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10 Best Bangor Area Restaurants 2017

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There are lots of great restaurants in Bangor and the surrounding area, and these are the 10 best, so say the reviewers on Yelp.

The list is based on ratings from Yelp reviewers of restaurants in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Hermon, Orono and Old Town. The rankings are based on a number of different factors including review text, ratings, and number of reviews, according to the site.

So, even though restaurants including Kosta’s Restaurant and Bar in Brewer and 11 Central in Bangor have higher average scores than some others on the list, they do not appear because there are fewer reviews on which to base the ranking.

Is your favorite restaurant on the list? If not, tell us about it in the comments below.


Laura H. via Yelp!
Laura H. via Yelp!

1

The Fiddlehead Restaurant

 

 

Random review: “A needle in a haystack! Stumbled upon Fiddlehead on a biz trip and will always go back – best hospitality in Maine, maybe the Northeast – and I have dined at the best. Fresh food, genuine service.” — L J.

 

Katie W. via Yelp!
Katie W. via Yelp!

2

Eagles Nest Restaurant

 

 

Random review: “Came for the lobster roll, stayed for the amazing seafood. This lobster roll will stand up to any other four or five star lobster roll in New England, and I’ve had quite a lot of them. Tons of meat, mostly claw, just a little heavy on the mayo for me, piled high on top of a toasted hot dog roll,  buckling under the weight of the lobster meat.” — Seth D.

 

Joe P. via Yelp!
Joe P. via Yelp!

 

Random review: “Yep, this place was banging! Went here with my gluten free wife and 8 month old. We had never been there and the staff picked up on that and made us feel really welcomed. They made some really awesome suggestions. The pulled pork and baked beans were amazing. It came with some corn bread which knocked my socks off. Also who knew my 8 month old loves pulled pork!? I would definitely eat here again. Do yourself a favor and go here and eat everything.” — Joe P.

 

Lori A. via Yelp!
Lori A. via Yelp!

4

Yoshi Japanese Restaurant

 

 

Random review: “Wonderful spot for sushi. Everything felt authentic (or so I imagine it to be). The service was perfect. The atmosphere was calm and inviting. The decor was lovely with waving good luck cats and paper lanterns. They even have floor seating with cushions.” —  Rebecca A.

 

Karen E. via Yelp!
Karen E. via Yelp!

5

O’Donnell’s Sub & Deli

 

 

Random review: “This little sandwich shop is a true gem.  We found it on Yelp on our way to Bar Harbor for vacation and stopped in for a late lunch.  My husband got the Italian sandwich and I got the JFK Turkey.  My husband said it was one of the best sandwiches he has ever had!  Everything is super fresh, and the owner is delightful to chat with and gave us some good tips on Bar Harbor and Acadia and things to do and see.  We hope to be back on our next Maine adventure – thanks to O’Donnell’s for the delicious food and friendly service!” — Kelly J.

 

Christina D. via Yelp!
Christina D. via Yelp!

6

Humble Comfort Food & Spirits

 

 

Random review: “Do yourself a favor and go have dinner at Humble! This is my favorite restaurant in the Bangor/Brewer area. I had best mac and cheese I have ever had at a restaurant here (second only to my mother’s).  I have never been disappointed with any meal at Humble.” — Christina D.

 

Bill E. via Yelp!
Bill E. via Yelp!

7

Stone Sparrow Cafe

 

 

Random review: “Wonderful, quaint and friendly restaurant to enjoy fresh and wholesome food. I had the Eggs Florentine with home fries-excellent on all accounts.  A jewel to be enjoyed surrounded with a warm atmosphere.” — Fred M.

 

Jeremy P. via Yelp!
Jeremy P. via Yelp!

8

Cubita Libre Cafeteria

 

 

Random review: “This Cuban restaurant is one of my favorite new additions to Bangor’s restaurant scene. The food is authentic and some of the best Cuban food I have ever had..” — Jeremy P.

 

Kimberly C. via Yelp!
Kimberly C. via Yelp!

 

Random review: “Hands down the best Chinese food in Bangor. We’ve frequented Panda Garden for years and when family is visiting, we always plan a stop here. The food is reasonably priced, delicious, and the portions are perfect! Fast, friendly service, and the owners and staff are some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. One day, one of the owners heard I was there having my birthday lunch, and she ran out back and returned with a small packet wrapped in festive paper…it was a lovely little pair of chopsticks! I have them to this day. It was one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for me. The people here have big hearts and they make the best food. Definitely stop in if you’re in the area!” — Lindsey G.

 

Catherine A. via Yelp!
Catherine A. via Yelp!

10

The Family Dog

 

 

Random review: “We had some time to kill before our flight out of Bangor and were looking for a unique lunch spot. This place was great! Creative menu, unpretentious atmosphere, and very accommodating of gluten allergies. We both had hot dogs and they were delicious!” — Kim H.

 

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