We have been making the trip to Maine 2-3 times a year for the past 5 years. Our final destinations have been Ogunquit, Biddeford, Portland, Booth Bay and Bar Harbor. We plan our trips to arrive at Mikes for our first lunch and our last lunch on departure. Mikes is also our favorite place for at least 2 evening meals.
We haven't tried the Clam Chowder at every eatery in Maine, but the places where we have eaten do not beat the chowder at Mikes. I once questioned our waitress about some of the menu items that seemed unlikely selections for someone travailing to Maine for the seafood. Her reply, “Those items were on the menu at the request of the locals." Now that is the best recommendation, "A Place where the Locals Eat"
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