origin that many Americans have never heard of.

Backstrap Bar + Grill | Stratton

Opened last December by the co-owners of the Coplin Dinner House along with chef Virgil Brown, Backstrap is both a casual restaurant and a butcher and seafood takeout shop. The eclectic menu ranges from Big Mac pizza, lobster bisque, and steak frites to bang bang chicken and ramen.

The Bag + Kettle | Sugarloaf

For over 40 years, the Bag and Kettle has been the place for hungry skiers and boarders to gather at Sugarloaf. The Bag Burger commands a cult following; dress it up with toppings and a side of curly fries. More pub-style classics are represented on the sizeable menu, from nachos and chili to brick-oven pizza.

Black Diamond Burritos | Sugarloaf

Above the Bag and Kettle, this takeout burrito joint from the owners of Hug’s Italian Cuisine offers made-to-order burritos prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Build your own burrito or bowl with a base of beef, chicken, sweet potato, or chorizo, and load on the toppings, including homemade salsa, beans, rice, cheese, and veggies.

Bullwinkle’s | Sugarloaf

During the day, it’s your ski-in, ski-out lunch destination on the mountain. On Saturday evenings, Bullwinkle’s transforms into a romantic candlelit destination for guests who arrive via 20-passen-ger snow cats. A six-course gourmet meal and an adventure you’ll never forget await you.

The Coplin Dinner House | Stratton

You’ll find sophisticated, refined dining just past Sugarloaf in a comfortably elegant nineteenth-century farmhouse. The Coplin Dinner House offers thoughtfully prepared cuisine by chef and co-owner Tony Rossi, using local ingredients as much as possible. Classics like roast duckling share the menu with global dishes like vegetarian curry.

D’Ellies Bakery + Deli| Sugarloaf

A favorite stop for breakfast before a day on the slopes, D’Ellies is famous for its huge portion of homemade French toast, served with syrup from Sugarloaf’s Sugar Shack. The cozy spot also offers a large selection of sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, including panini, all on homemade bread, plus salads, beer, and wine.

Hug’s Italian Cuisine | Carrabassett Valley

A family favorite since 1985, Hug’s offers hearty portions of Italian and Italian American cuisine, including several pasta dishes with its signature pink alfredo sauce. All meals are served with a family-style salad and “famous” pesto garlic bread.

Hunker Down | Sugarloaf

This is the third season for Portland restaurateurs Jason Loring and Mike Fraser’s fun-loving ski bar at the ’Loaf. Hearty dishes like the Mac ’n’ Stack burger—with fried macaroni-and-cheese patties replacing the bun—and a first-rate chicken parm share the menu with poke, salads, and over-the-top desserts, including a sweet version of poutine, to reward skiers after long days on the slopes.

The Rack BBQ | Carrabassett Valley

The Rack is where you’ll find most of the late-night action on Sugar-loaf, with live entertainment, strong drinks, lots of beer choices, and an eclectic collection of ski memorabilia. There’s something for everyone on the menu, including fantastic ribs, mammoth steaks and chops, pizza, and sandwiches.

Shipyard Brew Haus | Sugarloaf

At the base of the Sawduster lift in the Sugarloaf Inn, the Shipyard Brew Haus offers a full range of beers from Maine’s best-known brewery, plus a full bar. Chef Will White’s menu lists classic pub grub such as chicken wings, chili, and burgers, plus lighter fare, including a tuna poke wrap.

Tea Pond Lodge + Cabins | Eustis

This off-the-grid property includes a restaurant, Off the Beaten Path, that is known for hearty comfort food, including its signature meat-loaf, prepared by chef Greg McCausland, a Philadelphia native who joined Tea Pond Lodge and Cabins in July 2018.

White Wolf Inn + Restaurant | Stratton

Locals in the know pull in to the White Wolf by car or snowmobile to indulge in what chef-owner Sandi Isgro calls “real mountain fare with flair.” This includes several dishes featuring wild game—quail, venison, elk, and “slow-flying” duck—as well as first-rate burgers and seafood, including lobster-stuffed haddock. Be sure to save room for the homemade desserts.

The Widowmaker | Sugarloaf

From the Widowmaker’s high-top tables, panoramic views of the mountain loom large, and during the traditional après-ski hours, it’s hard to find a stool. The menu of the newly renovated restaurant is meant for sharing, especially the nachos, served in a 14-inch-across, 2-inch-deep round pan filled with tortilla chips covered in onions, peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos, and cheese.

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