The Inaugural Maine Food + Drink Reader’s Choice Awards

A special section celebrating the restaurants, shops, and chefs who keep us fired up, blissed out, and full.

The Inaugural Maine Food + Drink Reader’s Choice Awards

A special section celebrating the restaurants, shops, and chefs who keep us fired up, blissed out, and full.

Presented in Partnership with Eaton Peabody

Issue: August 2022

For our inaugural Reader’s Choice Maine Food + Drink Awards, we asked our readers to nominate their favorites in 57 categories, from breweries to food trucks to raw bars. After tens of thousands of nominations sent in by nearly 7,000 readers, we tallied the top five in each category and asked for final votes. Let’s see who our readers considered to be the cream of the crop.

NEW RESTAURANT

WINNER
Wolfpeach
A stylish, year-round restaurant with creative takes on seafood dishes and a regionally focused beverage program.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
Garum! We make a range of garums (fermented fish sauce) in the traditional Roman style, which range from a fully vegetarian mushroom garum fermented with koji, to a mussel (from Pemaquid Mussel Farms) garum fermented with eel scraps from American Unagi.

50 Elm St., Camden | 207.230.8315
wolfpeachmaine.com
@wolfpeachmaine

FINALISTS

Burnt Ends Barbecue
736 Sabattus St., Lewiston | 207.241.0033
burntendslewiston.com
@burnt_ends_barbeque

Regards
547 Congress St., Portland | 207.747.5940
regardsmaine.com
@regards.maine

Hey Sailor
25 East Main St., Searsport | 207.306.9132
heysailorhey.com
@heysailorhey

Rio’s Spiked Cafe
357 West Main St., Searsport | 207.548.4016
riosspikedcafe.com
@riosspikedcafe

Chef

Winner
Melissa Kelly | Primo
Primo is located in a farmhouse on a few acres of land where chef/owner Melissa Kelly and Price Kushner grow vegetables and flowers, raise animals, harvest honey, and perpetuate the farm-to-table cycle.

What is your most ordered item?
Pan-roasted halibut with crisp spaetzle, local asparagus, lobster, sweet cicely and a Meyer lemon beurre blanc, and Miner’s lettuce.

2 Main St., Rockland | 207.596.0770
primorestaurant.com
@primorestaurant

FINALISTS

Bobby Will | Salt and Steel
321 Main St., Bar Harbor | 207.288.0447
saltandsteelbh.com
@saltandsteelbh

Daron Goldstein | Provender Kitchen and Bar
112 Main St., Ellsworth | 207.610.1480
eatprovender.com
@provenderkitchen

Charlie Zorich | The Hichborn
10 Church St., Stockton Springs | 207.306.9069
thehichborn.com
@thehichborn

Ryan Lamon | Peter Trout’s Tavern and Inn
48 Shore Road, Southwest Harbor | 207.244.8619
petertrouts.com
@petertrouts

BARTENDER

WINNER
Brittany Parlin | State Lunch
The backbone of this award winning, globally inspired gastropub is its cocktail and whiskey menu. Bartender Brittany Parlin finds herself mostly serving up the margarita of the moment, the flavors of which rotate daily.

What is the most unusual item on your menu?
The“Veruca Salt” cocktail, which has avocado as the main ingredient.

217 Water St., Augusta | 207.213.6025
statelunch.com
@statelunch

FINALISTS

Kat Dougan | Hearth and Harbor
336 Main St., Southwest Harbor | 207.244.8247
hearthandharbor.net
@ hearthandharbor

Caleb Landry | Blyth and Burrows
26 Exchange St., Portland | 207.466.2920
blythandburrows.com
@blythandburrows

Brian Catapang | Magnus on Water
12 Water St., Biddeford | 207.494.9052
magnusonwater.com
@magnusonwater

Mark Hibbard | Via Vecchia
10 Dana St., Portland | 207.407.7070
vvoldport.com
@vvoldport

RESTAURANT DESIGN

WINNER
Via Vecchia
Wendy Polstein of Quill Design drew inspiration from pre-World War I European bistros when designing this glam Old Port eatery with a u-shaped bar, emerald green velvet banquettes, and leather club chairs.

What is your most ordered item?
Housemade pasta!

10 Dana St., Portland | 207.407.7070
vvoldport.com
@vvoldport

FINALISTS

Provender Kitchen and Bar
112 Main St., Ellsworth | 207.610.1480
eatprovender.com
@provenderkitchen

Crispy Gài
90 Exchange St., Portland | 207.536.1017
crispygai.com
@crispygai

Hey Sailor
25 East Main St., Searsport | 207.306.9132
heysailorhey.com
@heysailorhey

Regards
547 Congress St., Portland | 207.747.5940
regardsmaine.com
@regards.maine

SEAFOOD SHACK

WINNER
McLoons Lobster Shack
Paper cups of lobster stew, fresh fish sandwiches, and baskets of roasted little-neck clams with melted butter—with a front-row view of ocean and islands.

When is your busiest day of the week?
Sunday.

315 Island Rd., South Thomaston | 207.593.1382
mcloonslobster.com
@mcloonslobster

FINALISTS

Five Islands Lobster Co.
1447 5 Islands Rd., Georgetown | 207.371.2990
fiveislandslobster.com
@fiveislandslobsterco

Red’s Eats, Wiscasset
41 Water St., Wiscasset | 207.882.6128
redseatsmaine.com
@reds_eats

Bite into Maine
Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth
50 Industrial Way, Portland
185 US Route 1, Scarborough | 207.289.6142
biteintomaine.com
@biteintomaine

Carrier’s Mainely Lobster
10 ME-46, Bucksport | 207.469.1011
carriersmainelylobster.com
@carriersmainelylobster

COCKTAIL BAR

WINNER
State Lunch
The backbone of this award winning, globally inspired gastropub is its cocktail and whiskey menu. Bartender Brittany Parlin finds herself mostly serving up the margarita of the moment, the flavors of which rotate daily.

When is your busiest day of the week?
Everyday!But the weekends are especially busy.

217 Water St., Augusta | 207.213.6025
statelunch.com
@statelunch

FINALISTS

Blyth and Burrows
26 Exchange St., Portland | 207.466.2920
blythandburrows.com
@blythandburrows

Portland Hunt and Alpine Club
75 Market St., Portland | 207.747.4754
huntandalpineclub.com
@huntandalpine

Cocktail Mary
229 Congress St., Portland | 207.772.8993
cocktailmary.com
@cocktail_mary

Via Vecchia
10 Dana St., Portland | 207.407.7070
vvoldport.com
@vvoldport

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

WINNER
Newcastle Publick House
A New England-style watering hole with craft beer on tap and a barbecue smoker.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
The soy cream used in our vegan cheese sauce for Mac and Cheese and Nachos.

52 Main St., Newcastle | 207.563.3434
newcastlepublickhouse.com
@newcastlepublick

FINALISTS

State Lunch
217 Water St., Augusta | 207.213.6025
statelunch.com
@statelunch

Ruski’s Tavern
212 Danforth St., Portland | 207.774.7604
@ruskistavern

Meridians
166 Main St., Fairfield | 207.742.0036
meridians.me
@meridians_the.restaurant

Tomaso’s Canteen
18 Hampshire St., Portland | 207.536.1285
tomasoscanteen.com
@tomasoscanteen

DINER

WINNER
Becky’s Diner
An iconic diner popular with both locals and tourists alike, serving up plate-sized blueberry pancakes and cheesy scrambled eggs.

What is your most ordered item?

The Hobson’s Wharf Special, which is our version of the “Lumberjack Breakfast:” bacon or sausage, two eggs, home fries, blueberry pancakes or French toast, and choice of toast.

390 Commercial St., Portland | 207.773.7070
beckysdiner.com
@beckysdiner207

FINALISTS

A1 Diner
3 Bridge St, Gardiner | 207.582.4804
@thea1diner

Palace Diner
18 Franklin St., Biddeford | 207.284.0015
palacedinerme.com
@palacediner

Downtown Diner
204 Water St., Augusta | 207.623.9656
@downtown.diner

Marcy’s Diner
47 Oak St, Portland | 207.774.9713
marcysdiner.com
@marcys_diner

FINE DINING

WINNER
Primo
Located in a farmhouse on a few acres of land where chef/owner Melissa Kelly and Price Kushner grow vegetables and flowers, raise animals, harvest honey, and perpetuate the farm-to-table cycle.

What is your most unusual item on the menu?
Either the octopus or the pig snout.

2 Main St., Rockland | 207.596.0770
primorestaurant.com
@primorestaurant

FINALISTS

Fore Street
288 Fore St., Portland | 207.775.2717
forestreet.biz
@288forestreet

Salt and Steel
321 Main St., Bar Harbor | 207.288.0447
saltandsteelbh.com
@saltandsteelbh

Wolfpeach
50 Elm St., Camden | 207.230.8315
wolfpeachmaine.com
@wolfpeachmaine

Lakewood Inn Restaurant
76 Theater Rd., Madison | 207.858.4403
lakewoodtheater.org
@lakewood_inn_restaurant

OUTDOOR DINING SPACE

WINNER
Flight Deck Brewing
Family-friendly brewpub with wood-fired pizza in a cool, funky space to gather and listen to music.

What is your most ordered item?
The WINGS IPA for beer, and “Flyin’ Dirty” for wood-fired pizza: pepperoni, shaved Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of hot honey.

11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick | 207.504.5133
flightdeckbrewing.com
@flightdeckbrewingco

FINALISTS

Terlingua
40 Washington Ave, Portland | 207.956.7573
terlingua.me
@terlinguabbq

Hearth and Harbor
336 Main St., Southwest Harbor | 207.244.8247
hearthandharbor.net
@hearthandharbor

Abel’s Lobster

13 Abels Ln., Mount Desert | 207.276.8221
abelslobstermdi.com
@abelslobstermdi

Locally Sauced
30 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth | 207.847.3035
locallysaucedme.com
@locallysaucedme

DINING WITH A VIEW

WINNER
Scales
Elevated New England fish house fare served in an expansive dining room with a view of the waterfront.

What is your most ordered item?
Pan seared scallops with fresh corn, house made bacon, and sweet peppers.

68 Commercial St., Portland | 207.805.0444
scalesrestaurant.com
@scalesrestaurantportland

FINALISTS

Aragosta at Goose Cove
Goose Cove Rd., Deer Isle | 207.348.6900
aragostamaine.com
@aragosta.maine

Abel’s Lobster
13 Abels Ln., Mount Desert | 207.276.8221
abelslobstermdi.com
@abelslobstermdi

Peter Trout’s Tavern and Inn
48 Shore Road, Southwest Harbor | 207.244.8619
petertrouts.com
@petertrouts

Lakewood Inn Restaurant
76 Theater Rd., Madison | 207.858.4403
lakewoodtheater.org
@lakewood_inn_restaurant

VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN

WINNER
Green Elephant
Influences from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and beyond inform the mouthwatering menu of fresh stir-fries, noodle dishes, curries, and some of the best Brussels sprouts you’ll ever eat.

When is your busiest day of the week? Fridayeveningshavebeen our busiest as of late. Being located directly across the street from the State Theatre, any night of the week can be quite busy depending on when there’s a show.

608 Congress St., Portland | 207.347.3111
greenelephantmaine.com
@greenelephantme

FINALISTS

Chase’s Daily
96 Main St., Belfast | 207.338.0555
chasesdaily.me
@chasesdaily

Newcastle Publick House
52 Main St., Newcastle | 207.563.3434
newcastlepublickhouse.com
@newcastlepublick

Lovebirds Donuts
450 US-1, Kittery | 207.703.2392
lovebirdsdonuts.com
@lovebirdsdonuts

S+P Plant Based Cooking
72 Parris St., Portland | 207.558.2580
sp-foods.com
@sandpplantbasedcooking

RAWBAR

WINNER
Eventide Oyster Co.
A staggering array of fresh oysters is only the beginning at Portland’s prime seafood destination, which serves up traditional and modern fare as you have never experienced it before.

What is the most unusual item on your menu?
Our scallop waffle, which is only offered on our late night menu (Sunday–Thursday, 9–11 pm).

86 Middle St., Portland | 207.774.8538 eventideoysterco.com @eventideoysterco

FINALISTS

Shuck Station Raw Bar
68 Main St., Newcastle | 207.682.0129
@shuckstation

J’s Oyster
5 Portland Pier, Portland | 207.772.4828
jsoysterportland.com
@js_oyster

SoPo Seafood
171 Ocean St., South Portland | 877.282.7676
soposeafood.com
@soposeafood

The Shop by Island Creek Oysters
123 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.699.4466
portland.islandcreekoysters.com
@portlandoystershop

SANDWICH SHOP

WINNER
Big G’s Deli
New York City deli meets Maine homemade food and prices with impossibly large sandwiches and whoopie pies.

581 Benton Ave., Winslow | 207.873.7808
big-g-s-deli.com

FINALISTS

S. Fernald’s Country Store
50 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.8484
sfernalds.com
@sfernalds

Ramona’s
98 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.956.7194
ramonas.me
@ramonas_maine

Metcalf’s Submarine Sandwiches
49 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.7827
metcalfsub.com
@metcalfs_submarine_sandwiches

Other Side Delicatessen
164 Veranda St., Portland | 207.761.9650
othersidedeli.com
@othersidedeli

SPORTS BAR

WINNER
The Penalty Box Sports Pub
Family-friendly sports bar with pizza and live music.

436 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.1563
thepenaltyboxmaine.com

FINALISTS

Rivalries, Portland
10 Cotton St., Portland | 207.774.6044
rivalriesmaine.com
@rivalriesportland

The Pointe Afta
252 China Rd., Winslow | 207.872.0521

Gipper’s Sports Grill
120 Center St., Auburn | 207.786.0715
gippers.com

Legends Rest Taproom
855 Main St., Westbrook | 207.591.0283
legendsrest.com
@legends_rest

WINE LIST

WINNER
Salt and Steel
Elevated coastal Maine cuisine with ingredients sourced from local farms, foragers, and fisherwomen and men—and a notably unique wine list.

When is your busiest day of the week?
We’re open seasonally, mid-May through late October, and surprisingly our busiest day of the week is Tuesday.

321 Main St., Bar Harbor | 207.288.0447
saltandsteelbh.com
@saltandsteelbh

FINALISTS

Wolfpeach
50 Elm St., Camden | 207.230.8315
wolfpeachmaine.com
@wolfpeachmaine

Leeward
85 Free St., Portland | 207.808.8623
leewardmaine.com
@leewardmaine

Lorne Wine
61 Main St. 1st Floor, Biddeford | 207.494.8038
lornewine.com
@lornewine

Wayside Tavern
747 Congress St., Portland | 207.613.9568
waysidetavernmaine.com
@waysidetavern

HAPPY HOUR

WINNER
Blyth and Burrows
A nautically-themed, upscale bar in the Old Port serving craft cocktails, small plates, and oysters.

What is the most unusual item on your menu?
The Tom Yum Milk Punch. It’s phenomenal.

26 Exchange St., Portland | 207.466.2920
blythandburrows.com @blythandburrows

FINALISTS

Silver Street Tavern and Restaurant
2 Silver St., Waterville | 207.680.2163
silverstreettavern.com
@silverstreettavern

Front and Main
9 Main St., Waterville | 207.660.0130
frontandmainwaterville.com
@frontandmainwaterville

Rio’s Spiked Cafe
357 West Main St., Searsport | 207.548.4016
riosspikedcafe.com
@riosspikedcafe

Meridians
166 Main St., Fairfield | 207.742.0036
meridians.me
@meridians_the.restaurant

BRUNCH

WINNER
Hot Suppa
At the top of everyone’s list for Portland brunch, comfort food with a Southern accent includes shrimp and grits, catfish tacos, and fried chicken and waffles.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
It’s not the most unusual, but it’s the most cherished: stone ground heirloom grits from Marsh Hen Mill on Edisto Island in South Carolina. We have them directly shipped from the farm.

703 Congress St., Portland | 207.871.5005
hotsuppa.com
@hotsuppamaine

FINALISTS

Provender Kitchen and Bar
112 Main St., Ellsworth | 207.610.1480
eatprovender.com
@provenderkitchen

Bayside American Cafe
98 Portland St., Portland | 207.774.0005
baysideamericancafe.com
@baysideamericancafe

Rio’s Spiked Cafe
357 West Main St., Searsport | 207.548.4016
riosspikedcafe.com
@riosspikedcafe

Lakewood Inn Restaurant
76 Theater Rd., Madison | 207.858.4403
lakewoodtheater.org
@lakewood_inn_restaurant

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

WINNER
Delvino’s Grill and Pasta House
Classic Italian dishes served in a charming, spruced-up former hardware store with homemade pastas as well as grilled selections.

52 Main St., Belfast | 207.338.4565
delvinos.com
@delvinosgrill

FINALISTS

Amici’s Cucina
137 Main St., Waterville | 207.861.4440
amiciscucina.com

Via Vecchia
10 Dana St., Portland | 207.407.7070
vvoldport.com
@vvoldport

Solo Italiano
100 Commercial St., Portland | 207.780.0227
soloitalianorestaurant.com

Leeward
85 Free St., Portland | 207.808.8623
leewardmaine.com
@leewardmaine

FRENCH RESTAURANT

WINNER
Petite Jacqueline
Classic French comfort food using farm-fresh ingredients served in a bustling bistro in the Old Port.

What is your most ordered cocktail?
It’s a tie between the French 75 and the Sucre Fume.

46 Market St., Portland | 207.553.7044
bistropj.com
@bistropj

FINALISTS

Chaval
58 Pine St., Portland | 207.772.1110
chavalmaine.com
@chavalmaine

Chez Rosa
Cross St., Kennebunkport | 207.204.0183
chezrosabistro.com
@chezrosabistro

LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

WINNER
Havana
Upscale Bar Harbor staple featuring creative American cuisine inspired by Latin flavors and one of the most extensive wine lists in Maine.

What is your most ordered item?
The paella and the lobster Moqueca.

318 Main St., Bar Harbor | 207.288.2822
havanamaine.com
@havanamaine

FINALISTS

Tu Casa
70 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.828.4971

Cafe Louis
173 Ocean St., South Portland | 207.536.0169
cafelouis.me
@_cafelouis

Quiero Cafe
8 Pepperell Square, Saco | 207.494.7267
3 Deering Ave., Portland | 207.536.7033
quierocafemaine.com
@quierocafemaine

Pacifico
120 Main St., Suite 254, Saco | 207.494.2776
pacificomaine.com
@pacificomaine

CHINESE RESTAURANT

WINNER
Empire Chinese Kitchen
Empire raises the bar in Portland for Chinese food, with garlic green beans, duck fried rice, lobster longevity noodles, and a nice selection of dim sum.

575 Congress St., Portland | 207.747.5063
portlandempire.com

FINALISTS

Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant
365 Main St., Waterville | 207.873.2828
mingleerestaurant.com

Sichuan Kitchen
612 Congress St., Portland | 207.536.7226
sichuankitchenportland.com
@sichuankitchenportland

Wei-Li
945 Center St., Auburn | 207.344.0022
weilihealthy.com

Jing Yan
90 Congress St., Portland | 207.835.0010
jingyanrestaurant.com
@jingyan_portland

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

WINNER
Suzuki’s Sushi Bar
With fish sourced from the Gulf of Maine, the omakase (chef ’s menu) receives regular overtures from locals and visitors alike.

419 Main St., Rockland | 207.596.7447
suzukisushi.com
@suzuki_sushi

FINALISTS

Pai Men Miyake
188 State St., Portland | 207.541.9204
miyakerestaurants.com/paimen
@paimen_miyake

Mami
339 Fore St., Portland | 207.536.4702
mamiportland.com
@mamiportland

Izakaya Minato
54 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.613.9939
izakayaminato.com
@izakayaminato

Yosaku
1 Danforth St., Portland | 207.780.0880
yosakumaine.com
@yosakumaine

THAI RESTAURANT

WINNER
Long Grain
Traditional Asian street food that’s greatly enhanced when created with fresh Maine ingredients.

What is your most ordered item?
The coconut-lemongrass mussels.

20 Washington St., Camden | 207.236.9001
longgraincamden.com
@long_grain_camden

FINALISTS

Boda
671 Congress St., Portland | 207.347.7557
bodamaine.com
@bodamaine

Best Thai
88 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.1440
23 Elm St., Bath | 207.443.8655
bestthaimaine.com

Pad Thai Too
400 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville | 207.859.8900
padthaitoo.me

Asian Cafe
53 Bay St., Winslow | 207.877.6688
asiancafeme.com

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

WINNER
Lemongrass
Authentic Vietnamese cooking using the owners’ family recipes, and just a stone’s throw from Bowdoin College.

What is your most ordered item?

Pho and Lemongrass Coconut Peanut Delight.
212 E Maine St., Brunswick 207.725.9008 lemongrassme.com @lemongrassmaine

FINALISTS

Công Tử Bột
57 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.221.8022
congtubot.com
@cong.tu.bot

Banh Appetit
171 Cumberland Ave., Portland | 207.613.9399
banhappetitme.com
@banh.appetit

Thanh Thanh 2
782 Forest Ave., Portland | 207.828.1114
thanhthanh2maine.com

Que Huong
49 Main St., Biddeford | 207.571.8050
quehuongmaine.com

INDIAN RESTAURANT

WINNER
The Jewel of India
Traditional, spiced-to-order Indian fare in a casual eatery with vegetarian options.

26 Alfred St., Biddeford| 207.283.0077
104 Main St., Waterville | 207.872.0331
thejewelofindia.net

FINALISTS

Taj
200 Gorham Rd., South Portland | 207.828.6677
tajofmaine.com

Bombay Mahal
99 Maine St., Brunswick | 207.729.5260
bombaymahal.com
@bombaymahal

Serendib
2 State St., Ellsworth | 207.664.1030
serendibellsworth.com

Shere Punjab
46 Maine St., Brunswick | 207.373.0422
sherepunjabme.com

MEDITERRANEAN OR GREEK RESTAURANT

WINNER
OPA
Farm-to-table Mediterranean cuisine with craft beer and an inspired mixologist.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
Our unique Mediterranean spices that we use to put a flair on traditional American cuisine!

139 Main St., Waterville | 207.859.3103
opawaterville.com
@opa_restaurant_waterville

FINALISTS

Evo Kitchen + Bar
443 Fore St., Portland | 207.358.7830
evoportland.com
@evooldport

Enoteca Athena
97 Maine St., Brunswick | 207.721.0100
enotecaathena.com
@enotecaathena

Manny’s Greek Grill
248 State St., Ellsworth | 207.412.0981

Taverna Khione
25 Mill Rd., Brunswick | 207.406.2847
tavernakhione.com
@tavernakhione

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

WINNER
Baharat
The brick-and-mortar version of the beloved CN Shawarma food truck serving favorites like fried potatoes with garlic sauce and coconut shrimp kabobs.

What is your most ordered cocktail?
Either the El Fusilado with mezcal, yellow chartreuse, campari, passionfruit, black lime, and pineapple bitters or the Japanese Breakfast, a riff on a midori sour made with midori, shochu, green chartreuse, suze, green chile, sage, and pineapple.

91 Anderson St., Portland | 207.613.9849
baharatmaine.com
@baharat_portland

FINALISTS

Falafel Time
1053 Forest Ave., Portland | 207.536.1550
falafeltimeme.com
@falafeltime.me

Nura
78 City Line Drive, Portland | 207.536.0065
nuraportland.com
@nuraportland

Dina’s Cuisine
845R Forest Ave., Portland | 207.956.7211
dinascuisine.com
@dinascuisine2020

Mazzat Restaurant
11 Bishop St., Portland | 207.956.7695
mazzatportland.com

SPANISH RESTAURANT

WINNER
Havana
Upscale Bar Harbor staple featuring creative American cuisine inspired by Latin flavors and one of the most extensive wine lists in Maine.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
They’re not that unusual in Maine, but Fiddleheads never cease to amaze (and baffle those from away). They’re so versatile and delicious.

318 Main St., Bar Harbor | 207.288.2822
havanamaine.com
@havanamaine

FINALISTS

Chaval
58 Pine St., Portland | 207.772.1110
chavalmaine.com
@chavalmaine

Pacifico
120 Main St., Suite 254, Saco | 207.494.2776
pacificomaine.com
@pacificomaine

AFRICAN RESTAURANT

WINNER
Mé Lon Togo
A bistro specializing in West African and European cuisine, with a name that means “I love Togo” in Ewe.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
Avocado pit, which is infused in our famous Cocktail, Apetessi. The pit is dense with nutrients and is traditionally ground and consumed in West Africa.

10 Leland St., Rockland | 207.872.9146
melontogorestaurant.com
@melontogorockland

FINALISTS

Asmara
51 Oak St., Portland | 207.253.5122
asmaramaine.com
@asmaramaine

Red Sea
30 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.805.1488
facebook.com/habrom2

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

WINNER
Buen Apetito
A local favorite since 1999, serving authentic Mexican delicacies and fresh margaritas.

4 Chaplin St., Waterville | 207.861.4649
buenapetitomaine.com
@buenapetito22

What is your most ordered item?
Our in-house smoked pulled pork. We offer it in a variety of items including burritos, tacos, and tostadas.

FINALISTS

Taco Escobarr
548 Congress St., Portland | 207.542.9097
tacoescobarr.com
@taco.escobarr

Taco Trio
60 Ocean St., South Portland | 207.767.9055
taco-trio.com
@tacotriosopo

Locally Sauced
30 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth | 207.847.3035
locallysaucedme.com
@locallysaucedme

El Rodeo
238 Bath Rd., Brunswick | 207.373.1700
147 Western Ave., South Portland | 207.773.8851
elrodeome.com

BURGER

WINNER
Newcastle Publick House
A New England-style watering hole with craft beer on tap and a barbecue smoker.

What is your most ordered item?
All our burgers.

52 Main St., Newcastle | 207.563.3434
newcastlepublickhouse.com
@newcastlepublick

FINALISTS

Black Cow
83 Exchange St., Portland | 207.772.7774
blackcowburgers.com
@blackcowburgers

Meridians
166 Main St., Fairfield | 207.742.0036
meridians.me
@meridians_the.restaurant

Provender Kitchen and Bar
112 Main St., Ellsworth | 207.610.1480
eatprovender.com
@provenderkitchen

The Salty Moose
420 Elm St., Biddeford | 207.432.0740
thesaltymoosemaine.com
@thesaltymoosemobilekitchen

BARBECUE

WINNER
Salvage BBQ
A self-service barbecue joint specializing in smoked meats, located in a renovated railroad post office.

What is your most ordered item?
The Meat Coma.

919 Congress St., Portland | 207.553.2100
salvagebbq.com
@salvagebbq

FINALISTS

Terlingua
40 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.956.7573
terlingua.me
@terlinguabbq

Burnt Ends Barbecue
736 Sabattus St., Lewiston | 207.241.0033
burntendslewiston.com

Wilson County Barbecue
82 Hanover St. Suite 8, Portland | 207.956.7788
wilsoncountybarbecue.com
@wilsoncountybarbecue

Locally Sauced
30 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth | 207.847.3035
locallysaucedme.com
@locallysaucedme

PIZZA

WINNER
Cushnoc Brewing Co.
Industrial-chic brewery and woodfired pizza staple along the Kennebec in historic downtown Augusta.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
Fiddleheads! We love to use local and seasonal ingredients on our rotating specials. Every spring our Fiddlehead pie features fresh fiddleheads, lemon ricotta, sauteed leeks, and gruyere cheese.

243 Water St., Augusta | 207.213.6332 cushnocbrewing.com
@cushnoc_brewing

FINALISTS

OTTO
15 Cushing St., Brunswick | 207.406.2784
109 Main St., Gorham | 207.222.0400
250 Read St., 225 Congress St., + 576 Congress St., Portland | 207.358.7551, 207.358.7870, + 207.358.7090
779 Portland Rd. US Route 1, Saco | 207.494.8148
125 John Roberts Rd. + 159 Cottage Rd., South Portland | 207.772.0900 + 207.517.3051
350 US Route 1, Yarmouth | 207.846.1325
ottoportland.com
@ottoportland

Oysterhead Pizza Co.
189 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.6816
oysterheadpizzaco.com
@oysterheadpizza

Slab Sicilian Street Food
25 Preble St., Portland | 207.245.3088
slabportland.com
@slabportland

Hearth and Harbor
336 Main St., Southwest Harbor | 207.244.8247
hearthandharbor.net
@hearthandharbor

DOUGHNUTS

WINNER
The Holy Donut
A family-run franchise specializing in doughnuts made with Maine potatoes from scratch.

What is your most unusual item?
The Maple Bacon donut or our Bacon Cheddars, but as far as unusual ingredients go, all our donuts are made with Maine potatoes!

177 Commercial St. + 194 Park Ave., Portland | 207.331.5655 + 207.874.7774
398 Route 1, Scarborough | 207.303.0137
theholydonut.com
@holydonutmaine

FINALISTS

Ruckus Donuts
377 Main St., Rockland | 207.975.4388
ruckusdonuts.com
@ruckusdonuts

Eighty 8 Donut Café
5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley
225 Federal St., Portland | 207.653.3071
eighty8donuts.com
@eighty8donuts

Lovebirds Donuts
450 US Route 1, Kittery | 207.703.2392
lovebirdsdonuts.com
@lovebirdsdonuts

Hifi Donuts
30 City Center, Portland | 207.747.5314
hifidonuts.com
@hifidonutsportland

SUSHI

WINNER
Suzuki’s Sushi Bar
With fish sourced from the Gulf of Maine, the omakase (chef ’s menu) receives regular overtures from locals and visitors alike.

419 Main St., Rockland | 207.596.7447
suzukisushi.com
@suzuki_sushi

FINALISTS

Mr. Tuna
28 Monument Sq., Portland | 207.805.1240
mrtunamaine.com
@mr.tuna_maine

Yosaku
1 Danforth St., Portland | 207.780.0880
yosakumaine.com
@yosakumaine

Mirakuya Japanese Restaurant
150 JFK Plaza, Waterville | 207.616.0088
mirakuyawaterville.com
@mirakuyasushi

Benkay Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
16 Middle St., Portland | 207.773.5555
sushiman.com

LOBSTER ROLL

WINNER
The Highroller Lobster Co.
A funky lobster eatery in the Old Port with inventive dishes and incredible merch.

What is your most ordered item?
The lobster roll. We serve fresh claw and knuckle meat on a toasted brioche bun, then top it with our house-made sauces. The most popular sauces would probably be the lobster ghee and/or our lime mayo.

104 Exchange St., Portland | 207.536.1623
highrollerlobster.com
@highrollerlobsterco

FINALISTS

Eventide Oyster Co.
86 Middle St., Portland | 207.774.8538
eventideoysterco.com
@eventideoysterco

Abel’s Lobster
13 Abels Ln., Mount Desert | 207.276.8221
abelslobstermdi.com
@abelslobstermdi

Bite into Maine
Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth
|50 Industrial Way, Portland
185 US Route 1, Scarborough | 207.289.6142
biteintomaine.com
@biteintomaine

Butcher Burger

188 Main St., Bethel | 207.824.1171 7 Union St., Portland | 207.808.8522 butcherburger.com @butcherburgeroldport

FRIED CLAMS

WINNER
Thirsty Whale Tavern
Pub atmosphere popular with locals and tourists alike, known for casual seafood dishes and fine spirits.

40 Cottage St., Bar Harbor | 207.288.9335
thirstywhaletavern.com

FINALISTS

Bob’s Clam Hut
315 US Route 1, Kittery | 207.439.4233
bobsclamhut.com
@bobsclamhut

The Clam Shack
2 Western Ave., Kennebunk | 207.967.3321
theclamshack.net
@theclamshack

Ken’s Place
207 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough | 207.883.6611
facebook.com/KensPlace1927

Chick-A-Dee of Lewiston
1472 Lisbon St., Lewiston | 207.376.3870
chickadeeoflewiston.com
@chickadeeoflewiston

TACOS

WINNER
Taco Escobarr
Authentic Mexican cuisine served in an upbeat, casual atmosphere. Known for creative specialty cocktails.

548 Congress St., Portland | 207.542.9097
tacoescobarr.com
@taco.escobarr

FINALISTS

Taco Trio
60 Ocean St., South Portland | 207.767.9055
taco-trio.com
@tacotriosopo

Hey Sailor
25 East Main St., Searsport | 207.306.9132
heysailorhey.com
@heysailorhey

Locally Sauced
30 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth | 207.847.3035
locallysaucedme.com
@locallysaucedme

Ironclad Eats
Portland | 297.200.7265
ironcladeats.com
@ironcladeats

BAGELS

WINNER
Sunrise Bagel
Artisan sourdough bagels fermented for over 50 hours to produce a one-of-a-kind flavor.

What is your most ordered item?
The Kennebec a bagel, egg, and cheese with your choice of protein!

31 Water St., Waterville | 207.616.0876
sunrisebagelme.com
@sunrisebagelme

FINALISTS

Scratch Baking Co.
416 Preble St., South Portland | 207.799.0668
scratchbakingco.com
@scratchbakingco

Rose Foods
428 Forest Ave., Portland | 207.835.0991
rosefoods.me
@_rose_foods_

Oysterhead Pizza Co.
189 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.6816
oysterheadpizzaco.com
@oysterheadpizza

Rover Bagel
10 W. Point Ln., Suite 10-204, Biddeford | 207.710.6248
roverbagel.com
@roverbagel

FRIED CHICKEN

WINNER
The Red Barn
Cooked-to-order fried chicken, seafood, and other homestyle favorites served in a quaint atmosphere.

What is your most unusual item?
Fried pickles.

455 Riverside Dr., Augusta | 207.623.9485
theredbarnmaine.org

FINALISTS

Crispy Gài
90 Exchange St., Portland | 207.536.1017
crispygai.com
@crispygai

Ancho Honey
6 Wallston Rd., St. George | 207.372.2111
anchohoney.com
@anchohoney

Peter Trout’s Tavern and Inn
48 Shore Road, Southwest Harbor | 207.244.8619
petertrouts.com
@petertrouts

The Salty Moose
420 Elm St., Biddeford | 207.432.0740
thesaltymoosemaine.com
@thesaltymoosemobilekitchen

BREWERY

WINNER
Oxbow Brewing Company
Specializing in farmhouse ales and lagers aged over several months or years, a craft brewery notable for its unique, outdoorsy locations.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
We brew a beer called “Saison dell’Aragosta” that is brewed with live Maine lobster.

275 Jones Woods Rd., Newcastle | 207.315.5962
420 Main St., Oxford | 207.539.5178
49 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.350.0025
oxbowbeer.com
@oxbowbrewingcompany

FINALISTS

Cushnoc Brewing Co.
243 Water St., Augusta | 207.213.6332
cushnocbrewing.com
@cushnoc_brewing

Flight Deck Brewing
11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick | 207.504.5133
flightdeckbrewing.com
@flightdeckbrewingco

Belleflower Brewing Company
66 Cove St., Portland | 207.805.1696
belleflowerbeer.com
@belleflowerbeer

Trinken Brewing Co.
144 State Rd., West Bath | 207.389.6360
trinkenbrewingco.com
@trinkenbrewingco

DISTILLERY

WINNER
Maine Craft Distilling
An East End staple in Portland known for creative spirits and cocktails that pair beautifully with the venue’s frequent live music acts.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
Local seaweed! We use smoked seaweed in our whiskey, Fifty Stone.

123 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.209.0362
mainecraftdistilling.com
@mainecraftdistilling

FINALISTS

Blue Barren Distillery
128 Jones Hill Rd., Hope | 207.542.7741
bluebarren.com
@bluebarrendistillery

Round Turn Distilling
32 Main St., Building 13W, Suite 103, Biddeford | 207.370.9446
roundturndistilling.com
@roundturndistilling

Three of Strong Spirits
35B Diamond St., Portland | 207.899.4930
threeofstrongspirits.com
@threeofstrongspirits

Hardshore Distilling Company
53 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.536.0592
hardshoredistilling.com
@hardshoredistilling

WINERY

WINNER
Cellardoor Winery
Wines made from Maine-grown grapes created in small, handcrafted batches.

What is your most purchased item?
Our best-selling wines are Perdect Stranger, an off-dry white, and Ned Said Red, a medium bodied red.

367 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville | 207.763.4478
127 Middle St., Portland | 207.536.7700
mainewine.com
@cellardoorwinery

FINALISTS

Oyster River Winegrowers
929 Oyster River Rd., Warren | 207.370.7575
oysterriverwine.com
@oysterriverwinegrowers

Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery
347 Carroll Rd., Union | 207.785.3024
324 Fore St., Portland | 207.761.8446
sweetgrasswinery.com
@sweetgrass_farm_maine

Willows Awake Winery
10 Leeds Junction Rd., Leeds | 207.524.8029
willowsawake.com
@willowsawakewinery

Blue Lobster Urban Winery
219 Anderson St. Suite 1, Portland | 207.956.7051
bluelobsterwines.com
@bluelobsterwines

CIDERY

WINNER
Ricker Hill Mainiac Hard Cider
Hard cider made from apples grown and pressed at the Ricker Hill Orchard, featuring flavors ranging from maple to hopped honey oak.

11 Ricker Hill Rd., Turner | 207.225.6165
rickershardcider.com
@maniaccider

FINALISTS

Après
148 Anderson St., Portland | 207.613.8231
apresmaine.com
@apresdrinks

Freedom’s Edge Cider
420 Quaker Hill Rd., Albion
freedomsedgecider.com
@freedomsedge

Rocky Ground Cider
2566 Kennebec Rd., Newburgh | 207.570.6695
rockygroundcider.com
@rockygroundcider

Absolem Cider Company
799 Winthrop Center Rd., Winthrop | 207.395.2004
absolemcider.com
@absolemcider

FOOD TRUCK

WINNER
The Muthah Truckah
A food truck specializing in unique sandwiches located on the streets of Portland, at various local breweries, and available for events.

What is your busiest day of the week?
Every day is different, and all our locations provide for a varying flow of traffic. However, Fridays tend to be when we’re really jammin’.

Portland | 207.251.2045
themuthatruckah.com
@themuthatruckah

FINALISTS

The Salty Moose
420 Elm St., Biddeford | 207.432.0740
thesaltymoosemaine.com
@thesaltymoosemobilekitchen

Jeff’s Jamaican Cuisine
940 Lisbon St., Lewiston | 207.815.9506
facebook.com/Cuisinejamaica
@jeffsjamaicancuisine

Pinky D’s
1110 Minot Ave., Auburn | 207.809.2030
pinkyds.com
@pinkyds_poutine_factory

Ironclad Eats
Portland | 297.200.7265
ironcladeats.com
@ironcladeats

COFFEE SHOP

WINNER
Coffee By Design
A community-oriented coffee shop serving specialty drinks and locally roasted coffee beans, with a focus on initiatives to support people and the planet.

What is your most unusual item?
Our amaretto cherry and rose cardamom lattes.

95 Main St., Freeport | 207.865.2235
1 Diamond St., 620 Congress St., + 67 India St., Portland | 207.874.5400, 207.772.5533, + 207.780.6767 coffeebydesign.com
@coffeebydesign

FINALISTS

Tandem Coffee and Bakery
742 Congress St., Portland | 207.760.4440
tandemcoffee.com
@tandemcoffeeroasters

Precipice Coffee
56 Deane St., Ellsworth | 207.801.1863
precipicecoffee.com
@precipicecoffee

Speckled Ax
567 Congress St., Portland | 207.660.3333
speckledax.com
@speckledaxcoffee

Bard Coffee
185 Middle St., Portland | 207.899.4788
bardcoffee.com
@bardcoffee

BAKERY

WINNER
Scratch Baking Co.
Neighborhood artisan bakery known for bread, desserts, pastries, and bagels, with a casual, friendly atmosphere.

What is your most ordered item?
Our Maine sea salt bagel.

416 Preble St., South Portland | 207.799.0668
scratchbakingco.com
@scratchbakingco

FINALISTS

The Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste
87 + 93 Water St., Skowhegan | 207.474.2253
thebankery.com
@skowheganfleuriste.bankery

Tandem Coffee and Bakery
742 Congress St., Portland | 207.760.4440
tandemcoffee.com
@tandemcoffeeroasters

Norimoto Bakery
469 Stevens Ave., Portland
norimoto-bakery.square.site
@norimotobakery

Belleville
1 North St., Portland | 207.536.7463
blvl.me
@blvlme

BUTCHER SHOP

WINNER
Riverside Butcher Co.
A family run, full-service butcher shop specializing in high-quality hand-cut beef, lamb, pork, and poultry.

What is your most unusual item?
We have many items some people consider “unusual”—pork trotters, organ meats, tongue— but the thing people are most surprised to see is a vegan fig salami! Just because we are a butcher shop doesn’t mean we don’t have offerings for non-meat eaters.

49 Main St., Damariscotta | 207.563.6498
riversidebutcher.com
@riversidebutcher

FINALISTS

Pat’s Meat Market
484 Stevens Ave., Portland | 207.772.3961
patsmeatmart.com
@patsmeatmarket

Emery’s Meat and Produce
35 Bridge St., Gardiner | 207.621.6328
emerysmeatandproduce.com

Bleecker and Greer
310 Commercial St., Rockport | 207.236.6328
mainemeat.com
@bleeckerandgreer

The Butchers and Bakers
149 Maine St., Brunswick | 207.406.4588
thebutchersandbakers.com
@thebutchersandbakers

SEAFOOD MARKET

WINNER
Harbor Fish Market
A picturesque market on the water popular with locals and visitors, sourced by numerous Maine restaurants.

What is your most purchased item?
Maine lobster.

9 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 207.775.0251
246 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough | 207.503.5900
harborfish.com

FINALISTS

Jess’s Market
118 S. Main St., Rockland | 207.596.6068
jessmarket.com

Hallowell Seafood and Produce
197 Water St., Hallowell | 207.621.0500
hallowellseafoodandproduce.com

SoPo Seafood
171 Ocean St., South Portland | 877.282.7676
soposeafood.com
@soposeafood

Pinkham’s Gourmet Market
295 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor | 207.633.6236
pinkhamseafood.com
@pinkhamsgourmetmarket

BEER SHOP

WINNER
Damon’s Beverage
A locally owned and operated beverage market known for having the largest selection of beer, wine, and liquor in the state.

What is your most unusual item?
Our pickle moonshine—you won’t regret it.

75 Bangor St., Augusta | 207.623.9864
700 Hogan Rd., Bangor | 207.262.5500
55 North Ave., Skowhegan | 207.474.2312
52 Front St. + 6 Jefferson St., Waterville 207.707.5505 + 207.873.6228
damonsbeverage.com
@dbmaugusta, @damons_beverage_ bangor, + @dbwaterville

FINALISTS

Bow Street Beverage
495 Forest Ave., Portland | 207.228.2024
bowstreetbeverage.com
@bowstreetbeverage

Meridians: The Shop
151 Main St., Fairfield | 207.238.0254
meridians.me
@meridians_the.shop

RSVP Discount Beverage
887 Forest Ave., Portland | 207.773.8808
rsvpdiscountbeverage.com
@rsvp_discount_beverage

Bier Cellar
593 Main St., Gorham | 207.222.2587
299 Forest Ave., Portland | 207.200.6258
biercellar.com
@biercellarwest + @biercellar

WINE SHOP

WINNER
Meridians: The Shop
A cozy-cool market featuring a wide selection of fine wine, beer, and specialty foods.

What is your most purchased item?
We sell a lot of Italian wine, specifically reds. No matter the season, that’s often what we move the most of. Funnily enough, we also sell a lot of coffee beans from 44 North!

151 Main St., Fairfield | 207.238.0254
meridians.me
@meridians_the.shop

FINALISTS

Vessel and Vine
4 Pleasant St., Brunswick | 207.721.3000
vesselandvine.com
@vesselandvine

Maine and Loire
59 Washington Ave., Portland | 207.805.1336
maineandloire.com
@maineandloire

Lorne Wine
61 Main St., 1st Floor, Biddeford | 207.494.8038
lornewine.com
@lornewine

Grippy Tannins
16 Middle St., Suite 101, Portland | 207.747.4524
grippytannins.com
@grippytanninswine

CHEESE SHOP

WINNER
Eat More Cheese
A coastal market serving fine cheese, wine, and charcuterie from around the world in downtown Belfast.

What is your most unusual item?
Biscotti-like Mt. View Bakery stone cookies, hand-carried directly from Volcano, Hawaii (on the Big Island).

94 Main St., Belfast | 207.218.7009
facebook.com/eatmorecheese
@eatmorecheese

FINALISTS

The Cheese Shop of Portland
107 Washington Ave., Unit 1, Portland | 207.400.5344
thecheeseshopofportland.com
@cheeseshopportland

Crooked Face Creamer
42 Court St., Skowhegan | 207.858.5096
upnorthricotta.com
@crookedfacecreamery

The Cheese Iron
200 US Route 1, ALT #300, Scarborough | 207.883.4057
thecheeseiron.com
@cheesemanmaniaci

Sunflower Farm Creamery
12 Harmon Way, Cumberland | 207.829.8347
sunflowerfarm.info
@sunflowerfarmcreamery

FARMERS’ MARKET

WINNER
Portland Farmers’ Market
A weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays featuring vendors selling seasonal fruits and vegetables in addition to specialty Maine-made goods.

What is your most unusual item?
Oysters, hemp, and mushroom kits.

Deering Oakes Park, Portland
portlandmainefarmersmarket.org
@portlandmefarmersmarket

FINALISTS

Belfast Farmers’ Market
256 High St., Belfast
belfastfarmersmarket.org
@belfastfarmersmarket

Brunswick Farmers’ Market
The Mall, the Green, downtown Brunswick
brunswickfarmersmarket.com
@brunswickfarmersmarket

Skowhegan Farmers’ Market
Somerset Grist Mill, Skowhegan
skowheganfarmersmarket.com
@skowheganfarmersmarket

Brunswick Winter Market
10 Maine St., Brunswick
brunswickwintermarket.net
@brunswickwintermarket

CATERER

WINNER
Trillium Caterers
An elevated catering, bartending, and event coordinating experience, focused on sophisticated recipes made with top-quality ingredients.

What is your most ordered item?
Heirloom tomato and burrata salad with pickled shallots and nasturtium.

62 Little River Dr., Belfast | 207.338.5080
trilliumcaterers.com
@trilliumcaterers

FINALISTS

The Black Tie Company
1 Union Wharf, Portland | 207.762.6665
theblacktieco.com
@theblacktiecompany

The Bread and Butter Catering Company
73 Main St., South Portland | 207.808.0573
breadandbuttercompany.com
@breadandbutterco

Bar Harbor Catering Company
367 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor | 207.801.9382
bhcaterco.com
@bhcaterco

S+P Plant Based Cooking
72 Parris St., Portland | 207.558.2580
sp-foods.com
@sandpplantbasedcooking

ICE CREAM + GELATO

WINNER
Gelato Fiasco
Italian-style gelato and sorbet made with local ingredients to produce bold, inventive flavors.

What is your most unusual ingredient?
Mascarpone cheese is one of the most unusual and surprising ingredients, at least among our most popular flavors. Mascarpone Pistachio Caramel Gelato is our second most ordered flavor, and it has our fresh cream base mixed with mascarpone cheese. The mascarpone makes it remarkably rich and creamy.

74 Maine St., Brunswick | 207.607.4262
425 Fore St., Portland | 207.699.4314
gelatofiasco.com
@gelatofiasco

FINALISTS

Fielder’s Choice
680 Minot Ave., Auburn | 207.786.4403 339
Odin Rd., Bangor | 207.922.2836 271
Bath Rd., Brunswick | 207.406.4955
937 Western Ave., Manchester | 207.622.4401
156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach | 207.934.4402
637 Sabattus Rd. Sabattus| 207.375.4400
fielderschoiceicecream.com
@fielderschoiceicecream

Red’s Dairy Freeze
167 Cottage Rd., South Portland | 207.799.7506
redsdairyfreeze.com
@redsdairyfreeze

The Parlor Ice Cream Co.
Biddeford
theparloricecreamco.com
@parloricecreamco

Sticky Sweet
119 Cumberland Ave., Portland
stickysweetmaine.com
@stickysweetmaine

CANDY STORE

WINNER
Granite Hall Store
A historic, coastal gift shop offering ice cream and penny candy in an old-timey setting.

What is your most unusual item?
Licorice chalk (wax bottles and satellite wafers are also strange but popular candies!).

9 Back Shore Rd., Round Pond | 207.529.5864
granitehallstore.com
@granitehallstore

FINALISTS

Old Port Candy Co.
422 Fore St., Portland | 207.772.0600
oldportcandyco.com
@oldportcandy

The Chocolate Shoppe at Merkaba Sol
223 Water St., Augusta | 207.922.9916
merkabasol.com
@merkaba_sol

Haven’s Candies
87 County Rd., Westbrook | 207.772.1557
havenscandies.com
@havenscandies

Candy Hollow
856 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Oakland | 207.716.1561
facebook.com/candyhollowshoppe

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