Ogunquit, Maine happens to be a fantastic place to find yourself with an appetite. One reason is the diversity of cuisines and dining experiences to be had in this celebrated seaside hamlet and its greater neighborhood. Along with some excellent fine dining, the Beautiful Place by the Sea has some more casual establishments offering fabulous and crowd-pleasing fare and a winning atmosphere.
What we’ve compiled below is not an exhaustive roundup of the Ogunquit area’s casual restaurants, but a representative sample (we’ve got a longer list right here, incidentally). The following are all within easy reach of the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, and The Milestone (one of them is right in an Ogunquit property!), so you certainly won’t be hurting for excellent breakfast, lunch, and dinner options while enjoying our downtown hospitality.
Raspberri’s Restaurant (The Gorges Grant Hotel)
Our very own breakfast joint, Raspberri’s—conveniently situated on the first floor of the Gorges Grant Hotel—has a scrumptious menu that’ll ensure your day in the Beautiful Place by the Sea kicks off right. From Belgian waffles and buttermilk pancakes to granola parfait and vegetarian casserole, you just can’t go wrong at Raspberri’s!
Pizza Napoli (667 Main St., Ogunquit)
Pizza Napoli offers Ogunquit’s only brick-oven, Naples-style pizza: an absolute must-try. The pies range from the Napoli with its fresh garlic and basil, pizza cheese, and red sauce and the Bianca with its garlic oil base to meatier options such as the Prosciutto and the Pollo BBQ. Pizzas are the star of the show, but there are also some great supporting cast members: pastas such as Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, Vegetable Risotto, and Bolognese; such entrees as a roasted half-chicken and pan-seared salmon; and a range of salads and appetizers, include some tasty house-made meatballs.
Beer, wine, and other pizza-friendly beverages round out the perfect picture at Pizza Napoli.
The Steakhouse (1205 Post Rd/Rte 1, Wells)
Top-grade beef and Atlantic bounty rub shoulders on the Steakhouse’s menu, which is so broad and varied you’re almost sure to find something for everybody on it. Besides the filet mignon, ribeye, baby-back ribs, and other juicy cuts you’d expect given the eatery’s name, you’ll also find everything from Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, French Onion Soup, shepherd’s pie, and lobster scampi to broiled haddock, seafood pie, and a variety of surf-and-turf plates. There’s also a solid kid’s menu here, too.
The Front Porch (9 Shore Road, Ogunquit)
Going strong for more the better part of four decades, the Front Porch combines tasty eats and live entertainment: Along with a dining room and a lounge, you’ll find an honest-to-goodness piano bar within! The wide-ranging cuisine includes pizza-style flatbreads, clam chowder, steaks, seafood entrees, sandwiches, and such specialties as the Front Porch Mac & Cheese (which comes with prosciutto and can be gussied up with chicken, pulled pork, or lobster) and the Porch Burger.
Casual Dining & the Perfect Accommodations in Ogunquit
Use our Ogunquit.com properties (book direct with us for the most savings) as springboards for awesome casual dining in and around the Beautiful Place by the Sea, not least Raspberri’s inside the Gorges Grant Hotel!