The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill
Time Out Says
This popular restaurant, which picked up a Highly Commended gong in the North American and Caribbean category at the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2020, is always heaving and has been super-popular since it opened back in 2015. So much so there’s now a second branch in Dubai's Studio City drawing in the crowds from the opposite end of town.
If you’re a seafood fan then you’ll be happy here. From the starters the fish tacos are standout – sizeable tortillas bursting with fresh fish and slaw.
And we’ve long waxed lyrical about the spicy shrimp linguine – which does exactly what it says on the tin, being fiery and delicious in a rich tomato sauce. The octopus is also stunning, in a tangy dressing made from capers and lemons, while the cedar plank salmon flakes beautifully when prodded with a fork.
Desserts are a highlight here – all with a North American twist, from the home-style Key lime pie to the rocky road brownie or soft-baked cookie, it’s worth leaving room for puds.
The vibe here is always buzzing, especially on a Wednesday ladies’ night where women get free drinks at the bar.
It’s a low-key, cool spot that you’ll find yourself returning to time and again, and you won’t regret it.
By Time Out staff | 07 Apr 2020
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