A lobster dinner with a wedge of lemon. Shallow DOF, focus on lobster's head.
Ogunquit has so many wonderful options! Here are a few of our favorites.
A lobster dinner with a wedge of lemon. Shallow DOF, focus on lobster's head.
Ogunquit has so many wonderful options! Here are a few of our favorites.

Glen and Laurence’s Favorite Restaurants…and a Wine Bar too.

With over 30 restaurants between Perkin’s Cove and the beach, Ogunquit has so many wonderful choices. Most require RESERVATIONS during peak hours so please plan ahead and contact the restaurants directly for reservations. Always let them know The Trellis House sent you!

A 2021 highlight is just steps away…Coastal Wine Bar and Tasting room – A delightful tasting room with outdoor patio seating just steps from The Trellis House is not only about being on the coast and enjoying wine, but it is also about experiencing some of our favorite wine growing regions near the coast. Visit their fun little gem of a tasting room & retail shop for an absolutely charming and innovative wine tasting experience. 

Glen and Laurence’s Favorite Restaurants…That You Can Walk To

Maine Catch – A perfectly local lobster restaurant in a beautiful house, just steps from the Trellis House. Indoor/outdoor seating. From elegant fish and chips to innovative baked stuffed lobsters, we love it here. https://themainecatchme.com/

MC Perkin’s Cove – The most romantic and lovely dining room in Ogunquit. A gorgeous rooftop deck with stunning views, professional service an innovative continental menu and a lovely walk to the cove via Marginal Way at sunset. What more could we want in our local favorite. http://www.mcperkinscove.com/

That Place in Ogunquit – Inventive updated local joint for steak and seafood classics in a lively and charming spot. We think the food is outstanding. Just a stroll down Shore road. https://www.thatplaceinogunquit.com/

Roberto’s – Conveniently located across the street, this property is lovely. Serving elegant hand-made Italian food. Focus on seafood, pasta and classics. We love everything about eating here and particularly enjoy eating at the bar. Also, their adjacent takeout pizza place is outstanding. https://www.robertos.com/

Crooked Pine – Located just a short walk in town, this beautiful Victorian newly remodeled landmark with indoor and outdoor dining is relaxed and elegant. Love it for a date and people watching. New England charm, thoughtful menu with coastal influences. Also, it’s a sister to Brix and Brine which we also love, particularly for lunch. https://www.crookedpineogt.com/

The Front Porch – Fun, local landmark with American fare in both the dining room and upstairs at the festive piano bar which is not to be missed. https://www.thefrontporch.com/

Nikanos – In-town with outdoor seating, Greek/Mediterranean cuisine, eclectic music and local clientele adds to the friendly vibe. Late night after theater menu. https://www.nikanos.com/

Jackie’s Too – Located at the end of Marginal Way in Perkin’s Cove, known for it’s sweeping ocean views, this ocean front eatery serves up classic seafood, burgers, and pasta. This is where we want to have a beer and eat fried seafood outside on a sunny day. https://www.jackiestoo.com/

Glen and Laurence’s Favorite Restaurants…That You Can’t Walk To

These picks are outside of Ogunquit and worth the drive. 

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound – Locally known as “The Pound” this is a classic New England seafood spot overlooking the water. We think this is the best Lobster pound in the area (not to be confused with the Ogunquit Lobster Pound). The steamed lobster and the lobster rolls can’t be beat. http://capeneddick.com/

Walker’s Restaurant –  Not to be missed, absolutely one of our favorites. Farm to table, chic, lively, open fire roasted fish and game. Stunning food and environment. http://walkersmaine.com/

Joshua’s – A cozy Revolutionary War period home is the setting for inspired farm to table American meals. Intimate and elegant but casual, Joshua’s get top marks from us for a romantic evening. https://joshuasrestaurantandbar.com/

Billy’s Chowder House – Classic, casual chowder and seafood spot overlooking an estuary and wildlife preserve. We go here for lunch primarily but is great for a casual dinner. The clam chowder and fried seafood is the best in the area. https://www.billyschowderhouse.com/

The Steakhouse – This is a traditional steak house with not to missed homemade sides.  They don’t take reservations and the wait is long but it’s a must try for a local “a cheap and cheerful” steak dinner. We always order a steak with a salad and sides of baked beans, applesauce and house potatoes. https://www.the-steakhouse.com/

The Front Yard – (not to be confused with The Front Porch!) Mediterranean located in town. Wonderful indoor bar/dining and lots of outdoor dining and seating. Signature dish is Bouillabaisse. Expansive property with lots of outside seating, casual, with cool drinks and a cool vibe. https://www.frontyardrestaurant.com/

Pedro’s – Scratch-made upscale Mexican food plus inventive margaritas in colorful and playful setting. The food is seriously good. http://pedrosmaine.com/

Earth at Hidden Pond – If you want a high-end dining adventure amid striking natural decor this is the place not to be missed. https://www.earthathiddenpond.com/

Hurricane – Fresh seafood and continental cuisine this is our idea of a great night out with friends. We split a 3 pound baked-stuffed lobster and a few martinis and always agree we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. https://www.hurricanerestaurant.com/

Beachfire – Fun place for drinks and barbecue with outdoor seating and a large fire pit. https://www.beachfiremaine.com/

Dockside – https://www.dockside-restaurant.com/ Nestled on the shores of Harris Island in York Harbor, the Dockside Restaurant has stunning views of a classic, boat-filled harbor, secluded rocky coastline, and island-speckled ocean. The Dockside Restaurant is a classic New England seafood eatery, located on the grounds of a Victorian-era inn.

Everyone asks…”Where is the best lobster roll/” and for us it’s at Foster’s in York.