Let Captain D help you enjoy Downeast Maine, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Searsport, Bucksport, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Machias, Eastport, Calais, Bangor, Ellsworth, affordable gift shops, galleries, reasonable restaurants, outstanding real estate, interesting lodging, and great Maine books.


BEAL'S LOBSTER PIER, Clark Point Rd., Southwest Harbor, open year round (dining room open Memorial Day to Columbus Day), call 207/244-3202, E-MAIL, fresh lobster, alive or boiled, fresh fish, steamed clams, chowders, ice cream, baked desserts, beer/wine, boat yard, charter, diesel, float, electrical, ice, public ramp, rest rooms, trash removal, waste oil disposal, fresh water, major credit cards and personal checks accepted.

BLUE MOOSE RESTAURANT, 50 Main St., Blue Hill, call 207/374-3274, E-MAIL, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, Sunday brunch, cuisine from around the world, American, Mexican, Thai, live entertainment, fine wine, cocktail lounge, fresh fish, broiled lobster, lobster rolls, daily specials, take-out, major credit cards accepted.

CALAIS MOTOR INN, 293 Main St., Calais, open year round, voice: 207/454-7111, fax: 207/454-8017, E-MAIL, breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, daily specials, salad bar, all-you-can-eat buffet, handicapped access, full bar, occasional live entertainment, RV parking, fresh fish, lobster, air conditioning, highchairs,baby bottles warmed, diet plates, restrooms for non-customers, banquet facilities, catering, take-out, smoking section, children's portions, Visa,Discover, American Express, Carte Blanche, MasterCard.

CLEONICE, 112 Main St., Ellsworth, 207/664-7554, a Mediterranean menu, lunch, dinner, beer/wine, cocktails, fresh fish, lobster, organic produce, reservations suggested, Visa, MasterCard, personal checks.

DALLAS' LOBSTAH TAKE-OUT, Route One, Columbia, call 207/483-2227, E-mail, specializing in lobster, lobster rolls, seafood, & ice cream, (only outside lobster cooker from Ellsworth to Canadian border), lunch and dinner, take-out, major credit cards accepted.

DENNETT'S WHARF, 15 Sea Street, Castine, P.O. Box 459, open seasonally, call 207/326-9045, E-MAIL, waterfront restaurant open for lunch and dinner, indoor and outdoor dining, lobster, fresh seafood, barbecued ribs, boat docking facilites, kayak tours, bike rentals, major credit cards, ITEX, and personal checks accepted.

FAT CAT DELI, 28 Main St., Machias, deli sandwiches, pizzas, soups, salads, lunch and dinner, vegetarian dishes, daily specials, specialty coffees, take-out, open year round, credit cards accepted.

FINELLI PIZZERIA, 12 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, open year round, call 207/664-0230, E-MAIL, New York-style, thin-crust pizza, vegetarian dishes, bread made on premises, daily specials, take-out, delivery, credit cards accepted, catering, strollers allowed, handicapped assessable.

FISHERMAN'S FRIEND RESTAURANT, #5, Atlantic Ave., Stonington, P.O. Box 412, call 207-367-2442, fax 207-367-2531, open April - Oct., MENU, daily specials, salad bar, fresh grilled, broiled, or pan seared halibut, tuna, swordfish, Friday fish fry for $7.95 (free seconds), lobster fixed 30 ways, lunch, dinner, handicapped access, take-out, highchairs, fresh fish, lobster, free coffee refills, junior portions, diet plates, in-house cooking/baking, full bar—beer, wine, cocktails, new restaurant seats 200 with deck, views of Stonington's working waterfront, Editor's Choice in 2004 Yankee Travel Guide, Visa, MC, Discover, personal checks, full-service convenience store at same location...

FRANKIE'S CAFE, Maine Coast Mall, Ellsworth, open year round, call 207/667-7701, E-MAIL, breakfast, lunch, dinner, some American, some Italian, some Mexican, lobster rolls in season, wide variety of vegetarian dishes, fresh pastries, bread made on premises, daily specials, take-out, credit cards and personal checks accepted, catering, handicapped accessible.

RED BARN RESTAURANT, 5 N. Main St., Milbridge, P.O. Box 178, seafood and steak specialties, open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner, banquet and party facilities, cocktail lounge, call 207/546-7721.

RIVERSIDE CAFE, 151 Main St., Ellsworth, 207/667-7220, e-mail, open year round, daily specials, breakfast all day, lunch, Sunday brunch, take-out, highchairs, baby bottles warmed, free coffee refills, children's portions, diet plates, vegetarian menu, in-house cooking/baking, espresso & cappuccino, handicapped access, award-winning clam chowder, Ellsworth business of the year 2000, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, local personal checks. Open M-F 6-3, Sat 7-3, Sun 7-2.

UNION RIVER LOBSTER POT RESTAURANT, South Street, Ellsworth, open June-Sept., voice and fax: 207/667-5077, e-mail, Ellsworth's only waterfront restaurant, beer/wine, outdoor dining, lunch and dinner, handicapped access, fresh fish, lobster, air conditioning, highchairs, baby bottles warmed, restrooms for non-customers, no smoking, children's portions, organic produce, Visa, MasterCard, personal checks...