No pilgrimage to Nubble Light  is complete without a stop off at Brown’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream (232 Nubble Rd., 207/363-1277, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily June–Sept.; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Oct.–Dec. and March–May; call for Jan.–Feb. hours) for a cone of deep chocolate.
Whether you prefer to rusticate on the deck or eat inside by candlelight, the Cape Neddick Lobster Pound (60 Shore Rd., Cape Neddick, 207/363-5471, www.capeneddick.com , noon–10 p.m. Wed.–Sun., $17–30) can accommodate. Both share a view of Neddick River, plus an informal menu of everything from chicken fingers to baked stuffed lobster.
Everything from vegetarian chili to brick oven–baked seafood pizzas can be found at Ruby’s Genuine Wood Grill rubyswoodgrill.com, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thu.; 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat., $8–13)—good for its diverse menu and live rock shows on the occasional weekend night.