Processing Your Payment

Please do not leave this page until complete. This can take a few moments.

April 22, 2022

An eatery with an unusual cuisine is coming to York County

Courtesy / Gravy Gravy, a restaurant in Somersworth, N.H., is planning to relocate to this site on Route 1 in Wells.

It’s all gravy for a restaurant of the same name, now relocating from New Hampshire to Wells and planning to open there June 1.

Gravy serves a build-your-own menu of burgers, meatloaf, fried chicken and other comfort food — but gravy is the focus.

And forget about the stuff that douses turkey and mashed potatoes each Thanksgiving. The menu includes Texas white gravy, Welsh beer and cheddar gravy, Creole tasso ham gravy and more.

There are also combos like “The Gravy Boat” — turducken gravy on French fries, with cheese curds, scallions and duck confit.

Chef Mark Segal opened Gravy two years ago in Somersworth, N.H., but doing business there had become financially unsustainable, he told a local newspaper. He feels the Wells location, at 231 U.S. Route 1, should offer more tourist traffic. Plus, many of his customers were already coming from Wells and Sanford.

The site previously housed a restaurant and so is turnkey, and offers a larger kitchen and more dining space.

“It's been quite a journey over these two plus years,” Segal wrote in a Facebook post. “And now it's time for the next chapter.”

The launch of Gravy occurs as another York County community is getting attention as a dining destination. Earlier this month, Biddeford was singled out by Food & Wine magazine as one of four small cities in U.S. with “impressive food scenes worth checking out.” 

Sign up for Enews


Order a PDF