Maine Dining: Best Restaurants in Bar Harbor Maine
Bar Harbor Maine restaurants offer a wide array of wonderful eating experiences. Many of the finest of Maine's restaurants and dining locations – indeed, some of the best restaurants in New England – can be found here. Whether you're in the mood for lobster, seafood, pasta, homemade desserts, breakfast, or any other favorites, there's sure to be a home cooked meal here that you'll savor and enjoy. Or if you just want a few cocktails to enjoy over long talks of your vacation, the town has quaint pubs and breweries. The dining experience here in Bar Harbor is unique…one you'll be sure to tell all of your friends about back home.
With so much to see and do, Bar Harbor is guaranteed to give you quite the appetite! Luckily, a range of restaurants to fit every taste and pocketbook dot the town. Of course, Bar Harbor seafood is at the top of the menu in many establishments, with the omnipotent lobster at the head of the tide. With the fishing fleet often landing your entree at the dock that day, you would be hard pressed to find fresher seafood anywhere than on the Maine coast. New England and Maine seafood restaurants are justifiably renowned. The Bar Harbor Maine restaurants also offer world cuisine, family eating, fine Maine dining, casual elegance, and health conscious fare, among many other options. There are also places to grab a bite on the run, the makings of a picnic, or eat alfresco under Maine's warm sun. As the famous Down East restaurant sign reads; "Come on in and eat or we'll both starve!"
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"Coffee done well in Bar Harbor” – THE BOSTON GLOBE
Coffee Hound... charming, social and irresistibly indulgent, where we treat you like a 'LOCAL' while you are on vacation!
Located on 27 Main Street, directly across from Agamont Park and a few steps from the town pier. Open by 7am seasonally May-October.
Serving Carrabassett Coffee Company, a small-batch specialty roaster from western Maine! featuring a full-line of organic espresso items including: espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, frappés and hot or iced coffee.
Other specialties include: fresh baked pastries, fresh-squeezed Fair-Lemonade, New England Clam Chowder and LOBSTER ROLLS!
Home of the CADILLAC COOLER - Blueberry Soda blended with Lemon Sorbet and the ACADIAN TURTLE - a Mocha latte with Hazelnut and Carmel, try one Hot or frozen!
Eat-in or take-away. Also check out our retail coffee and unique Coffee Hound gifts for you or your four-footed friend.
A local favorite since 1986, Galyn's offers a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, attentive service and consistently well-prepared food. Dinner features fresh fish and native seafood, hand-cut steaks, prime rib and more. Reasonably priced salads, sandwiches, soups, and seafood for lunch, plus a special Galley Lounge menu for light dining make Galyn's a great choice any time of day. Galyn's is open daily from mid-March through Thanksgiving weekend. Dining rooms open for lunch at 11am. Dinner service begins at 4pm. Happy hour upstairs in the Galley Lounge from 3:00-6:00 every afternoon. Reservations are gladly accepted. Galyn's is located at 17 Main Street, just up from the Bar Harbor town pier.
In the heart of Bar Harbor, just a few steps across Main Street from Agamont Park and the Town Pier, Geddy's is one stop you should not miss during your vacation! With a full menu featuring gourmet "wood-fired" pizza, the best burgers & grilled chicken, fresh lobster right from our live lobster tank, seafood favorites, steaks, awesome salads & wraps, you will not leave Geddy's hungry. Or enjoy great margaritas & martinis, mouth-watering appetizers, and local Bar Harbor & Maine microbrews at the bar, where we pour our own Moose Breath Beer. And don't forget to visit Geddy's Down-Under - our fun gift shop downstairs just below the restaurant, featuring Geddy's t-shirts, unique jewelry, and Bar Harbor souvenirs. Geddy's is open 7 days a week year-round. Serving lunch and dinner.
55 WEST STREET at HARBORSIDE HOTEL 207-288-5033, , 123 EDEN STREET at BAR HARBOR REGENCY 207-288-9723 Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
La Bella Vita is the perfect gathering place where family and friends can meet over a robust glass of wine, breath in the heavenly aromas of flatbread pizza, antipasti, small tapas style dishes and Italian entrees. The great ambience and spectacular Frenchman’s Bay views are reminiscent of the tiny harbor towns and villages along the Italian coast making this one of Bar Harbor’s premier dining spots.
Located within walking distance of the heart of Bar Harbor, the Looking Glass Restaurant sits high on a hilltop at the site of Mary Roberts Rinehart's old estate. The spectacular views of Bar Harbor, Frenchman Bay and the mountains of Acadia enhance delicious Downeast lobster and a wide variety of other dishes, each made with the finest ingredients. Enjoy dinner in the air-conditioned dining room or relax with cocktails and appetizers on the deck. Open for dinner nightly at 5:30. Children's menu available.
Voted 'Best Breakfast with a View' for all of Maine by Yankee Magazine this year, an unforgettable breakfast awaits you each morning, 7-10:30 am.
McKay's Public House has recaptured the traditional elegance of Bar Harbor's past in its historic Victorian building on Main Street. Our creative local and organic cuisine is served year-round. An inviting copper bar is a perfect place to enjoy our carefully selected ales and an intimate wine bar provides a secluded spot for conversation. Our garden is a serene location to enjoy an evening meal with friends. McKay's Public House believes in providing quality food to match our quality of life. We proudly work with our local and organic farmers to provide the highest quality of produce, beef, lamb, chicken, and fish which provides our guests the freshest possible food.
New in the Summer of 2012! • Featuring Irish-American cuisine with a modern spin… Join us in a spectacular waterfront setting as we pay tribute to Ireland's rich and celebrated Pub Culture. Visit us for a breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Portside Grill, voted Best Seafood Restaurant on MDI, is located in the heart of Bar Harbor. We serve up all your seafood favorites, caught by local fishermen and creatively prepared. Our goal is to serve you honest Maine food, at great prices, and have you coming back for more. We also serve prime rib, pastas, gnocchi, and a menu just for the kids. And just for the grown-ups, we have local microbrews, wines, and colorful, spirted, specialty drinks. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Holiday Inn Regency, , 123 Eden Street, Rte. 3 or Downtown on the Wharf-Rte 3, 35 West St. Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Enjoy an authentic downeast lobster bake in a relaxed atmosphere at our ocean-side lobster pound. All of the traditional ingredients are here: Lobsters, steamers, mussels, clam chowder, corn on the cob, and fresh blueberry pie for dessert. Your favorite beverages too, including domestic & imported beers, tasty local brews and a fine selection of wines. And with a menu of sandwiches and other items, there is something for everyone! "Stewman's is THE best place for lobster."
Eat hearty and enjoy the charming pub atmosphere. We are known for our lobster rolls, famous fish sandwiches, homemade chowders, seafood, burgers and more. The portions are great and the prices even better. At the Whale, you’ll never go thirsty—the bar is fully stocked and there are fourteen draught lines featuring local and regional craft beers.
Families are welcome, we have live bands every Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge, and there is an outdoor beer garden where smoking is permitted. ADA compliant. Open 11am–1am year round. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
Located on historic West Street near the waterfront in downtown Bar Harbor. We are a popular family restaurant specializing in fresh lobster and other local seafood. We also serve great steak, pasta dishes and, of course - blueberry pie! Early bird specials served daily 11:00am-6:00pm. Groups are always welcome. Don't forget to check out our web site. Open May Thru the End of October.
Lovely oceanfront dining just 2 miles out of downtown Bar Harbor. Gorgeous views of Frenchman Bay. Delicious seafood, prime rib, and of course Maine lobster. Open for lunch and dinner. Dine in or enjoy our patio.
Come on in and try our wok-fried lobster or other Hong Kong style seafood. Plenty of choices of authentic Chinese cuisine from our menu. Afterward, everyone is offered a fortune cookie treat! We are located on Main Street in downtown Bar Harbor just one minute walking distance from the Village Green Bus Terminal. Party room, outdoor dining, children's menu available. Summer dinner buffet currently served. Open year round.