All About the Restaurants in Hallowell, ME

Most restaurants in Hallowell, Maine will be serving chowder, fresh fish or lobster. There's no doubt that Maine is synonymous with all of those entities, but there are a myriad of ways that they can be served. Here are a few restaurants that BBOnline thought would be of interest to you. They are all located on Water Street, across from the Kennebec River, and surrounded with other lovely shops and boutiques which you can check out after brunch, lunch or dinner.

Hattie's Chowder House
103 Water Street
Hallowell, Maine 04347
(207) 621-4114
www.hattieschowderhouse.com

Whether for lunch or dinner, this affordable choice offers the best of basic foods. You are sure to find the chowder divine, since it's an award winner. The casual ambiance with small tables complete with white table cloths spells a great eating experience. There's a wide choice of fish but also lots of meat entrees to pick from. For those who want the shore dinner, complete with lobster, corn and mussels, call ahead from your Hallowell inn. This fabulous dish isn't on the daily menu, but the restaurant is pleased to oblige its customers.

Slates Restaurant and Bakery
167 Water Street
Hallowell, Maine 04347
(207) 622-9575
www.slatesrestaurant.com

Slates Restaurant is an experience in and of itself. Fresh organic greens combine with homemade bread and pasta to create outstanding dishes. Lobster and crab meat are also staples in this gourmet eatery, which serves a terrific brunch on the weakends. Even the ice cream is homemade. You will not want for taste at Slates, but be sure to make a reservation because it's very popular. You can choose the drink of your choice from the full bar.

Cafe de Bangkok
232 Water Street
Hallowell, Maine
(207) 622-2638
www.cafedebangkokme.com

For delicious Thai and sushi, Cafe de Bangkok can't be beat. The ambiance is one of serenity and composure, combined with the aromas of authentic Thai curries, noodle dishes and much more. Seafood is featured here as well as more traditional tofu, pork, chicken and beef. Two house specialties you may want to try are the Duck Chu-Chee or the spicy Tom Yum Soup, both of which are delectable. The freshest of fish are used in the sushi bar that has Nigiri, Sashimi, Hosomaki and designer rolls. The restaurant also has a full bar.

Joyce's Restaurant
192 Water Street
Hallowell, Maine 04347
(207) 512-8433
www.joycesinhallowell.com

A bit more upscale, Joyce's Restaurant offers an eclectic menu filled with surprises. From the lasagna Bolognese to the haddock baked with creamy scallion sauce, you can't go wrong with your choice of entree. The seafood blends easily with a wide variety of offerings. Other specialties include prime beef, chicken pot pie and a lobster pannini. The restaurant offers a huge selection of fine wines and beer. Joyce's prides itself on its specialty cocktails.

After your culinary excursion is over, you will probably want to return to your charming Hallowell bed and breakfast where you can relax and recharge before another day of discovery and fun.