This place is special. A vegetarian restaurant that doesn’t make any point at all of being virtuous or preachy, Chase’s was formed by a local farm family (the Chases) with a simple philosophy: Cook superlocal foods, as freshly as possible, based on the things being grown at the farm. It maintains a balance between simple, hearty food and more sophisticated offerings—so good that a line often stretches out the door, even on weekdays, even at lunch. Breakfast (Saturdays only) ranges from oatmeal to breakfast burritos to healthy fruit smoothies; lunch segues nicely into a menu of very popular pizzas, sandwiches, soups, and salads with an emphasis on Asian, Latin American, and European themes. Dinner happens just once a week, on Friday nights, and might feature anything from grilled polenta to Indian food. The whole room is very inviting and light-filled, with wooden floorboards, lots of local art, and a pressed-tin ceiling, and Sunday brunches are highly regarded—you’ll occasionally meet some road-tripping Portland foodies. From June through November or so, there’s a daily farmer’s market in back. Absolutely call ahead about table availability if you’re serious about eating here in high season.
Belfast, ME› Restaurant
Chase’s Daily Restaurant
96 Main St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Tues–Thurs 11am–2:30pm; Fri 11am–2:30pm and 5:30–9pm; Sat 7–10am and 11am–2:30pm; Sun 8am–1pm. Reservations accepted for dinner only. Phone 207/338-0555 Prices . Breakfast/lunch entrees $8–$13, dinner entrees $17–$22. Cuisine Type Vegetarian Web site Chase’s Daily Restaurant
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