With such an emphasis on outdoor fun, tourists sometimes assume Maine will lack a certain level of sophistication, but this is very far from the truth; visitors are often surprised at the quality and diversity of the state’s cuisine. Microbreweries like Gritty’s, Allagash Brewing Company, and Sebago Brewing call Maine home, and Portland boasts a wonderful pub scene. But beer isn't the only thing on Maine's menu. Lobsters, mussels, bass, clams—if it comes from the sea you’ll find it in Maine. Portland is a great place to go for a variety of local cuisine, including some more unusual menu items like seaweed-fed lamb, fresh venison, peanut butter and pretzel milkshakes, or mashed potato and bacon pizza.