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