Eastport Eateries Push Boundaries of Typical Small Town Fare
Filed Under: Lifestyle, US | Posted: 01/11/2013 at 9:05AM
Comments | Region: Maine | United States
Visiting small town America is a specialty in my travels. I love the tight knit communities and the local flavor that only small towns exhibit. For example, last week we happened upon the small town of Eastport, Maine. You might be asking yourself, “Where is Eastport, Maine?” Well, according to Wikipedia, it is the easternmost city in the United States, with a little over 1,300 residents. But this small “city” offers some of the best eateries I have happened upon in quite a long time. The diversity of the fare is extraordinary for a town of this size; it has Mexican, Greek, and a specialty sandwich/crepe café.
Bank Square Pizza & Mexcetera
You read it right, it’s a pizzeria and a Mexican restaurant! We decided on the Mexican fare this time, but we will try the pizza on another visit.
All the dishes are authentic and are made in the restaurant by hand. The huge burrito with slow cooked pork and crema fresca was delicious. A local said on Fridays the ceviche is made with fresh, local seafood. I will have to come back for that!
The menu shows the depth of Greek variety from spanikopita, dolmathes, fassolatha, and gyros tobaklava for dessert. The lamb, the eggs, the greens, and the yogurt are all locally sourced and the Greek bread is homemade. The pancakes with the Tide Mill yogurt were a special treat. The first time I have ever tasted anything like it.
Remember, the Liberty is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus they just opened a small tavern next door.
On our last day, we headed over to the recently opened Rapunzel’s. The black bean panini with a small side salad was the perfect ending to an incredible few days in Eastport. It was fresh and made to order. There were several panini selections, plus crepes and daily homemade soups.
The owners also run the coffee shop next door, called Dastardly Dick’s, which has a wide selection of coffees, teas, and pastries for the morning types!
All three restaurants are within walking distance of each other with spectacular views of Passamaquoddy Bay. If you are ever up in that area of Maine, be sure to check out this city and check out an Eastport restaurant.