York Area Dining


We want you to enjoy your time in York, so here is a listing of some favorite restaurants:

Please add your suggestions and commentary in the comments area below!

Black Trumpet Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH   The Black Trumpet is in a charming old building, in the port of Portsmouth, NH,    about 5 miles south of York.

  We highly recommend it, both from our experience, and the word from our guests.





restaurant-logosA recently discovered favorite is the Black Birch in Kittery, a short drive south of here.
Fun atmosphere, consistently really great food.

But, reserve ahead, or get there early. We aren't the only ones to have discovered this little gem!





frankie-jonnysFrankie and Johnny's is not a well-kept secret. It's a very special treat, and reservations are highly recommended.

This place is an experience. The amazing food is presented with a flourish. Also note that it's BYOB.




docksideThe Dockside is just around the corner from Morning Glory, right on the water and the food and ambiance is good.

What more could you want on a lovely summer day?

Open mid-May through October.


yhi-pubThe York Harbor Inn, is up Rt. 1A across from the ocean.
There are 2 very different restaurants here, both have musical accompaniment.

The main dining room is elegant food with a lovely view of the sunset over the ocean.

The Ship's Cellar Pub is aptly named. It looks like a ship's cellar, serves the same food as upstairs along with a more casual bar menu.

On weekend nights, there is usually a singer performing in this intimate setting.




There are 2 Restaurants here as well, though a different aesthetic altogether. (The food is excellent at both, and the menus overlap)

The main restaurant is more formal and overlooks the open ocean.
The 'Grill' is more casual, and overlooks the beach. (York Harbor Beach)



joshua's reataurant, Cape Neddick, Maine

Joshua's Restaurant is perfect for a special occasion night out.

It is north of here, in Wells, on Route 1, just past Ogunquit.



Robert's is in the unlikely location of Kittery, that's Route 1, in the middle of the outlets. So, if you're shopping and want a great lunch, look for Robert's.
Across the street is Bob's Clam Hut, same Robert, great lobster rolls, etc.




You may have had some of Stonewall Kitchen's wonderful jams, etc.

Their 'factory' store is just around the corner from us, and has a lovely cafe.

Stop for lunch and enjoy!




These are some local 'lobster shacks'. These serve freshly caught and cooked lobster, right there, and you're usually seated at a picnic table, by the water.

You're in Maine. Eat Lobster!

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Chauncey Creek is about 4 miles south of here on a quiet road.

You'll park and go down some stairs and be on a big dock on the river. You'll see where to go order your lobster, then just grab a picnic table, enjoy the view and wait for your feast.

You are welcome to bring picnic baskets here, as well as wine or beer. We have insulated beach bags for you to use. Just ask.



In the other direction (heading north from here) right near the Nubble light house, in Cape Neddick, which is a part of York is Fox's Lobster.

They are a little bit more of a 'restaurant' than Chauncey Creek, but the same idea.

One other thing – if you go to their website, foxlobster.com, you'll find a link to a live web cam of the ocean. 



Cape Neddick Lobster Pound is actually more lovely than it's name may imply. There is deck seating and a full menu.