Delicious Portland, Maine, Diner Picked as Most Iconic in the State
An iconic Portland eatery received national attention from a legendary periodical.
The mighty magazine Reader's Digest put together a fun list of restaurants that had one representative from every state. The title of the article is "The Most Iconic Diner in Every State." Maine's choice is one that both locals and tourists flock in abundance, Becky's Diner.
Becky's is an absolute staple in Portland's working waterfront. As the story goes, Becky's originally opened after owner Becky Rand successfully argued for a zoning change on the waterfront to allow her restaurant to open. It would be a place for Portland's fishermen to eat before and after their haul. The mother of six opened Becky's in 1991, and the rest is history. It still opens daily at 4am for the fisherman and other early risers.
Becky's popularity has only continued to grow due to its tasty menu and national attention from numerous television appearances, including $40 a Day and Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. And yes, even Taylor Swift has dined there.
Here is a little of why Reader's Digest chose this delicious diner.
When the weather’s nice, take your Maine lobster roll out to the patio and watch the catch of the day come into the docks as you dip your fresh seafood sandwich into melted butter and sip a homemade milkshake.
Congratulations to one of Portland's legendary eateries. And congrats to another family-run small business that continues to succeed. I hope Becky knows how much she means to our community.
You can see the rest of Reader's Digest selected diners here.