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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Casual, good food. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, cocktails, Lobster Mac and cheese. Back room is great for kids. Downtown Bar Harbor. You can get on the wait list at their website.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Jordan Pond House is a popular restaurant inside Acadia National Park, serving popovers and American fare. One can sit outdoors, with a view of Jordan Pond and "the Bubbles": mountains in the background that are popular for hiking.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
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“Only movie theatre on Mt. Desert Island. Features current movies and typically has one movie for children.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
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“Sips is a great little place for a nice affordable meal. You may want to make a reservation.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“BAR HARBOR—My favorite place for brunch. Also has a great dinner menu. If you are traveling alone, dine at the bar. The bartenders are very friendly. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Lots of good place in Bar Harbor but for good food, atmosphere and service Havana's is great. They have an outdoor patio/bar that's terrific. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Don’t be fooled by outside appearance Superb food and bar. One of our favorites”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The best steamers around and a wide variety of lobster choices. The seating has a view of the working waterfront in Southwest Harbor. Watch the lobster boats coming in at the end of the day as you eat your local seafood. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Open all year, McKay's Pub was established in an old house and has a warm, comfortable ambiance with outdoor seating in a garden setting in the warmer months. Their menu is varied with consistently good food made from fresh ingredients with a nice flair. This is one of my personal favorite restaurants. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“BAR HARBOR—Great for breakfast, friendly staff, fresh squeezed juice, good coffee. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“BAR HARBOR—Best blackened haddock and clam chowder on the island. Pub food but very good and generous portions. Lots of options for everyone. GF bread, salads, burgers, seafood.... good place for a hearty lunch after a big hike. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A bit off the beaten path but the drive there is beautiful and it's a fabulous restaurant!”
  • 17 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Wonderfully creative dishes and a fun atmosphere with a lively bar scene. You can also count on good live music.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Open for Lunch and Dinner. Also have a Happy Hour and a Bar Menu in the late afternoon. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Atlantic Brewing Company is along the route to Bar Harbor. It's a local brewery that offers great tastings along with BBQ! The beers are unique and tasty. Tours are available. There is a gift shop, too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Outside dining often has live music and locally crafed beer. Closest restaurant only 1 mile away.”
  • 7 locals recommend