Vacationland is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems some Mainers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our local chefs to share with us their off the beaten path recommendations for Dining Confidential, a semi-regular feature on Eater Maine.
Clark Frasier, of Top Chef Masters and James Beard Award fame, recently spoke with Eater Maine about celebrating the 25th anniversary of Arrows, the esteemed Ogunquit restaurant that he and partner Mark Gaier own and operate. The two celebrity chefs and restaurateurs have traveled the world and eaten in the finest restaurants in the U.S. and abroad. But sometimes a simple, relaxing meal close to home is all they're looking for, so we asked Frasier, What's your favorite off-the-radar spot to eat in Maine?
"I love Fisherman's Catch in Wells," Frasier says. "It's pretty off the radar. It's down by Wells Harbor and I would say is one of my absolute favorite places to go. It's right on the marsh. The food is always good. The folks that own it are really nice. The ladies who are the waitresses are very genuine and pleasant. You sit out on a screened porch and really feel like you're in Maine instead of on Route 1 somewhere, anywhere. It's really fun and peaceful, especially if you go on off hours or weekdays, even in the height of summer. It's a great place to go."
· Fisherman's Catch [Official Site]
· All Coverage of Arrows [~EMAINE~]
· All Editions of Dining Confidential [~EMAINE~]
Fisherman's Catch. [Photo: Facebook]