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Top Choice Seafood in Southwest Harbor & Bass 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…
Modern American in Southwest Harbor & Bass Harbor

Red Sky

This year-round spot is a neighborhood bistro for the 21st century. Guests dine on local roast chicken, Maine crab cakes, grass-fed ribeye, and other local, seasonal, sustainably raised comfort foods. Yellow-painted…
Lighthouse in Southwest Harbor & Bass Harbor

Bass Harbor Head Light

There is only one lighthouse on Mt Desert Island; it sits in the somnolent village of Bass Harbor in the far southwest corner of the park. Built in 1858, the 36ft lighthouse still has a Fresnel lens from 1902. It's …