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Like the rest of the world, Maine businesses are navigating the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to check websites for your destinations before visiting for the latest health and safety guidelines in place, and please remember to be patient and kind while visiting.

When you think of the best Maine restaurants, you think of Maine lobster. But in addition to Maine seafood, the state is home to a thriving craft brewery scene and exciting nightlife. When it comes to food and dining in Maine, we aim to please. And our natural bounty makes it easy to deliver on that promise.

Where to eat in Maine?

  • We’re serious about food here, and so are our Maine restaurants and chefs. Buzzwords like foodie, locovore, and farm-to-table or sea-to-table don’t tell the whole story because for us, those aren’t trends but our way of life. The stories behind the menus make dining in Maine not just a meal but a full-sensory experience.
  • Sharing our bounty with visitors is a serious source of pride. Maine lobstermen like Herman Coombs provide locals and visitors alike with seemingly endless ways to enjoy the iconic Maine lobster. We love nothing more than watching a child crack into his first Maine lobster or surprising and delighting a returning visitor with a new and innovative restaurant.
  • Mainers enjoy their craft, whether in one of Portland’s highly acclaimed restaurants, or one of the 100+ craft breweries throughout the state. Follow the Maine Beer Trail, visit one of Maine’s wineries or distilleries, or just find a corner pub and settle in.
  • The nightlife of Maine is particularly vibrant in the trendy and emerging districts of Portland, but you can find nighttime entertainment or a relaxing and friendly neighborhood pub in nearly all of Maine’s villages and cities. Explore dining and nightlife options on our interactive map, or discover them on your own once you’re here.

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Beginning May 1, travelers from all states will be able to travel to Maine without providing a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantining, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If a state experiences a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Maine CDC will apply testing and quarantine protocols to all travelers from that state.

Learn how our safe travel protocols are helping ensure everyone's visit is a safe one.