The Airline Snackbar is nestled in
the heart of Downeast Maine, 40 miles east of Bangor on
Route 9. We are about half-way between Bangor and
Calais, approximately 40 miles from Calais to the west
and 40 miles from Bangor to the east, near the
intersection of Route 9 and Route 193, The Maine Atlas (DeLorme)
map 24, A5. Tel: 207-638-2301.
“Oasis in Maine's Far East”
not the end of the world -- not nearly. There is
wonderful New Brunswick to the East and the gorgeous
low-populated rural lands leading to Bangor to the west.
It is, more aptly, an oasis in a long stretch with few
places to eat, drink, or use the bathroom. As such, it
is a nice place for a respite on what might be a long
drive between distant points.
I had left Moncton, New Brunswick at dawn, heading to
my home in Boston, on what would prove to be an all-day
journey. I had stopped at the border without having had
breakfast, and was mighty peckish when I saw the
welcoming sign of this restaurant. So I stopped in for a
The one-woman show -- waitress, cook, owner,
conversationist, hostess, and entertainer all wrapped
into one lovely person -- greeted me, took my order,
cooked it, and served me. I was appreciative for
everything she offered. The conversation was pleasant,
the information helpful, the poached eggs, toast, and
ham tasty, hot, and well prepared; and the coffee
endless. I understood why there seemed to be more people
in the place than might have lived in the entire town.