Pass the ketchup, the results are in.

For the past week or so we've been asking where the best burger is located within eastern Maine.  Now we really don't care if it's located at a fancy restaurant, a take-out stand, or at a nationally known burger joint, as long as we know exactly where those burgers are located so that we can taste them for ourselves.

By the end of this post, we'll be halfway there.

You may be familiar with our food polls.  Many of our online readers and on-air listeners certainly are, as folks have cast their votes by the thousands.  Besides hamburgers,  we've covered pizzaChinese foodsteakhousesItalian sandwichesbreakfast, and ice cream stands.

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So, after hundreds of votes from people all over eastern Maine who are obviously in the know and appreciate a good double cheeseburger with fries, here are the results.  Oh, excuse us, you wanted onion rings?  Anyway, here are the results:

#10 - Provender, Ellsworth

#9 - Chase's Family Restaurant, Bangor

#8 - Geaghan's, Bangor

#7 - Jordan's Snack Bar, Ellsworth

#6 - Governor's, Bangor, Old Town, Ellsworth

#5 - Out Of The Ordinary, Orono

#4 - Blaze, Bangor

#3 - Brewster's, Brewer

#2 - Mason's, Brewer

#1 - Five Guys, Bangor

Special recognition goes to Paddy Murphy's in Bangor, Season's in Bangor, Josie's Country Store, Ellsworth, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bangor, and Timber in Bangor.

So there you go, the best burger joints in eastern Maine, apparently. Somewhere at the moment there's a cook out in the kitchen holding a spatula, slingin' the onions, and waiting for you to try the product.  Don't let them down, and don't forget the extra cheese as well.

The Best Restaurants in Downeast Maine for Lobster

So when your hungry out-of-state relatives or friends come to our great state, where do you take them for a mouth-watering lobster dinner?

The answer to that often asked question will be top of mind for a lot of Mainers this season, as thousands of tourists, relatives, and friends drive hundreds if not thousands of miles to take in the sights and eat what our state is most famous for, lobster.

Whether it's a lobster salad, in a hot dog roll, a broiled tail, thrown into a pot of boiling sea water, or god forbid, made into a lobster poutine, people near and far crave it, and as soon as they make it into this neck of the woods it'll be what they have for dinner that night.

While each of us already have a few favorite snack bars, take-outs, and restaurants in mind, it would be wrong of this author to pass along those personal suggestions. So, we're going to rely on the reviews of TripAdvisor to point our visitors in the right directions. We've focused on the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island area, and here is what we found as we count our way up to the #1 most recommended place for lobster Downeast.

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