20 Maine Restaurants Featured on Food TV Shows You Should Try
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Food TV Shows
I can't tell you how many hours I have
wasted devoted my life to food-oriented television programming. Realty shows, game shows, travel shows, holiday shows, the concept doesn't matter. If it's about food, I'll give it a shot.
It's also a wonderful way to discover restaurants in towns or places of travel interest.
However, nothing beats when a restaurant or chef from Maine is featured. I don't know if it's the collective chip on Mainers' shoulders, but the level of proud can't be measured. Our restaurants and people are really just our children. And, when they make it big, well...we think we all do.
Maine Food Scene
It is special, though. Maine has a tremendous food reputation. Portland has become very trendy over the last decade. Chefs from Maine have competed on hit shows like "Chopped" and "Top Chef." Even Biddeford was named one of the next best food cities in America. Maine is absolutely killing it.
Maine Restaurants on Television
Below is a closer look at 20 Maine restaurants that have proudly been featured nationally on the popular foodie television shows. Those shows include "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Food Paradise," "Drinking Made Easy," and "Man v. Food."
There's no surprise that things trend heavily to seafood, specifically lobster dishes. Lobster is Maine currency, so it's a totally legit strategy by the show-runners.
But, there's much more to Maine's cuisine than seafood, and that comes through, whether it be pizza, potato donuts, beer, fresh ingredients, and much more.
Is one of your favorite restaurants on the list? Ready to find new favorites?