Where To Eat

There is no simple answer to this question. Bar Harbor has some of Maine and New England’s best restaurants, and if the locals aren’t talking about weather, they are talking about food. Fresh seafood, local farm-grown produce, omnivore or herbivore, the common denominator is quality.
 
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. Our succulent Maine lobster is the reason many travel to Bar Harbor, and you may want to eat it every day, but there is also pub fare, flavors from around the world, dining al fresco or at elegant cloth-covered tables, and farm-fresh regional cuisine. You’d need more than a summer to try all Bar Harbor’s excellent dining choices, but at least there are three meals a day, so get started sampling Bar Harbor’s fare at a bustling breakfast spot, then make your choices for lunch and dinner. Dietary restrictions, health-conscious or seeking the most extravagant foodie fare? We have you covered.
 
Then, when the sun goes down, or maybe even before, don’t forget cocktails. Sip and people-watch at a street-side cafe, relax with some soft music as the sun goes down, or hang with the crowd at a lively local bar.
 
Morning till night, all our tempting options are sure to keep you well-fed.
SEAFOOD KETCH RESTAURANT
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SEAFOOD KETCH RESTAURANT

Family owned and operated restaurant on the harbor in Bass Harbor. 27 years and counting, seating inside or outside. Fresh seafood, homemade bread and desserts, steak, chicken, kids menu and omelettes on Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. In June only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2/$27. choice of 2 entrees, starch, fresh vegetables, homemade bread and a choice of a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot.

READING ROOM RESTAURANT
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READING ROOM RESTAURANT

Fine Dining. Executive Chef Lou Kiefer creates incredible appetizers, entrees, and desserts for your dining enjoyment. Complimented by the artistry of Jim Stamp at the Grand Piano and spectacular views of Frenchman Bay. Air conditioned. On Sunday, enjoy our dazzling Brunch 11:30am-2:30pm. For a more casual fare, our outdoor Terrace Grille Cafe on the waterfront is a favorite meeting place for lunch, cocktails or dinner. On the waterfront, downtown.

ACADIA LOBSTER BAKES
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ACADIA LOBSTER BAKES

At Acadia Lobster Bakes we catch the lobster ourselves and prepare it to perfection for your party. We_Ñéll serve up a delicious Maine Lobster and all the fixings for 25 to 250 guests. Nothing beats a traditional Maine Lobster Bake! Call us for your next family reunion, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or company picnic. We_Ñéll set up on your location or provide a comfortable spot for some serious lobster eating! We are lifelong residents of Mount Desert Island, and take great care in providing the finest Downeast lobster bake in our area. We treat every event like a family affair, and respect how important your family reunion, wedding reception, and company picnic are. For additional information and help with planning your special event please call Mark Hanscome at (207)-460-2314. Thank you for considering Acadia Lobster Bakes for your upcoming special occasion!

PADDY'S: Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
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PADDY'S: Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

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.

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TRENTON BRIDGE LOBSTER POUND

Mail order seafood and lobster year-round!

GALYN'S RESTAURANT
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GALYN'S RESTAURANT

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.

Peabody's @ The Asticou
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Peabody's @ The Asticou

The newly launched Peabody_Ñés @ The Asticou is fine dining with waterfront views from both inside and out. Upscale New England cuisine, beautifully presented, professionally served. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, where diners will enjoy a superb and imaginative dining experience of the highest standard. Meals can be enjoyed inside our historic dining room overlooking the Great Harbor, or outside on the deck with spectacular unobstructed views. All food is authentic New England fare with a slightly modern touch. The Victorian elegance of the Asticou Inn is surpassed only by with which we will pamper and delight you. Our friendly staff will cater to your every request.

Additional Resources

ACADIA CAFE

39 Kebo Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-5003

BLACK FRIAR'S PUB

10 Summer St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-5091

CHARTROOM RESTAURANT

Rte 3, PO Box 26
Hulls Cove, ME 04644
288-9740

CHINA JOY RESTAURANT

195 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-8666

COFFEE HOUND COFFEE BAR

27 B Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-0366

FISH HOUSE GRILL at Harbor Place

1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3070

GEDDY'S

19 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5077

GREAT MAINE BREAKFAST

15 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4166

GUINNESS & PORCELLI'S

191 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-0030

HAVANA

318 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-CUBA

JACK RUSSELL'S STEAK HOUSE & BREWERY

102 Eden Street
PO Box 262
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-5214

JORDAN POND HOUSE

Park Loop Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
276-3316

JORDAN'S RESTAURANT

80 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3586

LA BELLA VITA RISTORANTE: Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

55 WEST STREET at HARBORSIDE HOTEL 207-288-5033
123 EDEN STREET at BAR HARBOR REGENCY 207-288-9723
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5033

LITTLE ANTHONY'S

131 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 0
(207) 288-4700

LOOKING GLASS RESTAURANT

50 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-5663

McKAY'S PUBLIC HOUSE

231 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-2002

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND ICE CREAM

7 Firefly Lane
Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 460-5515

POOR BOY'S GOURMET

300 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-4148

PORTSIDE GRILL

38 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4086

ROUTE 66 RESTAURANT

21 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3708

RUPUNUNI - AN AMERICAN BAR & GRILL

119 Main Street, across from Village Green
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-2886

SIAM ORCHID THAI RESTAURANT

30 Rodick St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-9669

SIDE STREET CAFE

49 Rodick Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591

STEWMAN'S LOBSTER POUND

Holiday Inn Regency
123 Eden Street, Rte. 3 or Downtown on the Wharf-Rte 3, 35 West St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-9723

SUBWAY-BAR HARBOR

4 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-0782

TEA HOUSE 278

278 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2781

TESTA'S RESTAURANT

53 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-3327

THE DOG AND PONY TAVERN

4 Rodick Place
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-0900

THE OPERA HOUSE INTERNET CAFE

27 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3509

THE THIRSTY WHALE

40 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-9335

TRAILHEAD CAFE

37 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-9592

TRENTON MARKETPLACE IGA

1007 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME 04605
(207) 667-9597

UDDER HEAVEN

369 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2233

Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant

8 South Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
667-5077

WEST STREET CAFE

76 West St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-5242