Some of America’s Best Dining in Portland, Maine

After a vacation on Diamond Cove, there’s no reason to leave hungry. Portland is continuing to a build a reputation for its outstanding restaurants and chefs. Since Bon Appetit magazine called it the “Foodiest Small Town in America” in 2009, the city’s culinary reputation has continued to grow.

In fact,, listed Portland as one of 14 cities to visit in 2014 – worldwide. Austin, Texas, was the only other US city on the list. Why is Portland on the “must visit” list? Art and food. According to the article, “More and more talented chefs have been flocking to the coastal New England city, opening upscale restaurants like Fore Street and Petite Jacqueline…” They also complement the great casual fare, from tacos, burgers, cupcakes to seafood and, of course, lobster every which way.

The Portland Chamber of Commerce says the city is second only to San Francisco in the number of restaurants per capita.

Of course, at Diamond Cove, we’re proud to have one of the city’s finest restaurants – Diamond’s Edge – right here on Great Diamond Island and for a more casual setting our own Diamond Cove General Store offers delicious sandwiches and wraps, fried seafood, lobster, pizza, and weekly dinner specials. But don’t let us stop you from exploring our city’s other culinary treats. Here are a few lists to help: