The Wolf Cove Inn offers two dining options on premise. For casual dining, we offer the Tripp Lake Pizzeria. On the other hand, for those special occasions, we offer the Ultimate Romance Dinner in our Boathouse Bistro. However, maybe you want to venture forth and indulge where the locals eat.
Within close proximity of the Wolf Cove Inn you will find an array of excellent area restaurants to satisfy your palate; from fine dining to casual local fare. Scattered throughout our neighboring cities, towns and villages, you’ll be sure to find great food no matter where you venture in the Western Maine Lakes Region!
We invite you to experience some of our favorite local restaurants we know you will love:
76 Pleasant Street
76 Pleasant Street, Norway, Maine – 207-744-9040
Romantic Fine Dining. Spend $$$-$$$$
Open: Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Tue-Sun, 5:00-close. Off season Wed-Sat. Reservations recommended.
Insider Tip: Ask for seating in the front dining room. It’s more romantic.
This is where we send folks looking for romantic, fine dining. The food at 76 Pleasant Street can give the best restaurants in Portland, Boston and New York a run for their money. And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Big city quality at rural Maine prices! We love it when our guests from Boston and NYC tell us about their wonderful dining experience. Amy is your hostess and server. Brett is the chef. And they have one person helping with dishes. That’s it. Small crew, big results.
1052 Minot Ave, Auburn, Maine – 207-783-6885
Casual steakhouse. Spend $$-$$$
Open: Year round, 7 days a week, 11:30 – closing
Insider Tip: Ask for the rub and sauce sampler. You can try them out before deciding what to put on your steak. Roy is partial to the Tumbleweed rub.
If you want a really good steak, Mac’s Grill is the place to go. Mac’s has been the finest steakhouse in the Auburn area for 20+ years. Mac’s offers couples and family seating. They also have a great bar area with bar stool seating and lots of TVs. You’ll find a terrific selection of local, craft beers that offers something different every time we go.
723 Maine Street, Poland, Maine – 207-998-5008
Casual lakeside seafood. Spend $-$$
Open: June-Columbus Day, 7 days a week, 11:30 – closing, post-Columbus day-Memorial Day, Thu-Sun, 11:30-closing.
Insider Tip: I don’t know what Cyndi does for seasoning, but the Seared Haddock Sandwich is one of our favorites.
Cyndi Robbins, the owner of Cyndi’s Dockside and a few other places in Poland, is a local legend. Her rustic Dockside restaurant features fried and baked seafood, lobster (you get a blueberry muffin with your lobster – you are in Maine!), appetizers, chowders, soups and sandwiches. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Fish Bones American Grill
70 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-333-3663
Casual Upscale Seafood. Spend $$$-$$$$
Open: Mon-Fri, lunch and dinner from 11:30. Sat, dinner only from 4:00. Closed Sun.
Insider Tip: The Crispy Calamari and the Ahi Tuna Crisps are generally our “go to” appetizers.
Fish Bones American Grill is best described as “Creative American Cuisine”. Their chef fuses American cuisine with multi-national flair. They source local seafood, meat and produce, turning it into wonderful appetizers and entrées. Set in a restored mill building, the place has great ambiance and energy. The menu changes seasonally.
49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-333-3835
Upscale Country French. Spend $$$$
Open: Tue-Thu, 5-9. Fri-Sat, 5-10. Closed Sun, Mon plus one week during the summer.
Insider Tip: The Braised Pork Shank is of “Flintstonian” proportions. One of you must get it!
Fuel cuisine is a nod to Country French cooking. They have a fine wine selection to go along with their delicious appetizers and entrées. They are a Wine Spectator Award Of Excellence winner 6 years running.
Black Bear Cafe
215 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine – 207-693-4770
Irish Pub. Spend $$-$$$
Open: Open at 4:00 daily in the summertime. Closed Sun-Wed in the winter.
Insider Tip: Live Irish music starts around 6:30-7:00 most nights during high season, less frequently during the quieter months.
Created in the spirit of country pubs in southern Ireland, the Black Bear Cafe is an authentic Irish pub. The well trained staff pours a perfect pint. Enjoy the burgers, seafood, steaks, salads, soups and Fish n’ Chips on the menu. You can even get Irish comfort food – Shepherd’s Pie.
X-Vault Pub & Provisions
10 Market Square, South Paris, Maine – 207-739-2999
Upscale Pub Food & Sushi with Vietnamese twist. Spend $$
Open: Mon-Thur, 2-9. Fri-Sat, 2-10. Closed Sunday.
Insider Tip: The fried haddock sandwich with special sauce and Vietnamese slaw is outstanding.
X-Vault Pub & Provisions sits inside a former bank, with the bank’s vault as a centerpiece behind the polished wood bar. You’ll find eclectic decor – a bit of steampunk, and a music wall with a couple of Fender guitars and signed photos of guitar greats. Quesadillas with a Korean twist, dishes with Vietnamese touches and wings with flat out hot sauce are some of the menu items. The buffalo wing sauce selection comes with a warning. “Buffalo sauces 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and “X” levels are not recommended for people with heart or respiratory problems.” Nuf sed.
DaVinci’s Italian Eatery
150 Mill Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-782-2088
Italian. Spend $$-$$$
Open: Sun-Thu, 11-9. Fri-Sat, 11-10.
Insider Tip: Try to get a table at the bar in the back. That way you can check out the collection of Vespa scooters and antique bicycles.
Davinci’s Italian Eatery offers classic Italian dining. Fresh soups, garlic knots (a signature item), brick oven pizzas and Italian specialty dishes round out an extensive menu. Roy is partial to the nice variety of mixed shellfish offerings. Located in the historic Bates Mills Complex, the restaurant has beautiful brick and wood throughout, with high, industrial ceilings. There is a great vibe.
29 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-753-0389
Japanese & Asian Fusion. Spend $$-$$$
Open: Open for dinner, but opening and closing times vary by day. Check their web site. Closed for two weeks in the summer.
Insider Tip: Be sure to ask for the Sake menu.
Orchid’s food menu features Japanese and Asian Fusion cuisine as well as Thai and Vietnamese dishes. They also have a great local, craft beer menu and an extensive offering of Sake. The atmosphere is eclectic, especially with the Japanese MTV production showing on one screen.
103 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-333-3070
French-Canadian & Comfort Food. Spend $$-$$$
Open: Tue-Thu. 11-8, Fri-Sat, 11-9. Closed Sun and Mon.
Insider Tip: Try the Créton. Sue says it reminds her of her childhood.
Set in the old Grand Trunk Station for the Auburn-Lewiston rail line, Rails Restaurant has a charming, historic feel. Their menu changes over time, but generally is French-Canadian and comfort food inspired. However, what doesn’t change in the excellence of their meals and the service.
The Lost Gull
Oxford, Maine – 207-539-8669
Lobster And Clam Shack. Spend $-$$$
Open: Open every day, 11AM-9PM.
Insider Tip: Their Haddock Chowder is excellent.
For a quintessential, family-owned clam and lobster shack experience, try The Lost Gull just down the road. They emphasize the use of local Maine products in all their food. If they can get the ingredient in Maine, they do. In addition to your typical, lobster and clam shack, they also serve daily changing specialty seafood sandwiches and plates. Authentic they are. At The Lost Gull, there’ll be no lettuce or sweet corn relish on your lobster roll.
Maurice Restaurant Francais
109 Main Street, South Paris, Maine – 207-743-2532
Classic French. Spend $$-$$$
Open: Lunch Tue-Fri, 11:00-1:30. Dinner Tue-Thu 4:00-8:00, Fri-Sat 4:00-8:30. Sunday brunch 11:00-2:00
Insider Tip: While we go for the French cuisine, the locals rave about the New England Pot Roast dinner.
At Maurice Restaurant Francais you’ll find classic French dishes along with Maine comfort food. They also have an extensive wine list covering all regions, but with plenty of French wine offerings.