Stories from over 50 years

Mainah Through & Through

Dysart’s is a family owned business formed by mainers and run by mainers. In designing the menu for the restaurant, meals that were eaten at logging camps in the Northern Maine woods were the inspiration. Hearty meals that were sure to satisfy the true Northern Mainer.  Over the years and through adapting generations and different […]

Dysart’s Coffee Table Cookbook

From the iconic Dysart’s Restaurant is a stunningly photographed cookbook showcasing the favorite Maine recipes that have made Dysart’s unique. It also features stories about our extended family of employees and friends since 1967.  All proceeds are donated to local Cancer Charities. Our recipes, which have been collected and tested by customers over the years, […]

Dysart’s… We are So Much More than a Restaurant!

When thinking of Dysart’s what comes to mind? The Truck Stop in Hermon and The Flatbed Pub on Broadway in Bangor? That’s the most common answer, for sure. But, wait! There is always more! Dysart’s is a family owned and operated business that was opened in 1967. As pictured below you can see where Dysart’s […]

The Photography at Dysart’s

Mary Hartt Photography Thanksgiving week alway makes me think of all of the things I’m grateful for.  The fact that I have always lived in Maine is a big one. . I’m a native Mainer.  One of the benefits of being a photographer is meeting other photographers, “from away”.  Hanging out with them and […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving for 53 Years

 Dysart”s has been a Maine tradition for generations. Planning that first Thanksgiving menu in 1967 was simple.  It was exactly the same as if we were home.  Roast turkey, roast pork, warm yeast rolls, lots of fresh vegetables and the best part – ending the feast with pies.     We strive to keep our […]

Baking with Yeast

A behind the scenes look into producing our unforgettable homemade rolls Dysart’s Bakery HERMON, ME Here at Dysart’s we have a committed team of bakers who ensemble over 300 dozen homemade rolls and 1200 loaves of bread for our Restaurants and Travel Stops every week. What makes our products so delicious, keeping you on your toes asking […]

Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

Are you making plans for Thanksgiving Dinner?  Make your Holiday restful, not stressful!  Why not order a Thanksgiving Dinner to-go and your favorite 11 inch pies. We’ll do the work. Order a Thanksgiving Day feast created by the Dysart’s team.  It serves 4 or 5 guests and includes everything you need, including turkey and all […]

A Buttery Flaky Blog

Precisely what I’d worked to prevent from happening, happened.  And as it happens, it couldn’t have happened any better. Sutherland Weston worked with Mary Hartt to craft the “Real Mainers” radio and television campaign for Dysart’s Restaurant and Truck Stop in 2012. The campaign featured true customers sharing what they love on Dysart’s menu, and […]

Burger and a Milkshake

If you grew up in the Bangor Area chances are we don’t have to tell you how good  Dysart’s milkshakes are.  Guessing you have memories of gathering on one of our long tables with your friends around 10 p.m. for a burger, and of course, a milkshake. These are not just a soft serve shake.  […]