Fryeburg is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,449 at the 2010 census. Fryeburg is home to Fryeburg Academy, a private preparatory school, and the International Musical Arts Institute. The town is also site of the Fryeburg Fair, which each October attracts approximately 300,000 visitors.
Things to do in Fryeburg
4.5 based on 221 reviews
Culinary Institute of America graduate chef/co-owner crafts his seasonally changing menus to showcase the best that local farms have to offer, using techniques from around the world in the farm to table concept. Enjoy spectacular sunsets or fireside dining while savoring a delicious and creatively presented meal.
We were in the area for a nice long fall getaway weekend. We made dinner reservations nearly a month before our trip at The Oxford House as we were worried that local restaurants would be packed due to the Fryeburg Fair. We chose The Oxford House based upon previous reviews here on Trip Advisor.
Our experience, nearly from start to finish, was quite stellar, with the exception of just a bit of slow service at the very beginning. The dining room was beautiful and cozy. The inn itself was quite eye pleasing as we entered through the screened in front porch, where others were enjoying dinner. The menu was interesting and just the right size. With the help of the waitress, we settled on an appetizer to share and our entrees. She helped us pick out a nice bottle of wine which complimented the meal perfectly. We shared the scallion pancake with duck confit as an appetizer. The scallion pancake is one of our favorite appetizers and we were quite curious what their take would be with the addition of the duck confit. We were remarkably pleased and can say that their scallion pancake is much better than what you find at most Chinese restaurants. In addition, the duck confit was absolutely delicious, with yummy roasted grapes on the side.
Next, the entrees continued to impress. I chose the pork dish which featured thinly pounded, breaded, and fried pork cutlets with a jasmine rice cake and housemade bacon kimchi, which was truly divine. My husband chose the duck breast served with local yellow eye baked beans, which he said were out of this world good. As full as we were, the dessert selections sounded too good to pass up. My pumpkin trifle was one of those comfy, nostalgic, feel good desserts that take you back to your childhood. My husband had the dark chocolate coconut profiteroles, which he stated were simply good, but nothing particularly special. He felt that the ganache overpowered the coconut semifreddo and the profiteroles tasted slightly stale.
Overall, we had a splendid evening at The Oxford House Inn for dinner and will definitely return when we are in that area of Maine.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Wonderful, very large selection of ice creams, priced right and a great place to stop before or after a short hike up Jockey Cap. Try the Dirty Water Ice Cream!
4.5 based on 165 reviews
Located in the heart of the town close to the old train station on the main road. Sit inside, outside or upstairs. Good snacks, cakes and a varied selection of flavoured coffees and teas. Reasonable prices. Easy access with one step to access. Parking right outside and to the rear. Would recommend. If this helps give me a ‘like’.
4 based on 234 reviews
302 West Smokehouse and Tavern is a family owned and operated business, with a dedicated staff and strong local following. With a committed focus on happy customers, the entire restaurant is passionate about great food and good times! The restaurant can be found in the renovated, yet rustic, barn of an old Maine farmhouse. It is centrally located in the heart of Fryeburg village.
The sirloin tips were excellent and good value, the clam chowder was crammed with meat. A busy restaurant which is always a good sign
4.5 based on 226 reviews
It was a pleasant surprise to discover this. The coffee's flavour was great, something very different from the other store chains. We had some bangles too, nice ones. The ambiance is great and inviting. We were in no hurry to drive out, so we enjoyed the time spent here. Will sure return here as and when we drive nearby in White Mountains.
4 based on 51 reviews
Was recommended the two pubs in Fryeburg for a comfortable meal and a Shepherd's Pie. The atmosphere was an attempt at a pub but focused on dogs and farming implements with some references to England (a photo with a quote of Winston Churchill, a photo of White Hall, and another), but was more of a country inn than a pub. The staff was friendly but distant, having only one waitress for the entire establishment made for a lack of attention and slow service. The home-made chips were very good--after knocking the near full teaspoon of salt off of them--as was the home-made blue cheese dressing. The portions were very generous and the meal tasty enough, but not impressive. They did not serve Shepherd's Pie--what pub doesn't serve Shepherd's (or Farmer's) Pie!?--so I had the Steak and Stout Pie instead. This was more comfort food with a pseudo-pub/pseudo-english flare. If you are looking for a decent meal and to not leave hungry, stop here.
4.5 based on 174 reviews
My husband and I were on our way through the White Mts, and he had seen this establishment's ad in a local travel magazine. So glad we stopped! The ingredients are fresh, and your order is custom made. My husband had the Cuban-ham, Turkey, Swiss cheese with a deli pickle on a jalapeno parmesan bagel. I ordered the Chococura-grilled chicken, pesto with roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella on a whole wheat sesame seed bagel. Everything was delicious. Lots of choices, and I only wish I had room for one of the yummy looking desserts-whoopie pies, brownies, applecrumb cake and other delicious looking desserts. Don't miss Big Dave's!
4.5 based on 20 reviews
We came upon D's conveniently, as we went shopping at the supermarket next door. Ordered a half pepperoni/mushroom pizza to go and it was sooo good!! Service was very friendly, and the restaurant itself looked comfortable and clean. We wouldn't hesitate going there again. We were vacationing in the area from NJ.
4.5 based on 426 reviews
Opening in December 2013, we have climbed from number 60 of 60 restaurants to number 16 in 2 years! Now at number 5, we try hard to please, and if we did, we thank you, and if we didn't, call owner operator Danielle Jones at the restaurant and she will help you. We are a family friendly restaurant and pub offering guests a relaxing lunch or dinner and friendly service. Unlike big corporate chains, we bring in our seafood, chicken, steaks, and burgers FRESH, not frozen. We also own Frank Jones Restaurant & Pub in Barrington, NH - home of Frank Jones Ale with wings and rings nominated the past 4 years running for Best Of NH!
Danielle, we are still talking about your great grand dad's beer!!!!
We want to find it here in Florida. But serious, you need to advertise the story.
Beer Followers love to try beers with a history!
And we were talking about your burgers the next day! Awesome girl.
We were the couple with the 14 yo who was on his first snow trip having lunch on Monday.
Thanks again, Danielle, for the great burger, a beer to remember, and to for having the last chance to make a snowman outside before we left.
Leave it up to you to finally have snowman snow - when couldn't make one during the beginning of the trip.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Many years ago this convenience store with gas pumps was bought by a hard working family that decided to kick it up a notch. Wonderful Prime Rib every day and other amazing home made food items and baked goods, just like the "Center Lovell Market" before it was sold and put in the dumper by the new owners.
Go try the fresh lobster roll, and anything else they've got cooking.
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