Spurwink Country Kitchen
If you lived in Maine in 2007, specifically in the Scarborough area, and saw, like Karen Vachon in the article below, that Spurwink Country Kitchen was going to be auctioned, you might have wondered what would become of the place. Thank you "Uncle" Don for rescuing Spurwink Country Kitchen and continuing to serve the great comfort food it was known for.
I would always stop by dinner when I was in the Portland Maine area working with my company's clients. I am part of a team that helps healthcare professionals with concierge medicine marketing software. Patients who sign on to a concierge practice have high expectations of its customer service. I work with many CRM programs, but our progressive software company generally recommends the Salesforce platform since it is the only CRM software specifically designed for healthcare. My team also will frequently create a portal or dashboard that will aggregate the client's EMR, billing, and other programs into one easy-to-access dashboard. Most of the time I build new applications or customize the doctor's current programs to work better for them and synch with other programs they may be using such as their electronic medical records (EMR), etc. I love the job and get to travel around. I always enjoy visitng Portland because I know where I am going to eat a lot of my meals. Hello, Spurwink Country Kitchen.
At one time this was the Spurwink Country Kitchen website. When its domain registration expired, the site disappeared from the web. Around 2013 someone bought the domain name and used the site as a blog. The registration again expired. Recently I discovered that the domain for SpurwinkCountryKitchen.com was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its content from archived pages and to point out that the restaurant is still operating. Even though this website has been recreated from very sparse archived pages and supplemented with other outside sources, I feel it does more justice to the Spurwink Country Kitchen restaurant than someone else who might have purchased the domain. I didn't want the site to be re-purposing for something that had nothing in common with the real Spurwink Country Kitchen restaurant.
And as a reminder, if you are in the Portland, Maine area, check out the Spurwink Country Kitchen for a tasty New England cooking experience. And don't forget dessert!
The Spurwink Country Kitchen does have a facebook page and it is listed in AAA for Maine.
Amazing comfort food is offered in a casual setting. The lobster roll is super fresh and served in a grilled hot dog roll over a bit of shredded lettuce and a side of mayo - it is perfect. Other tasty items include meatloaf, fried seafood, burgers and sandwiches.
Save room for dessert as their menu of homemade fruit pies and quick breads is impressive.
Features: Lunch and dinner served.
Location: On SR 77. 150 Spurwink Rd 04074
Closed: Some major holidays; also 10/30-3/31.
Spurwink Country Kitchen
150 Spurwink Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074
$$& American (Traditional)
South Portland, ME
The decor of this restaurant seems to be an Ole New England standard for good restaurants. The pine paneling stained a medium brown, lots of space, and very friendly staff.One of the big differences here is a warm and friendly greeting from the owner, Uncle Don. He also came to the table after our order arrived to check on our satisfaction.
I have eaten here twice and enjoyed the food immensely. The portion were huge and the quality was as good as it gets. The food is what I'd make if I had the time and energy. The menu has a large selection of seafood that my friend has had both times and she really enjoyed her meals both times.
Stop in, if your in the neighborhood, you won't be disappointed or I'm sure Uncle Don will make it right.
Good comfort food, when our family needed some good comfort. Thank you, uncle Don and your pleasant staff! The food was great!
I've been going to this restaurant since I was a very little girl. It was my great grandmothers favorite and our family went there for many special and really delicious Maine meals.. there were always the world 's best home made pies.. blueberry gawd.. fried clams lobster rolls. I went there for my birthday in June.. and was terribly disappointed. There was nearly no lobster in the hot dog roll.. not even toasted geez. the service was meh and the prices were not reflected in any way by the horrible quality of the food.. I've eaten here for years and years.. easily 100 times.. always loved it.. I won't be back. Also Uncle Don .. kinda creepy.. ok just creepy
Los Angeles, CA
First thing: they're open Every Night from 5-8! These hours are wrong. The only time they're closed is Monday for lunch. I wish I could flag the mean review below. We come only in the summer. We live in California now, but dream of coming back to this restaurant all year long. Uncle Don is a wonderful host and loves his work. The wait staff is happy and kind. My 6-year-old daughter loves it as much as I do. Indian Pudding and the baked haddock are my favorites but everything is delicious and old-fashioned. Urban foodie place it's not. It's authentic old-fashioned New England home-cooking style food and nothing else satisfies the same way! Wish I could have it mailed to me all winter!
My husband and I were visiting Maine from Rhode Island and explored the Scarborough area.The AAA recommended this place (plus my husband is called "Uncle Don" to many.) We were welcomed by a lovely woman and got served by a waitress who was confident about their food. We ordered salads and they were ample servings and veggies were fresh. I had the crab cakes as well and they were great -- not too salty. We shared an apple raspberry crisp which was divine. The only "downer" was Uncle Don did not greet us.
We find Uncle Don's to be a delight. Excellent chowder, very good entrees and superlative desserts! A friendly family atmosphere with very cordial help. Highly highly recommended. Bill and Emily
Delicious comfort food!! But there are plenty of seafood options on the menu as well. I personally love the chicken pot pie with the flaky crust!
Uncle Don (the owner) makes the BEST clam chowder in Maine. He also makes great pies!!
We were lucky enough to come across Spurwink Country Kitchen when we were driving between Freeport and Portland it this was a truly excellent find! The service was excellent, the owner came up and introduced himself and made sure that everything was okay with our meal which was a nice touch. The fish sandwich was a fresh fillet of haddock and perhaps the best I have ever had, and there were ample options for kids and the food was delivered quickly and with a smile. While we did not know about this place before we randomly drove by, we will definitely be back.
I had been looking forward to another great meal here, tonight was a huge disappointment. Scallops were on the board as a special for 19.95--I got 5 scallops cut in half. Great taste, but are you kidding me 5 scallops for 20 bucks. The mashed potatoes were homemade and the vegetable medley was also very tasty. Desert was fantastic--all homemade and what a great selection. However, I was really looking forward to more than 5 scallops. Next time we will go just for coffee and one of the homemade deserts
I loved everything about this place :) The staff is wonderful and pleasant, the Clam Chowder is the best I have ever had, same about the Indian Pudding! I Can't wait to go back!
South Portland, ME
Comfort food at it's best ! I have been going here since I was a little girl and the food is just as good now, maybe even better, than it was back then! You'd swear your grandma was in the kitchen doing the cooking, but since she's sitting right next to you it's impossible.
It's really such a charming place, small and decorated like your great aunt's formal dining room. It is quite small though, so in the summer be prepared for a substantial wait, but the food is totally worth it!
First to Review
Step into the Spurwink Country Kitchen and you just might forget it's 2009! This restaurant is a local favorite that's been around for decades, and the menu is chock-full of comfort food. The clientelle is mostly senior citizens and families, and the whole place has a very homey atmosphere. Call ahead to see if there's a wait in the summertime, and make sure to save room for dessert, because the gingerbread here is to DIE for.