Around Maine, COVID-19

Current Outdoor Dining Options

June 29, 2020

It’s summer in Maine and though coronavirus is still going strong, much of the state has already opened back up. Now that indoor dining is allowed, in addition to outdoor dining, many local businesses have reopened their doors while continuing to social distance.

Here are some of the many outdoor dining options available around southern Maine, though I’m sure that I’ve missed some, as new ones are opening up every day!


  • Maine Craft Distilling: Open 12-9 Wednesday-Sunday, offering brunch on Sundays starting at 12 pm
  • Old Port Sea Grill: Open 12-9 pm Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday, offering happy hour 3-6 pm with oysters and cocktails, reservations recommended
Outdoor dining aka brunch at Sagamore Hill Lounge combined with Ada's
Sunday Brunch at Ada’s & Sagamore Hill Lounge
  • Ada’s: Open Tuesday- Saturday 12 to 9pm, Sunday Brunch 11am to 3pm, Special Lunch HAPPY HOUR, 12 to 4 pm: food $2 off, beer and wine 1$ off, reservations recommended for Sunday Brunch
  • Sagamore Hill Lounge: New Summer hours : Wednesday through Saturday, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, cocktails from Sagamore Hill Lounge are available as well as food from Ada’s, reservations are strongly recommended for Sunday Brunch
  • Roma Cafe: Open Tuesdays-Sundays from 3-10 pm, reserve a table on the patio by calling 207-805-1978 or reserving a spot on
  • Bramhall: Open 4-11pm Wednesday-Sundays, partnered with Roma Cafe.
  • Ishi Ishi: Open Friday-Sunday from 12-8 pm, closed Monday-Thursday
  • Coals Bayside: Open Friday through Sunday, 3 pm-8 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12-8 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • Becky’s Diner: Open every day from 6 am-9 pm
  • Nosh: Open 4-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 12-9 pm Friday-Sunday.
  • A&C Grocery, Munjoy Hill: Open 12-8 Monday thru Saturday. 12-6 Sunday
  • A&C Grocery, West End: Open 12-3 pm
  • Three Dollar Deweys: Open 12-9 pm Sunday-Thursday, 12-10 pm Friday and Saturdays, reservations recommended
Eaux has plenty of outdoor dining to enjoy
Seafood Boil at Eaux
  • Eaux: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday 2-10 with Lunch/Happy Hour 2-5 and Dinner 5-10 and Sunday 10-3 for Brunch, recommendations recommended,
  • Pizzarino: Open for lunch TUESDAY to SATURDAY: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, DINNER,TUESDAY to THURDAY: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm SUNDAY:5:00 pm – 8:30 pm, reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more
  • Lazzari: Open 11 am-9 pm daily, offering happy hour Monday-Friday 4 pm-7 pm, brunch offered Saturday and Sunday 11 am-4 pm, reserve tables through the website
  • Slab: Open THURSDAY THRU MONDAY, 11:30AM – 9PM, not accepting groups of more than 8 people
 Yes to outdoor dining on the deck at DiMillos
Apps and margaritas at DiMillo’s
  • DiMillo’s: Open Tuesday – Saturday, from 12 – 9pm, call 207-772-2216 to make a dining reservation
  • Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier: Open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 pm – 7 pm, reservations are required, guests will get 1.5 hours per reservation, book reservations on Resy
  • Maria’s Restaurant: Open for lunch at 11:30 and dinner starting at 4:30 Wednesday-Saturday, reservations highly recommended by calling 207-772-9232
  • The Sinful Kitchen: Open Friday-Monday 8am to 1pm, make a reservation by calling 207-536-0611
  • Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie: Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm (happy hour 4pm to 6pm), Dinner served until 9pm, Friday & Saturday 3pm (happy hour 3pm to 6pm), Dinner served until 10pm, Call 207-805-1469 for reservations
Froze at Highroller
Legendary Froze at Highroller Lobster Company
  • Highroller Lobster Company: Open 10 am-10 pm Wednesday-Sunday
  • The Knotted Apron: Open Wednesday – Saturday from 5-9, reservation only, call (207)805-1523 to make one
  • Tomaso’s Canteen: Open 12 P.M. – 8 P.M. ON SUNDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY; 12 P.M. – 10 P.M. ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, they are not taking reservations, walk in only
  • N to Tail: Open 4-10 pm, closed on Mondays, reservations recommended so call 207-773-2900 ahead of time
  • Scales: Open for dinner at 4 pm everyday, reservations are required and can be made on their website
  • Bird & Co: Open 4-9 weekdays. 12-9 weekends, reservations for parties of 5 or more only.
Who wouldn't want to enjoy outdoor dining at Independent Ice Co?
Frose at Independent Ice Co.
  • Independent Ice Co.: Open 4-11 pm Sunday-Friday, 1-close Saturday, Happy Hour Sun-Fri 4-6pm
  • HiFi Donuts: Open 6am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm
  • CBG: Open 2-10 pm Tuesday-Sunday, usually offering a daily hot dog special.
  • Mami: Open Tuesday – Thursday 12pm-7pm and Friday – Saturday 12pm-8pm on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Level 5 at Holiday Inn By The Bay: Open Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM all summer
  • Eventide Oyster Co.: Open Thursday through Tuesday from 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to 10pm
  • The Honey Paw: Open Wednesday – Sunday from 12 PM – 4 PM and 5 PM – 10 PM, doing brunch on Sundays
  • Binga’s Stadium: Open Tues-Wed: 4pm to 8pm, Thurs-Fri: 4pm to 9pm, Saturday: 12pm to 9pm, outdoor seating is dog friendly!
  • Bayside Bowl rooftop bar: Open everyday for table service from 4-10 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis in good weather
  • East Ender: Open SEVEN DAYS 11:30AM-9PM
  • Street & Co.: open at 4 pm, reservations recommended online or by phone
  • Otherside Diner: Open Breakfast & LUNCH Thursday – Monday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm & Car Hop FRI & SAT 4:30-7pm
  • El Rayo Taqueria: Happy Hour with $2 Tecate, Sol and Pacifico beers every M-F 4-6pm for here or to go, open 11-9pm for takeout, curbside and dining in.
  • Isa: Open Mon – Sun 3–8pm, Tues Closed, patio open with limited seating, reservations required by calling the day before 207 808 8533
  • Lio: Open Tue – Thr 11:30a – 9p, Fri – Sat 11:30a – 10p, CLOSED Sundays & Mondays, Lunch 11:30a – 2p, Dinner from 5:30p – 8:30p,Dinner reservations, available 5:30 – 8:30, are strongly recommended
  • Stroudwater Distillery: Open noon till 7pm every day and featuring a new food menu
  • Blyth & Burrows: Open from 5-9 pm daily
Classy drinks at Blyth & Burrows
Cocktails at Blyth & Burrows
  • Susan’s Fish and Chips: Open from 11 am-8 pm daily
  • Izakaya Minato: Open Thursday-Saturday 5-8pm for dinner
  • Wilson County Barbecue: Open 2:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday through Sunday
  • Gilbert’s Chowder House: Open 11am- 9pm Daily
  • The North Point: Open WED – SUN. Open from 4pm Wed, Thur & Fri.  From noon on Sat & Sun.  Closing times: Friday & Saturday at 10pm, otherwise at 8pm, 6pm on Sunday. No reservations accepted at this time.
  • Marcy’s Diner: Open Saturday and Sunday from 8 am-12 pm
  • The King’s Head: Open daily 12 pm-9 pm (weather permitting) with a new socially distanced beer garden, brunch on Sundays, Happy Hour tacos are back Monday-Thursday from 12 pm-4 pm ($3 Veggie, $3 Pork, $4 Haddock, $4 select pints)
  • Gross Confection Bar: Open Wednesday-Sunday from 12pm-10pm, lunch is served from 12 pm- 4pm and includes daily sandwiches and salads, full dessert menu served starting at 4 pm, Reservations encouraged but not required, call (207) 956-7208 to book.
  • Central Provisions: Open 7 DAYS A WEEK, Monday – Friday 4-10, Saturday + Sunday 12-3 / 5-10, dog friendly patio
  • Blue Lobster Urban Winery: Open Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 2-7, may include food trucks.
  • Vena’s Fizz House: Closed Monday-Tuesday, open 2 pm-9 pm Wednesday-Thursday, 12 pm-11 pm Friday, 11 am-11 pm Saturday, 2 pm-7 pm Sunday
  • Portland Hunt & Alpine Club (Camp Hunt +Alpine): Open Thurs-Sun • 2pm – 10pm
  • Rosie’s: Open 12 pm-1 am (closing hours vary due to changing regulations for the health and safety of staff and patrons) every day, Happy Hour 4-7, Well Drinks – $4.00, Wine – $5.00, SUNDAYS- Mimosas and Well Bloody Marys – $3.99
  • Portland Beer Hub: closed Monday, open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-10 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm
  • TIQA: Open 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and 5:00 to 9:00pm on Sunday, closed Tuesday, June 30th and Saturday, July 4th
  • Definitive Brewing Company: Open Monday-Wednesday 1 pm- 7 pm, Thursday 1 pm-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 12 pm-8pm, Sunday 12 pm- 6pm
Outdoor dining is always better by the ocean
Frozen daiquiri from Fore Points Marina Bar
  • Fore Points Marina Bar: Open Daily 11am – 10pm
  • Samuel’s Bar and Grill: Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. temporarily closed on Mondays, happy hour daily on all draft beers and Ice Pik Vodka
  • Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room: Open every day 11:30 am-9:00 pm
  • Hot Suppa: Sunday brunch from 7:30am to 2:00pm & Monday-Saturday from 7:00am to 2:00pm, Closed July 4th, In an effort to avoid large lines, please use the RESY remote waitlist so they can notify you when your table is ready.
  • MJ’s Wine Bar: Open daily from 4 pm-9pm (these hours will likely change and be open longer)
  • Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill: (Portland location) open Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-8pm Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-8pm, closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • The Yard: Open Sunday 12-10pm, Monday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday/Saturday 12pm-1am. Bar menu ends at 9 pm and they stop serving shakes at 8pm, dogs allowed on the patio
  • The Great Lost Bear: Open Wednesday-Sunday 3 pm-8pm with a patio and a new tent as well
  • Little Giant: Open Wednesday 4 pm-9pm, Thursday 4 pm-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 4 pm-10 pm, Sunday 4 pm-3 pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Anoche: Open Friday-Sunday 12 pm-6 pm
  • New England Distilling: open at their window only on Monday-Friday from 1 pm-5pm, Saturday 12 pm-6 pm, closed on Sundays
  • Salvage: Open Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm-9 pm
  • Tandem Coffee: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8 am-1 pm
  • Local 188: Open for lunch Wednesday-Saturday 12 pm-4pm, brunch Sunday 9 am-2 pm, dinner Wednesday-Sunday 5 pm-9 pm
  • Pizza Villa: open 11-closing Tuesday-Friday, open 4-closing Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday
  • Three of Strong Spirits: open Wednesday-Friday 4 pm-8 pm, Saturday 12 pm-8 pm, Sunday 2pm-6 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Chaval: open Wednesday-Saturday from 4 pm-9 pm, reservations are available by calling 207.772.1110 or email
  • Bar of Chocolate: open 4 pm-12 pm Monday-Thursday, 12 pm-8 pm Sunday
  • Novare Res Bier Cafe: Open Wednesday-Thursday 4 pm-10pm⁣, Friday-Sunday 12 pm-10pm⁣, closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Flatbread Company: open daily 11:30am to 9:00pm
  • Rising Tide Brewing Company: open Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-8:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 11:30 am-7:00 pm
  • Brewery Extrava: open Wednesday-Thursday 2pm-7pm, Friday 12 pm- 8 pm, Saturday 12 pm-8 pm, Sunday 12 pm- 4 pm, Closed Monday-Tuesday
  • Oxbow Blending & Bottling: open Monday-Tuesday 3 pm-9 pm, Wednesday-Thursday 12 pm-9 pm, Friday-Saturday 12 pm-11 pm, Sunday 12 pm-9 pm
  • Maine Mead Works: open 12-6pm Sunday through Thursday – 12-9pm Friday & Saturday
  • Ribollita: Open Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 4pm for outdoor dining on our newly expanded outside seating area on Middle Street.
  • Emilitsa: Open Tuesday-Wednesday from 5 pm-9 pm, Thursday 11:30 am- 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday 11:30 am-2:00 pm, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm, Saturday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm, closed Sunday-Monday, call for reservations at (207) 221-0245
  • Maps: Open Thursday-Friday 4 pm-1 am, Saturday 4 pm-12 am, closed Sunday-Wednesday

South Portland

  • Tuscan Table: Open Sunday-Thursday 11-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11-10pm, Call for a reservation: 207-536-0240
  • Docks Seafood: Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-8 (Restaurant), open Tuesday – Sunday 10-8 (Market), Closed Monday
  • Foulmouthed Brewing: Open Friday-Sunday from 12 pm-8 pm, call to make a reservation during open hours, reservations are in 2 hour blocks
  • Willard Scoops: Open Monday 3 pm-8 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 2 pm-8 pm, Friday 2pm-9 pm, Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-9 pm
  • Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill (South Portland location) open Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-8pm Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-8pm, closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Judy Gibson: open Wednesday-Sunday 4 pm-9 pm, make reservations on Resy
  • North43 Bistro: open Wednesday-Sunday opening daily at 11:30am and closing nightly at dusk, happy hour Wednesday-Sunday from 3 pm-5 pm with bar specials and snacks



  • Legends Rest: Open Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 am-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30 am-11 pm, Sunday ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR open 2:00 pm-9 pm
 What's not to love about outdoor dining in Westbrook?
1/4 lb lobster roll at Legend’s Rest
  • Profenno’s: Open 4-9 pm Monday-Saturday, closed on Sundays
  • Portland Pie Co.: Open 11 am-8 pm Sunday-Thursday, open 11 am-9 pm Friday-Saturday
  • The Stockhouse: Open Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am to 10pm
Yup, outdoor dining with a giant Allagash White is pretty great
Drinking an Allagash White at The Stockhouse
  • Blazes Burgers: Closed Monday, open Tuesday-Wednesday 11 am-7 pm, Thursday-Saturday 11 am- 8 pm, Sunday 11 am-7 pm
  • Brea Lu: Open Thursday through Monday 7-1
  • The Frog & Turtle: Monday: Closed, open Tuesday: 4 to 9, Wed: 4 to 9, Thursday: 4 to 9, Friday: 4 to 11, Saturday: 4 to 11, Sunday Brunch: 9 to 1, Groups of 8 or more should call – 207-591-4185
Outdoor dining is always better on draft
Mast Landing Mango Treetops on draft


  • The Blue Pig: Open Monday 7 am-1:30 pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday-Sunday 7 am-1:30 pm, not taking any parties over 6 people
Ice cream, any questions?
A chocolate vanilla swirl cone at The Sweet Life


  • Pepper’s Landing: Open everyday from 11 am-10 pm
  • Vessel & Vine: Open Tues – Sat 11-8
  • Noble Kitchen + Bar: Open Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday, Dinner, 3pm – 8pm, Saturday + Sunday Brunch, 10am – 3pm
  • Enoteca Athena: Open from 4:00 – 8:00 Thurs-Saturday, call for a reservation
  • Zao Ze pop up: Open Wednesday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Monday & Tuesday: Closed, All orders must be pre-placed using their online ordering system before arriving at the restaurant. They only accept orders for the current business day.
  • The Brunswick Diner: Open Tuesday-Sunday 7-2, closed Mondays



 Outdoor dining is so much better when there's lobster
Lobster and steamers at Scarborough Fish and Lobster
Frozen treats are the best in summer
Mint chocolate chip at Bayley’s Ice Cream
  • Bayley’s Ice Cream: Open daily, Monday-Thursday 2 pm-8 pm, Friday 12 pm-9 pm, Saturday 11 am-9 pm, Sunday 11 am-8 pm



  • Erik’s Church: Open Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am-11 pm, Sunday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday brunch with drinks starts at 10 am, live music starts at 11 am Sundays, check Facebook for updates on capacity and changes to hours, reservations for tables recommended ahead of time
  • Rustler’s Steakhouse: Open Monday-Thursday 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm, Sunday 11 am-9 pm
  • Pat’s Pizza: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun. – Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, they have extended their Tuesday Pizza Special out of Appreciation for the Local Support. 2 small 2 topping pizzas for $11.99 or 2 large 2 topping pizzas for $20.99.
  • Gilbert’s Chowder House: Open Monday thru Saturday 11am- 9pm. Sunday 9am- 8pm, Happy Hour 3-6
  • Bingas Windham: Open Tuesday – Friday at 4pm, Saturday at 12pm



  • The Buxton Common: Open Tuesday – Saturday  4-7:15pm, all orders must be placed curbside as there is no wait staff service at this time and then can be eaten outside at outdoor seating on a first come, first served basis, call (207) 298-9621 to place orders, order is not confirmed until the Buxton Common calls to collect your credit card information and provides you with a pickup time.
  • Chaps Saloon: Open daily outdoor service from 11am -7pm

Food Trucks

  • Eighty Eight Donuts: Can often be found at the Eastern Promenade or Thompson’s Point during the summer, check their social media for that day’s details
  • Mr. Tuna: Mobile Sushi Bar can be found at the Eastern Prom, Thompson’s Point, various breweries, check their social media
  • Falafel Mafia: Often found at the Eastern Prom, Western Prom, check social media
  • Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck: Often found near Tony’s Donuts, the Eastern Prom, Western Prom, check their Facebook and Instagram for daily updates
That lobster roll outdoor dining life
Lobster roll at Bite Into Maine at Fort Williams Park
  • Bite Into Maine at Fort Williams: During the summer, BITM can be found at Fort Williams (one of several locations) Open 7 days a week 11-6 now
  • Noble Barbecue, usually at the Eastern Prom from 12 pm-sell out, check social media for updates
  • The Greeks of Peaks: Often found at Congdon’s After Dark, Austin Street Brewing Company Fox Street, Peaks Island, check social media for updates
  • The Muthah Truckah: Often found at Austin Street Brewing Company, Foundation Brewing Company, the Eastern Prom, check social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates
  • Portland Twist: Can often be found at Back Cove, Pic-Nic-Ette at Thompson’s Point, the Western Prom, check social media for updates
  • Tacos La Poblanita: Can often be found at the Eastern Prom, Lone Pine Brewery, check Facebook and Instagram for updates
The original outdoor dining at Fort Williams
Gelato from Gorgeous Gelato’s Fort Williams Park cart
  • Gorgeous Gelato at Fort Williams: Open daily at Fort Williams Park from 11 am-6 pm
  • Hoss and Mary’s: Usually at Congdon’s After Dark in Wells from 4 pm-sell out
  • Crepe Elizabeth: Often found at Congdon’s After Dark in Wells, Falmouth Farmers Market, Thursday and Friday evenings at Mornings in Paris, check their social media and schedule online
  • Cheese Louise: Usually can be found at Congdon’s After Dark in Wells, check social media for schedule
  • Fahrenheit 225: Usually can be found at Congdon’s After Dark in Wells, check social media for schedule
  • Knew Potato Caboose: Usually found at Congdon’s After Dark in Wells, check social media for schedule
  • Gotta Be Frank: Usually at Congdon’s After Dark, Landry’s Furniture, Gneiss Brewery, check social media for updates and schedule
  • Salt Box Cafe: Usually can be found at the Eastern Prom, check social media for updates
  • Tacos Del Seoul: Can be found everyday on the Eastern Prom from 11 am-2 pm, check social media for updates
Food trucks for outdoor dining
Hot dog from Evo X
  • Evo X: Currently parked at the new Fore Points Marina Bar for the summer, check social media for menu and schedule updates
  • Two Texans: Often found at the Eastern Prom, Austin Street Brewing Company, Fort Allen, check social media for updates
  • Bogs Bakery: Often at the Eastern Prom, Thompson’s Point Picnic-Ette, check social media for updates
  • Colvard & Company: From up the coast but this sausage truck can be found at Definitive Brewing Company on occasion, check social media for updates
  • Maine Maple Creemee Co: Usually found at the Eastern Prom or Washington Ave, check Instagram for updates
  • Vantage Point Chowder: Can often be found at the Eastern Prom, Thompson’s Point Picnic-Ette, Foundation Brewing, check social media for updates
  • NOM BAI Street Kitchen: Can often be found at Congdon’s After Dark in Wells, Brewery Extrava, Thompson’s Point Picnic-Ette, check social media for updates
  • PB& ME: Can often be found at Thompson’s Point, Definitive Brewing Company, the Eastern Prom, check social media for updates
  • Maine-ly Meatballs: Often found at the Eastern Prom, the Cumberland & Falmouth Farmer’s Market, Thompson’s Point Picnic-Ette, check social media for updates
  • Empanada Club: Can often be found at Foundation Brewery, Definitive Brewery, Yarmouth Farmer’s Market, check social media for updates
  • Brian’s BBQ Grill: often found in Gorham near Beals, check social media for updates
  • Bard Coffee trailer: Will be at Fore Points Marina Wed-Sun 8AM-2PM
  • Haole Ice: Can often be found at the Western Prom, the Eastern Prom and various breweries, check social media for updates
  • Halsted’s Chicago Style Street Food: Open now and setting up at Cornerstone Title & Settlement as well as the Eastern Promenade, check social media for updates

If you want to track pretty much every food truck in the state of Maine, check out Maine Food Truck Tracker. Obviously, I did my best with the list above but you’ll find an even more concise list and it will tell you where each truck is when it’s being tracked. That’s going to come in handy this summer, trust me!

If you think I missed out on something that should be included, don’t hesitate to let me know. My site has a contact form, or feel free to reach out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, since I’m pretty responsive on all of them.

Anyway, I hope this list helps the next time you’re looking for somewhere you can safely eat or drink outside as we continue to get used to our new normal!