The Blue Mermaid Grill has been a long standing staple of the Kittery, ME area. In fact, its first iteration opened up 23 years ago in the nearby city of Portsmouth, NH. When it hopped over to Maine in 2017, many old regulars still swung by to enjoy the food they’d been eating for decades. So, talk about staying power. Whether you stop by the brick and mortar location or hit up the food truck, you don’t want to miss the eclectic array of Caribbean-inspired cuisine whipped up here.
Why the name Blue Mermaid? This establishment is famous for what’s known as the “mermaid twist,” the practice of adding a little something extra to each and every meal on the menu. For example, maybe they’ll serve up some fried plantains with a chipotle honey vinaigrette for added flavor. Or, maybe they’ll mix a little sweet in with your savory by marinating some tender, juicy rib steak in a saccharine guava spread. Whatever you sample here, it’ll be anything but boring, so Maine foodies should hit up The Blue Mermaid Grill ASAP to try all this tantalizing fare. Even better? Book ‘em for your next event. You won’t regret it.
Orange Ginger Spring Rolls — Crispy spring rolls stuffed to capacity with cabbage, sprouts, carrots, and fresh, flavorful ginger. This all comes smothered in homemade island peanut sauce. Yum.