Restaurants, diners, greasy spoons and public suppers, the places to eat in Houlton Maine.
You are some kind of hungry, could eat a horse while in Northern Maine.
It happens at least three times each day and this time you find yourself in Houlton Maine. Wondering about places to eat in a new land with fresh surroundings.The purpose of this blog post is to spell out the A to Z of places to eat, Houlton restaurants, diners, take outs.
(I will double bad to update and add or remove the options to save you time and to know all the places in Houlton Maine to eat choices.)
What are there for restaurants in Houlton Maine?
You can hear your stomach grumbling. Getting light headed too and better sit down to eat or grab some take out food in Aroostook County’s oldest town. There are many dining in or take out eating options.
Don’t let the small town size population, all this natural space of Northern Maine fool you.
Plenty of out to eat in Houlton Maine dining options to please the fussiest palate or hearty appetite.
Houlton has full blown restaurants, take out fast food outlets and plenty of home grown community dining options.
In the area, church suppers, farmer’s museum and snow sled club spreads all possibilities depending on your schedule.
The suppers put on around the calendar year, you can break bread with the locals, learn about the area you are parked in. That works best for some very educational and lively meal conversation from the folks who live here. It is how you learn the history, customs, get directions and meet the people up close and personal. What’s that? (Whispering) Oh sure, I’ll pass the ketchup. No problem. You are welcome.
These local volunteer cooks all work hard putting on a feast for a King and Queen.
Usually the supper for a good cause, to fund a local project or help someone in a tough spot health wise or who lost a home in a fire, etc. Our Monday noon lunch meeting at the Rotary Club of Houlton at the Watson Hall is like that. The cost $8 if you are a Rotarian.
What time of day to eat helps get a bearing on the where you put the napkin in your lap.
Or the one you tuck in your neck collar or place in your lap to sit down to dine. For passing the second helpings, the salt, pepper, whatever and table talk while eating a hearty filling meal.
Middle of the night means swing into the Irving Big Stop just off Interstate 95’s Houlton Maine exit.
Look up at the board. Breakfast served all day. A variety of specials, seafood, steaks, poultry and fantastic desserts stacked sky high.
Pie slices of all flavors taunting you. Going round and round in the multi level glass, lighted display case. Loaded with fresh pies, puddings, cobblers, luscious cakes to die for day or night. Serving up tasty food round the clock because they never close.
The Big Stop dining crew is friendly. There is a salad bar, daily specials.
No waiting around and wondering where’s my order. Eating where truckers do is always a smart move. These over the road operators eat out all the time and only do it where they get the best meals, prices, selection.
The location easy to work with when you are hungry in Houlton Maine on the hunt for something to eat.
Right off Interstate exit 302 at 267 North Street Houlton Maine. Need directions after you eat, some local advice from the servers? Then fuel up, do your business, leave any which way but not hungry from the Big Stop in Houlton Maine. You just don’t want to not have to pay an arm and a leg. Give up a duplicate organ to settle up for the meal right?
Buses for tourists, sporting teams and holiday travelers, truckers too can always find a warm, clean, menu rich in selection. Large size for portions so no one leaves still hungry.
But easy on your wallet always happens when it comes to time to eat out in Houlton Maine.
Hear that dinner bell ringing?
I do writing this blog post on Houlton Maine restaurant options.
And considering the options when it is done and time to hit the “publish” button.
Other places to dine, just across the street from the Big Stop in Houlton Maine.
Find the Lounge Downunder Sports Pub, part of the Shiretown Motel complex to the west.
Like Ivey’s Motel with a food menu to tap at the bar. That is just a whisker away, to the south of the Big Stop. Two more Houlton Maine places to eat.
Lighter dining fare, pub style food is hot and ready. All available to eat along with socializing at the bar, in the booth or at the table. Slurping your favorite beverage refreshment. Glancing up at a sporting event.
Listening to live music bands and the kids jumping, laughing, using an indoor pool afterwards at the Shiretown Motel.
All makes relaxing in Houlton Maine on a trip north extra special to enhance all this good food. Shiretown’s Inn / Motel and Suites location is 282 North Street Houlton Maine. The land line telephone number is 207.532.9421. Ivey’s Motel / O’Kelley’s Irish Pub Lounge is 240 North Street Houlton Maine. Pick up a phone to say hello, the number combination is 207.532.4206. Both right off the I-95 Exit 302.
Dining to put it over the top for your motel stay in Houlton Maine. When spending time exploring and discovering Houlton Maine. Where all the major highways, US Rt 1, 2, 2A and Interstate 95 connect to the Trans Canada highway. Houlton Maine is the capital seat, the “Shiretown for Aroostook, Maine’s largest of the sixteen counties. Right at the gateway entrance to all the Atlantic Canadian provinces.
Use the picnic tables and public restrooms at the Tourist Information Center in Houlton Maine another low cost, quick option.
When you open your own cooler, picnic basket of home made meals. To spread on the outdoor dining canopied picnic table. Hit the local daily bars in season. Packing a picnic lunch and dining outdoors under sunshine or a canopy in case it rains works just fine.
Or select from food items picked up at Shop and Save, Andy’s IGA, County Yankee big grocery stores to go. Hit the tables outside, you don’t have to eat in your car after all that driving.
How about fresh fruit, traveling light and healthy?Andy’s IGA in the Houlton Shopping Plaza touts quite the large salad bar where you pay by weight.
Make it a picnic meal at the tourist information center or at our community park.
Consider a couple hot and ready pizzas from a long list of take out corner stores.
Domino’s is new to town. Roll into 127 North Street Houlton Maine and get them by phone to order something hot and ready at 207.538.3131.
Pizza Hut at 136 North Streeet Houlton Maine was already here tossing the pie dough high in the air to get them ready to hop in the oven for a ride with your favorite toppings. Dial don’t tap if you still use an old rotary phone 207.532.9002.
The grab and go pizza from Circle K formally Food Trend then River Run.
Call ’em at 207.532.5738 at 3 Military Street Houlton Maine. Domino’s Pizza is the new comer on the block for those throw them high in the air rotating pie dough crusts. Watch the “dough show” to fuel up on pizza, other delicious food items. While your car is being worked on next door at VIP Auto that gets the needed parts from O O O’Reily’s Auto Part. (Now I have that jingle in my head.. ever heard it? Catchy tune.)
Houlton Farms Dairy is a sweet seasonal take out choice.
A couple steamed hot dogs, cheesy nachoes. Or why not eat dessert first and last? HFD’s orange, cream and black colored dairy bars are important stops win or lose after little league games. For a treat as you meet and greet on a summer sun setting evening in Aroostook County. Settle in on grazing some multi scoop ice cold fresh locally made Houlton Farms Dairy products.
Feel like a kid again and cool off. Shoot the breeze, learn something. Sample the Mill Pond scenery in the Hodgdon dairy bar picnic area too. The Mill Pond people offer more than ice cream products and an extensive menu can be ordered up to pass out the take out window. T&S Market in Hodgdon Maine also sells pizza, sandwiches and more.
Lakeside Restaurant at Nickerson Lake in New Limerick is another seasonal restaurant dining option.
Call 207.694.9494. Lakeside is on the shores of Nickerson Lake, operates out of the country golf club beehive. Used to see on Nancy and Bill on the left at “The Horn, Catering And Events” facility on US RT 1, the North Road in Houlton Maine.
A “relocated in from Island Falls” to Houlton Maine area restaurant with a variety of offerings from lots of countries. Their samplers, the entertainment and theme dining help make it more than just the food for the meal out experience. Have been in dinner theatres and performed for diners at what was “The Horn”.
Cameron’s Market in New Limerick make pretty dang tasty pizzas too.
Won lots of awards, you see them on the walls as you pick up a lottery scratch ticket. Get sub sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, and grocery items to whip up a meal on the tear.
Not going west but pointed north?
Driving up to the Blue Moose or getting a pizza to eat in or grill or deep fried take out item from now Beal’s Country Store in Monticello. Wouldn’t that pleasantly cure your hunger if on the ITS or ATV rec trails or heading up US RT 1 the main artery for Aroostook County?
The Tourist Information Center is here to stretch your legs. To get out from behind that wheel. Take a break from 10 and 2 and surfing for tunes and news. While you consider all the what to eat that sounds the best Houlton Maine dining circle options.
Stop the feeling of being held too tightly and on the move. All belted in, sitting down and needing to take a much deserved traveling break from white line fever?
All that coffee that isn’t cutting it?
Take a needed traveling break in Houlton Maine.
How long you can stay and get off the highway is first and foremost on where to dine, what to eat in Houlton Maine.
The Shiretown is just off the Interstate exit 302 as you turn left, head north, crank left again onto the Ludlow Road. End up being just across from Walmart store #1974. That is where the attractive Ward Log Home tourist information center is open for passing out the travel tip business. Stock up on FAQ answers, the four color brochures for things to do.
In Houlton Maine you have your Tim Hortons, Burger King (Temporarily Closed), Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, McDonalds too.
Hit and run. When time is ticking. You are just passing through and need to keep logging those all important miles. To get to your final Maine or Canadian destination.
Fast food in Houlton Maine you eat slowly may be the best option time and dollar wise.
As you head to the north up toward the St John River Valley. Or into Atlantic Canada to the east. Maybe west to Mt Katahdin, Baxter State Park. Bean hole bean lunch or supper at the Lumbermen’s Museum in Patten a dining option if your vacation trip timing is right.
Craig’s Clam Shack is on the corner of RT 11 and the Shin Pond Road. Flatlanders, The Hanger two more Patten Maine dining options. When hungry, a Place To Eat In Oakfield, the River Cafe in Island Falls Maine might hit the spot heading west of Houlton Maine.
Houlton Maine is parked smack dab on the Canadian border with Carleton County in New Brunswick.
Just across the International boundary in Aroostook County. For more dining offerings to consider leaving the country if you have your valid passport. Canada is just a hop, skip and a jump to the east. Bonjour the greeting from friendly Canadian customs and immigration people.
Hit the Houlton Maine state fair on the 4th of July week for that foot long Italian sausage.
A white powdery sugared dough boy, the fluffy pink and blue cotton candy. Or an Elk’s Club supper, a Rotary lunch all year long if you time it right on your road trip to Houlton Maine.
The Bus, The Camp are two take out options. To overlook the Meduxnkeag River, the park and Houlton Amphitheatre behind Cary Library. Make it a pizza burger, those home made french fries with the skins on.
Some ketchup and vinegar to add the zing. Outdoor dining in Houlton Maine. Priceless.
It all depends on the time, the budget, the mood that strikes you dining in Houlton Maine.
Options for where, what to eat in our beautiful Victorian downtown are many. Using locally grown produce. Oh look. On the way south on US Rt 1 (North Street) as you head for Market Square, The Tang Chinese Cuisine comes up quickly on your right. 207.532.9981. Location is 60 North Street Houlton Maine.
Keep your eyes peeled for the colorful fluttering tall flags over the front glass door entrance. Friendly family run and you can not beat the low price, high value buffet. The best meal deal. Among the proudly serving dining group of places to eat in Houlton Maine.
Another Asian table dining table spread option restaurant exists where the owner is in the house too.
In Southern Aroostook Maine, The Taste Of China awaits a visit at 127 Military Street Houlton Maine. Providing you, your family, new and old friends yet another dining venue for food from the Far East. Find the Taste Of China on the horn for take out orders at 207.532.1281 on the old way to the Houlton Maine / Canadian border crossing.
Next to the Houlton Farms Dairy Bar that has hot weather take out of ice cream varieties. For the recharging cool off with frozen delicacies remedy for whatever ails you in the summer heat.
Eating dessert first, last, as a snack in between to assure some small pleasure. In a fun life living in the moment is sometimes a great idea right? Made with only the freshest, finest ingredients. From happy local cows and not using growth hormones in the dairy farming process.
Lucky to have this Houlton Farms Dairy in our area for all the products produced locally!
On Maine family farms.
As you arrive in Downtown Houlton Maine, get ready for mouth watering, stomach satisfying sessions dining at The Courtyard Cafe (61 Main Street Telephone 207.532.0787) Sadie’s Bakery, The County Co Op.
Just a few of the options for food, when you are on empty and needing something to fill the hole and eat in Houlton Maine. Walk around, hit a Temple Theatre digital movie, the well stocked granite Cary Library in Houlton Maine.
To the west on US Rt 2A on 2 Alice Avenue corner, the Shamrock is for sale and is clean, fun place to eat for sandwiches, soups, chowders and wraps. Closed now but what an opportunity!
Neat atmosphere too with the Irish happy living theme going on as you munch a bunch at lunch.I sure do miss the incredible wraps, salads, soups.
The Vault Restaurant is reopened and more here when they do beef up the online information to give you all the contact options.
The Vault Restaurant now operated by the Wells family is located in a former bank buildiing. The name indicates where they locked up the money, negotiable bonds and safety deposit box valuables is now one seating option. Ask if the vault corner of the restaurant is available for your next dine out date on Maine St in historic Houlton Maine.
Bastions Tavern is another new sports bar on the corner of Main and Court Street, Houlton Maine. Lots of big screens, plenty of sporting events from hockey to football, from car racing to baseball, get it all out of the corner of your eye. Enjoying a refreshment, simple pub style comfort food. Dine, laugh, mingle, stay current on your favorite sports team.
Watch it all in a neat renovated Victorian building right off historic Market Square! Bastions is located on the corner of Market Square and Court Street.
You can see the court house clock from this corner location that overlooks the historic Market Square region of downtown Houlton Maine.
Also stay tuned for news on the Shamrock Cafe, a ten year old eatery that I have listed for sale. Have a buyer partnership working behind the scenes to open those doors for affordable, fresh wraps, soups, breads, salads and much more. I’m excited.
On 46 Bangor Street on the way west of the Shamrock Cafe is the well known Elm Tree Diner.
The stately elm trees are gone. The tradition of good food served hot and ready is not. Try this combination for numbers to shout them out … 207.532.3777. Both await you to try them out their menus on this end of Houlton Maine.
Open the door. Slide behind a table, into a booth or take a perch up at the bar stool counter. Take a seat to watch your order created at the Elm Tree Diner in Houlton Maine. For a South of the Border Mexican omelet my favorite there.
Or go a little further out you go. And steam the lobster you picked up from Shop and Save, Andy’s IGA back in Houlton when you first got off Exit 302 of Interstate 95.
Cook those denisons of the deep, your steamed clams and other vittles lakeside.
Grillin’ and chillin’, chatting it up at the Tall Timber Lodge on the shores of beautiful Drews Lake.
Check out the lodging in Houlton Maine for camps, cabins link here.
Or keep heading west on US Rt 2A for Grammy’s Restaurant. Just before the four corners of Linneus Maine. WARNING: Large Over Loads Of Food Ahead. (Burp) Excuse me. So sorry about that. Grammy’s Restaurant is a place you go in hungry, leave satisfied. That empty feeling gone.
Backing away from the table slowly.
But carrying little white boxes of what could not be finished. Saved for later snacking. Generous, family sized portions are no secret. Whether you snow sled, ATV four wheeler trail, hoof it or arrive by vehicle to Grammy’s Restaurant for eating a meal away from home.
Out in Smyrna Maine, one exit back on Interstate 95 at the “291” mile marker, you missed another dining going out to eat option.
Turn on the blinker, tool into the big parking lot of the Smryna Plaza Motel, Brookside Inn Restaurant. 2277 US Rt 2, Smyrna Maine! 207.757.8456 is their number to get the kitchen connection! All you can eat specials, made with handed down family secret recipes. The Brookside is an option for dining in the Houlton Maine area. Meet some neat locals too and strike up a conversation to learn more about Southern Aroostook County. Love to hit them for breakfast weekends.. it’s addictive. Guilty as charged.
Heading west in Oakfield, try A Place To Eat right off Interstate 95 286. In Island Falls The River Cafe at 23 Houlton Rd (US Rt 2) is a wonderful dining experience overlooking the Mattawamkeag River.
Or, one more, in the immediate Greater Houlton Maine dining area, The Blue Moose as you head north.
On the snow sled trail, the west side of US Rt 1 in Monticello Maine, the Blue Moose is a hand made log cabin. 207.538.0991. Hit ’em from the trail or off the main artery for Northern Maine. Opening up from an open porch entry with front and rear dining sections.
Warm up by the wood stove while reaching for your hot or coldest favorite beverage. Ask for the Bob’s Surprise or daily specials priced to please as much as the food you enjoy at the Blue Moose Restaurant. Al’s Diner in Mars Hill or the Subway on US Rt 1 is an easy stop.
Or the lunch counter at the Big Rock Mars Hill ski area has tasty vittles to pile on your tray as you go the loop. Stay tune for updates, additions to the places to eat, Houlton Maine restaurants, diners, take outs and drive throughs in Aroostook County’s oldest town.
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