Outdoor dining in Maine is truly an experience of beauty and taste. Maine restaurants captialize on the environment in many ways. For generations, DeMillo's on the Water has offered some of the best, signature harborside dining in Portland. Patrons sit at metal framed tables and chairs on the deck of the restaurant's iconic ship, watching the mix of pleasure and working craft as they enjoy some of the best seafood in town. Similarly, J's Oyster and Portland Lobster Company (http://www.10best.com/destinations/maine/portland/all/restaurants/portland-lobster-company/) offer breathtaking views of Portland Harbor with delicate ocean breezes and the sound of gulls and other sea birds stirring the appetite. For some of the best in Maine coastline dining, locals and visitors alike turn to The Lobster Shack at Two Lights. Nothing fancy here - just good, honest sea shack dishes like lobster rolls and fried clams to enjoy. But the menu is made even more special with expansive views of the rocky shore, surf roaring against huge granite boulders. For those seeking to enjoy people watching opportunities in Portland, El Rayo Taqueria, Duckfat and Silly's offer casual but delicious patio dining. Meanwhile, Le Petite Jacqueline and Five Fifty Five take upscale outdoor dining to new heights of excellence. Finally, Bintliff's American Cafe has superior breakfast dining within one of Portland's most trendy neighborhoods.
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