Blake’s Grill opens in Lisbon


LISBON – Midtown Shopping Center in Lisbon Falls again has a sit-down restaurant, Blake’s Grill.

An Auburn couple, Randy and Polly Demers, purchased the business, formerly known as Burnham’s Family Restaurant, in January, and spent six weeks renovating it, opening for business on March 15.

The couple comes to Lisbon with considerable experience in the restaurant business. Randy was kitchen manager of the former Sim’s Restaurant in Auburn while Polly has waitressed in restaurants in the Lewiston-Auburn area, most recently at The Sedgley Place in Greene.

They also owned and operated Demer’s Catering Plus, for which they catered events such as weddings, cruises, lobster bakes, company picnics and more. Demers says he learned of the availability of the restaurant on-line and after looking into it, thought it would be a “great location” for their business.

The restaurant is located at 580 Lisbon Road in Lisbon Falls. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. through 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with dinner specials served between 4 and 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast served Tuesday though Friday until 11 a.m. and all day on the weekend. Lunch specials are offered daily.

A wide array of foods are available at Blake’s Grill, as well as catering and to-go platters. The menu includes burgers, subs, steaks, lobster rolls, salads and sides.