The Red Barn Drive-In Restaurant has been on Riverside Drive in Augusta, Maine since the 1970s.
There are pick-up windows for those who are getting their meal and/or ice cream to go,
and there's a large indoor dining area (which has been expanded more than once!) for those who choose to eat-in.
If you prefer, there are dozens of picnic tables with umbrellas providing shade for eating outside in the fresh air.
The dining room has a couple of dozen tables and booths, plus there's a counter with stools for those who prefer to eat inside. Some of the tables are beautifully refinished old pedestal tables like my family had in our kitchen 60 years ago.
The menu has the usual "comfort foods" and a few extras. There are boneless chicken baskets (my favorite!) haddock baskets, clam baskets, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, lobster rolls and seafood stew. The also have an assortment of desserts, such as strawberry shortcake, whoopie pies, ice cream sundaes, and cookies.
I ordered my favorite, the boneless chicken basket. As you can see, the servings are generous! Somewhere, buried under all those tasty pieces of real fried chicken (no processed chicken here!) and french fries, is a dinner roll. All that for $8.55.
The fried foods do not taste or show any evidence of grease, and no transfats are used in preparing anything on the menu. I was starving because it was past noon when we ate, yet I still couldn't finish that basket--not even the chicken, when I skipped most of the fries!
Mr. Eva chose the haddock basket for $8.95; that, too, had a dinner roll hiding under those succulent pieces of fish. Sadly, we had to pass up the delicious-looking desserts because we just didn't have room!
I've been a customer of the Red Barn for at least 50 years...even though it's an hour away, I manage to find my way there once every summer. The food is just too good to not make the effort to return each year! If you'd like to visit their website, click here
Note: I was not compensated for this review. We paid for our lunches and the opinions expressed are mine alone.