Did you know The Maine Diner offers gluten-free bread! Wow! And, apparently, it has been for some time now. I shudder to think of all the times I had to depart early from vacation stays with relatives while they went to enjoy this iconic Wells, Maine restaurant. We always chose to part ways because the limitations in such a restaurant were not something I wanted to subject the little ones to.
This bread (contains dairy, eggs, corn starch, potato & yeast) is available for breakfast or with any of the other menu items. There is no gluten-free menu, however, I am told there are numerous items that are gluten-free. ! If you’ve missed Lobster Salad, (or a lobster roll) you can indulge once again with this farmhouse white bread. Also, there are many sandwiches that are gluten-free and a few of the Seafood Sandwiches are also available with this bread. These include the Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Sandwich, Maine Crabmeat Roll and the Dale Arnold (warmed lobster meat sandwich served with butter for dipping).Our server was helpful going back and forth with questions to the kitchen, but a gluten-free menu would have made the exerience so much easier for all involved!
I must alert you that there is no dedicated toaster and no guarantee that the grill will be thoroughly cleaned for your gluten-free items, especially during busy hours, which seems to be often. So plan your sandwich choice accordingly. On our visit, we had to forgo the grilling/toasting which led to a disappointing, crumbly sandwich and had me longing for Udi bread!!