Within close proximity of the Wolf Cove Inn you will find an array of excellent top Maine 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:

Freshly-cooked artisan stake with seasoning on top

Mac’s Grill

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, and a bar area with lots of TVs. You’ll find a terrific selection of local, craft beers that offers something different every time we go.

Mac’s does not accept reservations.

Meal at Cyndi's with french fries

Cyndi’s Dockside

723 Maine Street, Poland, Maine – 207-998-5008

Casual lakeside seafood. Spend $-$$

Open: June-Labor Day, 6 days a week (closed Tue), 11:30 – closing, post-Labor day to Columbus day, Wed-Sun, post-Columbus day-Memorial Day, Thu-Sun.

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, pasta, pizza, appetizers, chowders, soups and sandwiches.

Cyndi’s does not accept reservations.

Fancy seafood dinner with prawn on steak fillet

Fish Bones Grill

70 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-333-3663

Casual Upscale Seafood. Spend $$-$$$

Open: Tue-Sat, dinner from 4:00-8:30. Closed Sun, Mon.

Insider Tip: The Crispy Calamari and the Ahi Tuna Crisps are generally our “go to” appetizers.

Fish Bones American Grill 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.

People gathered around a fire pit on a sunny winter day with snow on the ground

Oxbow Beer Garden

420 Main St, Oxford, Maine – 207-753-0389

Pizza, calzones and micro-brewery. Spend $-$$

Open: Wed, Thu 4-8, Fri 4-9, Sat, Sun 12-9

Insider Tip: The kale Caesar salad is excellent.

You can get some of the best beer in Maine at Oxbow Beer Garden. It is a combination small touring center and brew pub. It has a really terrific vibe. On winter weekends, snow shoe or cross-country ski (rentals available) on the small network, then settle under an outdoor, heated A-frame or around the fire pits and enjoy pizza and suds (tons of options).

Restaurant facade on tree lined street with fall foliage.

Dolce Amici

427 Main St, Norway, Maine – 207-743-3900

Gelato, cocktails, salads, panini, large plates. Spend $-$$

Open: Wed to Sat 12-7, Sun 11-7

Insider Tip: The Dolma Plate appetizer is awesome.

Dolce Amici is a fun little place right in downtown Norway. The colorful umbrella covered courtyard is a great al fresco option in seasonable weather.

French onion soup in small cups

Maurice Restaurant Francais

109 Main Street, South Paris, Maine – 207-743-2532

Classic French. Spend $$-$$$

Open: Lunch Fri & Sun, 11:00-1:30. Dinner Wed-Sat, 4:00-8:00

Insider Tip: While we go for the French cuisine, the locals rave about the New England Pot Roast dinner. Roy is partial to the French Onion Soup.

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.

Reservations recommended.

Artisan hot wings on plate with sauces and beer

X-Vault Pub

10 Market Square, South Paris, Maine – 207-739-2999

Upscale Pub Food & Sushi with an Asian twist. Spend $$

Open: Tue-Sat, 4:00-9:00. Closed Sun, Mon.

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. Sushi, ramen, quesadillas with a Korean twist, dishes with Vietnamese touches and wings with flat out hot sauce are some of the menu items.

Spaghetti dinner with bacon, herbs, and cheese

DaVinci’s Eatery

150 Mill Street, Lewiston, Maine – 207-782-2088

Italian. Spend $$-$$$

Open: Sun-Thu, 11-8.  Fri-Sat, 11-9. Temporarily closed Tuesdays due to staffing shortage.

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 extensive classic Italian dining options. Fresh soups, garlic knots (a signature item), brick oven pizzas and Italian specialty dishes round out the menu. Located in the historic Bates Mills Complex, the restaurant has beautiful brick and wood throughout, with high, industrial ceilings. There is a great vibe.

Slice of shepherd's pie on plate by seasonings and pepper

Black Bear Cafe

215 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine – 207-693-4770

Irish Pub. Spend $$-$$$

Open: Open Wed-Sun, 4:00-9:00 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.

Red bar stools around a wooden themed bar area

Ox Pub at the Oxford Casino

777 Casino Way, Oxford, Maine – 207-539-6705

Maine and New England cuisine, craft beer and spirits. Spend $$-$$$

Open: 7 days a week, Sun – Thu, 11-9, Fri – Sat 11-11, must be 21 or older

Insider Tip: Be sure to sample from the wide variety of local craft beer.

Ox Pub is located in the Oxford Casino complex. It has a relaxing vibe and nice variety of food. Lest you are worried about the casino, Ox Pub is separate. You don’t really notice the casino and everything is smoke-free.

Sign for Smokin' Dave's with cartoon cow, pig and chicken by a BBQ grill

Smokin' Dave's Backyard BBQ & Grill

230 Main Street, Norway, Maine – 207-744-2578

BBQ and Grill fare. Spend $$-$$$

Open: Sun, Wed, Thu 12-8, Fri, Sat 12-9

Insider Tip: Roy loves the Piggyback Burger.

Smokin’ Dave’s offers a great variety of BBQ and grill fare. Pull into the parking lot and most times you can see the smokers doing their thing on beef, chicken and pork. A real meat lovers paradise.

Lobster dinner with lemon

The Lost Gull

Oxford, Maine – 207-539-8669

Lobster And Clam Shack. Spend $-$$$

Open: Wed-Sun, 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.

Japanese sushi


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.