Ogunquit has so many wonderful options!
Here are a few favorites from Glen and Laurence.
With over 30 restaurants between Perkin’s Cove and the beach, Ogunquit has so many wonderful choices. Most require advanced planning we suggest you contact the restaurant of your choice as soon as you know your itinerary. Here are some of our favorites within walking distance:
MC Perkin’s Cove – The most romantic and lovely dining room in Ogunquit. A gorgeous rooftop deck with stunning views, professional service an innovative continental menu, and a lovely walk to the cove via Marginal Way at sunset. What more could we want in our local favorite. http://www.mcperkinscove.com/
That Place in Ogunquit – Inventive updated local joint for steak and seafood classics in a lively and charming spot. We think the food is outstanding. Just a stroll down Shore road. https://www.thatplaceinogunquit.com/
Roberto’s – Conveniently located across the street, this property is lovely. Serving elegant hand-made Italian food. Focus on seafood, pasta, and classics. We love everything about eating here and particularly enjoy eating at the bar. Also, their adjacent takeout pizza place is outstanding. https://www.robertos.com/
Crooked Pine – Located just a short walk in town, this beautiful Victorian newly remodeled landmark with indoor and outdoor dining is relaxed and elegant. Love it for a date and people watching. New England charm, thoughtful menu with coastal influences. Also, it’s a sister to Brix and Brine which we also love, particularly for lunch. https://www.crookedpineogt.com/
The Front Yard – (not to be confused with The Front Porch!) Mediterranean located in town. Wonderful indoor bar/dining and lots of outdoor dining and seating. The signature dish is Bouillabaisse. Expansive property with lots of outside seating, casual, with cool drinks and a cool vibe. https://www.frontyardrestaurant.com/
The Front Porch – Fun, local landmark with American fare in both the dining room and upstairs at the festive piano bar which is not to be missed. https://www.thefrontporch.com/
Five-O Shore Road – This bistro offers inspired continental cuisine and local seafood in an intimate environment with a fun lounge. https://www.fiveorestaurant.com/
Northern Union – Just a block away offers a selection of over 100 wines, crafted cocktails, and select local craft beer, all paired with seasonally-inspired food with a focus on small plates in a charming dining room. https://www.northern-union.me/
Jackie’s Too – Located at the end of Marginal Way in Perkin’s Cove, known for its sweeping ocean views, this oceanfront eatery serves up classic seafood, burgers, and pasta. This is where we want to have a beer and eat fried seafood outside on a sunny day. https://www.jackiestoo.com/
These picks are outside of Ogunquit and worth the drive.
Cape Neddick Lobster Pound – Locally known as “The Pound” this is a classic New England seafood spot overlooking the water. We think this is the best Lobster pound in the area (not to be confused with the Ogunquit Lobster Pound). The steamed lobster and the lobster rolls can’t be beaten. http://capeneddick.com/
Walker’s Restaurant – Temporarily closed due to fire. http://walkersmaine.com/
Joshua’s – A cozy Revolutionary War period home is the setting for inspired farm-to-table American meals. Intimate and elegant but casual, Joshua’s gets top marks from us for a romantic evening. https://joshuasrestaurantandbar.com/
Billy’s Chowder House – Classic, casual chowder and seafood spot overlooking an estuary and wildlife preserve. We go here for lunch primarily but is great for a casual dinner. The clam chowder and fried seafood are the best in the area. https://www.billyschowderhouse.com/
The Steakhouse – This is a traditional steak house with not to miss homemade sides. They don’t take reservations and the wait is long but it’s a must-try for a local “a cheap and cheerful” steak dinner. We always order a steak with a salad and sides of baked beans, applesauce, and house potatoes. https://www.the-steakhouse.com/
The Ramp – Comfortable, easy-going American pub located directly below the more upscale Pier 77 (https://www.pier77restaurant.com/). Lively and always packed the menu is comfort food and we just love it. https://www.rampgrill.com/
Pedro’s – Scratch-made upscale Mexican food plus inventive margaritas in a colorful and playful setting. The food is seriously good. http://pedrosmaine.com/
Earth at Hidden Pond – If you want a high-end dining adventure amid striking natural decor this is the place not to be missed. https://www.earthathiddenpond.com/
Hurricane – Fresh seafood and continental cuisine is our idea of a great night out with friends. We split a 3-pound baked-stuffed lobster and a few martinis and always agree we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. https://www.hurricanerestaurant.com/
Beachfire – Fun place for drinks and barbecue with outdoor seating and a large fire pit. https://www.beachfiremaine.com/