You don’t have to be a seafood lover to have an excellent dining experience in Maine. Besides seafood, the state is also known for its delicious sweet treats and unique drinks. If you’re visiting Maine, here is a list of some seafood and other tourist must-have dishes that you need to try!
Maine is known the most for its lobster dishes. Whether you steam it with melted butter and lemon or stuff it into a lobster roll, you will be blown away by the fresh taste, and strong flavors of the lobster served in Maine. As you visit, you’ll notice that each restaurant tries to add its unique twist to a lobster dish.
Oysters are a very popular menu option in the spring and fall months. Many people enjoy ordering oysters closer to the winter season because oysters will store more fat and sugar while preparing for the winter. Although their taste isn’t for everybody, when they are prepared correctly, oysters are quite indulgent.
In Maine, the locals enjoy eating their clams. Typically, they will enjoy them steamed, fried, or tossed in clam chowder. Steamed clams, also referred to as “steamers,” are usually served with butter. On the other hand, fried clams are usually enjoyed dipped in tartar sauce or ketchup and served with a side of French fries!
Maine’s official state fruit is the wild blueberry. Because of their sweet, bold flavor, blueberries are often incorporated into many desserts in Maine, the most popular being blueberry pie. Because blueberries enjoy growing in acidic soil, the plants thrive when they’re planted in Maine.
Commonly paired with a scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream, blueberry pie is a must-have treat when you travel to Maine.
Although blueberry pie is a common dessert choice across the state, Maine’s official dessert is the whoopie pie. If you are curious, a whoopie pie is like a sandwich, but it’s made with two soft cookies with a creamy white filling. Whoopie pies come in various unique flavors, including the classic chocolate whoopie, Raspberry & Cream, Red Velvet, and Peanut Butter.
As you begin to plan your next trip to Maine, don’t forget to book your accommodations at the Sands by The Sea Motel. Our locally owned motel is conveniently located minutes away from some of the best restaurants in Maine. Visit our website to start booking your stay!