No matter the time of day, the charming city of Portland has a colorful selection of restaurants to suit your taste. Stop by 158 Picket Street Café for some breakfast near the water and order one of their unique breakfast sandwiches, like the sea-salt bagel with salmon. Don’t be discouraged by the line going out the door at the popular lunch spot Duckfat, which boasts delicious hand-cut Belgian fries and paninis. The restaurant business in Portland is extensive—with more than 200 places to eat, you will have little trouble finding a dinner spot. Miyake has been hailed as serving the best sushi in New England and the contemporary Greek joint Emilitsa offers a selection of fine dining dishes, like plated lamb. For more culinary choices, visit our Portland, Maine restaurant guide.
—Additional reporting by Brian Kevin