Restaurants and Special Events

Local Restaurants

The Rhumb Line
200 East Main Street
Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2600
A very nice restaurant, the menu includes vegetarian options and the executive chefs will accommodate any dietary requirements.
 
Chase’s Daily
96 Main St
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-0555
www.eatlocalchallenge.com: Chase’s Daily
Chase’s Daily is a vegetarian restaurant open for breakfast and lunch every day except Monday, and for dinner on Friday evenings (dinner reservations are a must). It is a very popular restaurant.
 
Darby’s Restaurant and Pub
155 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-2339
www.darbysrestaurant.com
Darby’s is a nice restaurant and the food is good. They have vegetarian items on their menu and are very helpful in meeting people’s dietary needs.
 
Belfast Food Co-op
123 High St.
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-2532
www.belfast.coop
Fodor’s Review: The Co-op is a very special place in Belfast, and it’s not unusual to hear the expression: “I’ll meet you at the Co-op.” The French Club meets here, and the Writers Club sometimes meets here. Everyone in town seems to meet here at one time or another. As the name would imply, this is a members cooperative store that sells organic locally produced vegetables and other food provisions. But you don’t have to be a member to buy things. It operates a popular café serving coffees, teas, sandwiches, and homemade pastries. A local wag once said: “Belfast is a retired hippie heaven.” That is not really true, but if you just visited the Co-op, you might think it was.
 
Three Tides (offer vegetarian items daily)
26 Marshall Wharf (by the harbor)
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-1707
www.3tides.com
Fodor’s Review: Owners and managers David and Sarah Carlson have created a labor of love here, and if you like the idea of dinner on a deck overlooking the bay, this is the place. Some of the popular-with-locals favorites are the varied tapas, the crab quesadilla, and the steamed mussels and oysters. They also make their own home-brewed beer and ale. Closed Mondays.
 
Bay Wrap (close to Chase’s Daily)
Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-9757
 
Alexia’s Pizza
29 Main Street
Belfast, M 04915
(207) 338-9676
 
Scoops & Crepes
35 (lower) Main Street
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-3350
Fabulous ice cream, crepes and a limited daily menu.
 
Dockside Family Restaurant
30 Main Street (overlooking harbor)
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-6889
 
Penobscot Bay Inn
192 Northport Avenue
Belfast, MR 04915
(207) 338-5715
 
Dos Amigos
144 Bayside Rd. (U.S. 1), 3 miles south of Belfast,
Northport, ME
(207) 338-5775
Fodor’s Review: This great Mexican restaurant is much larger than it looks from the outside. Its multiple rooms are nearly always filled with people enjoying good food and drinks at reasonable prices. It has both indoor and outdoor dining.
 
Seng Thai Restaurant
160 Searsport Ave (Rt. 1)
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-0010
 
Ming’s Restaurant (Chinese take-out)
176 Searsport Avenue (Rt. 1)
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-2216
 
Angler’s Restaurant
215 East Main Street
Searsport
207-548-2405
www.anglersrestaurant.net
Angler’s is a popular local seafood restaurant that offers a vegetarian alternative. It is casual and reasonably priced.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Memorial Day Weekend – The Penobscot Marine Museum opens for the season. This unique museum is actually a townscape of historic buildings. Every Wednesday the museum hosts a tea and talk on a variety of topics.
  • Independence Day – Searsport. Experience an old fashioned parade, barbecue, crafts, antique auto show, and the grand fireworks finale over Penobscot Bay at dark.
  • Belfast Arts in the Park, July 10-11.
  • Maine Celtic Celebration, Belfast, July 16-18.
  • North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland is one of the more prestigious festivals on the East Coast featuring many popular blues performers. July 10-11.
  • First weekend in August – Maine Antiques Festival, Union Fairgrounds, Union. Maine’s largest show with hundreds of dealers features a wide assortment of antiques and collectibles.
  • Third Saturday in August – Lobster Boat Races, Searsport, the last leg of the race which takes place up and down the coast through the summer. Feast on local seafood specialties, delicious barbecue, home-made pies and other goodies.
  • Last week in August – National Folk Festival in Bangor. Celebrate the richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and regional foods. Enjoy blue grass harmonies, blues guitar, Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic fiddling and much more.
  • Last week in August – The Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in Union are among the oldest and most popular of the state’s agriculture fairs. The Wild Blueberry Festival has been featured on the Food Television Network.
  • Second weekend of September – Fiber College on Penobscot Bay. Casual outdoor learning and pleasure for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. 40 classes in spinning, weaving, knitting, beading, needle arts, quilting and more. Free demonstrations, evening events, and artist in residence.
  • Third week in September (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The Common Ground Fair in Unity offers something for everyone in a traditionally festive atmosphere. Fairgoers can visit farmers and their livestock, eat delicious Maine-grown organic foods, enjoy music and entertainment, and discover a wide variety of wares from vendors of Maine-made crafts.
  • Weekend after Columbus Day in October – Fling into Fall in Searsport. Starting with a costume parade and bonfire, this two day event includes hay rides, church suppers, scarecrow festival, window and sidewalk art, food and craft fairs and lots of music.