Local Dining Options
Bath is blessed with several fine restaurants within a short walk of our home. All of our restaurants are casual and do not require a jacket or tie.
We have listed below those restaurants of which we are personally familiar and some of those for which guests have made comments. On weekends in season we recommend reservations. We will be happy to call the restaurant for you.
Within Walking Distance
Mae’s Cafe and Bakery (At the corner of Center and High Streets): A very creative menu with service in attractive surroundings. Originally a bakery, their baked goods and desserts are a must following any meal.
Byrne’s Irish Pub (corner of Water and Center Streets). Not exactly a restaurant nevertheless this pub offers excellent soup and sandwiches in an atmosphere that is very cozy and definitely local . Live music on weekend evenings is provided almost year round.
Kennebec Tavern (Overlooking the Kennebec River off Commercial Street and at the base of Summer Street). They have a marvelous water view and serves on its outdoor deck in good weather. The Smoked Tomato Soup is terrific. Otherwise, a standard menu with good fish and fowl. Weather permitting there is a large deck for dining next to the Kennebec River and boat docks.
Beale Street Barbecue & Grill (215 Water Street). If you like good barbecue (Memphis style) and ample portions, this is it. A variety of fish, fowl and meats are prepared on their giant smoker just outside their kitchen door.
J.R. Maxwell & Co. (122 Front Street). Bath’s oldest restaurant is somewhat a shrine for the locals. Weekday specials include 2 for 1 Wednesdays and Lobster Night Thursdays. Otherwise a standard menu with reasonable prices. Especially known for it’s beef selections.
Solo Bistro (Front Street next to Maxwell’s). Bath’s newest restaurant has a very upscale menu. The decor is definitely Scandinavian and the wine list is extensive. Live music in the wine bar on weekends almost year round.
Admiral Steakhouse - Located next to the Chocolate Church, this restaurant is relatively new to Bath. Its menu is upscale and, obviously, features a variety of steak choices. As their ad proclaims “a rare steakhouse well done.”
Restaurants within a short driving distance
KING EIDERS PUB - (2 Elm Street, Damariscotta). They win the “best crabcakes in Maine” contest every year. A well rounded menu, reasonable prices, fun atmosphere with a pub featuring live music.
THE OSPREY - (Georgetown Island, Robinhood Road). Strictly a summer restaurant with a marvelous waterview and an active osprey nest in the cove. Menu is standard fare but, with a view like that, who has time to eat? About twenty minutes away.
FIVE ISLANDS LOBSTER CO. AND GRILL - (Georgetown Island, End of Route 127). Strictly a summer experience with amazing views of the ocean. You order your lobster in the lobster shack and it is brought to you as you sit at picnic tables on the dock next to the lobster boat and watch the lobstermen bring in their catch. Definitely a “Down East Experience.” About twenty minutes away. Open during the summer.
COOKS LOBSTER HOUSE - (Bailey Island). This is a restaurant with an ocean view that is so special at sunset. The menu features a variety of fish at reasonable prices. About twenty-five minutes away.