Area dining choices include options from an informal picnic on the beach or wharf to an sumptuous meal at one of the area’s fine restaurants. Probably the best known eating place in Georgetown is the avowedly informal Five Islands Lobster Company, located on the Five Islands wharf, an easy walk from Coveside. Here you sit on wharf-side picnic tables, watch the fishing boats unload their catch, and consume lobster, steamer clams, fried Maine shrimp, clams, or scallops and — if you wish — drink the “BYO” wine or beer you brought to the occasion. A more traditional dining experience can be obtained at the two excellent full-service restaurants in Georgetown: The Osprey, overlooking the Robinhood Marina, and Blue, located in an historic hotel with a spectacular ocean view. Finally, for tasty picnic fare and take-out food (we have indoor and outdoor facilities here at Coveside for guests who wish to bring back meals), we highly recommend our nearby gourmet food and wine shop, Five Islands Farm, and the prepared food (great lobster rolls, chowder, pizza, and sandwiches) at the Georgetown Country Store.
Further afield, the dining choices multiply. Our favorite restaurant in the Midcoast area, Solo Bistro, is located a 15-minute drive away in Bath, a city with a number of dining choices. They include the Kennebec Tavern, a great waterfront eatery with both inside and outside tables along the river, The Cabin, a tavern reputed to have some of the best pizza in Maine, and Byrnes Irish Pub serving authentic “pub grub.” A bit further away are a number of noteworthy restaurants in Brunswick, Wiscasset, and Portland.