7 Best Restaurants in Bath, The Mid-Coast Region

Bath Brewing Company

$$ Fodor's choice

You'll feel right at home in this intimate modern pub, offering casual dining on two floors plus an upper outdoor deck. The beer ranges from IPAs to stouts and sours. The menu, which changes with the seasons, includes imaginative light dishes as well as well-prepared entrées. 

Five Islands Lobster Company

$$ Fodor's choice

Drive to the end of Route 127 and relax in the breezes off Sheepscot Bay in the tiny fishing village of Five Islands, not too far from Reid State Park. This award-winning lobster shack overlooks at least five islands from its perch atop the working wharf, and you can watch lobstermen unload their traps onto the dock while you feast on fresh lobster rolls or a full lobster dinner and sample Maine-made ice cream. If you've got a big craving for lobster, order the Big Boy lobster roll, with double the amount of meat in a large roll. The “secret” to the famous tartar sauce is dill. This is a BYOB place, so bring a cooler with your preferred beverages, settle at a picnic table, and enjoy the sublime setting.

1447 5 Islands Rd., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA
Known For
  • Authentic Maine setting with gorgeous scenery
  • Excellent lobster rolls
  • BYOB
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. in summer; closed weekdays spring and fall; closed early May–early Oct.

Beale Street Barbecue


Ribs are the thing at one of Maine's oldest barbecue joints, opened in 1996. Hearty eaters should ask for one of the platters piled high with pulled pork, pulled chicken, or shredded beef.

215 Water St., Bath, ME, 04530, USA
Known For
  • Three-cheese mac and cheese (American, cheddar, and Pecorino romano)
  • Maine microbrews
  • Key lime pie
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Café Crème


Located in the heart of downtown, this café with its own on-site bakery draws visitors and locals alike for delicious coffee paired with made-that-day goods served with a smile. The cinnamon roll with maple bacon is a savory Maine take on a classic sweet treat. The coffee drinks are yummy—how about an almond joyous latte with amaretto, coconut, and chocolate? For a quick savory meal, grab one of the hand pies, with fillings that change daily. There's a reason why folks refer to this place as "Bath's living room": everyone is welcomed warmly.

Mae's Cafe


This charming café offers several indoor spaces, plus a deck—built around a giant maple tree!—where you can enjoy homemade eggs Benedict, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches, as well as wraps, salads, soups, chowders, and smoothies. Everything is creative, and everything is homemade.

The Fountain Ice Cream & Deli


From the red stools lined up at the soda fountain to the pressed-tin ceiling, this cute little place oozes nostalgia. Order a banana split, a shake, or just a cone, and enjoy your trip down memory lane.

The Osprey


Simple, well-prepared dishes draw folks to this pleasant harborfront restaurant in the middle of a boatyard. On weekends, the full menu includes seafood and pub specialties as well as a selection of pizzas; on Thursday and Monday, only pizza is served.

340 Robinhood Rd., Georgetown, ME, 04548, USA
Known For
  • Open only in summer
  • Views of a marina and an osprey nest
  • Authentic Maine setting
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed.