If you’re looking for a great meal at a great price with lots of choices, look no further than Bank Square Pizza & Deli. Located on the south end of Water Street in what is known as Bank Square, this little eatery is clean, charming and welcoming. The big surprise here, though, is that in addition to fantastic pizza and deli sandwiches you’ll find some of the best authentically Mexican food in the state of Maine.
The sheer variety of choices Proprietess Marilu Scott has on her menu is amazing and feels a little like being overwhelmed by the choices on a Jersey diner menu. The nice thing is that no matter what you choose, it will be delicious. Portions are generous, prices are very reasonable, and you won’t leave hungry. In fact, you’ll already be thinking about when you can make it back again to try something else, though many of the locals certainly have their favorites.
Pizzas feature homemade crusts and are available by the slice, made to order, or from a list of special combinations. There is even calzone and stromboli. In the mood for a sandwich instead? No problem. The alphabetical list of deli sandwich choices takes up two pages of the menu and includes choices of add-ons of cheese, veggies, meats, and even spreads – local Raye’s mustard and a homemade Chipotle Ranch among them.
But the star of late has certainly become her Mexican food added in 2010. Positive reviews keep coming in about the authentically made dishes. Everything is made in house, from the slow-cooked pork to the flour tortillas. Burritos are huge and enough to serve two with salsa and crema fresca on the side, especially if you order the platter that includes rice and beans. Other mouth-watering options include enchiladas, taquitos, quesadillas, jalapeno poppers, and on Fridays, Seviche made with fresh local seafood.
All this speaks to a popular place that does sometimes get crowded soon after they open for lunch at 11:00 a.m. Seating is a bit limited but don’t let that stop you, as there is always the option of taking lunch over to a bench across the street with a view of the bay. If you are hungry for dinner, plan ahead as they close around 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. and are closed on Sundays.