What’s a memorable New England vacation without a taste of the local cuisine? Here in Midcoast Maine, fresh seafood meets delicious farm-to-table favorites. There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a tasty meal with loved ones right on the coast! The only challenge is choosing a new favorite restaurant. Here’s everything you need to know about one of our favorite places to eat, the East Boothbay General Store!
Savoring fantastic food at the East Boothbay General Store is only the beginning of what you’ll discover here. Get some fresh air on a whale watching cruise, go shopping downtown, or embark on a kayak adventure with the whole family. For a complete list of the best things to do in East Boothbay and beyond, view our complimentary Vacation Guide today!
Your Guide to Visiting the East Boothbay General Store
As one of the Midcoast region’s oldest general stores, this local hotspot is a true hidden gem. It has stood in the heart of East Boothbay since 1898, and hasn’t changed much in appearance. For years, visitors and locals alike have gathered at the East Boothbay General Store for an eclectic mix of food, libations, Maine-themed gifts, and fellowship. The best part about this eatery is that it’s open all year long. That means you can enjoy breakfast or lunch anytime! Located at 255 Ocean Point Rd., this spot is just a nine-minute drive away from Linekin Bay Resort.
What to Eat
The East Boothbay General Store menu offers so many delicious options. However, first-timers should try the lobster roll before anything else. This quintessentially “Maine” sandwich is not served traditionally, but it’s worth the $18 it costs. The dish features ⅓ pound of fresh, local lobster and is accented with a touch of mayo, lemon zest, chives, and salad greens. It’s all cradled in a freshly baked French roll. Lobster rolls are only available seasonally, but there are plenty of other sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and unusual breakfast bites to choose from. Here, visitors can also find pastries, gelato, ice cream, and so much more.
Other Nearby Restaurants to Try
The town of Boothbay Harbor is the perfect place to enjoy a culinary tour of coastal Maine! Grab lunch at the East Boothbay General Store, then try another excellent Boothbay Harbor restaurant like The Deck Bar & Grill for dinner. This local spot is right on the water and offers fresh Maine fare and delicious cocktail creations. Plus, visitors can arrive at this unique eatery by boat and park their vessel at one of Linekin Bay Resort’s designated deep-water moorings! The Pub at Newagen Seaside Inn is another excellent choice. This local favorite offers elevated farm-to-table bites in an oceanfront space. Looking for more delicious lobster rolls? Boothbay Harbor is home to some of Maine’s best lobster shacks like Shannon’s Unshelled!
Tasty food that the whole family will love is just part of the Midcoast Maine way of life. A stay at Linekin Bay Resort truly completes the local experience! Our historic adventure resort has been hosting family getaways since the early 1900s. Here, guests are greeted with rustic charm, an unspoiled view of a private Boothbay Harbor beach, and unforgettable on-property water and land activities.
Our accommodations are air-conditioned, furnished, and provide all of the comforts of home. For those who seek the ideal combination of food, entertainment, and breathtaking natural views, there’s no better place to stay! Choose between our wooded cabins, waterfront cabins, or waterfront lodge rooms. Linekin Bay Resort is also pet-friendly!
Check our availability today and start looking forward to the ultimate tour of Boothbay Harbor’s food and beverage scene!