The Run of the Mill Public House and Brew Pub is located at 100 Main Street in Saco. Opened in a building which was once one of the mills that are part of Saco and Biddeford's history, it has lots of character and charm.
There are two dining rooms in addition to what seems like a mile-long full bar area. There are a few additional tables adjacent to the bar.
During the summer, the seating capacity must double with the opening of a large outdoor deck with tables for dining, and a stage area where live bands entertain on Thursday and Saturday nights.
(I apologize for the poor quality of the above photo; I borrowed it from the restaurant's website and it did not enlarge well. I just wanted to at least give you and idea of the outdoor dining area which has a whole separate menu from the inside dining rooms.)
The place was really jumping when we visited; the dining rooms were nearly filled to capacity when we arrived, although by the time we left, the indoor crowd had thinned out some. The deck, however, was still pretty busy. Rachel, our waitress was very bubbly and friendly which started our meal on a very positive note.
I chose the Indian Island Chicken Sandwich which consisted of a grilled chicken breast, topped with cheddar cheese, crisp, applewood bacon and some lettuce on a Kaiser roll spread with Dijonaise. The roll was nothing special, but the chicken, cheddar and bacon with the added flavor of the Dijonaise was delicious. The side choices were, fries, sweet potato fries, or the tangy coleslaw which I chose.
Mr. Eva ordered the Baked Stuffed Haddock. The crabmeat stuffing combined with the Maine shrimp sauce, sides of mashed potatoes and coleslaw were a tasty meal indeed. We were both surprised at how many shrimp were in the sauce on top of the haddock fillet!
Since it's been a long time since we've ordered a dessert, we decided to share the butter pecan cheese cake. It was so divine, I was sorry I'd agreed to share! I wanted that plate of exquisiteness all to myself!
All that food, plus Mr. Eva's beer (it's a brew pub--he had to sample some!) ran the check up to $35. I thought that was quite reasonable, given the quantity and quality of the food we were served! This eatery certainly warrants some return visits!
Note: I was not compensated in any way for this review; we paid for our dinners and the opinions expressed are mine and Mr. Eva's only.