Food & Drink in Augusta

Japanese Cuisine at Benkay Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Benkay Japanese Restaurant

East Bayside - India Street

$50 $25

Menu invites guests to try sushi, sashimi, 40+ different maki rolls, and traditional dishes such as teriyaki, tempura, dumplings, and udon

$10 for $20 Worth of Desserts at Gorgeous Gelato

Gorgeous Gelato

Old Port

$20 $10

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Italian couple hand makes small batches of gelato made from local milk and real sugar, paring desserts with fresh espresso and coffee

$17.25 for $30 Worth of Thai Food at Pom's Thai Restaurant. Available at 3 Locations.

Pom's Thai Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$30 $17.25

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Local restaurateur Pom Boobphachati's menu overflows with the curries, seafood, noodles, and stir-fries of her native Thailand

$17 for $31 Worth of Cheese and Small Plates at MJ's Wine Bar

MJ's Wine Bar

Portland

$31 $17

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Visitors nosh on small plates, including cheeses, nuts, olives, and chocolates

American Comfort Food at The Front Room (46% Off). Two Options Available.

The Front Room

East End

$35 $19

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Classic American brunch and dinner offerings, from three-egg omelets and silver dollar pancakes to grilled meatloaf and cornbread

Coffee and Paninis, or Kids' Playtime at Greenlight Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Greenlight Studio

Back Bay

$10 $5

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Busy parents can relax and restore while kids can play in 3,500 square feet of green play-space

Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour and Tasting with Growlers for 2, 4, or 10 at Urban Farm Fermentory (Up to 68% Off) 

Urban Farm Fermentory

Portland

$62 $31

Tart cider and probiotic-filled kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients grace tongues and fill 32-ounce growlers

Mexican and American Southwest Food on Tuesday - Thursday or Any Day at Blue Burrito Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

Blue Burrito Cafe

Westbrook

$30 $18

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Mexican and Southwest-style favorites including burritos, enchiladas, and chimichangas

International Cuisine for Two or Four at Thistles Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Thistles Restaurant

Bangor

$30 $15

The menu spans the globe and includes Maine crab cakes, wiener schnitzel, cashew chicken, paella, and fettuccine

$13 for $25 Worth of Pizza at TJ's Pizza

TJ's Pizza

Biddeford

$25 $13

Guests chow down on freshly made pizza and french fries cut by hand in a '50s-style dining room with a jukebox and neon lights

Breakfast Food at Amore Breakfast (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Amore Breakfast

Ogunquit

$30 $15

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Omelets, belgian waffles, and french toast alongside eggs benedict with lobster, smoked salmon, and other inventive toppings

Dinner for Two or Four at Backstreet Grill ($32 Off)

Backstreet Grill

Sanford

$35 $19

Starters such as seafood stuffed caps and desserts such as tiramisu bookend fish and chips, pasta, and lemon chicken salad

$20 for $35 Worth of French–Inspired Cuisine at Mill 67

Mill 67

Sanford

$35 $20

Gourmet meals influenced by French cuisine, hand-cut Mill fries; poutine gravy; salads with chicken, strawberries, and blueberry vinaigrette

Two-Hour Wine-and-Chocolate-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Attrezzi (Up to 58% Off)

Attrezzi

Portsmouth

$130 $58

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Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

$15 for $30 Worth of Café Food at Serenity Cafe & Catering

Serenity Cafe & Catering

Rye

$30 $15

Breakfast burritos, Cubano sandwiches, and housemade pizzas made from the owner’s own recipes; 100% fruit smoothies

$15 for $30 Worth of Food and Beverages for Takout at Groceries on the GO

Groceries on the GO

Kittery

$10 $5

Drive-thru convenient store serves fresh-made breakfast sandwiches, baked muffins, donuts and 14 flavors of coffee

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Steak-House Dinner Cuisine at Hibachi Japanese Steak House

Hibachi Japanese Steak House

Portsmouth

$30 $17

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Diners dig into a variety of Japanese dishes, from sizzling meats hot off the hibachi to fresh sushi to hearty udon

$12.50 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Takeout Food Delivery from Takeout Guys ($25 Total Value)

Takeout Guys

Kittery

$5 $2.50

Order online from local restaurants including China Bistro, El Rodeo, The Shanty, Enrico's Deli, Ruby's, and 5 Thai Bistro for fast delivery

$12 for $21 Worth of Takeout Turkish Food and Fried Chicken at Jay's Newmarket Kebabs & Fried Chicken

Jay's Newmarket Kebabs & Fried Chicken

Newmarket

$7 $4

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Convenient roadside takeout location with Turkish doner kebabs, tabbouleh, shish kebabs, baklava, and fried chicken with traditional sides

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As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed?which features rotating facial lights?or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".

144 Western Ave
Augusta,
ME
US

Amalfi On The Water woos taste buds with fresh seafood dishes peppered with organic and locally farmed ingredients, an extensive wine list, and flavorful Shag Rock Brewing Co. ale brewed on-site. The chalkboard raw-bar menu tempts tongues with local oysters ($13 for six) and a ceviche of scallops, cucumber, and red onion doggy-paddling in citrus juices ($10). The short but well-appointed dinner menu offers netfuls of fresh fish, from the baked haddock filet, conspiring with crab in a pool of lemon beurre blanc ($21), to the pan-seared scallops, dressed in a savory tux of mushrooms, sherry, and cream ($22). Unrepentant carnivores can nibble the rosemary-and-cabernet-butter-adorned New York strip steak ($24) or proudly chomp into the port scaloppini’s tenderloin medallions nestled with roasted-apple compote in a cider sauce ($18).

12 Water St
Rockland,
ME
US

The dough-slinging doyens at Gerard’s Pizza have populated their expansive menu with homemade pies and sides since 1964. Eschewing the popular practice of using frozen or hand-me-down pizza crusts, Gerard’s makes its own dough from scratch before bringing it to floury fruition inside of a deck oven. Then it bedecks the large 16-inch sphere with sauce and cheese, customizing it with the customer's choice of two toppings, such as italian sausage, pineapple, chicken, and banana peppers. Gerard's also regales dine-in guests with a small side of wings, a two-liter bottle of soda, and a bottomless supply of oxygen molecules free for the breathing.

233 Water St
Gardiner,
ME
US

Bowlers descend upon 20 prepped and polished lanes to partake in the New England tradition of candlepin bowling at 1-7-10 Bowling & Entertainment Center or Good Times Lanes. Candlepin bowling ups the ante on normal alley games, arming competitors with three smaller balls sans holes and mercy to hurl at thinner pins standing in the place of their curvy counterparts. After the devious pins are toppled, they are left lying in the pin deck for additional pummeling until the end of each player's turn before being swept off and reset. As bowlers glide their way through multiple challenging rounds in slick-bottomed footwear, arcade games jingle and flash in the background to distract pins that have developed human intelligence. Free bumpers help tykes eliminate discouraging gutter balls, and groups of six refuel by slurping from an included pitcher or 2-liter bottle of soda. Five TVs glow on the walls of 1-7-10, reflecting the pizzas served at Splitters Sports Bar and Grille.

2246 N Belfast Ave
Augusta,
ME
US

In addition to oven-baking pastries and confections, the staff at Sweets & Meats stocks shelves and stuffs sandwiches with a wide variety of local and fresh goods, assuring customers that they do not serve what they themselves have not sampled. Sandwiches ($6.50 each) squeeze together specialty meats and cheeses in a crusty, bready embrace, with the Cappa Goat sandwich forcing chèvre, roasted red peppers, and hot capicola to live together and get along like college freshmen. Finish off a hearty handshake with the Uncle Paul sandwich, crammed with tasso ham, cumin gouda, and chipotle mayo, with a sweet dessert on the side ($0.50+), all baked onsite and made from scratch. Matt's locally roasted coffee and glasses of milk attract looks of longing from scones, croissants, and the shop's famous chocolate-chip-and-bacon cookies. Customers can surf Sweets & Meats' web for free while in the shop, and stock up on beer and wine to ensure their next jury deliberation is a festive affair.

218 S Main St
Rockland,
ME
US

Live music at restaurants typically marks the end of the week, but at slates restaurant and bakery it marks the beginning. As part of the eatery?s concert series, an eclectic lineup of musicians and singer-songwriters takes the stage on Monday nights. The shows complement the art-filled atmosphere slates also exudes in its decor, with works from monthly rotating exhibits adorning exposed brick walls and sweeping murals on other walls and tables.

In the open kitchen, owner and head chef Wendy Larson demonstrates her own artistry by cooking a diverse menu from seasonal, natural, and regionally sourced ingredients. That includes plenty of fresh seafood, from the Maine lobster topping a grilled pizza on house-made whole-wheat crust to the baked scrod paired with a smoked salmon Boursin roulade.

Non-seafood options include natural Angus steak burgers or, at brunch, French toast made with fresh bread. Starting at 7 a.m. every day, Wendy?s bakers create cakes, pies, and quiches, while cooks in the deli area specialize in quesadillas with house-made salsa and breakfast sandwiches with natural meats.

169 Water St
Hallowell,
ME
US