Down East Magazine’s ‘Best Of Maine 2020’

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 12:30pm

Gleason Fine Art gleefully announced being chosen Best Gallery in Maine this week ... now here are the other Reader’s Choice “Best Of’s” and “Finalists” from Wiscasset to Camden! If you want  the complete list of winners and finalists you’ll have to buy a copy of the magazine on newsstands now. Or ... wait until they are posted on Down East’s website.

Best Lobster Roll - Red’s Eats, Wiscasset

Hard Cider - Finalist:  Whaleback Farm Cider

Seafood Market -  Finalists: Pinkham’s Gourmet Market, Boothbay Harbor; Jess’s Market, Rockland

New Restaurant - Water Street Bar and Grille, Wiscasset

Lobster Pound - Finalist: Young’s Lobster Pound, Belfast and Muscongus Bay Lobster, Round Pond

Bar - King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta

Ice Cream - Finalist: Round Top, Damariscotta

Taproom - Finalist: Oxbow Brewing Company, Newcastle, Portland & Oxford

Winery -  Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville & Portland; Finalists: Savage Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Union ; Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, Union

Diner - Moody’s, Waldoboro

Food Co-Op - Rising Tide, Damariscotta; Finalist: Belfast Co-Op, Belfast

Coffee Roaster - Finalist: Rock City Coffee, Rockland

Chocolate - Finalist: Bixby & Co., Rockland

Book Store - Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops - All locations inc. Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta; Finalist: Left Bank Books, Belfast

Toy Store - Out On A Whimsy, Belfast

Used Car Dealer - Finalist: Norm’s Used Cars, Wiscasset

Bargain Store - Reny’s - all locations including Damariscotta, Camden & Belfast; Finalist: Big Al’s Super Values, Wiscasset

Women’s Boutique - Women of Substance, Damariscotta; Finalist: Coyote Moon, Belfast

Shoe Store - Finalist: Colburn Shoe Store, Belfast

Yoga Studio - Finalist: Crow Point Yoga, Boothbay Harbor

Golf Course - Samoset Resort, Rockport; Finalist: Boothbay Harbor Country Club

Hotel/Resort - Samoset Retreat, Rockport; Finalists: Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort, Boothbay Harbor and Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor

B&B/Inn - Finalists: Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport, Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor; Squire Tarbox Inn, Wiscasset

Theater - Maine State Music Theater

Home Improvement Store - Hammond Lumber, all locations: Finalists: Ames True Value, Wiscasset and Aubuchon Hardware, Belfast

Museum - Finalist: Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland

Private School, Secondary - Finalist: Lincoln Academy, Newcastle

Builder - Knickerbocker Group, Boothbay; Finalist: Marden Builders, Boothbay Harbor

Furniture Store - Finalist: Dow’s Furniture, Waldoboro

Architect - Knickerbocker Group, Boothbay

Garden Centers - Finalist: Moose Crossing Garden Center, Waldoboro

Down East’s picks:

Gift Shop - AE Home/Alison Evans, Boothbay Harbor and  Brambles, Belfast

Women’s Boutiques - Daughters, Rockland

Home Improvement Store - Rankin’s Hardware, Camden