Mae's Cafe & Bakery: Dog-friendly and delicious
Mae's appealed to me from the moment I saw the huge tree, around which a deck had been constructed so that diners could enjoy both the shade and the top-of-the-hill vantage point. The deck was necessary because I was traveling with my little white dog, and he'd already been refused entry to the deck at a river's edge place (luckily I can't remember the name or I'd certainly give them two thumbs down) for "health reasons." The Europeans are so much smarter than Americans about this kind of thing!
When I got a chance to wander around inside, I found the place just as charming, so please don't limit your visits to the warm season!
Favorite Dish: I had a splendid omelette with goat cheese and vegetables, a light-as-air yeast roll, and a crisp salad. My companions raved about their own choices. The menu had a number of interesting options.
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The Cabin: The only real pizza in Maine?
My friends tend to enjoy gourmet fare, so I was a little surprised when it turned out that we were going to be eating our Friday evening meal at The Cabin. It is an unprepossessing little place which might well have been a cabin in a previous existence, situated directly across from the imposing steel walls of the Bath Iron Works. Inside (and it is always warm there, say my hosts, even in the dead of winter), the air is redolent of marinara sauce and melted cheese and that lovely, yeasty smell of good dough. There are three rooms full of booths, generally full of chattering diners, and the decor tends to be early Maine -- a panorama of the mouth of the Kennebec on one wall, a replica of a wooden ship on another. But all conversation stops when one of the wait staff comes pell-mell out of the kitchen, bearing a fresh, hot pie and shouting the name of the lucky recipient.
Favorite Dish: We had a perfectly delicious white pizza topped with shrimp, clams and calamari after enjoying a bountiful Greek salad that wasily served three. But my favorite was the homemade meat lasagna with hot sausage. Don't miss it!
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