In many of the small towns in Maine general stores and post offices are the only thing in the center of town. Some are regular convenience stores others have hot food and sandwiches. My sister discovered Owls Head General Store last week on her vacation. Food Network named their Seven Napkin Burger the best burger in Maine. I would have to agree it’s pretty darn good—moist, fresh tomatoes, great bun = delicious! I would give it an A for classic burger taste. My all time fav burger is the Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese & Shoestrings from The Spotted Pig in the West Village of New York; which I should note is 3x’s the price of the Seven Napkin.
The general store is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving simple family-friendly fare at reasonable prices. Diners can eat inside or out. The garden out back has picnic tables and a frog pond. The building to the right is the town’s post office but the upstairs is an apartment that can be rented by the night or week.
We went on a Friday night. The girls ran around while the adults enjoyed a six-pack and slices of fresh homemade rhubarb pie. No crowds or lines this place is pretty close to perfect. Take dinner to go and head to Owls Head Lighthouse for a view of the ocean.
p.s. That’s the best photo I could get of the Jones. Classic family portrait, right?
Owls Head General Store
2 South Shore Drive
Owls Head, Maine