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The 18 Essential Maine Restaurants, October 2012

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Presenting Maine's updated Eater 18, your answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant ?" This highly elite group covers the entire state, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Every few months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

New to this update: Duckfat, Eventide, Mache Bistro, Natalie's, Street and Co. and Zapoteca.

For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to leave your thoughts in the comments? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or through the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Black Birch

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2 Government St
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 703-2294
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2. Arrows

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41 Berwick Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907
(207) 361-1100
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3. Fore Street

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288 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 775-2717
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4. J's Oyster

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5 Portland Pier
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 772-4828
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5. Solo Bistro

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128 Front St
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-3373
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6. El Camino

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15 Cushing St
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-8228

7. Robert's Maine Grill

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326 U.S. 1
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-0300
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8. Primo Restaurant

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S Main St
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-0770
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9. Vignola Cinque Terre

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10 Dana St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 596-0770
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10. Miyake

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468 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 871-9170
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11. Petite Jacqueline

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190 State St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 553-7044
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12. King Eider's Pub

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2 Elm St
Damariscotta, ME 04543
(207) 563-6008
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13. Street and Co.

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33 Wharf St
Portland, ME 04101

14. Mache Bistro

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135 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

15. Natalie's

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83 Bay View St
Camden, ME 04843

16. Eventide Oyster Co.

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86 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101

17. Zapoteca

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505 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

18. Duckfat

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505 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

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1. The Black Birch

2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904
2 Government St
Kittery, ME 03904

2. Arrows

41 Berwick Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
41 Berwick Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907

3. Fore Street

288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
288 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

4. J's Oyster

5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101
5 Portland Pier
Portland, ME 04101

5. Solo Bistro

128 Front St, Bath, ME 04530
128 Front St
Bath, ME 04530

6. El Camino

15 Cushing St, Brunswick, ME 04011
15 Cushing St
Brunswick, ME 04011

7. Robert's Maine Grill

326 U.S. 1, Kittery, ME 03904
326 U.S. 1
Kittery, ME 03904

8. Primo Restaurant

S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
S Main St
Rockland, ME 04841

9. Vignola Cinque Terre

10 Dana St, Portland, ME 04101
10 Dana St
Portland, ME 04101

10. Miyake

468 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
468 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

11. Petite Jacqueline

190 State St, Portland, ME 04101
190 State St
Portland, ME 04101

12. King Eider's Pub

2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543
2 Elm St
Damariscotta, ME 04543

13. Street and Co.

33 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101
33 Wharf St
Portland, ME 04101

14. Mache Bistro

135 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
135 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

15. Natalie's

83 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843
83 Bay View St
Camden, ME 04843

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16. Eventide Oyster Co.

86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
86 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101

17. Zapoteca

505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
505 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

18. Duckfat

505 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
505 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101