ROAD TRIP WORTHY: A Drive-In Brunch Spot Called Hi-Hat Is One Of Maine’s Best Kept Secrets
Sometimes it's easy to forget just how large Maine is until you go looking for something specific. And if that specific thing you're looking for is a brunch spot where you never have to leave the comfort of your car, then gas up, because you might be in for a road trip. The good news is that such a place exists in Maine and if you're committed to eating a stack of pancakes at an old school drive-in, you can definitely there from here.
The place is called the Hi-Hat Drive-In, and it's located in the small Maine town known as Farmingdale. Locals to the area have been visiting the Hi-Hat for years but for lots of residents in the Pine Tree state, there's a chance you've never even heard of it.
It has all the characteristics you'd expect from a classic drive-in, complete with two rows of parking where you can openly dream about what pancakes or French toast you're going to devour while visiting. While the full menu does have a little something for everyone, most people will tell you that at the Hi-Hat, it's all about the pancakes. They offer 16 different flavorings to customize your pancake order with an additional seasonal available if you pick the right time. That's a lot of different ways to enjoy a classic breakfast staple.
So where IS Farmingdale? It's located just south of Augusta right along the Kennebec river. When you're in central or southern Maine, the road trip won't be a lengthy one for this unique brunch experience.