Restaurants

Top Choice Latin American in Bar Harbor

Havana

First things first: order a rockin' Cuba libre or mojito. Once that's done, you can take your time with the menu and the epic global wine list. Havana puts a Latin spin on dishes that highlight local produce, and th…
Top Choice Modern American in Northeast Harbor

Burning Tree

Dine on sun-warmed greens from the backyard gardens or locally caught halibut with green peppercorns at this intimate cottage restaurant, one of the best in the region. The menu is seafood heavy and has plenty of in…
Top Choice American in Machias Bay Area

Helen's Restaurant

Helen's is the kind of friendly locals' joint where waitresses call you 'hon,' but their food makes your standard American diner fare look like mud in comparison. Fresh haddock is moist and flakey, salads are made w…
Top Choice Seafood in Southwest Harbor

Thurston's Lobster Pound

Super-fresh lobster and crab are the headliners at yellow-roofed Thurston's, overlooking Bass Harbor in Bernard. Tie on a bib and crack into a steamy, butter-dripping lobster, or a seafood-filled roll (as the menu d…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Bar Harbor

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

A cult hit for innovative flavors like stout beer with fudge, chocolate with wasabi, and blueberry-basil sorbet, this ice-cream counter is a post-dinner must. The small, original outlet is at 7 Firefly Lane, by the …
French in Bar Harbor

Mache Bistro

A strong contender for Bar Harbor's best midrange restaurant, Mache serves contemporary, French-inflected fare in a stylishly renovated cottage. The changing menu highlights the local riches – think sustainably harv…
American in Bar Harbor

Side Street Cafe

At this happenin' bar and eatery, pub grub comes with the occasional twist – think build-your-own burger or loads of mac 'n' cheese fillings. Plenty of creative sandwiches, too, like pulled pork with barbecue sauce …
American in Bar Harbor

Cafe This Way

In a sprawling white cottage, this quirky eatery is the place for breakfast, with plump Maine blueberry pancakes, organic oatmeal, and eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. It also serves eclectic, sophisticated dinners…
American in Acadia National Park

Jordan Pond House

Afternoon tea at this lodge-like teahouse has been an Acadia tradition since the late 1800s. Steaming pots of Earl Gray come with hot popovers (hollow rolls made with egg batter) and strawberry jam. Eat outside on t…
Portuguese in Deer Isle & Stonington

Cockatoo

At the remote Goose Cove Resort, this waterfront dining room is an unexpected delight for Portuguese-inspired seafood dishes. Start with crisp codfish balls, followed by mussels over linguine or paella; wash it all …