Burger Time in Maine
It seems like I can’t get enough burgers this summer. Whether it’s making my own with local meat from Caldwell Farms (or from my co-worker’s cow, Connor) or stopping on the road for a quick bite, I’m eating more burgers than I care to admit. Burgers really are a perfect summer food – a no-mess meal for many on the cheap and piled high with the best summer fixings.
So when I’m not firing up the grill, here are a few of my favorite burger joints (and one hot dog haven) around the state:
Fat Boys: This is the quintessential hamburger joint. Across from the Brunswick Naval Air Station, this drive-up restaurant serves delicious, compact burgers with tasty shakes, fries, and onion rings. They also have a mean BLT with Canadian bacon.
Scott’s: If the traffic in Camden is as bad as it has been recently, Scott’s is the perfect antidote. Hop out of your car at the Reny’s Plaza and order up some burgers to go! They’re only open for lunch, though, so make sure you get your fill before dinner!
Owl’s Head General Store: This old-time general store has one of the best burgers in the state, at least according to Food Network Magazine — most foodies will concur, however. Their “seven napkin” burger is as messy as it sounds and more delicious than you can imagine.
Bolley’s Famous Franks: OK, so this place on route 201 between Augusta and Hallowell isn’t a burger joint. Rather, it’s famous for its dogs and doughnuts. A perfect quick bite together! If you find yourself near the capital, it’s a worthy spot that’s open year-round.