Our Favorite Local Spots in 2021
Nationally-lauded restaurants, local hidden gems, pubs tucked away in restored historic buildings, street food and lobster shacks – it’s all here to sample or just completely indulge!

Nationally-lauded restaurants, local hidden gems, pubs tucked away in restored historic buildings, street food and lobster shacks – it’s all here to sample or just completely indulge!

Treats

TREATS has been a member of the midcoast community for over 30 years!  Starting as a small candy shop it now boasts a huge array of made from scratch baked goods, specialty items, coffee, espresso, wine, beer and cheese. Baked from scratch using local and sustainable ingredients. Amazing baked goods, coffee, lunch, prepared meals, gifts, wine, beer, cheese, chocolate and candy. Gluten free options and some vegan. Mostly vegetarian.

Glidden Point Oyster Farm

The. Best. Oysters. Shuck your own oysters and BYOB or make a reservation private oyster tour. Established in 1987 by the work of a dedicated marine biologist who believed that the only way to grow an oyster was to grow a great one. It took many years of trial and error, but by obtaining some of the most ideal growing areas on the Damariscotta River it appears she discovered the simple formula: place + practice = a premium oyster.

Maine Beer Company

It’s called Maine Beer Company from a reason. Visit their newly expanded tasting room features 20 draft lines, including some limited and brewery-only releases. Eat pizzas from our wood-fired oven using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Cheers!

Water Street Kitchen & Bar

Established in 2019. Once Le Garage restaurant for 40 years, it's been newly renovated with a welcoming and industrial feel. Serving Mediterranean flavors mixed with New England seafood and pasta. Waterfront dining on the banks of the Sheepscot River. Fresh and delicious local fair with cocktail, beer and wine.

The Thistle Inn

The Thistle Inn, built in 1861 as the home of a prominent Sea Captain, has been welcoming guests since 1960. The Thistle Inn stands at the entrance to Boothbay Harbor, a vibrant and picturesque port village on the coast of Maine. The Inn & Restaurant's period character, unique setting and long history, make it a perfect choice for vacations, getaways or special occasions. The Thistle is within easy walking distance of  the lively town center with its unique shops, art galleries  and harbor activities.  The Opera House is just down the street and the highly acclaimed Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor Country Club, The Boothbay Railway Village, Maine State Aquarium and other area attractions are all close by.

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Lisa

Lisa is the co-owner of the Squire Tarbox and a native Texan. She has over 30 years experience as a designer, working with clients from Houston to Maine, from cottages to estate homes, ranches to fly fishing cabins. Her motto is "Let's Go!"
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5 star rating
"Stayed here for a wedding. The rooms were beautiful and clean, the view across the grounds was gorgeous, and the breakfast was delicious! I would happily stay here again! I was a part of a wedding party, and the staff here were extremely helpful with setup, during the wedding, and with break-down after. The grounds were meticulously prepared and we had access to everything we needed."
Thomas M.

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