Food & Drink in Maine

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

6 or 12 Cupcakes at East End Cupcakes (Up to 57% Off)

East End Cupcakes

Downtown

$14 $7

(32)

Cupcakes in dozens of flavor combinations including banana nutella, vanilla, and chocolate with salted-caramel frosting

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Homestyle Soup at Kamasouptra ($30 Total Value)

Kamasouptra

Maine Mall

$10 $5

(139)

Seafood, vegetarian, and vegan soups from a menu that changes daily

Seafood and more at Muddy Rudder (Up to 50% Off)

Muddy Rudder

Yarmouth

$50 $25

(231)

The chef and his culinary team craft award-winning seafood such as grilled salmon, steamed lobster, and fried calamari

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

Amore Breakfast

Ogunquit

$30 $15

(508)

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

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

The Front Room

East End

$35 $19

(611)

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

$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

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

Greenlight Studio

Back Bay

$10 $5

(3)

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

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

$11 for $22 Worth of Spanish and Latin Cuisine at La Familia

La Familia

Nasons Corner

$22 $11

Dishes from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain intermingle on menu of seafood, steak, chicken, and rice

Chinese Food at Zen Chinese Bistro (Up to Half Off)

Zen Chinese Bistro

Downtown

$20 $10

(25)

Authentic Chinese dishes such as udon noodles and shrimp in lobster sauce served alongside vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives

$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner Cuisine at Olive Cafe

Olive Cafe

Downtown

$30 $15

(226)

Traditional Lebanese and Mediterranean shawarma, lamb kebabs, and falafel served with flatbread pizzas and tacos

Select Local Merchants

By morning, it's a breakfast hub known as The Good Egg Café. During lunch and dinner, the festively colored space, draped in twinkling string lights, turns into Pepperclub Restaurant. Entering the eatery is like stepping into a crayon box; the walls are painted in a lively palette of oranges, purples, blues and reds. Though the globally inspired menu draws on local seafood, beef, and lamb for Indian curries and Greek recipes, vegan and vegetarian dishes such as baked and stuffed jalapeños, veggie burgers, and asiago risotto cakes with portobello are also plentiful. After finishing off complimentary homemade bread, patrons ease sugar cravings with a handmade chocolate cake, or ease sunburns by applying cool vegan tapioca directly onto the sun.

78 Middle St
Portland,
ME
US

Despite their tendency to end up boiled, GetMaineLobster.com's crustaceans somehow managed to keep one customer out of hot water. After waiting until the last minute to plan something for his fiancée's birthday, Emilio put together a next-day delivery of fresh lobsters that turned into an impressive dinner. His gratitude joins a chorus of praise for the company, whose flavorful foods have been featured on Rachael Ray and in the Wall Street Journal. Each of the lobsters is hand-selected from the coast of Maine, whose frigid waters are famous for preserving the meat's sweetness. In addition to lobsters, patrons can order a menagerie of seafood cakes, marinated meats, and hearty side dishes. Full dinners take gourmet fare out of the restaurant and onto home dining tables with several-course feasts prepared by Chef Margaret Salt McLellan, who was named the 2008 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year. Customers that lack Margaret's culinary chops can reference the site's collection of recipes, which boast everything from Cajun shrimp to stuffed lobster bursting with crab, scallops, and emotion.

192 Black Point Rd
Scarborough,
ME
US

Stepping inside TJ’s Pizza transports patrons back to the '50s. Red booths span the black-and-white checkered floor, and pink and blue neon lights run across the walls. A jukebox plays tunes while guests grab slices of pizza topped with broccoli, grilled chicken, and jalapeños. The chefs’ extreme pizza creations include a double-cheeseburger pie and a spaghetti pizza. The chefs also cut their own french fries and fry mozzarella sticks in vegetable oil.

11 Elm St
Biddeford,
ME
US

Frothy mugs of nine different draft beers and a belief that you can never use too many peppers complement chef Jon Russell's surfeit of steak, seafood, and pasta. He tosses hot peppers into his Peppers chicken dish and sprinkles peppercorns onto his signature steak, which is then flambéed in brandy. When taste buds are craving the saltiness of seafood and licking snowplow trails won't suffice, he grills Atlantic salmon, rubs sesame onto sushi-grade tuna steak, and weaves fettuccine around bits of lobster, shrimp, and scallops. He rounds out his menu with a selection of burgers, Mexican fare, and homemade desserts that guests can enjoy on the restaurant's patio or in the casual dining room with exposed brick and tropical stained-glass artwork.

101 Main St
Winthrop,
ME
US

Forest Falls Cafe prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients in its made-from-scratch dishes. Its bread is purchased nearby and makes up an array of sandwiches, filled with everything from Maine lobster to teriyaki chicken. Chefs tuck sliced apples into individual-sized pie crusts while homemade soups simmer and turkey roasts in the kitchen. The caf? also serves breakfast all day, including dishes such as eggs benedict smothered in hollandaise sauce, veggie scrambles wrapped in tortillas, and pancakes filled with local blueberries.

30 Forest Falls Cafe
Yarmouth,
ME
US

The steak 'n' cheese sandwich at Down Home Cookin' weighs nearly a pound. Stuffed in a sub roll, melted cheese and 8 ounces of shaved steak press against green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Aside from its weight, the sandwich boasts another feature: it's completely homemade, just like every other entree at Down Home Cookin'. Rather than jazzing up bland dishes with sprigs of parsley or sticks of TNT, cooks prepare homestyle meals with fresh, flavorful ingredients.

30 Preble St
Portland,
ME
US