Best Maine Restaurants Near Our Searsport Inn

If the first food that comes to your mind when you think of Maine is lobster, that’s not surprising. We do know our seafood and 90% of the country’s lobster comes from Maine – but the Pine Tree State has so much more to offer than seafood shacks and lobster rolls. Read on to learn about Maine’s best restaurants near Searsport.

With miles of coastline, it is no wonder that seafood is a staple. But seafood is just the beginning! Inland Maine has dairy farms, potato fields, low-bush blueberries, and amazing produce.

Life tends to move a little more slowly here than elsewhere, a fact reflected in our authentic, unfussy foods. In Maine, the focus in the kitchen is more on purity and freshness than on elaborate techniques. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find fine dining during your stay. Far to the contrary! As you’re about to discover, our Searsport bed and breakfast is surrounded by amazing dining options of all kinds.

You may notice in our suggestions for restaurants that the locations run the gamut from Camden to Belfast, Northport, Rockport, Bucksport, Stockton Springs, and Ellsworth. While a few of these restaurants are a little over 30 minutes from our Searsport inn, most are only 10 or so minutes away. Those that are a little more out of the way are not only well worth the drive but are also in areas you’ll likely enjoy seeing during your visit anyway.

Have fun exploring both the beautiful Maine coast and our wonderful array of dining options. Step outside your culinary comfort zone and try something new — it may become a favorite! Feel free to ask us for more details about a restaurant that has piqued your curiosity; we have been to them all!

Celebration

Franny’s Bistro55 Chestnut Street, Camden(207) 230-8199
    New American Bistro Style Food; limited menu with seafood, meat, and vegetarian choices

Provender Kitchen & Bar112 Main Street, Ellsworth(207) 610-1480
    Fresh, artisan food

Nina June24 Central St, Rockport(207) 236-8880
    Mediterranean meets Maine with prix fixe dinners

The Hichborn10 Church St, Stockton Springs(207) 306-9069
    Seven-course meals in a historic setting

 

Plate of 3 tacos and lime wedges

Foodie

Hey Sailor25 E Main St, Searsport(207) 306-9132
    Tacos, art, and booze

The Hoot144 Bayside Road, Northport(207) 338-4668
    Farm to table, mostly sourced from their own farm, with specialty nights

Long Grain20 Washington Street, Camden(207) 236-9001
    Maine ingredients with Bangkok flair

Satori108 Main St, Belfast(207) 218-1563
    Craft cocktail and sushi

Rio’s Spiked Cafe357 West Main St, Searsport (207) 548-4016
    Modern dishes capturing the flavor of the season

 

Dinner at a pub | fries, hot poppers, wings, and beer

Local Gems

Darby’s155 High St, Belfast(207) 338-2339
    From scratch comfort food

Delvino’s52 Main Street, Belfast(207) 338-4565
    Located in a former hardware store, the menu is eclectic with many choices

Nautilus3 Main St, Belfast(207) 218-4218
    Daily specials featuring the catch of the day, with a harbor view deck

Fon’s Kitchen132 High St, Belfast(207) 218-1007
    Local Thai food that is made with love

 

Plate of lobster, broccoli, and corn

Seafood

Carriers Lobster10 ME-46, Bucksport(207) 469-1011
    Clams, lobster (and burgers for those who don’t love either) in a casual setting

Crosby’s30 State Route 46, Bucksport(207) 469-3640
    Seasonal eatery serving seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and ice cream

Union River Lobster Pot8 South St, Ellsworth(207) 667-5077
    Lunch on the lawn, evening dining with lobster, shrimp, and other seafood; plus famous blueberry pie

Young’s Lobster Pound2 Fairview St, Belfast(207) 338-1160
    Steamed lobster ordered by weight and clams, mussels, and other seafood delights

Beal’s Lobster Pier182 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor(207) 244-3202
    Food is as authentic as the view

Abel’s Lobster13 Abels Lane, Mount Desert(207) 276-8221
    traditional coastal Maine food with a few modern twists

 

Just reading this must be making you hungry! Don’t wait to book your stay, and satiate any cravings for lobster. We have so many suggestions for ways for you to spend your day with day trips, sailing outings, and even suggested itineraries. All of this fun will definitely whet your appetite for one of these best restaurants near Searsport!

Updated July 2022