9 responses to “Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1”

  1. Fran Folsom

    My favorite is Red’s Eats in Wiscasset. Best lobster roll ever!

  2. Laura Berry

    Many times from the time I was a baby traveling to Eastport to visit my Grandparents have I traveled up Route 1. Several of those places you listed to eat just jumped out at me. I remember Red’s Eats in Wiscasset and remember many times we stopped at Moody’s. One place that was not there was a surprise to me was Helen’s Restaurant. We never went through Machias without stopping for at least pie and coffee or milk in my case. Has Helen’s closed? I have not been up that way since I moved to Florida in 2007. I did go up to Eastport in May of 2007 for a family reunion. I do not remember if I saw Helen’s then or not. Thank you for all the sweet memories of my childhood. I always enjoy reading the stories.

    Laura E Berry

  3. Nancy Kline


    Thanks for this update on RT. 1 eats! I live in Belfast but I don’t get up to Machias every year so it’s good to know what’s new (or new to me) along route 1 that I haven’t been to. I have a group of friends that are all up for Food Road Trips to places we have heard or read about around the state. I thought a selection of the eateries in this article, from Belfast up to Machias, would make a good basis of the first road trip. Thanks, and any other suggestions would be most welcome!

  4. John Fearheiley

    Good evening Hillary family will visiting Maine for the 1st time on August 16th, 2016. We are staying our 5 days in Bath. One day we will be going up to Bar Harbor via Highway 1. I saw where you said Red’s was a good place in Wassacat. Are there other Lobster Shacks on our way up to and including Bar Harbor. We want the real flavor of the people of Maine and we think the Lobster Shacks are the way to go. If you have additional ideas please feel free to tell me. We are about a fun Maine experience. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  5. Dawn Beasley

    My husband and I are vacationing in Boothbay Harbor the week of June 17-24, 2017. Any places around there that we don’t want to miss? We are super excited about our first time in Maine.

    Thank you so much!!!

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