The Village Inn

157 Main St
Belgrade Lakes, 04917
This is a must visit every summer. While I usually gorge myself with lobster and home cooking. The duck is something not to miss. A great place for a classy dinner with the family, or a romantic date night away from the kids. The new ownership hasn't changed anything - great food you can depend on!
I have been to The Village Inn for dinner twice now since new owners Kate and Heather took over. The first time was for their special Thanksgiving meal and the second time was after the renovations about two weeks ago. The Thanksgiving meal was amazing. My husband ordered the duck appetizers and I order the crab cakes - both were delish. He ordered the traditional Thanksgiving meal and I got the salmon entree. We were both VERY impressed and satisfied. When we returned recently, the changes were like night and day with the decor. A modern, lodge feel, but with a true sense of the traditions of Maine. Right on the water, it is such an idea spot... This time, my husband again ordered the duck appetizer (he talked about it the whole ride up) and I got the Lobster and Corn Fritters that were lovely. For our mains, I ordered the Crispy Pan Fried Haddock over Scalloped Potato Gratin and the hubby got the Lobster Mac and Cheese. The fish was amazing! And the scalloped potatoes were perfect and great to see on a menu (instead of just mashed or oven roasted). The lobster M&C - was perfect and knocked our socks off. There was a good amount of lobster meat, which was cooked perfectly and there you could taste all of the cheesy yumminess of the rest of the dish. The best part of the experience at the restaurant is the overwhelming enthusiasm of the owners. They are passionate about each and every diner's experience and have a lot of great ideas. They have recently begun to serve lunch (weekends only) and have live bands play (Wednesdays and Sundays). They have the boat docks for folks to come for a bite and in the early fall are planning a large event. They recently hosted a beer pairing dinner featuring Allagash Brewing Co. Very Maine. It is such an ideal setting and I believe the new owners are embracing Maine and the residents of Belgrade Lakes, where they can care for them in their very own kitchen. We live in Portland, so our trips up will be infrequent - but if you live near/in or want to take a nice evening drive to a spectacular dinner - I would suggest heading to The Village Inn - heck, you can even get a room for the night!
When in Belgrade lakes it's a must to go here for their duck. Half a duck with a choice of sauces. Incredibly tasty. Full menu of seasonable courses includes steak chicken and seafood. Lobster choices too. Cosy with both indoor and outdoor seating and great friendly and attentive wait staff

(207) 495-3553

American (Traditional)

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