The Yeto's Story
Where Southern Charm marries Italian Comfort.
The story of Yeto & Yeta is, like most great stories, a love story at its heart. Yeto & Yeta's love, it was rumored, was once intense enough to melt the snow on the mountain the two Yetis made their home. That was until one day when Yeta fell ill. After a long battle with her illness all seemed hopeless for Yeta & Yeto. Yeto took matters into his own hands and set out to make a cure for his ailing wife. Using ingredients gathered from nearby; pumpkins from the nearby pumpkin patch, cheese from the local goat farm, and fish from the nearby river, he fashioned a soup that was warm, comforting, and healing. Yeto's Superb Soup reinvigorated his wife Yeta and their love.
Here at Yeto's we've taken the story of Yeto & Yeta to heart. Inspired by the heritages of the owners we've crafted menus that utilize food from our backgrounds. Bryan, whose family is Italian and who grew up working in an Italian restaurant, and Jackie, whose southern roots come forth in her approach to food. With that in mind we created a menu featuring our own twists on classics both Italian and Southern as well as some stand out fusion dishes. We combined that with our mutual love for hand crafted cocktails and specialty coffee drinks to create a place uniquely us. Down home cooking from scratch, comfort food done right.
We believe community is important and like Yeto we strive to use local, quality New England ingredients. Sustainability is one of our core values so all of our meats are free of hormones and antibiotics. Almost everything we serve is made from scratch in house; from our smoked meats and fresh baked breads all the way to our pickles. Our food and atmosphere are both comforting and adventurous, but most importantly filled with love.
Tuesday: 11:00-4:00 (Lunch), 5:00-8:30 (Dinner)
Wednesday: 11:00-4:00 (Lunch), 5:00-8:30 (Dinner)
Thursday: 11:00-4:00 (Lunch), 5:00-8:30 (Pasta Night)
Friday: 11:00-4:00 (Lunch), 5:00-9:30 (Dinner)
Saturday: 11:00-4:00 (Lunch), 5:00-9:30 (Dinner)
Meet Our Team
Jackie, Yeta, The Southern Charm
Jackie is the face of Yeto’s, but she’s so much more. The bread maker, the baker, the pastry chef, the inspiration, the list goes on. Thanks to her parents and an innate sense of adventure Jackie has been all over the country including an extensive tour of the south where her family roots lie. She learned to cook and bake in kitchens with her mother and grandmother who passed down traditions that she carries on today in Yeto’s. Jackie and her food embodies the idea that comfort food should nourish the body as well as the soul.
Bryan, Yeto, The Italian Comfort
Bryan is the Chef and the man behind the scenes. Which is where he prefers to be most of the time, something that tends to be difficult in an open kitchen. Starting as a dishwasher in an upscale Italian restaurant as a teenager he learned all he could from watching and talking to the Italian born owner and chef. Later he’d learn to master southern BBQ to impress Jackie’s Alabama born father. Eventually he worked his way up and has done it all, cooking in prestigious kitchens, to helping open restaurants in Maine, to finally opening Yeto’s. Don’t be put off by his quiet nature and curmudgeonly appearance. While usually lost in prep, his head, or a line of order tickets Bryan is quite friendly once you manage to actually coax a conversation out of him.
Taylor, Tay Tay, The Local Flavor
Raised in Biddeford Taylor brings a knowledge of Maine and an infectious smile to Yeto’s. With us from the beginning Taylor didn’t hesitate to take a leap and help us to make Yeto’s a reality. Whether making an expertly crafted latte, a delicious cocktail, or taking your order Taylor brings an unmistakable bit of Maine to Yeto’s.
mIKAYLA, MIKI, THE PANTOLOGIST
Miki is a true gem, able to turn from Master of Dishes and Doom to friendly Front of the House Wizard at the drop of a hat. After growing on us as a customer Miki spent so much time here we decided to put her to work. She has the invaluable skill of handling whatever task is needed at the time and has quickly cemented herself as an important part of the Yeto’s family.
Kaylee, Slayer Of Sponges, The Missing
Sometimes a job becomes more than just a paycheck, sometimes it becomes lifelong friendships and a platform to better yourself. Though no longer working for us this is here as a reminder of the hole Kaylee’s departure left in us and how we feel about her inevitable betrayal. At least until she fails and comes crawling back to us.
douglas, g.o.a.t., the mascot
Douglas has been here since nearly the beginning when someone left him here and we were never able to figure out who it was. Call it fate. He’s now a model and instagram star #theadventuresofdouglas
What People are Saying about us
“10/10 the best place to eat in the area”
“Too OP pls nerf”
“Quirky but wholesome fusion fare that will leave you so so satisfied”
“Absolute must stop”
“Best pulled pork and brisket in Maine.”
“The most amazing place I’ve been too
“I was blown away”
“Creme brulee out of this world, espresso mousse to die for”
“Lunch experience of the summer.”
“Food and service on point, very reasonable prices”
News & Updates
Check our calendar page for upcoming Brunch and Events!
July 17th-Who Killed Jolly Roger? Murder Mystery Dinner-For tickets visit www.mainerepertorytheater.com or call their box office at (207)205-6201
Frequently asked questions
Do You Accept reservations?
We do not currently accept reservations, it is first come first serve. We are, however, limited in size so if you plan to bring a larger party we suggest you call in advance to see if we can accomodate you.
Do you have vegetarian & Vegan Options?
We offer a variety of both on all of our menus, from bbq jackfruit sandwiches & Calabrian po boys for lunch, to our pesto and cacciatore pasta night options, to a variety of salads, eggplant parmagiana, and jackfruit substitutions on our dinner menu. We try to make sure there's always options (even at our special events!)
Do You Have a LIQUOR license?
We have a full liqour license and full bar featuring a rotating variety of craft beers on tap, as well as wine on tap and in bottles, and a variety of unique handcrafted cocktails.
What about gluten free options?
While we have yet to find a gluten free bread or pasta that holds up to the flavors and standards we have for our dishes we do offer most of our lunch sandwiches as salads for those with dietary restrictions in addition to naturally gluten free dishes. We currently have gluten free options on all of our menus, and can work with you to discuss which options are best for you. We are however a scratch kitchen, meaning we bake all of our own breads, although precautions are taken we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment for those with extreme sensitivity.
Does Yeto’s Have Parking?
Yes, there is a parking lot with free spaces reserved for Yeto’s patrons right next to the building. It is located between Yeto’s and Awesome Hobby Shoppe. At night even more spaces are available for Yeto’s customers as some of the designated businesses are closed during the evenings. And of course street parking is free on Main street as well.
Does Yeto’s Have air conditioning?
Yes, we have an energy efficient heat pump system for both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.
Can we come in just for coffee, dessert, or drinks?
Of course! We have a full line of espresso drinks, our own coffee blend, Nitro coffee on tap, and even redbulls with a huge variety of flavors. Grab one to go, or sit down and enjoy one with some of our homemade desserts: Cotton cheesecake, chocolate espresso mousse, or creme brulee. Or enjoy a late night cocktail, martini, or beer, again paired perfectly with one of our desserts.
Are you full service or counter service?
We have made the switch to full service for all of our meals. Grab the seat that grabs your fancy and we’ll take care of things from there. When you are ready to settle up you can pay anytime at the counter.
When & what is pasta night?
Every Thursday! We feature our special pasta night menu every Thursday from 5-9:30. For $15 you get some of our homemade bread & homemade butter, a house salad, a non-alcoholic drink, and your choice of pasta entree off our Pasta menu.
any special attire?
Nope. Whatever you feel comfortable in. Meeting the girls for a Wednesday night drink or coffee and want to wear your comfy leggings and favorite hoodie? That’s just fine. Feeling fancy enough to bust out that three piece suit you got for John’s wedding? That’s cool too.
Yeto’s can work with you to set up the catering experience that suits you best. Whether it be picking up trays of food for your guest, having us set up chafing dishes to keep food hot and ready for you, Serving your guests, Fully customizing a menu and catering plan for your special event, or renting out our space for your gathering we can work to tailor everything to your needs. Below is a menu of catering items we have priced and served in the past, though we can always work with you to create the menu that suits you best. To set up an order or further discuss catering needs you can call us at (207)-282-7500 or email us here