The Great Lost Bear - Portland Maine
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The parking was horrendous. We thought we found a really great space on the street. No signs were posted. After parking and getting out I saw a no parking sign, not like most places with the sign on a pole along the street, rather the sign was on the wall of the building and said no parking here to corner. Sigh... Next a look at their postage-stamp sized lot. No luck there. Luckily there weren't any spaces there. I say "luckily" because it would have been extremely difficult to park the big F-150 truck in there. We finally found a place up the street. I got about 95% of the truck into a legal parking area. Only the front foot or so extended into the no parking area. I feel sorry for the guy parked behind me. He didn't have much space to get out. Well, people could still get out of the driveway in front of me, so I guess my parking was close enough.
had so many choices it took a while to decide what we wanted. My wife and I both settled on the "Food From Maine & Away" section of the menu. She on the Spanakopita and me on the Monte Cristo. A couple Angry Orchards on a hot day as well as our regular "water with lemon" and we were good to go.
Overall, the restaurant was okay. Tough parking, okay service, great atmosphere, okay food. Will I go back? Maybe, if I am in the neighborhood and hungry. But it is not a place I'd go out of my way to eat at.