March 1-12 , 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Maine Restaurant Week FAQ Update for 2023

What are the special menu prices?

Restaurants may choose to serve three course menus for $25, $35, $45 or $55 per person, or create a Maine Restaurant Week special. The special could be a dish created for the celebration, or it could be a menu with wine pairings, or it could be an appetizer and cocktail pairing, or multi-course meal. It's totally up to each restaurant. Who's participating, and their MRW 2023 plans are explained on the restaurant page. Click on a restaurant names to explore all the details. 


Should I tip extra because it's MRW?

Yes, yes, we all should. But not because it's MRW. Instead, because restaurant owners and employees are working incredibly hard. Tip extra (if it's within your budget). 


Is every Maine restaurant participating in restaurant week?

Dozens of locally-owned and independent restaurants are registered, but the truth is, it's only a good fit for some restaurants. This year's roster of participating restaurants will be full of great places to try.


Do I need to order in advance or make reservations?

This situation varies from restaurant to restaurant. To-go and outdoor are in the mix again this winter. So is indoor dining. Use our restaurant search tool. Go for it. Start searching and start telling neighbors and friends about MRW - March 1-12. 


Why restaurant week?

We started MRW because winter is tough on Maine restaurants. We describe the story of Maine Restaurant Week here



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