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 When you are in Portland Maine, you have to try the food Maine is famous for like whole Fresh Lobsters, Lobster Rolls, Wild Blueberries (and everything made with them), plus beautiful Whoopie Pies.

Best Places to Eat in Portland Maine?  The first place I am going to recommend is Becky’s, Diner.  Why?  I did not get paid for this post in any way. PORTLAND MAINE BEST PLACES TO EAT WHILE TRAVELING

Where do the locals eat in Portland, Maine?

Before visiting Portland Maine, we searched the internet for the best places to eat while in the area.  I searched specifically for Maine Lobster Rolls, Blueberry pie, and Whoopie pies.  We looked forward to eating fresh lobster and were not disappointed in Becky’s Diner.  

Ate At Becky’s Twice While Visiting Portland

We ate there not once but twice during the short stay we were there.  Becky’s serves lobster caught fresh every day.  Maine visitors love Becky’s which gives them a real feeling of what the locals eat.  Becky’s Diner is known for its down-home good cooking, friendly staff, and a casual environment that I would totally agree with all of these descriptions.  It is not a fancy eating establishment.  It has a very family friendly atmosphere where you are not afraid to put your elbows on the table or afraid your kids will be out of place.

Becky’s Has Best Breakfast  

I was told the locals flock to Becky’s, especially for breakfast.  They stop in Becky’s for breakfast beginning at 4:00 a.m. before heading off to work.  I am guessing a lot of them eat a healthy breakfast before heading out to catch lobster.  When we visited Becky’s for both lunch and dinner, I spoke to the people waiting for tables and discovered they were all from Portland.  After talking to the locals, I knew I was in for a pleasant fresh lobster experience, and I was not disappointed.

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Picture Perfect Lunch On The Patio

We enjoyed a picture perfect lunch on the patio on our first visit.  Becky’s Diner is located on Portland’s waterfront on Commercial Street.  We had perfect weather for an outstanding fresh seafood lunch on the patio overlooking the harbor.   Because it was so delicious, we decided to stop by again for dinner before leaving Portland.  

Dinner At Becky’s Diner

Later in the week, we enjoyed dinner at Becky’s Diner.  On both visits, the staff was extremely friendly that is saying a lot since I asked her so many questions about the area, people, and food.  She was happy to answer all my questions.

PORTLAND MAINE BEST PLACES TO EAT WHILE TRAVELING

Jerry’s is enjoying Maine Lobster caught fresh daily.  Yes!  He was Happy Happy!

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I could not get enough of this fresh Maine Crab and Swiss Melt, which simply melted in my mouth.  As you can imagine, it is a dream come true lunch.

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Becky’s desserts looked fantastic, but I wanted to try Maine’s famous blueberry pancakes.  So for dessert, my family split these delicious blueberry pancakes.  Breakfast is served from 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you are visiting Maine, you will have to try these amazing blueberry pancakes with Maine blueberries.  Did you know, Maine blueberries are much smaller than the blueberries in the south we purchase in the stores.  They may be small, but they were packed with flavor.  

Pancakes At Becky’s Diner

The pancakes were super light and incredibly flavorful. A perfect way to experience Maine.  While in Maine, be sure to check out all their blueberry treats like jam, scones, and their famous blueberry pie.

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The fresh fried Haddock was light, flaky and crispy.

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How do travelers find Becky’s, Diner?

Becky’s was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri, which is where I found them.

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Comments

  1. That all looks amazing! I need to plan a trip to Maine!

    • Thanks Carlee,

      Visiting Maine was one of the BEST trips ever! I highly recommend it. The fresh lobster, weather, lighthouses, and much more were amazing!
      Thank you so much for stopping by.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Carlee,

      Thank you so much for stopping by Our American Travels and leaving me a comment on Best Places to eat in Portland, Maine. This was an unbelievable trip for our family. It was so different from where I grew up in Alabama or where we live now in Arkansas. We love Maine’s lighthouses, ocean views, and lobster and all the blueberries in everything. YUM! It was truly a trip of a lifetime. I cannot wait to blog about all our experiences in Maine.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. Believe it or not, I have never been to Maine, but now after seeing your review I so want to go!! 🙂

    • Janine,

      Maine was truly one of our Best Vacations EVER! You are so close to Maine you will have to put it on your bucket list to go. The views of the ocean, lighthouses, lobster and everything with blueberries were better than I ever imagined.
      I cannot wait to write about the rest of our Maine experiences.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. Everything looks amazingly fresh and fabulous! I’m really, really drawn to those blueberry pancakes.

    • Liz,

      Thank you for stopping by and reading my Best Places to eat in Portland, Maine post. I had always wanted to visit Maine. I grew up in Alabama and now live in Arkansas. Maine was so different. The views and food were fabulous. Becky’s diner was truly a great place to eat. My family thought I was nuts for ordering the blueberry pancakes for dessert. They were so light and full of flavor I wish I had ordered a second order. I barely got any. My family attacked them.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  4. All of these photos look amazing! Now if I could just get there!

    • Heather,

      Thank you for stopping by Our American Travels and commenting on my Best Places to eat in Portland, Maine post. This was a trip of a lifetime for us. The weather was perfect and the food was fresh and amazing. Being originally from Alabama and now living in Arkansas, Maine was so different and absolutely better than I imagined. You will have to visit in the future. I cannot wait to share all my posts about my Maine experience.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  5. It has been forever since I have been to Maine, but I think now I will be trying to go very soon! That all looks just amazing!

    • Terri,

      I cannot wait to go back to Maine. The lighthouses, ocean, fresh Maine blueberries and lobster were all amazing. I am originally from the deep south, Alabama, but now live in Arkansas. Visiting Maine was such a huge treat. I cannot wait to add many more blog posts about our trip to Maine.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread
      ouramericantravels

  6. Oh my goodness, I want to eat it ALL! Every bite!

    • Nikki,

      I am originally from the deep south, Alabama, but now live in Arkansas. Visiting Maine was such a huge treat. I have always wanted to visit a much cooler place. The lighthouses, ocean, fresh Maine blueberries and lobster were all amazing. I cannot wait to visit again one day.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread
      ouramericantravels

  7. It’s so neat that diners in that area serve lobster! Growing up, the diner in my neck of the woods (Deep South) served chicken fried steak and a catfish platter. Don’t you love local food traditions?

    • Anne,

      I am also from the deep south. I was raised in lower Alabama (Mobile) and have lived all over the south including TN, GA, LA and now in Arkansas. I love Chicken fried chicken and chicken fried steak and hot fried catfish. YUM! Now you are talking my food but it was so nice to see Maine. I have always wanted to visit a much cooler area and it was perfect. The ocean views with the lighthouses and the lobster and fresh blueberry pies were amazing. I may never go back but it is on my list again of place I would love to go again and again. I have lots of Maine posts to write and cannot wait to write all about our trip.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread
      ouramericantravels

  8. Diane, I would LOVE to go to the east coast someday. I’ve been to New York city for a couple of days and that’s it. I really enjoy your blog and and seeing it all through your eyes, but sure wish my taste buds could come along, lol!!! Fabulous job my friend. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  9. Visiting Maine is on my bucket list! Now I know where to eat! Thank you, Diane! 🙂

  10. I’ve never been to Maine, but it’s definitely on my want to go to list – particularly for the food!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my Best Places to eat in Portland, Maine post. We loved Maine so much we are planning to visit again in a few years. The weather was perfect in June and the food and views were amazing!
      Thank you for supporting Our American Travels.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread
      ouramericantravels

  11. Thanks so much for linking up this week at Merry Monday! All seafood looks great to me! I’m a Florida girl now inland in NC, I wish I could o been there with ya! Yum! Shared via Pinterest! Have a great week!
    Kim

  12. We love watching “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” 🙂 — and like you, I’ve made stops at some of the places featured on the show when traveling. Sooooo tasty!

    (and, thanks for sharing at #smallvictoriessundaylinkup — I’ve pinned your post and hope you link up again this week!)

  13. Yum! I can’t wait to visit during my trip up North this fall. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

    • Brandi,

      Thanks again for stopping by and visiting Our American Travels. I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. If you ever visit Maine, be sure to check out all my Maine posts. I added another one today.

      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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