2015-07-31 / Business Review

Local Dining

Entertaining Destinations

Docks Seafood... A great place to tie up!

Docks Seafood of South Portland is a family owned and operated restaurant and sh market where you can enjoy great local fare in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. At Docks you will nd the freshest local seafood that Maine has to offer. We carry a variety of sh including haddock, dry scallops, salmon, tuna, swordsh, shrimp, calamari, lobster meat & crab meat, smelts, smoked haddock, live lobsters & steamers, fresh made crab cakes and crab stuffed mushrooms.

Our full service menu offers: Fried, Baked, Grilled Seafood, Pastas, Salads, Sandwiches, Chicken, Burgers, Hot Chowders and more.

Local favorites include Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster or Seafood Pie, Baked Stuffed Haddock, Scallop Newburg, Finnan Haddie, Seafood Alfredo and our own pan seared Crab Cakes. Happy hour appetizers 3pm to 6pm, always BYOB. Open 7 days a week 9am to 8pm. Kitchen opens at 11am.

Nellie’s Tea & Gifts in South Portland is “all about tea”

Nellie’s Tea & Gifts in South Portland is “all about tea”. Named for the British grandmother of owner Marianne Russo, what started as a dream of owning a “little English tea room” has developed into a passion that seeks to celebrate the many cultures of tea. Throughout our 12 years in business, our goal is to help interested community members learn more about this diverse, ages old leaf, to provide a place and atmosphere which celebrates the civility of tea, and to share our passion for learning and tasting. In addition to offering retail tea and

related accoutrements and gifts, we frequently host in-house tastings and classes, tea events throughout the community, education to community groups, as well as catered tea parties. We welcome you to stop in for a quiet cup of tea in our casual setting, or can arrange a full tea party by reservation. Marianne is the only tea you enjoy. The truth is, green tea does not have to taste awful! Let us Fri 10 –5; Sat. 10 – 3; other times by appointment. www.nelliestea.com

Come Visit Us at Willows Pizza Quality Pizza,Calzones & Subs

You’ll love our homemade sauce, made fresh daily!!

Willows Pizza & Restaurant, located at 1422 Broadway in South Portland, has been around, serving the community delicious and fresh pizza & subs, calzones, chicken wings, and pasta, for over 26 years. Founded by owner, David Lengyel in 1989, Willows Pizza & Restaurant has become a staple among local restaurants creating innovative and delicious pizza combinations. With a great location and ambiance, Willows is truly a lunching and dining destination for the whole family.

Willows Pizza & Restaurant offers delicious, reasonably priced specialty pizzas offered in many varieties that appeals to everyone that loves pizza!

Call us for all your catering needs.

Entertainment Seems to Always Include Food!

The highlight of any good family cookout can be anything from a delicious, fresh ground, all natural beef burger to an easy and flavorful house marinated chicken or steak kabob, just fire up the grill and start cooking! When your family entertainment includes friends and some home-cooked food, we are here to help. Our butchers will make sure the cut, type and quantity your looking for is perfect for the size of the gathering. As well, they will help you create the flavors and aroma you are expecting by offering marinade options and grilling tips. If your cookout/BBQ is intended to be a simpler “finger” food selection, we have you covered there as well. Our marinated in-house wings are always a hit for this type of gathering. Our butchers will also diceup and skewer bite sized pieces of boneless chicken breast, lean steer beef and/or pork. All you need to do is ask us to put it in

your favorite sauce or marinade and its ready for you to throw on the grill when you get home! We have a great selection of international sauces or more traditional and local sauces. Entertaining can be much less stressful when the parking is at the front door, the meat choices are all natural and cut to your needs and the selection of grocery items help to meet your needs. Our great selection of wine, beer and cheeses simplify your search as well. You will be surprised with what we have for general grocery choices at a tremendous price point. Come visit us and find what so many already know! We have convenient parking, great selection and “ALWAYS GET MORE FOR YOUR GROCERY DOLLAR”. We are in the heart of Knightville at 101 Ocean St. in South Portland. Like us on Facebook or give us a call at 207-799-3374.

Little Bigs Celebrating 2 Years In South Portland!

Along with celebrating the 2nd year in South Portland, Little Bigs indroduces their “Breakfast Egg Sandwich” made on their famous doughnut!

Little Bigs is conveniently located just south of Cash Corner on Route 1, across from DQ, so come in for doughnuts and sweets, come in for hand pies and the new breakfast egg sandwich; you will be so glad you did. We’ve met so many of our great neighbors; if you haven’t stopped in, please do and introduce yourself. And think of us as your specialty bakery – if you dream it we’ll make it for you – just be sure to give us 24 hours’ notice!

From our hands to yours, James and Pamela Plunkett Little BIGS


Two years ago El Rodeo found a home in South Portland. Family owned with the owner always on premise working hand in hand with his staff! We make our food from the freshest ingredients and cook everything from scratch following our family’s recipes everyday. Here at El Rodeo we receive our patrons with a complementary order of crispy chips and fresh salsa. Our menu takes you around Mexico by presenting authentic food from every region of the country. Our Margaritas are a must to try and we have them in a variety of flavors. Our premium margaritas are made with fresh squeezed lime juice. Just remember that when you walk into El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, you are family!

Sea Dog Brewing Company Maine Owned/ Maine Brewed

Sea Dog Brewing Company located at 125 Western Avenue in South Portland is known for serving non-traditional pub fare. General Manager Dale Carrier says they proudly source local and sustainable ingredients for both its regular menu and specials. “Being a Maine owned business, we strive to offer the best seasonal products from local farmers, fisherman, bakeries and dairies.” The menu ranges from pub favorites like wings and nachos to seafood, pasta, steaks and burgers, salads and many gluten free options. The Sea Dog also serves fresh, award-winning brews with monthly beer releases at all of its pubs. The Sea Dog is open daily from 11 am to 1 am and serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm with a “Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar”. The Sea Dog brew pub in South Portland also features a private space for baby showers, family gatherings and business meetings. Please visit our website for updates and to view our menu at http://www.seadogbrewing.com

The Anderson Family welcomes you

to the Pat’s Pizza in Scarborough

“Pat” Farnsworth opened Farnworth’s Cafe in Orono, Maine in July 1931. Because of his efforts, Pat saw the cafe, which originally sold ice cream and confections, become

a full service restaurant.

In 1953 Pat’s added pizza to his menu. The fresh dough pizza, topped with a special sauce developed by Pat and his wife Fran, were an instant success. Pat’s change in

the menu transformed Farnsworth Cafe into Pat’s Pizza.

All of Pat’s Pizza restaurants offer friendly, casual, and affordable dining for the entire family. On behalf of the entire staff, the Anderson family who have been serving you in Scarborough since 1985 hope you enjoy your visit and come back to see us often.

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