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Top Mom and Pop Restaurants in the Augusta, Maine Area

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So you’ve just finished moving into your dream home near Augusta, Maine. You’ve spent the whole day unpacking and you’re starving. But you want something “local.” What to do?


We’ve got your covered.


Here are some of our favorite “mom and pop” restaurants in the Augusta area:



Riverfront Barbeque & Grill

300 Water Street

Augusta, Maine 04330


Tel: (207) 622-8899


Located on the historic riverfront in Augusta, Maine, the aptly named Riverfront Barbeque, is famous for its world class southern BBQ (Memphis dry rub ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket) and is the perfect place to pop in when you need some great comfort food.


The Red Barn

455 Riverside Drive

Augusta, Maine 04330


Tel: (207) 623-9485


A community staple since 1977, the Red Barn evolved from an ice cream stand into the amazing restaurant it is today. It serves a delicious mixture of seafood, hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and more.





The Liberal Cup

115 Water Street

Hallowell, Maine 04347


Tel: (207) 623-2739


Famous for its upscale pub fare and friendly atmosphere, the Liberal Cup also carries beers on tap with a taste that will make you feel just like you’re in England. During the week, the Cup likes to showcase local ingredients through seasonal Maine offerings, but on the weekends, it cranks it up a notch with delectable haute and nouvelle cuisine creations.


Café de Bangkok

232 Water Street

Hallowell, Maine 04347


Tel: (202) 622-2638

The menu at Café de Bangkok is filled with fresh produce and aromatic herbs to highlight each dish’s natural taste. The sushi bar offers Nigiri, Sashimi, Hosomaki, and designer rolls all carefully crafted by a highly experienced sushi chef.





A1 Diner

3 Bridge Street

Gardiner, Maine 04345


Tel: (207) 582-4804


The A1 diner has a few claims to fame. Mainers know it for its locally sourced specials and delicious diner food, but it’s known across the country as one of Guy Fieri’s favorite places to grab a bite. That’s right, the A1 Diner has been featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. Check out a clip here.



304 Water Street

Gardiner, Maine 04345


Tel: (207) 582-8222


At Pastaz, the sauce is key. So key, in fact, that Tony and his team create fresh batches of his authentic Italian recipe every single day. This is the place to go if you’d like delicious, made-to-order Italian cuisine.





Hi Hat

380 Maine Avenue

Farmingdale, Maine 04344


Tel: (207) 582 9842


Another take on diner food, Hi Hat is the perfect breakfast spot for early risers (or for a brunch bunch after a long morning of unpacking). Its menu includes creamy old-fashioned milk shakes, “comfort foods” like pancakes, biscuits, and more, as well as desserts.


Fat Toads Pub

655 Maine Avenue

Farmingdale, Maine 04344


Tel: (207) 629 5111


This pub is the perfect place to grab your friends and family and settle onto the breezy back patio for a refreshing drink. The burgers are delicious here, as well as other good quality "pub grub" in a little neighborhood style pub. It’s also been known as the “Cheers” of Maine (where everybody knows your name) because of the friendly service.



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