Lying on the banks of Androscoggin River in the American state of Maine, the historic mill town of Lewiston boasts a generous sprinkling of bakeries, restaurants and brasseries. Whether you are hankering after traditional American food, prefer family-run Italian, or fancy more exotic Asian cuisine, we’ve sought out the top places in town to tuck in.
It’s hard not to be tempted by Mother India, as delectable aromatic spices waft from the kitchen down the street. Take a seat in the dining room and you’ll be spoilt for choice by the authentic Indian dishes on offer, with favorites including tender tandoori chicken and creamy navrattan korma. Be sure to work up an appetite before visiting the all-you-can-eat buffe, available selected weekdays and Sundays at lunchtime.
Mother India, 114 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME, USA, +1 207 333 6777
One of Lewiston’s favorite Italian restaurants, DaVinci’s, is housed in a rustic red-brick former mill and has that warm neighborhood vibe that’s essential for any good Italian restaurant to thrive. Eclectic decor, sprinkled with a collection of vintage vespas and antique bikes, a wrap-around bar, and exposed brick walls, give the interior its flare, while the menu provides many tasty home-style specialties that include brick-oven pizzas, herby bolognese and irresistible tiramisú.
DaVinci’s Eatery, 150 Mill Street, Lewiston, ME, USA, +1 207 782 2088
Prepare to truly surf and turf at Sea40 – an authentic steak and sushi locale specializing in Japanese cuisine. Expect fabulously fresh sushi, and sizzling cuts of high quality meat, all served in a smooth and sultry space brought to life with exotic Japanese ornaments, flashes of flames from the kitchen grill, and regular hibachi shows that will provide entertainment for the whole family.
Sea40, 40 East Ave., Lewiston, ME, USA, +1 207 795 6888