Stories from over 50 years

Summer Adventures in Maine

Think Summer, think summer! These rainy spring days are much better than our frigid January that we had but, we have to think warm. Mud season is here and summer is right around the corner! We are about to have a crazy busy summer in Maine! When the cold finally lifts there is so much […]


Just because you don’t feel like cooking doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stuff yourself with mashed potatoes and pie. Our family likes to talk about Dysart’s being a Maine tradition for generations. We like to tell people that we know Maine food. We’ve all enjoyed a lot of it so that helps us with our bragging! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]