Mount Desert Island restaurants

Top Choice American in Cranberry Isles

Islesford Dock Restaurant

This beautifully sited spot on Little Cranberry Island makes an impressive pledge: 'Dock's commitment to our customers is to serve lobster taken from the water and cooked the day you eat it.' There's impressive vari…
Top Choice Latin American in Bar Harbor

Havana

First things first: order a refreshing mojito or caipirinha. Then 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 the kitchen …
Top Choice Seafood in Mount Desert Island

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 such as stout beer with fudge, chocolate with wasabi, and blueberry-basil sorbet, this ice-cream counter is a post-dinner must. The smaller original outlet is at 7 Firefly Lane, by …
Top Choice Modern American in Mount Desert Island

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 region's best. The menu is seafood-heavy and has plenty of interes…
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 Southwest Harbor

Sips

The liveliest spot in town, Sips serves creative salads, risottos, crepes and pastas, plus delicious appetizers (try the Mediterranean plate with hummus, roast eggplant, and red-pepper dip). Good cocktails and frequ…
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 Grey come with hot popovers (buttery, hollow muffins) and strawberry jam. Eat outside on the broad l…
American in Bar Harbor

Side Street Cafe

At this buzzing bar and eatery, pub grub comes with the occasional twist – think build-your-own burgers or mac 'n' cheese with gourmet toppings. Plenty of creative sandwiches, too, such as pulled pork with barbecue …
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…