The Chickadee Restaurant is a fairly new eatery on outer Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine. There is another Chickadee in Turner, Maine, which we have frequented many times when we lived in Auburn years ago, and we wondered if the owners were able to carry the quality into the Lewiston location..
The place was extremely busy when we were there. I couldn't find an area to photograph that wasn't jammed with customers. (I don't like to take photos of people while they are eating; I feel it's an invasion of their privacy. That's why when I feature photos inside a restaurant, they are mostly of areas with empty tables.)
There are 3 large dining rooms, and the hungry patrons were in line when we arrived. We waited about 15 minutes before being seated, and there were still customers waiting when we left an hour later.
We started off with a salad of iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, purple onions and shredded carrots. We had my son and his two kids with us, so I was chatting away, and kept forgetting to photograph my food before digging in! There were warm rolls with butter, too, but they didn't make it to the camera lens.
There were many homemade-type dishes on the menu; barbequed meatloaf was one, but the salmon pie with egg sauce was Mr. Eva's choice. Served with mashed potatoes, the pie was everything he had hoped for!
I went for the chicken fingers, rice pilaf, and cranberry sauce. As you can see, I started downing those before I remembered to snap a photo, also. The rice pilaf was just okay, but the chicken fingers were delicious. Strips of real breast meat, not processed, in a crispy batter were pleasing to my taste buds.
My grandkids had chocolate creme pie, and from the looks of their empty plates when they finished, I don't think they had any complaints! (you can see one of the rolls in the foreground, to the right of the pepper shaker.)
We had a good meal and left satisfied. It was above average food for a below average price.