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After all these years, Pat’s Pizza still brings the goodness to Black Bear Nation

Fill The Steins continues our Classic UMaine Restaurants series with our profile of the classic-est of ’em all, Pat’s Pizza in Orono!

Classic UMaine Restaurants – Pat’s Pizza

In 1931 Carl D. “Pat” Farnsworth bought a small ice cream parlor in “downtown” Orono for a good deal less than the price of your new Philosophy text book…over the next 20 years he transformed his new purchase from a cafe to a full service restaurant, eventually adding pizza in 1953 and starting a tradition unlike any other for hungry UMaine students.

Classic UMaine Restaurants – Margaritas

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant was opened in downtown Orono in 1987. It was the brainchild of John Pelletier, who had been running another successful Mexican joint called Tío Juan’s for a couple of years in Concord, NH. The concept was based somewhat on the conversion of Chuck’s Steakhouse in Mansfield, CT, (where Mr. Pelletier had first honed his restaurateur chops) into Margaritaville; sporting a full Mexican menu. That restaurant later changed its […]

Classic UMaine Restaurants – Governor’s

For anyone who has been lucky enough to attend the College of Our Hearts Always for any period of time in the last 55 years, Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery has been a staple of sustenance. The legendary Big Breakfast Combo has aided many a recovery after a night of stein filling and the allure of a giant […]

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