Last day of our trip to Maine and I had saved the best for last. Sunny, breezy summer Tuesday afternoon in Camden, Maine when I decided to call Long Grain to make reservations for 5. I had been waiting weeks to try this place after hearing about it from fellow bloggers and reading about it on NY Times. I almost hesitated though, do I really need reservations for a week night in this quiet little town? Turns out, YES, yes I did. Fasting as we were, we had hoped for a time slot between 7:45-8:15, which would put us in the perfect time to break fast. Much to my dismay, they could only offer us a 6:30pm (definitely a no go) or a 8:45 (the restaurant closes at 9pm). With no option left (and the fear of not getting to eat here – you don’t understand, I HAD to eat here before I left; it was the highlight on my itinerary), I OK-ed the 8:45. Figured we could snack on some dessert from a nearby bakery prior to dinner.
Glad we looked up the location before hand, because the GPS kept putting me past it and the lack of sign (I don’t understand the reason behind this) did not help. So when we had to show up for our reservations, we were very timely.
After having to wait another 15+ minutes past our reservation time due to a couple of older ladies who were dilly dallying (even after having paid) on the table that would be ours, we were finally seated; it was past 9pm. MAKE RESERVATIONS NO MATTER WHAT. Read more