Maine Dining Guide: Best of Bar Harbor, Maine Restaurants (2022)

Bar Harbor, Maine is well known for its food scene. With its coastal location, Bar Harbor is known for its fresh seafood that is caught daily, especially the lobsters, right off the shores. The Bar Harbor Restaurants are plentiful with cuisines to suit every palate including Italian, Mexican, Asia, American and of course Seafood. I’ll include my favorite Bar Harbor, Maine Restaurants are we are frequent visitors to the area.

The majority of my recommendations for the best restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine are located within walking distance of downtown, but I’ll also note a few that are located out of the main tourist area. I’ll not only mention the top restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine, but also the best coffee shops, ice cream shops, places to buy local beer and wine as well as which restaurants serve the best lobster and restaurants that are open in the winter.

After a day exploring Acadia National Park, the surrounding towns of Northeast Harbor and boat tours out on the water, you’ll no doubt work up an appetite and the Bar Harbour Restaurants will be sure to satisfy. So without further ado, let’s explore the best of Bar Harbor, Maine Restaurants!

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Best Restaurants Bar Harbor, Maine

I’ve included some of the best restaurants Bar Harbor as to offer with the address, hours (breakfast, lunch dinner) and recommendations for what to eat. If you click on the name of the restaurant you’ll be redirected to their website for additional information, if available.

I’ve dined at each of these top restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine on my repeat visits. Acadia is one of my favorite National Parks and Bar Harbor is the perfect jumping-off point to explore.

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1. Side Street Cafe (Bar Harbor)

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The Side Street Cafe has something for everyone in this family-run cafe. The friendly staff serves sandwiches, soups and is one of the downtown Bar Harbor restaurants that is sure to impress. As its name suggests, it is on a side street just a few blocks from the main tourist area. This is where the locals dine and enjoy the island vibe!

Cuisine:American

Location: 49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours:Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11 am – 10 pm

Recommendations: BEST Lobster Rolls, Macaroni and Cheese, Blueberry Pie

Things to Note:Gluten-Free Options, Vegetarian Options, Indoor/Outdoor seating options, Popular- so make reservations or dine early/late.

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2. Geddy’s (Bar Harbor)

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Geddy’s is a family-friendly restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere (pub-style) and has been a staple in Bar Harbor for over 40 years. Located off the main street and near the town pier, Geddy’s serves a variety of fare including lobster, burgers, pizza, and fresh drinks. With a fun atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s another popular spot for locals and tourists.

Cuisine:American

Location:19 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours:Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11 am – 9:30/10 pm

Recommendations: Pizza, Lobster Rolls, Blueberry pie

Things to Note: Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Friendly, tell the kids to color the menu for a free prize in the gift shop, store below has great souvenirs, organic produce.

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3. Stewman’s Lobster Pound (Bar Harbor)

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If you are looking for waterfront dining, then Stewman’s Lobster Pound is the place to visit. Its menu focuses mostly on seafood options, including their lobster bake with melted butter for dipping and a choice of side. They also have sandwiches, salads, burgers, and non-seafood fare. Open seasonally, this is the place to enjoy the surrounding harbor and the benefits of fresh seafood caught and delivery daily.

Cuisine:Seafood

Location: 35 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours:Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11 am – 9:30/10 pm (Memorial Day- End of October)

Recommendations: Lobster Experience: lobster, corn, clam chowder, mussels, and blueberry pie.

Things to Note: Outdoor seating with views, on the pricey side, large portions.

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4. The Thirsty Whale Tavern

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The Thirsty Whale Tavern is a great option if you are looking for a laid back place to enjoy some good food. The staff is friendly with quick service and the food is pub style and delicious. You can order the typical lobster dishes or switch things up with fried oysters, hearty sandwiches and a good drink from the bar. This spot also offers affordable prices.

Cuisine:Bar and Grill

Location: 40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours:Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11 am – 1 am (Open Year Round)

Recommendations: Fried pickles, fish sandwich, beers/local root beers, and fish & chips.

Things to Note: Large portions, fast service, kid-friendly with coloring sheets and crayons (just ask), and great local root beers. Vegetarian options (veggie burger).

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5. Cafe This Way (Bar Harbor)

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Looking for a great place for breakfast and locally sourced foods? Be sure to add Cafe This Way to your list of place to eat during your visit to Bar Harbor, Maine. The interior has a fun vibe with retro-tables, comfortable chairs, and funky decor. The restaurant prides itself as part casual and part gourmet with it’s international cuisine.

Cuisine:Cafe

Location: 14 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours:Open for Breakfast from 7 am-11:30 pm (Mon-Sat) and Sunday from 8 am – 1 pm. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Recommendations: Breakfast: Kit’s Burrito, Egg’s Benedict, Blueberry pancakes, and corned beef hash.

Dinner: Fish cakes, fried brussel sprouts, cauliflower hummus, and fish cakes.

Things to Note: Vegetarian and Vegan options, kid’s menu, outdoor seating, gluten-free substitutes.

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6. Trenton Lobster Pound (Trenton Bridge)

If you are looking for a traditional lobster pound, then head to Trenton where they’ve been cooking up delicious seafood for over 60 years. This is where you’ll find fresh seafood boiled over an open fire in large pots of saltwater. The restaurant is simple and the focus is on the food. Pick out the lobster of your choice and then sit back while it is cooked. The menu also includes clams, blueberry pie, sandwiches, and drinks. This is one of the top voted Bar Harbor seafood restaurants, so don’t miss it!

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Cuisine:Lobster Pound

Location: 1237 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605

Hours: Open in the Summer Mon – Sat, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm (Open Sunday on Holidays weekends)

Recommendations: Lobster and seafood!

Things to Note: Non-Seafood Option available: ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Seating is outside (covered or uncovered).

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7. Galyn’s (Bar Harbor)

Galyn’s Restuarant has been a staple in the Bar Harbor area for over 30 years. Located right off the main street in downtown Bar Harbor, it is an easy place to locate and pop into for a nice lunch or dinner. This family-run restaurant is housed in a building originally used as a boarding house for local sailors and now has two floors of dining space with views of Agamont Park.

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Cuisine:Seafood Restaurant

Location: 17 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11 am- 10 pm.

Recommendations: Lobster tails, shrimp scampi, crab cakes, and filet mignon

Things to Note: Family run with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Sitting on the front porch is a great place to people-watch while you eat. Make reservations in the busy season.

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8. West Street Cafe (Bar Harbor)

The West Street Cafe re-opened in 2018 with a beautiful new interior and a revamped menu. They are best known for their “Downeast Special” which includes 1 1/4 lbs of freshMaine lobster, acup of clam chowder, french fries, coleslaw and a slice ofblueberry pie. Yum!

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Cuisine:Seafood Restaurant

Location: 76 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open for Lunch and Dinner from 11 am- 8:30 pm.

Recommendations: Clam Chowder, Lobster, Fish Sandwiches, blueberry pie, and stuffed shrimp.

Things to Note: Early bird dining options between 11 am – 6 pm daily. Children’s menu is available.

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Best Seafood Restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine

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Looking for the best Seafood Restaurants in Bar Harbor? With its coastal location, you can be assured that the seafood is fresh and often caught directly off the shore. The following restaurants are our favorites for their seafood options and fresh taste.

  • Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound– Fresh seafood, cooked to order with a focus on great seafood! One of the best lobster restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Side Street Cafe– Voted one of the best Bar Harbor lobster restaurants for their lobster rolls and lobster stew.
  • Galyn’s Restuarant– For a more upscale option with full lobsters and sides.

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Bar Harbor Restaurants Open in Winter

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Not sure which restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine are open in winter? The following restaurants are open year-round. Always be sure to check their website just in case they change their hours as some will still close in February/March.

  • Side Street Cafe
  • Geddy’s Bar and Grill
  • Siam Orchid
  • McKay’s Public House
  • Choco-Latte
  • Havana

Coffee, Tea, and Bakeries in Bar Harbor

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Mornings in Bar Harbor are a treat with some wonderful options for a delicious coffee, tea and sweet treat to start your day. During the busy season, you’ll often see lines forming out the door!

1. Choco-Latte (Bar Harbor)

Up early and looking for a place to grab a coffee and bagel or breakfast sandwich, then head over to Choco-Latte located just off the main street in downtown Bar Harbor. Known for its home-made bagels, delicious chocolates and baked goods sourced from nearby Mount Dessert Bakery (also on our list). They also have amazing coffee that is nitro infused to get your zip in the morning! Not a coffee drinker? The hot chocolate is divine!

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Cuisine:Coffee Shop

Location: 240 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open ALL day from 7 am – 8 pm (Off-season hours vary)

Recommendations: Hot chocolate options, choco-latte, breakfast sandwiches, and blueberry muffins.

Things to Note: Fun unique flavors like blueberry latte and pumpkin spice. It gets busy in the main tourist season, so get there early for a seat.

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2. Coffee Hound Coffee Bar (Bar Harbor)

Specializing in hand-crafted specialty coffees from around the world, this coffee bar is sure to serve something to delight your palate. Need a bite to eat with your coffee or smoothie, they also serve crepes varying from savory (ham and cheese) to sweet (Nutella and powdered sugar). Yum!

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Cuisine:Coffee Shop

Location: 27 Main St B, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open May-October from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Recommendations: Crepes, signature coffees (Acadian Turtle is my go-to), and lattes. Grab a blueberry to go pie on your way out.

Things to Note: Zero plastics- so enjoy those recyclable and compostable cups and straws! Check out their monthly coffee subscription service for amazing coffee delivered right to your door.

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3. Mount Dessert Bakery (Bar Harbor)

A bit off the beaten path, but less than a mile away from the Main Street, you’ll find this Bakery oozing with delectable treats that are baked fresh daily. A family-run operation that prides itself on bread and pastries baked from scratch. So cozy up and enjoy a slow morning with coffee in one hand and a pastry in the other.

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Cuisine:Bakery

Location: 122 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open 7 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday, 8 am – 3 pm on Saturday, Closed Sundays

Recommendations: Everything! Seriously, you’ll have a hard time making a decision. Pick up a blueberry pie to share for later too!

Things to Note: Free wifi, friendly staff, and light lunch options.

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Ice Cream and Sweets

Summer is the perfect time for ice cream and sweet treats. Downtown Bar Harbor has no shortage in places to grab a scoop, or a few candies to enjoy while you walk. With so many choices, I’ve narrowed down the best places to visit.

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1. Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium (Bar Harbor)

Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? Indulge that sweet tooth and Ben and Bills. Handmade candies, fudge and ice cream will delight you. Are you daring enough to try the Lobster Ice Cream?

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Cuisine:Candy Store

Location: 66 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open daily 9 am – 11 pm

Recommendations: Blueberry ice cream in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone is always a favorite!

Things to Note: The place gets busy on the weekends, so wiggle in. A bit pricey, but large portions, so you might want to share a scoop. Sorbet options for those with lactose intolerance or vegans.

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2. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream (Bar Harbor)

Another great ice cream shop to help melt away the summer sun. Perfect for enjoying while window shopping, lazing in nearby Village Green or sitting on a bench and people watching along Main Street. Made with real ingredients and made in small batches to keep the ice cream fresh and ready for you!

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Cuisine:Ice Cream Shop

Location: 7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open Spring-Fall from 11 am – 9 pm. Summer hours a bit longer from 10 am – 11 pm.

Recommendations: Blueberry sour crumble is amazing! Crunchy caramel bits with smooth blueberry ice cream flavor. Another favorite is the Sweet Maine cream, yum!

Things to Note: There are multiple locations, but this recommendation is for the Firefly Lane location off Main Street. It’s a popular spot, so the line is often out the door. Lots of unique options, so open your mind and try them, but if the kids MUST have chocolate chip, you’ll be out of luck.

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3. Jordan Pond Ice Cream & Fudge (Bar Harbor)

Delicious ice cream and fudge with free samples, need I say more? Located near Agamont Park and closest to the harbor, it’s a great spot to grab a sweet treat before lazing in the park to enjoy free music in the summer and watching the boats come and go from the harbor. Support a local business who has been around for over 80 years!

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Cuisine:Ice Cream Shop

Location: 45 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open Spring-Fall from 11 am – 9 pm.

Recommendations: Blueberry ice cream, coffee with heath bar, all creamy with a great texture. Ask for samples to decide.

Things to Note: No single scoops, but you can split a double into two cones. Classic and fun flavors to choose from.

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Beer and Wine

Looking for a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at your Bed and Breakfast or Hotel? The following recommendations are places to grab a nice bottle of wine or beer during your visit to Bar Harbor.

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1. House Wine (Bar Harbor)

We loved this shop during our visit to Bar Harbor. On our second visit, our son was around 6 months and we wanted a nice bottle of wine with a cheese/charcuterie plate to enjoy after he fell asleep. House wine has a great selection of local, regional and international wines to suit every palate. They also offer beer, but no liquor. The staff is friendly and helpful in pairing your items together. They also offer wine tastings on select days, check their website for more details.

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Cuisine:Wine and Beer Shop

Location: 227 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open daily from 10 am – 9 pm.

Recommendations: Check out their local wines, the blueberry wine is delicious!

Things to Note: They are open early, so grab a cheese/meat platter to enjoy inside Acadia National Park or in the many green spaces scattered throughout Bar Harbor, Maine. They have a great 6 bottles for $60 deal!

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2. Atlantic Brewing Midtown (Bar Harbor)

Do you have a beer lover in your family? Then don’t miss a visit to Atlantic Brewing Midtown in downtown Bar Harbor. They’ve been around for almost 30 years and have expanded quite a bit over the years with two locations in the Bar Harbor area. Check out their late afternoon tours (Knox Road location) or stop by their tasting room with samples. Then grab a few options to enjoy during your visit in their salesroom.

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Cuisine:Brewery

Location: 52 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609/ 15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Open daily from 11:30 am – 9 pm. Tours seasonally (Memorial Day- Mid-October) at 2 pm, 3 pm & 4 pm.

Recommendations: It depends on which type of beer you like, but be sure to try their local Blueberry Ale!

Things to Note: Take the 20-minute tour with 15-minute guided tasting (Knox Road location). Can’t make a tour time, stop by the tasting room to enjoy some samples or grab a few options to try in their store. Non-beer drinkers can enjoy blueberry soda and other specialties.

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3. Bar Harbor Cellars (Bar Harbor)

Located about a 15-minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor Cellars is a winery ready to impress. For $6 you can pick up to 6 different wines to taste. Then after your tasting, you’ll be offered a free tasting of their Hard Cider using local apples. The blueberry wine makes a great gift.

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Cuisine:Winery

Location: 854 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Hours: Summer Hours: 10 am – 6 pm, shorter hours in the Spring and Fall from 10 am – 5 pm.

Recommendations: Be sure to try the blueberry wine! (Are you tired of blueberry everything yet?) Try the locally made chocolates for a great pairing with your wine.

Things to Note: Great pricing for tastings and you can $3 off if you buy 3 bottles. It’s a smaller winery, so get there early on busy weekends in the summer. We loved the friendly staff.

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So that’s the round-up of the best Bar Harbor, Maine restaurants. Are you feeling as hungry as I am? I’m ready to hop a flight and head back up to Maine for another visit! Leave me a comment with your favorite restaurant from the list, or if I’ve missed one and need to try on my next trip. Happy to answer any questions. Happy Travels!

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FAQs

What food is Bar Harbor Maine known for? ›

With its coastal location, Bar Harbor is known for its fresh seafood that is caught daily, especially the lobsters, right off the shores. The Bar Harbor Restaurants are plentiful with cuisines to suit every palate including Italian, Mexican, Asia, American and of course Seafood.

Why is Bar Harbor so popular? ›

It is the largest town on Mount Desert Island, Maine. So, what is Bar Harbor famous for? Above all, it’s known for its natural beauty, rich history, celebrity residents, Acadia National Park, College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory … and, of course, delicious Maine lobster.

Does Acadia National Park have restaurants? ›

The only restaurant within the park is Jordan Pond House Restaurant, which overlooks Jordan Pond. The restaurant is famous for its afternoon tea, popovers and seafood.

What part of Maine has the best seafood? ›

​The 7 Best Places In Maine To Get Seafood
  1. Barnacle Billy’s, Ogunquit. …
  2. The Breeze & Castine Variety, Castine. …
  3. Cook’s Lobster and Ale House, Bailey Island. …
  4. Fisherman’s Catch, Wells. …
  5. J’s Oyster, Portland. …
  6. The Lobster Shack at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth. …
  7. Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant, New Harbor.
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Are there Ubers in Bar Harbor? ›

There are a few Ubers here in Bar Harbor. At Your Service Taxi no longer actually provides taxi service, only tours.

How many days should I spend in Bar Harbor Maine? ›

Desert Island, they often ask how long they should plan to stay in Bar Harbor. While you can get a taste of what the island has to offer in a day or two, to really experience MDI, we suggest that you plan on spending at least three days.

Is Bar Harbor a walkable town? ›

Most visitors spend their time in the shops and restaurants on Main and Cottage Streets. But if you have some time, a walk around the village can be quite pleasant. Here is a route to follow and some items about the history of Bar Harbor. Start your walk at Agamont Park, at the corner of Main and West Streets.

What is the name of the restaurant at Acadia National Park? ›

Jordan Pond House at Acadia National Park.

What is the food in Acadia? ›

Acadian cuisine often features fish and seafood, especially cod and Atlantic herring, but also mackerel, berlicoco, lobster, crab, salmon, mussels, trout, clams, flounder, smelt and scallops. Most fish is consumed fresh, but some are boucané (smoked), marinated or salted.

Do you need a reservation for Jordan Pond? ›

Re: Jordon Pond House do you need reservations in Aug? Yes—in August, pretty much all seating there is by reservation. There are two ways to do it. If you are certain what time you will be there, you can telephone the House at 207 276-3316 for a reservation.

What seafood is Maine known for? ›

But there is much more to the Maine food scene than just lobster – there’s fresh clams, scallops, crab, oysters, mussels and fish. You also have to sample Maine specialty foods like saltwater taffy, made right before your eyes at the Golden Rod in York Beach.

Does Maine have crab legs? ›

Crabs are rarely sold live in Maine; fresh and frozen crabmeat is the dominant product, and unless specified is usually a mix of both Jonah and rock crab. Maine crabmeat is sweet, firm, and finely textured, with a more delicate flavor than blue crab. Peekytoe meat is a bit firmer and finer than Jonah.

Is haddock from Maine? ›

Given the recent recovery of the Gulf of Maine population, haddock is now the ubiquitous flaky white fish of Maine’s restaurants and seafood shacks. It is readily available fresh and frozen. Haddock is somewhat delicate and mild and is best served baked, broiled, fried, steamed/poached, or in chowder.

Do you need a car in Bar Harbor? ›

If you’re wondering how to get to Bar Harbor, you have a few options. What is this? By Car: You don’t necessarily need a car once you’re on the island, as the main area of Bar Harbor is walkable and there is a free shuttle that circles through Acadia. But driving to Bar Harbor is an easy way to get there.

Can you get around Bar Harbor without a car? ›

Getting to Acadia without a car:

Fly to the Bar Harbor/Hancock County airport (BHB). In the summer and fall season, the Island Explorer bus connects to the airport. Fly to Bangor International airport (BGR) and ride Downeast Transportation to Bar Harbor or West Transportation’s bus to Ellsworth or take a taxi.

Is there a shuttle from Bar Harbor to Acadia National Park? ›

Relax and enjoy a fare-free ride on the Island Explorer shuttle, which provides service between park destinations, local communities, and Bar Harbor-Hancock County Regional Airport.

What do people eat for breakfast in Maine? ›

Thanks to an influx of culinary techniques and new combinations of flavors, we are no longer beholden to scrambled eggs and coffee. Breakfast in Maine now ranges from eggs benedict to doughnuts and fried chicken.

What is the main dish in Maine? ›

The food Maine is known for includes lobster, or course. (Steamed lobster and lobster rolls.)

What can you only buy in Maine? ›

Either way here are 10 of the foods Mainers miss most when they leave and they might be the hardest to live without!
  • Maine Sugar on Snow. Sharon Bautista / Flickr. …
  • Maine Brown Bread. amanda / Flickr. …
  • Moxie! …
  • Wild Maine Blueberry Pie. …
  • Maine Needhams. …
  • The perfect lobster lunch. …
  • The Maine Whoopie Pie. …
  • Traditional Maine Corn Chowder.
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What is the best time to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

The best time to visit Bar Harbor is from June to August. Because of the state’s geographic location in the northernmost point in the U.S., Maine enjoys cool weather year-round. As such, the best time to explore the greater Bar Harbor area is when it will be the warmest and sunniest.

How long is Shore Path in Bar Harbor? ›

Enjoy this 1.5-mile out-and-back trail near Bar Harbor, Maine. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 28 min to complete. This is a very popular area for fishing, trail running, and walking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring.

Can you drive up Cadillac Mountain? ›

Cadillac Summit Road is located off the Park Loop Road, and can be accessed at the beginning or end of the loop. It is a windy, paved 3.5 miles up to the summit. Be aware of road cyclists and visitors on and alongside the road. No RVs or trailers are allowed up Cadillac Summit Road.

Can you drive up Cadillac Mountain at night? ›

Vehicle access to the summit of Cadillac Mountain at night is limited to a few months each fall and spring. The Park Loop Road is closed for winter, typically Dec 1-Apr 14. From May into October, daytime access is managed by a Vehicle Reservation System and the road closes each night at 10 pm.

How much time do you need at Acadia National Park? ›

We recommend spending two to three days in Acadia National Park. This will give you enough time to drive Park Loop Road, do a few short hikes, bike the carriage roads, watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, and snack on popovers at the Jordan Pond House.

Where do I go after Acadia? ›

Acadia National Park is a national treasure.

Beyond Acadia: 10 Places to Visit in Maine Outside the Park
  • Roque Bluffs State Park. …
  • Portland. …
  • South Portland/Cape Elizabeth. …
  • Old Orchard Beach. …
  • Boothbay Harbor Area. …
  • Pemaquid Point. …
  • Bucksport.
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Is Bar Harbor Maine expensive? ›

How much money will you need for your trip to Bar Harbor? You should plan to spend around $161 per day on your vacation in Bar Harbor, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $45 on meals for one day and $28 on local transportation.

Does Bar Harbor have a downtown? ›

No visit to downtown Bar Harbor is complete without sitting on a porch, deck or beach watching a sunset.

Why is Bar Harbor called Bar Harbor? ›

Bar Harbor got its name from the sand bar that connects Bar Harbor to Bar Island at low tide. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller was born in Bar Harbor on July 8, 1908. During the Gilded Age, the town rivaled Newport Beach as the summer resort for wealthy prominent families.

Why is it called Jordan Pond? ›

Jordan Pond House:

The original farm house was built by the Jordan family of Seal Harbor, for whom the pond and house were named. Toward the end of the 19th century, the location became a popular recreational area for summer vacationers.

What is Jordan Pond famous for? ›

It has been a scenic, recreational, and dining destination on Mount Desert Island since the nineteenth century. The house serves tea and popovers, as it has since the 1890s, in addition to other dining options. For most park visitors, afternoon tea on the lawn at Jordan Pond House remains a popular tradition.

What is Jordan Pond House famous for? ›

The Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park has a famous tradition of serving tea & popovers outside on the lawn overlooking Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains that began in the late 1800’s and continues to this day on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

What is a traditional Acadian breakfast? ›

Breakfast was traditionally the biggest meal of the day. They call it “déjeuner” (even though in France that means lunch, which is the biggest meal of the day there.) Now, breakfast might be just pork and beans, homemade bread, and tea. Lunch is called “dîner”; dinner is called “souper.”

What do Acadians drink? ›

As a native of southern Louisiana, I share the French-Acadian heritage of many Nova Scotians — this cocktail is celebration of that legacy.

Ingredients.
.5 ozHaskap Juice
1 ozSoda water
1 tspLemon Juice
Sprig of mint
Rhubarb
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What do the Acadians eat for dinner? ›

The traditional Acadian dinner that, to our tradition, would be pot-en-pot, which is the main meal, that is like a – my best description to it would be like a very thick stew, because it’s made with, I use, it’s usually made with moose meat, deer meat all kinds of wild game and stuff.

How long is the walk around Jordan Pond? ›

3.5 miles

Why is Jordan Pond House closed? ›

COVID-19 temporarily closes Jordan Pond House.

Can you swim in Jordan Pond? ›

Swimming is not allowed. However, non motor boats such as canoes and kayaks are permitted. The kayak and canoe launch site for this is via the Jordan Pond North parking lot, a short distance from the restaurant. Carriage Roads are adjacent to the restaurant and pond area.

Are lobster cheaper in Maine? ›

In Maine, big lobsters are more expensive. In Massachusetts, they’re cheaper.

Is there king crab in Maine? ›

No problem. At Maine Lobster Now, we offer Alaskan king crab legs shipped overnight and delivered right to your home. Our crabs are wild caught in the cold waters of Bristol Bay and Norton Sound. Nearly 100 boats fish in the area and they collectively harvest millions of pounds of red king crab in a 2-3 month period.

What are lobster prices in Maine? ›

Fresh Maine Lobster Meat Price Comparisons
CompanyPrice/lbMin. Cost
Lobster Anywhere$62.00$62.00
Wulf’s Fish$57.00$57.00
Fulton Fish Market$64.99$129.99
Get Maine Lobster$64.99$129.00
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What tastes better snow crab or king crab? ›

Your favorite may be one of the two most popular types of crab: King and Snow. The two differ in texture, flavor and appearance but are both equally delicious.

What’s better king or snow crab legs? ›

Snow crab legs are typically much less expensive than king crab legs. Snow crabs are sustainably managed and responsibly harvested, making them an excellent seafood choice. Snow crabs have a longer harvesting season and are typically easier to find, accounting for their lower cost.

Is Maine known for lobster? ›

At present, Maine is the largest lobster producing state in the nation.

Which is better halibut or haddock? ›

Summary. Overall, haddock is richer in protein, while halibut contains 25 times more fats. Both contain almost equal amounts of minerals, whereas halibut is higher in vitamins than haddock.

Is haddock or cod better? ›

Cod has a more mild, clean taste. Haddock is more flavorful and “fishy.” However, the difference between Cod and Haddock is more about shape and texture than taste. Cod fillets are thicker and firmer. They’re great for grilling or searing because they don’t overcook as easily.

Is haddock safe to eat? ›

While you should avoid these larger fish in the diet, you can safely enjoy haddock and other whitefish two to three times a week, according to the FDA.

Is Bar Harbor a touristy? ›

Visitation at the park has surged almost 60 percent in a decade, catapulting it onto the top-10 list of most-visited national parks. Acadia spans much of the island, but most tourists gravitate to Bar Harbor on the east side. Here, the polished port, colorful streets and preppy attire epitomize seaside summer living.

Is Bar Harbor Maine a good place to live? ›

Bar Harbor is in Hancock County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Bar Harbor offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bar Harbor there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

Is Bar Harbor Maine crowded? ›

So far most reservations at Hotels, Cottages and campgrounds are down by 50% from last year. This would mean numbers are down by 75% from their 2001 highs. This year would be a great time to come to MDI. It doesn’t matter how few visitors come, Bar Harbor is always crowded.

Is Acadia worth visiting? ›

Acadia is worth a visit any time of year, but it just takes some insider info to avoid the crowds during peak season.

What is the best time to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

The best time to visit Bar Harbor is from June to August. Because of the state’s geographic location in the northernmost point in the U.S., Maine enjoys cool weather year-round. As such, the best time to explore the greater Bar Harbor area is when it will be the warmest and sunniest.

Is Bar Harbor pretty? ›

Bar Harbor is a beautiful town located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island next to Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor is one of the favorite tourist destinations on the East Coast, offering historic charm, a beautiful coastline, great restaurants, and a range of activities.

Do you need a car in Bar Harbor Maine? ›

If you’re wondering how to get to Bar Harbor, you have a few options. What is this? By Car: You don’t necessarily need a car once you’re on the island, as the main area of Bar Harbor is walkable and there is a free shuttle that circles through Acadia. But driving to Bar Harbor is an easy way to get there.

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It’s a staple among Bar Harbor restaurants and has been serving the area for more than 20 years.. The list of my Bar Harbor favorite restaurants can’t be complete without a great breakfast spot.. Great Maine Breakfast serves up some of the best breakfast in Bar Harbor.. If you find yourself searching for Bar Harbor restaurants at the right time, you may just be lucky enough to experience what everyone raves about.. Locals and tourists alike enjoy taking in the artwork and observing its intricacies while enjoying one of the best restaurants in Bar Harbor.. Fresh Maine lobster, hand-cut steaks, fresh local fish, and a variety of wines and beers make this restaurant too good to pass up.. This, plus their unique blend of Latin flair and seafood makes this restaurant land on the must-visit list of Bar Harbor restaurants for tourists and locals alike.. If you love blueberries, you’re going to find Jordan’s Restaurant to be one of the best places to eat in Bar Harbor.. It’s no wonder Side Street Café would find itself on the top 10 list for Bar Harbor restaurants in Maine.. No matter if you’re looking for a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner, steak, seafood, or lobster, Bar Harbor Restaurants won’t leave you disappointed.

Hours: Varies based on the season – check out their Facebook page for updated hours. Location: 19 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. Located in the Bar Harbor Inn, a luxury hotel with stunning views of Frenchman Bay, the Reading Room Restaurant offers great food and a fine dining experience in Bar Harbor.. Project Social Kitchen & Bar is a modern restaurant and cocktail bar located in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine.. Located in the Bar Harbor Inn, The Terrace Grill is one of Bar Harbor’s quaint waterfront restaurants.. Location: 240 Maine Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

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Best Restaurants Bar Harbor, Maine. Things to Note: Gluten-Free Options, Vegetarian Options, Indoor/Outdoor seating options, Popular- so make reservations or dine early/late.. Best Seafood Restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine. Looking for the best Seafood Restaurants in Bar Harbor?. Location:854 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Maine is obviously known for its delicious lobster , clams, and fresh seafood dishes.. However, there more to dining in Maine – with many delicious restaurants, and top chefs, it is easy to find a unique meal, in each town you visit.. Using ingredients hand picked from their onsite organic gardens, Earth chefs serve up delicious hand-made pastas, grilled veggies, local seafood and meats in a rustic chic setting with a grand bar and open concept kitchen.. Overlooking the Kennebunk River, just steps from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square, this spectacular dining spot has sevearl bars, a huge outdoor deck, a chic dining room, and a lobster bar.. Chef Chris Long, Exec Chef at Natalie’s won Maine Lobster Chef of the year in 2013.. Credit: Greg & Heather Burke Maine is known the world over for its lobster, there is so much more to the Maine dining scene once you crack the shell .. Maine chefs have a delicious corner on the market – creating extraordinary gourmet food from local Maine products served in beautiful natural settings.. A day of Maine dining might start with a breakfast of Maine maple syrup over hot, fresh blueberry pancakes and native farm raised bacon.. Lunch is best saved for a cup of chowder (pronounced “chowdah” by the locals), fried clams, crab cakes, or a lobster roll at a seaside clam shack with a view of Lobster boats bobbing in the harbor.. For dinner, fresh seafood is always on the menu and Maine dining ranges from candlelit waterfront settings , to cozy pubs, steakhouses, and contemporary cafes serving organic and vegan cuisine.. Maine also has a brewing beer and wine scene, small Maine micro-brews and brewpubs are popping up everywhere and Maine wineries and vineyards are part of the Maine wine trail.. Maine is home to northern New England’s only five star restaurant if you chose to dine in Kennebunkport, at the White Barn, or try Earth at Hidden Pond, there are so many great restaurants in the Kennebunks , Ogunquit and beyond.. Maine is also home to some classic old-fashioned diners, including the famous Maine Diner in Wells, serving old fashioned home-cooked home-style food.

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