I’m back on Mount Desert Island, but en route this time, I stopped at Pectic Seafood, on Route 3, in Trenton. Honestly, that wasn’t my first choice. I’d planned to stop into Angler’s or Just Barb’s, but both had long lines with families taking dad for dinner. Next I aimed for the Maine Grind in Ellsworth or Martha’s, both were closed. Then I remembered Pectic.
Founded by Paul and Teresa Cecere at their home in Hulls Cove, sons Matt and P.J. decided to move Pectic to this location just about one year ago. It’s a welcome respite on Route 3. It’s new, it’s spotless, the service is grade A+ (seriously, it’s rare to find such customer awareness, friendliness, genuine desire to assist).
Pectic’s a hybrid: combo fish and meat market, bakery and pizza shop, clam shack and lobster joint, eat in/take-out. The selections of baked goods, sandwiches, pizza, hot foods, prepared foods, soups and chowders, meats and seafood, are plentiful; and nearly everything is made in house from scratch. Although it’s mostly a to-go place, there is limited seating and there are clean, clean, clean restrooms.
For lunch, I had one of the day’s specials, a chicken quesedilla; excellent and quite filling. I’ll be stopping again en route home in a few days to pick up some prepared foods for dinner. Whether you need a quick food fix or need to pick up fresh or prepared foods for a cottage, this is a smart stop.