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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

At 55 Carry Road in Oquossoc Village, about 8 miles from the center of Rangeley Maine is a wonderful restaurant called The Gingerbread House.

It's a brown building with white trim and white stairs and railings that make me think of frosting on gingerbread!

There's a lovely waiting area with a couch and comfortable chair if you have to wait a bit for a table.
There's a fireplace and a lovely spiral staircase on one side of the large dining room.  
There's also a bar area, if you prefer to wait seated on a bar stool with an icy libation in your grasp!
There are photos of moose, and statues of moose, in case you weren't aware that you are in the midst of moose country!
There's another dining area called the Garden Room which is decorated with lots of white and there are windows enough to give you an outdoor feeling;  There are also tables outside on a deck, if you prefer, weather permitting.

We chose the Gingerbread House for breakfast, and what a good choice it turned out to be!  There were lots of choices on the menu, including eggs any way you choose, pancakes, French toast, and all the usual fixings!

Hubby went for the eggs Benedict--English muffins topped with breakfast ham, eggs, and a golden Hollandaise sauce sharing the plate with wonderful crispy home fries.
I chose a cinnamon roll, which turned out to be nearly the size of a dessert plate, 
along with some of the crunchy home fries and a side of bacon!  The cinnamon roll was so delicious, I had to eat every bite and crumb, which left me too full to finish all of the home fries.
Another in our group had blueberry pancakes, which as you can see above were loaded with fresh blueberries!  And real Maine maple syrup was available, if you chose.
Chocolate chip pancakes were a hit with the kids, along with bacon, and they, too, ate every last bite!  The service was pleasant and efficient, which added to the enjoyment of our visit.
 
It's a good thing the Gingerbread House is 3 hours from our home; I'm afraid breakfast there would quickly become a habit!   My only regret is that we didn't get back there to try their lunch and dinner menus, because I'll bet those would have been a treat as well!  Should you venture to northwestern Maine and find yourself in Rangeley, continue on those few extra miles the the village of Oquossoc and the Gingerbread House restaurant!  Your taste buds will be delighted!  (and they have gingerbread to go!)

Click here to visit their website, browse the photos, and drool over the menus!  It will be worth your time, and it just might make you want to visit!

Note:  I was not compensated in any way for this review; the staff had no idea they were under scrutiny,  We paid for our meals.  The opinions expressed are mine (and those of my family,)

21 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

You had me at "bar area."

tsonodablog said...

I'm all about the gingerbread. I LOVE ginger cookies. That place looks charming. Lucky you!!

The Broad said...

Ohhhh! Salivation Time is Here. I wish I could say I was on my way -- from your description I can practically smell the food!

River said...

The gingerbread house looks wonderful! And thanks for reminding me: I've yet to try eggs benedict. There's a cafe near my work that I'm told does them very well.

Gail said...

Thanks alot! Now I have to go eat something...but none of what I find will taste as good as your breakfast!

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...looks like a really cool place...nice stack stone fireplace too...and the food looks incredible...breakfast was a good choice indeed...

Tara R. said...

Wonderful food and beautiful surroundings, a win/win.

Karen and Gerard said...

What a fantastic restaurant! I love that it actually looks like a house!! I would have gone with the scrambled eggs and blueberry pancakes. Too bad you didn't get back for lunch or dinner.

We go to Hometown Buffet every week for breakfast on Saturdays--get as much as we want for just $11 for the two of us.

Sandra said...

What a treat! Wish we had a place like that around my area.

She Writes said...

Warning: This segment may be dangerous to your diet plans. Mine are undone :)!

Unknown Mami said...

That place is so cute I'd be willing to move in.

Pat said...

Looks like a cute place to eat, and Eggs Benedict....yum! My favorite!

Kristina P. said...

We went to a fancy breakfast buffet this morning, but that looks just as good and probably much cheaper!

Jen said...

There is nothing about this restaurant that isn't inviting!Everything on the menue looked so appetizing, but I would just have GINGERBREAD and a cup of tea.......for starters!

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: It was every bit as charming as it looked!

Karen&Gerard: The blueberry pancakes were amazing! I never saw so many blueberries!

Sandra: It was a treat! I wish it wasn't 3 hours away!

SheWrites: Diet? What diet???

Jen: Wish you could have been there with us, Sis!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Another place I have to go! And that white table and chairs is JUST like one my niece has...it's over 20 years old and falling apart, but now I'm thinking maybe we just need to spruce it up a bit. It's adorable!

PS - I'm having that cinnamon roll!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

What a neat place. It's like being in someone's home!

Eva Gallant said...

Ethelmae: You'll have to wrestle me for it!

Mary: It was a great place!

Joann Mannix said...

I am drooling at the sight of such delectable goodies. I feel like I gained weight just looking at them. I'm supposed to be going to bed now, but I think I might just raid my fridge for a bedtime snack first. I don't think it's too late for chocolate chip pancakes.

Deb said...

I've yet to venture that far north/west or wherever the hell Rangely is, but now I have a reason: that cinnamon roll. Sitting there for the day sampling the menu sounds like a perfectly good reason for a day trip!

Eva Gallant said...

Deb: It's way the hell up in the boonies of northwestern Maine! But the cinnamon roll is worth it!