There are countless places for tourists to visit in both Maine and New England as a whole.

Tourism websites like Attractions of America have given their take on the top things to do in Maine, but sometimes, it's not always the popular options which are the best. Often times, the hidden gems make equally as much if not more of an impact.

Take restaurants, for example.

Maine has over 3,200 restaurants statewide, according to this newspaper, which goes to show how loud and proud the foodie population is. We all have our go-to cafes, diners, bars, and so on, but plenty often fly under the radar. Despite offering scrumptious eats, fantastic atmospheres, and excellent service, these restaurants often remain unknown to us.

So, how do we find these establishments? We consult with the good people of Facebook, of course.

After putting out the call for recommendations on the best hidden gem restaurants in Maine, we received dozens of comments from residents eager to show some love to their go-to spots. Let's see which establishments were praised, in no particular order. How many of these places have you visited? What spots do you feel are missing from this list?

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Did you know Maine's most expensive Airbnb costs a whopping $40,000 a week? That's a whole lot, even if you're splitting it with a bunch of others. Let's take a look inside, shall we?

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