Best of Maine – Readers’ Choice

DE_BestofMaine_ReadersAnother year, another Down East Best of Maine Readers’ Choice poll. Some 5,000 of you cast a ballot this year, and you’re an opinionated bunch. The results include some newcomers in their categories (hello, Hello Hello Books! pull up a stool, Allagash Brewing Company!) and some stalwart shoo-ins that just can’t seem to lose (looking in your direction, Stephen King and 207). Hope your favorites made the list — and either way, you should tell us about it on Facebook.

ARTS

CONCERT VENUE

DARLING’S WATERFRONT PAVILION
13 Gilman Falls Ave., Bangor
pavilionbangor.com

DANCE GROUP

MAINE STATE BALLET
348 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth
207-781-7672, mainestateballet.org

GALLERY

HARLOW GALLERY
160 Water St., Hallowell
207-622-3813, harlowgallery.org

MUSEUM

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART
7 Congress Sq., Portland
207-775-6148, portlandmuseum.org

MUSICAL GROUP

NORTH OF NASHVILLE
northofnashville.org

THEATER GROUP

THE PUBLIC THEATRE
31 Maple St., Lewiston
207-782-3200, thepublictheatre.org

THEATER VENUE

THE PUBLIC THEATRE
31 Maple St., Lewiston
207-782-3200, thepublictheatre.org

EDUCATION

COLLEGE

BOWDOIN COLLEGE
3725 College Sta., Brunswick
207-725-3000, bowdoin.edu

PRIVATE SCHOOL

CATHERINE MCAULEY HIGH SCHOOL
631 Stevens Ave., Portland
207-797-3802, mcauleyhs.org

ENTERTAINMENT

BLOG

CUTE POTATO – JEN HAZARD
cutepotato.com

BOOK AUTHOR

STEPHEN KING
stephenking.com

NEWSPAPER

BANGOR DAILY NEWS
bangordailynews.com

PRINT COLUMNIST

BILL NEMITZ
pressherald.com

RADIO MORNING SHOW

WMGX 93.1 BLAKE & EVA
coast931.com

RADIO STATION

WCLZ 98.9
989wclz.com

METEROLOGIST

TODD GUTNER
wcsh6.com

TV PERSONALITY

JACKIE WARD
wcsh6.com

TV SHOW

207
wcsh6.com

TV SPORTS ANCHOR

LEE GOLDBERG
wcsh6.com

FOOD
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BAKERY

WILD OATS BAKERY & CAFE
Tontine Mall, 149 Maine St., Brunswick
207-725-6287

WILD OATS BRUNSWICK LANDING
25 Burbank Ave., Brunswick
207-373-0417, wildoatsbakery.com

BREWERY

ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY
50 Industrial Way, Portland
207-878-5385, allagash.com

BURGER

KING EIDER’S PUB
2 Elm St., Damariscotta
207-563-6008, kingeiderspub.com

CANDY SHOP

WILBUR’S OF MAINE
174 Lower Main St., Freeport
207-865-4071, wilburs.com

CHEF

KERRY ALTERIO
Cafe Miranda
15 Oak St., Rockland
207-594-2034,
cafemiranda.com

COFFEE SHOP

ROCK CITY CAFÉ
316 Main St., Rockland
207-594-4123, rockcitycoffee.com

DINER

A1 DINER
3 Bridge St., Gardiner
207-582-4804, a1diner.com

DISTILLERY

COLD RIVER
437 U.S. Rte. 1, Freeport
207-865-4828, coldrivervodka.com

ICE CREAM

GELATO FIASCO
Brunswick and Portland
gelatofiasco.com

ITALIAN SANDWICH

AMATO’S
Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford,
Boothbay, Bridgton, Brunswick, Freeport,
Gorham, Holden, Kittery, Lewiston, North Windham,
Norway, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Saco,
Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Wells,
Westbrook, and Wiscasset
amatos.com

LOBSTER ROLL

RED’S EATS
41 Water St., Wiscasset
207-882-6128

MAINE CHEESE

PINELAND FARMS
15 Farm View Rd., New Gloucester
207-688-4539, pinelandfarms.com

MAINE CHOCOLATE

WILBUR’S OF MAINE
174 Lower Main St., Freeport
207-865-4071, wilburs.com

PIZZA

PORTLAND PIE
40 Main St., Biddeford
207-286-3222

51 York St., Portland
207-772-1231
400 Expedition Dr., Scarborough
207-510-6999

869 Main St., Westbrook
207-591-6248
portlandpie.com

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

CANTERBURY ROYALE
182 Sam Everett Rd., Fort Fairfield
207-472-4910, canterburyroyale.com

SEAFOOD MARKET

HARBOR FISH MARKET
9 Custom House Wharf, Portland
207-775-0251, harborfish.com

WINE SHOP

THE VAULT
84 Lisbon St., Lewiston
207-376-4500, wineatthevault.com

WINERY

SAVAGE OAKES
174 Barrett Hill Rd., Union
207-785-2828, savageoakes.com

HOME & GARDEN

ARCHITECT

KW ARCHITECTS
Wells
207-332-9199, maine-architects.com

BUILDER

HAZELWOOD HANDYMAN
10 Granite Heights Rd., Kennebunkport
207-967-0003

FURNITURE STORE

DOW FURNITURE
280 Atlantic Hwy., Waldoboro
207-832-6363, dowfurniture.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE

LOWES
Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brewer, Brunswick,
North Windham, Portland, Presque Isle, Sanford,
Scarborough, and Thomaston
lowes.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER

e4 INTERIOR DESIGN
Cumberland
617-480-5378, e4interiordesign.com

NURSERY

MOOSE CROSSING GARDEN CENTER
3033 Atlantic Hwy., Waldoboro
207-832-4282, moosecrossinggardencenter.com

LODGING

B&B

BEACH FARM INN
97 Eldridge Rd., Wells
207-646-8493, beachfarminn.com

GOLF COURSE

SUNDAY RIVER
18 Championship Dr., Newry
207-824-4653, harrisgolfonline.com

HOTEL/RESORT

SAMOSET RESORT
220 Warrenton St., Rockport
207-594-2511, samosetresort.com

SKI MOUNTAIN

SUNDAY RIVER
15 South Ridge Rd., Newry
207-824-3000, sundayriver.com

SHOPPING AND SELF

BARGAIN STORE

RENYS
Bath, Belfast, Bridgton, Camden, Damariscotta,
Dexter, Ellsworth, Farmington, Gardiner, Madison, Pittsfield, Portland, Saco, Topsham, Wells
207-563-3177,
renys.com

BOOKSTORE

HELLO HELLO BOOKS
316 Main St., Rockland
207-593-7780, hellohellobooks.com

GIFT STORE

SEAGULL COTTAGE
389 Main St., Rockland
207-593-2180, maineseagullcottage.com

GYM/FITNESS CENTER

OCEAN BLUE FITNESS
64 Chapman St., Damariscotta
207-563-2668, oceanbluefitness.com

MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

L.L.BEAN
95 Main St., Freeport
877-755-2326,
llbean.com

NEW CAR DEALER

LEE TOYOTA OF TOPSHAM
115 Main St., Topsham
207-729-3358, leetoyota.com

OUTDOOR STORE

L.L.BEAN
95 Main St., Freeport
877-755-2326,
llbean.com

SHOE STORE

LAMEY WELLEHAN
Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick,
Falmouth, and Scarborough
207-784-6595, lwshoes.com

SPA

SPROUT BODYWORKS
328 South Main St., Ste. 211, Rockland
207-593-7970,
sproutbodyworks.com

SPORTING GOODS STORE

L.L. BEAN
95 Main St., Freeport
877-755-2326, llbean.com

TOY STORE

ISLAND TREASURE TOYS
Freeport, Bath, and Yarmouth
islandtreasuretoys.com

USED CAR DEALER

ROWE FORD AUBURN
699 Center St., Auburn
877-895-3215

WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE

WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE
508 Main St., Damariscotta
207-563-6809,
womenofsubstance.us

TRAVEL

AIRPORT

PWM (PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL JETPORT)
1001 Westbrook St., Portland
207-756-8312, portlandjetport.org

BOAT CRUISE

RANGELEY REGION LAKE CRUISES
274 Lake Shore Rd., Rangeley
207-670-8391, rangeley-lakes.com

Also, don’t miss our Editors’ Choice winners for Food and DrinkCulture, Family, and Home and Garden.

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  • jrwllms

    Its to bad a magazine called “Downeast’ never really considers any of us East of the Penobscot River. All the restaurants are within an hours drive of Portland. You really need to expand and see what the rest of this state has to offer or change your name to something else.