Bite Into Maine serves six types of lobster rolls, including a Connecticut-style roll with hot butter, and others tossed with chipotle or wasabi mayo, and they’re some of the best in Portland. Regardless of when you go, both of their locations will be slammed (there’s a second trailer located at the Allagash Brewery), and each roll will cost you just under $20. But if you’re truly on a quest for the most Maine experience possible, a visit to this food truck parked next to a lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth is a must.
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Central Provisions in the Old Port does small plates better than most, with a wide-ranging menu and a bar downstairs.
When you’re looking for a Portland classic where everything is cooked over a giant open hearth, go to Fore Street.
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Eventide Oyster Co.
Come to this small oyster bar for an excellent twist on the lobster roll and some of the best, most interesting takes on seafood in town.
The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club
We’re not sure whether to call the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club a bar or a restaurant, but fortunately this Scandinavian spot works well as either.
When you need to get away from the Old Port, head to Isa in Bayside for pasta, seafood, and some quiet.
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