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Last Minute Valentine's Day Reservations in Maine: A Procrastinator's Guide

There aren't many reservations left in the state, which is good news for snow-sore restaurants.

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If you've waited this long to book dinner for two on the most romantic day of the year, your options are slim and slimming. Eat late or travel far to increase your chances of a last minute reservation in Maine.

Here are a handful of places you might still be able to book if you act quickly — no guarantees when it comes to matters of the heart, which, as legend has it, is accessible through one's stomach. Alternatively, pray for a snow day that cancels the damn occasion altogether. Equally as viable a strategy this time of year. Note: map points are arranged roughly south to north. The comments section could be a good place to auction off coveted reservations to the highest bidder.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Robert's Maine Grill

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326 US Route 1
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-0300
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Still some reservations available at Robert's, which is large enough to accommodate a fair number of lovers. Start off with fried calamari, some of the best around, if you really want to share a special moment. No surprise that the owner of revered Bob's Clam Hut has solid seafood options on the menu here, too.

2. TIQA

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327 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 808-8840
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Despite its enormous size (it seats around 300), one of the hottest new restaurants in Portland only has late night reservations left for the big day. Have a snack before eating dinner around 9 p.m. if you want to impress your date with the elegant pan-Mediterranean fare at Tiqa.

3. BiBo's Madd Apple Café

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23 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-9698
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Many think of BiBo's as more of a breakfast or brunch spot, which means you can score some of the last, late reservations at a longstanding restaurant quietly going about the business of making excellent dinner, too.

4. Bueno Loco Mexican Restaurante

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240 US Route 1
Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 619-7057
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Mayan-inspired Mexican food might not be the first thing you think of for Valentine's Day — that, combined with the large space, could be why there are plenty of reservations left at this large, two-year-old restaurant. Spice things up at whatever time you want reservations for two.

5. The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern

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4 Noble St
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 837-6565
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Take your pick of reservation times at this restaurant, which is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on Valentine's Day for $46. Have some Fried Calamari, Seafood Paella, then Limoncello Mascarpone Cake, or try a Classic Caesar Salad followed by Baked Stuffed Lobster and finished up with Chocolate Mousse Cake.

6. Oxford House Inn

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548 Main St
Fryeburg, ME 04037
(207) 935-3442
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Offering everything from American to Asian to French cuisines, Oxford House Inn is a beautiful spot from which to admire the relentless snowfall in western Maine. Act soon if you want to secure one of the few remaining tables late in the evening.

7. SALT Restaurant

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64 East Main St.
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
(207) 863-2331
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What could be more romantic than Valentine's Day dinner on a Maine island? If the seas are choppy enough, you could get stranded for days with a loved one. It's also SALT's last weekend of operation until April, so don't miss out on the special prix fixe menu this weekend. Limited seats available later in the evening.

8. The Gothic

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108 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-4684
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For the fans of plant-based cuisine, The Gothic still has reservations available for most times of the night. Try a lettuce wrap or go elegantly decadent with Whole Wheat Mac-N-Cheese with black truffle.

9. Sangillo's Tavern

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18 Hampshire St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 879-2810
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Portland institution Sangillo's is being shut down by The Man at the end of service on Saturday, so this is your last chance to order a pail of jello shots, pick a song on the jukebox, and look for love in all the wrong places. No reservations.

1. Robert's Maine Grill

326 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904
Still some reservations available at Robert's, which is large enough to accommodate a fair number of lovers. Start off with fried calamari, some of the best around, if you really want to share a special moment. No surprise that the owner of revered Bob's Clam Hut has solid seafood options on the menu here, too.
326 US Route 1
Kittery, ME 03904

2. TIQA

327 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Despite its enormous size (it seats around 300), one of the hottest new restaurants in Portland only has late night reservations left for the big day. Have a snack before eating dinner around 9 p.m. if you want to impress your date with the elegant pan-Mediterranean fare at Tiqa.
327 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101

3. BiBo's Madd Apple Café

23 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Many think of BiBo's as more of a breakfast or brunch spot, which means you can score some of the last, late reservations at a longstanding restaurant quietly going about the business of making excellent dinner, too.
23 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101

4. Bueno Loco Mexican Restaurante

240 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105
Mayan-inspired Mexican food might not be the first thing you think of for Valentine's Day — that, combined with the large space, could be why there are plenty of reservations left at this large, two-year-old restaurant. Spice things up at whatever time you want reservations for two.
240 US Route 1
Falmouth, ME 04105

5. The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern

4 Noble St, Brunswick, ME 04011
Take your pick of reservation times at this restaurant, which is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on Valentine's Day for $46. Have some Fried Calamari, Seafood Paella, then Limoncello Mascarpone Cake, or try a Classic Caesar Salad followed by Baked Stuffed Lobster and finished up with Chocolate Mousse Cake.
4 Noble St
Brunswick, ME 04011

6. Oxford House Inn

548 Main St, Fryeburg, ME 04037
Offering everything from American to Asian to French cuisines, Oxford House Inn is a beautiful spot from which to admire the relentless snowfall in western Maine. Act soon if you want to secure one of the few remaining tables late in the evening.
548 Main St
Fryeburg, ME 04037

7. SALT Restaurant

64 East Main St., Vinalhaven, ME 04863
What could be more romantic than Valentine's Day dinner on a Maine island? If the seas are choppy enough, you could get stranded for days with a loved one. It's also SALT's last weekend of operation until April, so don't miss out on the special prix fixe menu this weekend. Limited seats available later in the evening.
64 East Main St.
Vinalhaven, ME 04863

8. The Gothic

108 Main St., Belfast, ME 04915
For the fans of plant-based cuisine, The Gothic still has reservations available for most times of the night. Try a lettuce wrap or go elegantly decadent with Whole Wheat Mac-N-Cheese with black truffle.
108 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915

9. Sangillo's Tavern

18 Hampshire St, Portland, ME 04101
Portland institution Sangillo's is being shut down by The Man at the end of service on Saturday, so this is your last chance to order a pail of jello shots, pick a song on the jukebox, and look for love in all the wrong places. No reservations.
18 Hampshire St
Portland, ME 04101

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