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.

Yolked Farm-to-Table

868 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062 – 207-749-4097

Casual Upscale Seafood. Spend $$$-$$$$

Open: Tue-Thurs from 12 – 8 pm, Fri-Sat from 12 – 9 pm. Closed Sun, Mon.

Insider Tip: A must-try is the lobster bisque, rich and full of flavor, along with the perfectly cooked Pineland Farms Filet, a true testament to the quality of local produce.

Located in the heart of Windham, Yolked Farm-to-Table offers a delightful dining experience that emphasizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients straight from nearby farms. Once a Food Truck, this newly running restaurant has cozy, rustic, and welcoming atmosphere, ideal for enjoying a meal that tastes as if it was harvested just for you. Every dish served at Yolked is a celebration of the region’s abundant agriculture and culinary craftsmanship. Their cocktails are also delicious!

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.

Nonesuch River Brewing

NONESUCH RIVER BREWING 723 Maine St, Poland, ME — 207-998-5008

Lakefront dining with a selection of crafted brews and local cuisine.  Spend $-$$

Open: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat until 10pm

Insider Tip: The New York Strip Steak with fingerling potatoes and broccolini is a must-try.

At Nonesuch River Brewing (formerly known as the famous Cyndi’s Dockside), situated along Middle Range Pond  and only a stone’s throw from the tranquil waters of Wolf Cove Inn, you’ll find more than just a brewery; you’ll discover a place where the local community and seasonal ingredients blend seamlessly. Here, the menu is as fluid as the river itself, changing with the seasons to offer the freshest flavors. Whether it’s the delectable Brussel Sprouts that catch your eye, or the perfectly brewed Blonde Ale that calls your name, each visit promises a new delight. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience where every bite and sip tells the story of Maine. Join us lakeside for a journey of taste you won’t soon forget.

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.

Lobster restaurant Naples Maine

Beacon Bar and Bistro

828 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine 04055 – 207-797-7771

Seafood and Grill. Spend $$-$$$

Open: Mon-Thu 5:00 to closing, Fri-Sun 11:30 to closing (check FB page)

Insider Tip: Great views of Long Lake from the patio.

New to the area restaurant scene, Beacon Bar and Bistro you can get what everyone wants in Maine – Lobstah in multiple forms. They also have options for those who don’t partake of seafood.

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.


Lewiston, Maine – 207-998-4976

Upscale French Cuisine. Spend $$$-$$$$

Open: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM; Friday, Saturday, 4:30 PM – 10 PM

Situated in the heart of Lewiston, Bon Vivant has swiftly risen as a pinnacle of refined dining for our esteemed guests. With a focus on impeccable service and an exquisite menu inspired by French culinary traditions, this establishment offers an unparalleled dining experience.

INSIDER TIP: Guests rave about the Bouillabaisse, a sumptuous seafood stew brimming with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. This flavorful dish, adorned with a harmonious blend of aromatic herbs and spices, captures the essence of coastal indulgence. Each spoonful transports diners to the serene shores of France, celebrating the bounty of the sea.

Due to the restaurant’s popularity, reservations are strongly encouraged to secure your place at this celebrated culinary haven. Immerse yourself in the artistry of French cuisine at Bon Vivant and relish an evening of elegance and gastronomic delight.

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 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 J and K-pop showing on a TV screen.