Foods That You Must Try When You Travel to Maine

Maine Lobster

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! 

Lobster

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

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. 

Clams

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! 

Blueberry Pie

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. 

Whoopie Pies

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! 

What Do You Need to Know About Maine Before Traveling There?

Beaches in Maine

If you haven’t traveled to Maine, you certainly need to add it to your list of places to go. There are plenty of amazing foods to try, places to explore, and the most incredible breathtaking views. Before you eagerly start planning your next trip to Maine, allow us to help you learn a little more about the state before you go!

Here are a few interesting facts about Maine: 

You Will Have the Best Lobster in Maine

If you’re a lobster lover, then you’ll love traveling to Maine. At almost every restaurant you try, you are likely to find delicious lobster dishes. From Lobster Tails to Lobster BLT’s, you will always be on the hunt for a new unique lobster dish to try.

Because you can find restaurants all over Maine that serve lobster, here is a list of four restaurants that you should try first!

Some of the Best Restaurants in the Country are in Maine

Portland, Maine, is one of the most restaurant-dense communities in the United States. Maine is known for its seafood, blueberries, apples, and maple syrup, so when you dine at our restaurants, you will find that our Chefs try and incorporate these ingredients as much as they can.

There Are Breathtaking Seaside Views

If you’re traveling to Maine, don’t forget to bring your camera. Maine’s scenic spots look like they should be straight from a painting, especially when you go by the water.

The fall is a very popular time to travel to Maine. Since the state is highly populated with trees, you will see their leaves transform into red, orange, and yellow shades. Thus, creating incredible eruptions of beautiful fall colors.

Everyone Loves to Be on The Water

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll recognize quickly that everyone loves being on the water. One of the most popular activities to do when you travel to Maine is whale watching. It’s easy to spot whales breaching in Maine’s oceans, so make sure you’re keeping an eye out!

Finding a Place to Stay When You Visit Maine

Now that we’ve shared a few things that you can expect when you travel to Maine, it’s time to start planning your trip.

Come stay with us at Sands by the Sea! Our beautiful motel is only minutes away from Maine’s best seafood and beautiful ocean views. Give us a call at (207) 363-2211 to learn more about planning your next stay.