The seaside community of Scarborough, Maine boasts more than beautiful beaches and small-town charm – it’s also got a great dining scene. Seafood is king in Scarborough though you’ll also find exotic Thai cuisine, award-winning Chicago-style hot dogs and upscale pub fare: read on to find out where to go.
A longtime local favorite, Ken’s Place serves local seafood. It’s famous for its fried clams (available battered or crumbed and served with fries, fresh coleslaw, a roll and butter) and its homemade chowders are another guest favorite, though you’ll find plenty other seafood classics like lobster rolls and baked scallops served alongside burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Ken’s Place, 207 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME, USA, +1 207 883 6611
Pine Point Grille wows diners with its casual-upscale, locally inspired cuisine and warm, intimate ambiance. Take a seat in its cozy dining room during Maine’s bracing winter months or on its pretty patio in summertime and enjoy dishes from Pine Point Grille’s seasonal menu, like the bacon-wrapped whitefish with fingerling potatoes, French green beans and marcona almonds; or the duck carbonara with fettuccine, mushrooms and peas.
Pine Point Grille, 240 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME, USA, +1 207 883 8383
Chicago Dogs is a laidback joint serving Scarborough authentic all-beef, Chicago-style hot dogs. There’s over a dozen different dogs on the menu from the signature Chicago Dog (topped with tomatoes, pickles, onion, mustard, bright green relish, celery salt and hot peppers) to the Reuben Dog (with melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and grilled sauerkraut) and sides like hand-cut fries and onion rings.
Chicago Dogs, 285 US Route 1, Suite 3, Scarborough, ME, USA, +1 207 510 6363
Chaba Thai Cuisine & Sushi focuses on authentic Thai cuisine and deliciously fresh sushi served alongside creative cocktails in a warm, inviting space. Choose from familiar favorites like pad thai (available with beef, chicken, shrimp and tofu), a spicy red curry or sweet and sour chicken or opt for an exotic chef special like the salmon shoe shee – a country-style coconut-based curry with pineapple, basil and vegetables. For a lighter bite opt for spicy tuna maki, eel nigiri or octopus sashimi from Chaba’s sushi menu.