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
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