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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

On Route 1 in Wells, Maine, about 30 minutes from my house, is a place just slightly larger than a "hole-in -the-wall" called the Maine Diner.  It's not a fancy schmancy kind of place.  You don't have to get "gussied up" and they don't take reservations.  But if you like home cooking outside of Mom's house, then you may want to stop by when your in my neck of the woods!

It's a blue and white building, and there's nothing about it that would make you look twice if you were driving by.

We try to get in a few visits in the "off" season, because once the tourists arrive, there's often a one-hour wait or more, no matter what time of day you decide to stop.  On this particular visit, Hubby started of with salad, which was loaded with fresh, crispy veggies and served with a yummy ranch dressing.


He followed that with a fried haddock sandwich and a side of potato salad.  As you can see, there was a generous portion of flaky fish on a fresh sandwich bun.  He added some tarter sauce and the potato salad was tasty, too!
I chose  a chicken finger sandwich with bacon and melted cheese and opted for potato chips on the side. 
The chicken fingers were to die for!  I love chicken, and I swear these were the best chicken fingers I've ever eaten.  The bacon could have been done a little more for my taste, but overall, it was an excellent sandwich. 


The place is known for it's pies, so we both found the Coconut Cream Pie impossible to resist!


I really felt that the back of the hostess's sweatshirt summed up our thoughts on the meal!

I've included the video below because it tells you more about the Diner and shows you better photos than I take!


If you're ever in my neck of the woods, I recommend it!

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25 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Any place that promises a heart attack while eating is my kind of place.

Life with Kaishon said...

I just love these reviews. What a fun time you and your husband must have doing them : ) You always make me smile. I love visiting here. Honest and Truly!

PS Now I am DYING for some coconut cream pie!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nothing beats a good diner-- especially one with 50 items under $10! But that Coconut Cream Pie-- I'd have paid $10 for THAT! OMG, it looks fabulous.
Happy weekend,
jj

Tgoette said...

Wow, that grub looks so yummy! You need to get Food Network's Guy Fieri out there from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to do a feature on this place for his show!

My name is PJ. said...

Good New England cooking for a great price!!


The size of those portions!!

Brian Miller said...

nice. i love places like that...nohing fancy, just good food...mmm...mmm..mmmm...

rose said...

I love to go to places like this diner. The pie with ice cream looked WOW!.Have a good Sunday.

The Retired One said...

Many times those little OLD diners instead of the franchise restaurants is where the BEST food is! We have a couple of local ones here that are wonderful too....they look like greasy diners but have great food.

Bossy Betty said...

Sounds great!

Steven Anthony said...

Heart attack on a plate, sounds like my kind of place;) Im suddenly very hungry ;)

natalee said...

Holy Crap that was the most delicious looking pie I have ever seen.. Hubby and I are planning roadtrips in the next few years.. and i told him Maine PlEASE!!!!! now im definitely coming to see you and some PIE!!!!!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Oh wow, I'll have to try that! We were just up in Ogunquit & Wells, and I wrote about it on my blog! Lots of photos!

We ate at Billy's - enjoy the seafood, but I'll have to give this place a try. I like diners.

At one English Tavern place I had macaroni & cheese that had lobster in it - hadn't tried that before!

I'm from New England too - found you through Midday Escapes.

Kitty Moore said...

The coconut cream pie looks yummy - shame I live so far away!

Writing Without Periods! said...

Okay, now I'm hungry! Gee, that looks so good.
Mary

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

A 'What's Inside" and a "In Search Of Pie" all in one post. Dick! (I yell!) Go gas up the Magnum! We're goin' ta Maine!

Jeanie said...

That all looks really yummy. You can't beat a good diner meal. Oh, and I LOVE coconut pie.

Unknown Mami said...

It looks great! I always end up asking for my bacon extra crispy when I go out. It's almost always undercooked for my taste.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Eff me woman. That coconut cream pie made me drool on my boobs. Lovely.

I am a giant fan of diner type places. There are so many awesome ones and I desire to eat in them all, someday. I'd have to stagger it though or I'd be the size of an elephant in about a month. I aim to get the metabolism of a 12 year old boy on Ebay then hit all of the diners in North America in a row, or else I'll only be able to do it four times a year. :)

Wanderlust said...

OMG. I want that pie. That's all I want. Is that pie.

gayle said...

That food looks so good!!! Wish I could have some now!!

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Eva Gallant said...

Jingle: Thank you for the award.

Kitty: It is a shame! That pie just might be worth a transocean trip though!

Steven: The place does make one hungry! The smells are marvelous!

rose: Believe it or not, that was whipped cream, not ice cream, and it was fabulous!

jules said...

It's so funny that everyone says "wicked" in Maine. When I visited we had to pick right up on that call everything good "wicked."

Deb said...

All these years in Maine and I have yet to visit the Maine Diner. Was just in Portland on Sunday and that trip was far enough south for me! My Butt in the Car Seat tolerance is diminishing as I get older.

Joanna Jenkins said...

OMGosh! That Coconut Cream Pie is worth a trip cross-country for a piece! YUM.
Cheers, jj