A Foodie’s Guide to Snow Country
These fifteen dishes will send you outdoors with a full belly and a big smile.
- By: Kathleen Fleury
Illustration by Patrick Corrigan
Fried Haddock Sandwich A standout lunch from a family-friendly joint known for its seafood. This favorite is simply served on a bun with a side of homemade coleslaw. Parkside & Main, 2520 Main St. 207-864-3774.
Prime Rib Sandwich Lots of meat and a classic, old-fashioned Maine atmosphere is the simple draw of this no-frills joint. Trail’s End Steakhouse, 59 Eustis Village Rd. 207-246-7511.
Wolf Burger A half-pound of beef, sausage, bacon, fried mushrooms, and swiss cheese on sourdough served with homemade fries. No wonder it’s an Appalachian Trail hiker favorite.
White Wolf Inn, Main St. 207-246-2922. www.thewhitewolfinn.com
Chicken Pot Pie Find a delicious homemade and hearty pie at this northern outpost — a hidden gem with feel-good goodies for winter appetites. Abbot Village Bakery, Route 15. 207-876-4243.
Ice Cream Sundae The old-fashioned ice cream soda fountain from the 1950s is a hint that the sundae is to-die-for at this historic family restaurant. The gingerbread’s not bad, either! The Gingerbread House, Route 4. 207-864-3602. www.gingerbreadhouserestaurant.net
Roast Duck with Rhubarb Glaze This is one of the most popular items on the classy, creative menu at this landmark, thirty-nine-year-old restaurant. One Stanley Avenue, 1 Stanley Avenue. 207-265-5541. www.stanleyavenue.com
Grateful Wrap You’ll say your thanks when you have this from-scratch Thanksgiving meal rolled into one delicious wrap — a perfect lunch to fuel up on for afternoon fun. The Orange Cat, 329 Main St. 207-265-2860. www.orangecatcafe.com
Doughnuts This small-town diner is about as authentic Maine as it gets — and it’s got the homemade, old-fashioned doughnuts (plain, chocolate, and molasses) to prove it. Thompson’s Restaurant, 348 Main St. 207-672-3330.
Lobster Fritters There’s nothing better than a local brew after a day in the cold — except maybe fried lobster. You can get both at this independent brewery. Sunday River Brewing Company, 29 Sunday River Rd. 207-824-4253. www.sundayriverbrewpub.com
Cham-Pong (Spicy Pork and Seafood Soup) Warm up with a steaming bowl of popular Korean soup — featuring Maine’s own fruits of the sea — at this surprising ethnic eatery. Cho Sun, 141 Main St. 207-824-7370. www.chosunrestaurant.com
Chocolate Chip Cookies Comfort food is great for snacking in the snow, so don’t miss the much-talked-about favorites at this upscale bakery and café. You shouldn’t resist the urge to pick up a croissant while you’re there! Café DiCocoa, 125 Main St. 207-824-5282. www.cafedicocoa.com
Maine Blueberry Stuffed French Toast Nothing’s better than this stick-to-your ribs breakfast made with whoopie-pie filling, fresh Maine blueberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. It’s one of many sweet flavor options. Route 2 Diner, 1371 Route 2. 207-364-7777. www.route2diner.com
Scallop, Scallion, and Bacon Omelet A serious and sophisticated combo, this omelet is a surf and turf breakfast. You can also get the same combo on a pizza, if you’d rather skip the eggs. The Homestead Bakery, 186 Broadway. 207-778-6162. www.homesteadbakery.com
Egg Sandwich Two farm-fresh eggs, homemade bread, cheddar cheese, and homemade tomato and apple relish. Now that’s a breakfast of (gourmet) champions. Nezinscot Farm, 284 Turner Center Rd. 207-225-3231. www.nezinscotfarm.com
Mémère Blais Crepes Don’t miss this French-Canadian tradition and signature dish of this diner. Get them plain with a little lemon or brown sugar or decadently filled with fruit and whipped cream. Rolly’s Diner, 87 Mill St. 207-753-0171. www.rollysdiner.com
- By: Kathleen Fleury