Food

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Ocean

You don’t need to fly to France to enjoy the best of French cuisine. Simply head to the recently opened Ocean restaurant at the Cape Arundel Inn.

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The Runners-Up

We sampled scores of lobster rolls to find the best in the state. Here are four favorites.

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The Best Lobster Roll in Maine

Drumroll please… Fifteen miles off the coast of Rockland, Vinalhaven island lies among Maine’s richest lobstering grounds. No wonder it also produces the state’s…

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The Pearl

Chef Michele Ragussis received a fateful call from a former employer in need of a chef for The Pearl, a revamped waterfront dining spot.

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Piccolo Restaurant

Don’t let the restaurant’s name (Italian for “small”) or the size of the space (20 seats max) deceive you.

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A Lobster Feast

Four luscious recipes for the crustacean-loving crowd, plus one blueberry dessert for good measure.

Portland Dining Guide Index

Index 158 Pickett Street Cafe 158 Benjamin W. Pickett St., South Portland. 207-799-8998. Allagash Brewing Co. 50 Industrial Way, Portland. 207-878-5385. allagash.com Aurora Provisions…

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The Palace Diner

Chad Conley and Greg Mitchell, are just the sixth owners to cinch up their aprons and helm the griddle at Maine’s oldest dining car.