When you visit the Rangeley Lake region, you’re almost certainly looking for that home-away-from-home feeling, while also treating yourself to the unique, New England cuisine that Maine is so famous for. Fortunately, Rangeley Lake Resort is close to many of the best restaurants in the area! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite dining options to give you the most memorable meals when visiting our area, so you won’t have to waste precious vacation time trying to decide!
For our first recommendation, look no further than the historic Loon Lodge Inn! The dining room at Loon Lodge offers a rotating menu of New American Cuisine in a casual, intimate rustic setting. With beautiful views from the dining room and historic accents inside and out, this is sure to provide a wonderfully ambient and delicious dinner. If pub food and drinks are more to your taste, check out their Pickford Pub, where friends and family can relax with the spirit of an old-style bar.
Another one of our favorite spots for local American cuisine is Parkside & Main Restaurant, located on Rangeley Lake and in the heart of downtown. Here, you’ll enjoy fine dining at affordable prices, in a casual, relaxed family atmosphere, with soups, chowders, burgers and more available. They even have outdoor deck seating with amazing views of the lake during the summer months.
For those in your party who are clamoring for something more Italian, The Red Onion offers some of the best pizza in the area! Famous in Rangeley since 1970, The Red Onion offers a casual Italian experience with homemade dough pizza, their classic chili and more! They also offer a deck for those who wish to eat outside, and a private dining area overlooking beautiful Main Street.
Looking to catch a game while you eat? Stop in to Sarge’s Sports Pub and try their delicious food while you watch your favorite team! From classic burgers and appetizers to New England favorites like Lobster Rolls, Sarge’s offers all the fun of your local sports bar with the excellent food that the area is known for.
For a few of our favorite restaurants that are a little further outside of Rangeley, take a scenic drive through the Fall foliage to some of these! Portage Tap House offers seafood, craft beer and more American cuisine with a great ambiance. Coplin Dinner House features popular American dishes with a rotating menu located in a converted farmhouse in Stratton, and we love it!
These are just a few of our favorite restaurant options in Rangeley, and many more are available! Be sure to ask the front desk for more recommendations during your next stay with us, and let us know your favorites too!