Where to Eat in Phippsburg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. The population was 2,216 at the 2010 census. It is within the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine, metropolitan statistical area. A tourist destination, Phippsburg is home to Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Fort Popham State Historic Site; it is also home to Fort Baldwin which overlooks Fort Popham, and Popham Beach State Park, as well as Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge. The town includes part of Winnegance.
Things to do in Phippsburg

1. Winnegance Restaurant and Bakery

36 High St, Bath, ME 04530-1611 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 30 +1 207-443-3300
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Winnegance Restaurant and Bakery

Winnegance is a restaurant and bakery serving breakfast, starting at 6:00am-11:00am and lunch daily until 4:00. All of our meals and baked goods are made from scratch daily. We offer eat in and take-out for all of the items on our menu. We offer a wide variety of items on our menus including seafood, sandwiches, soups & award winning chowders and several seafood tacos. Dinners are served on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Every night we run a variety of specials including a seafood dish. Prime rib is served every Friday night along with various other specials which usually includes a few seafood dishes. You can also enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your meal.

Reviewed By Maurene_K - Dover, New Hampshire

Thanks to reviews by other TripAdvisor members, I easily selected Winnegance Restaurant & Bakery as my place for lunch in Bath, the City of Ships. It was also conveniently located not far from the Maine Maritime Museum where I went earlier in the day.

The Winnegance Restaurant & Bakery takes its name from its locale. Winnegance is an area made up from parts of Bath, West Bath, and Phippsburg.

It was a cozy café-style place with tables and chairs of different heights. Two of the tables were hand-painted by an employee. One tabletop had an octopus; the other had a lobster. I sat at the lobster table in the front window that overlooked a cove on Winnegance Creek at its confluence with the Kennebec River. Winnegance Lake is on the other side of Route 209. The view was scenic even in winter.

The lunch menu had a few hot meals, soup, and some sandwiches.

After some discussion with the waitress, I ultimately chose the Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich at $14.95 + 8% Maine Meals Tax of $1.20 for a total of $16.15. It came with pickle chips and a bag of potato chips.

It was about a 20-minute wait for my sandwich. It was well worth the wait. The sandwich featured slices of Swiss and American cheeses and about 3 oz. of chopped lobster spread throughout the sandwich on wheat berry bread. The rich nutty flavor of the wheat berry bread tasted great to me with the cheese and the lobster. It was excellent. It was definitely a sandwich I’d eat again.

Service was great. The place was clean.

The bakery section had some tempting goodies.

During my visit, I got a look at the breakfast menu. It had more items than the lunch menu. On the next visit to the Mid-Coast Region, I plan to have breakfast there.

I rate Winnegance Restaurant & Bakery at 5.0. I highly recommend eating here.

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2. Five Islands Lobster Co

1447 Five Islands Rd, Georgetown, ME 04548-3711 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 207-371-2990
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 504 reviews

Five Islands Lobster Co

Reviewed By PNMLAW - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Seafood shack on the dock surrounded by rocks for the kids to climb on, and fishermen coming and going. Really is an idyllic setting. Food is outstanding. Giant lobster roll. Great sandwiches--the Jenny Special is amazing. Fantastic and swift service. This August was our fourth year returning to the area and we never miss Five Islands.

3. Mae's Cafe and Bakery

160 Centre St, Bath, ME 04530-2548 Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 18 +1 207-442-8577
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Mae's Cafe and Bakery

Breakfast and Lunch all day along with amazing baked goods. Healthy, gluten free and Paleo options available. Closed for winter break January 22-March 15

Reviewed By Robby F - Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States

We were hungry so stopped in at early lunch time. Breakfast served all day. The menu was awesome. Everything you could want. Kool little bakery inside also. I always like to go where the locals go. We ordered the destroyer omelet, Rueben, cinnamon swirl toast, crab croissant, and veggie omelet,with side of bacon and corned beef hash. Sooooo good! Want to return!

4. Cafe Creme

56 Front St, Bath, ME 04530-2507 Takeout, Seating Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 207-443-6454
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Cafe Creme

Reviewed By KurtAndWendy - Portland, Maine

Cafe Creme has a wide (and creative) selection of espresso coffees and smoothies. Teas also available, along with yummy homemade baked goods and luncheon salads/sandwiches/quiches. This our "go to" for a pick-me-up when we go to Bath for shopping -- and an essential coffee stop when heading further north on Maine's scenic Route 1. It's located at the top of Bath's main shopping street, across from City Hall and the kitchen store. Free wi-fi. Very cozy, comfy, welcoming setting. Always full of folks sitting at cafe tables or on the numerous sofa-chair-coffee table settings. It's a really nice place to bring your laptop, then browse on the laptop while you sip and graze on cafe offerings. The atmosphere is very welcoming and homey. They have a wonderful, very friendly, helpful staff. Many "thumbs up" on this wonderful cafe! On-street parking is available but you also can find a large free lot on Water Street, just down behind the main shopping block. It's an easy walk from there.

5. Taste of Maine Restaurant

161 Main St, Woolwich, ME 04579-4540 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 207-443-4554
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 440 reviews

Taste of Maine Restaurant

Reviewed By OnTheFunBus - Maine

Stopped with a relatively large group of people. They knew we were coming as a group. Food and beverages didn't take long to arrive. It's supposed to be the place to stop for seafood. I don't eat seafood, so had chicken instead. Rather plain, not much taste but I didn't leave hungry. There is a lot to see inside the restaurant. All sorts of antiques and collectibles on display. No real rhyme or reason for the collections and they have been there awhile. I felt it made the place look dusty. I would stop again. There is a bar and there is a great view overlooking the marsh.

6. Spinney's Oceanfront Restaurant

987 Popham Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4711 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +1 207-389-1122
Excellent
40%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Spinney's Oceanfront Restaurant

Reviewed By NanaHen70 - Tallahassee

The drive out to Spinney's is lovely and when you arrive the view is breathtaking. We had the lobster which was cooked perfectly. Leave room for fresh baked pie. The chef uses creme cinnamon in his blueberry pie which was amazing. The ladies at the table next to us said they come to Spinney's often when they visit every season and are never disappointed. We love local favorites.

7. Oliver's at Cozy Harbor

36 Cosy Harbor Rd, Southport, ME 04576-3107 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 38 +1 207-633-8888
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 reviews

Oliver's at Cozy Harbor

Olivers is an upscale fun and upbeat lobster shack with a varied menu with specials everyday. You can eat inside or outside. Breath taking views of Cozy Harbor. You are able to dock your boat as well. Serving food seven days a week. See you there. Closing for the season September 11th.

Reviewed By DavidBenz - Dedham, Massachusetts

We stopped here after a visit to Boothbay Harbor and the Maine Aquarium. It is a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. We were able to sit out on a deck overlooking the adjacent cove on a lovely summer day, which...MoreDear Very Nice, Glad to hear that lunch was very good!! The driveway is owned by the town however. Thanks

8. Libby's Market

42 Jordan Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011-2122 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +1 207-729-7277
Excellent
82%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

Libby's Market

Voted best lobster roll in the Midcoast! We have great slab pizza, sandwiches, beer & wine selection with friendly service. Everyone is welcome at Libby's!

Reviewed By Mary B

Not much ambience but the lobster rolls more than make up for the lack of water nearby. Huge chunks of absolutely fresh lobster on a toasted buttered bun. The price is high but even the small roll contains a large amount of meat. Other grilled sandwiches available but we always get the lobster roll.

9. The Gelato Fiasco

74 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2015 Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Gluten Free Options SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 207-607-4262
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 540 reviews

The Gelato Fiasco

Discover 40 flavors of gelato and sorbetto made fresh daily from a growing collection of more than 1,500 at Gelato Fiasco's Flagship Store. Try as many flavors as you wish and squeeze as many as you want into any dish. House-made waffle cones, take home freezer pints, pour-over coffee, espresso, and tea. Open 11 a.M. To 11 p.M. Every day.

Reviewed By MainePeg - Yarmouth, Maine

The gelato is always fresh and fabulous. The team that works here knows how to build a rapport with customers and give samples until you figure out which delicacy you want. And the seating area is large and comfy. Just go! Or pick it up at Whole Foods.

10. Downeast Ice Cream

1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night, Drinks +1 207-633-3016
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

Downeast Ice Cream

Reviewed By easyriderNh - nh

We were in BoothBay Harbor over Columbus Day weekend, having dinner at McSeagull's when a lovely couple sat down at the bar next to us and said Hello, asked us where we were from. People are always so friendly. We mentioned that we were going to Downeast Ice Cream for our dessert for a delicious hot fudge sundae with the best coffee ice cream after dinner and they said "so sorry, we own the ice cream shoppe and we just ran out of ice cream for the season, closed a few minutes ago". We didn't get our sweet treat that night, but it was such a pleasure to meet the lovely couple that own the shoppe and are responsible for the great friendly staff who work there, the wonderful atmosphere when you walk through the open door and the BEST homemade hot fudge sauce made by the very sweet lady who owns the shoppe.
We will look forward to our first sundae in the 2018 season and hopefully see the owners there next summer. Happy Winter season off.....you both deserve a break.

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