The 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants in Maine!

Maine’s culinary scene has been the talk of the country for years now. With new restaurants opening weekly across the state serving “farm-to-table” and organic trendy dishes, don’t think for a second mom and pop restaurants have gone by the wayside. Mom and pop restaurants across the Pine Tree State are thriving, having been around for decades and satisfying customers ever since opening their doors. Here are the 10 best in Maine. 

1. Chute’s Family Restaurant, Windham, ME

Chute’s Family Restaurant in Windham has been serving hearty, old fashion Maine dishes for over 34 years. The restaurant serves classic breakfasts from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily to many customers that have been coming here for decades.

2. The Looney Moose Café, Stratton, ME

Proudly serving Sugarloaf Mountain visitors for years, the Looney Moose Café is open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The menu contains hearty and delicious comfort foods and seasonal Maine dishes. 

3. Nook & Cranny Restaurant, Baileyville, ME

The Nook & Cranny Restaurant in small-town Baileyville has been serving lunch and dinner to locals for years. Located just a few minutes from the Canadian border, you’ll find tasty dishes like sirloin & haddock, seafood chowder, and black angus burgers on the menu. Many know it as “Washington County’s Best Kept Secret.”

4. Ken’s, Skowhegan, ME

Since 1972, Ken’s has been serving traditional American dishes to the locals for over 45 years. The menu is extensive and the prices are affordable. Don’t forget to try the fried chicken. It’s a local favorite.

5. Grammy’s Country Inn, Linneus, ME

You’ll still find many mom & pop restaurants in Aroostook County, but few as successful as Grammy’s Country Inn in Linneus. The food is good, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming. What more could you ask for?

6. Jordan’s Restaurant, Bar Harbor, ME

Started in 1976 by the Paine family, Jordan’s Restaurant has become one of the most popular family restaurant’s in Bar Harbor. Famous for their wild Maine blueberry products, there is always a wait for blueberry pancakes. The wait is worth it!

7. Rebecca’s Place Restaurant, Augusta, ME

Open seven days a week, Rebecca’s Place is family owned and operated. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you love this home cooked comfort food. The prices are affordable, the portions big, and just as delicious. 

8. Sylvia’s Café, Ellsworth, ME

Sylvia’s Café is a family restaurant and a local family favorite in Ellsworth. The food is affordable and tasty. Two things that you want in a restaurant. It also has one of the best haddock sandwich’s in the state. If you don’t like haddock, there is plenty of other American dishes on the menu to love.

9. Brickyard Café, Farmington, ME

Brickyard Café in Farmington is a local favorite, especially for breakfast. The portions are generous and the food is tasty. The service is friendly and you’ll always find a seat. We love the blueberry pancakes and if you’re lucky, the fiddlehead omelets are incredible.

10. Nita’s Cafe, Westbrook, ME

Nita’s Café, formerly known as Charlie’s Café, is a local favorite, especially among the mill workers. Recently renovated, Nita’s Café serves traditional American breakfast dishes that are large and tasty. The service is fast and the coffee is always hot.

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