Loving Pectic Seafood


Update 2011: Pectic has closed.

I’m back on Mount Desert Island, but en route this time, I stopped at Pectic Seafood, on Route 3, in Trenton. Honestly, that wasn’t my first choice. I’d planned to stop into Angler’s or  Just Barb’s, but both had long lines with families taking dad for dinner. Next I aimed for the Maine Grind in Ellsworth or Martha’s, both were closed. Then I remembered Pectic.

Founded by Paul and Teresa Cecere at their home in Hulls Cove, sons Matt and P.J. decided to move Pectic to this location just about one year ago. It’s a welcome respite on Route 3. It’s new, it’s spotless, the service is grade A+ (seriously, it’s rare to find such customer awareness, friendliness, genuine desire to assist).

Pectic’s a hybrid: combo fish and meat market, bakery and pizza shop, clam shack and lobster joint, eat in/take-out. The selections of baked goods, sandwiches, pizza, hot foods, prepared foods, soups and chowders, meats and seafood, are plentiful; and nearly everything is made in house from scratch. Although it’s mostly a to-go place, there is limited seating and there are clean, clean, clean restrooms.

For lunch, I had one of the day’s specials, a chicken quesedilla; excellent and quite filling. I’ll be stopping again en route home in a few days to pick up some prepared foods for dinner. Whether you need a quick food fix or need to pick up fresh or prepared foods for a cottage, this is a smart stop.


  1. I guess I misunderstood. I thought you had published a guide/book about the Bar Harbor area, but there is no mention of where this book/guide can be purchased.

  2. Hi Martha,

    You can purchase or order my guidebook, Moon Acadia National Park (current edition is April 2009, 3rd ed.) at most bookstores or through Amazon. There’s a link to Amazon if you scroll down the sidebar. The book covers the full region from the Blue Hill peninsula, tipped by Isle au Haut with a section of the park, through the Schoodic region and its section of the park. My two other book, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Maine, also cover the region, but not in the depth of the Acadia book.

  3. Hi Hilary! I am glad someone finally wrote about Pectic Seafood. They are wonderful people and their food and service is excellent! Plus they make the best glazed donuts! Thank you!

  4. Didn’t know about those doughnuts. I’ll have to give them a ry next time I’m in the neighborhood.

  5. Thanks Hilary! They are the best glazed donuts I have ever had. I just submitted their name to tripadvisor as I noticed they are not listed on there. They are just the best people. I hope more people stop and see them. Thank you for your input!

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