Where to Eat

There is no simple answer to this question. Bar Harbor has some of Maine and New England’s best restaurants, and if the locals aren’t talking about weather, they are talking about food. Fresh seafood, local farm-grown produce, omnivore or herbivore, the common denominator is quality.
 
With the fishing fleet often landing your entree at the dock that day, you would be hard pressed to find fresher seafood anywhere than on the Maine coast. Our succulent Maine lobster is the reason many travel to Bar Harbor, and you may want to eat it every day, but there is also pub fare, flavors from around the world, dining al fresco or at elegant cloth-covered tables, and farm-fresh regional cuisine. You’d need more than a summer to try all Bar Harbor’s excellent dining choices, but at least there are three meals a day, so get started sampling Bar Harbor’s fare at a bustling breakfast spot, then make your choices for lunch and dinner. Dietary restrictions, health-conscious or seeking the most extravagant foodie fare? We have you covered.
 
Then, when the sun goes down, or maybe even before, don’t forget cocktails. Sip and people-watch at a street-side cafe, relax with some soft music as the sun goes down, or hang with the crowd at a lively local bar.
 
Morning till night, all our tempting options are sure to keep you well-fed.
GALYN'S RESTAURANT
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GALYN'S RESTAURANT

A local favorite since 1986, Galyn's offers a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, attentive service and consistently well-prepared food. Dinner features fresh fish and native seafood, hand-cut steaks, prime rib and more. Reasonably priced salads, sandwiches, soups, and seafood for lunch, plus a special Galley Lounge menu for light dining make Galyn's a great choice any time of day. Galyn's is open daily from mid-March through Thanksgiving weekend. OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY! Dining rooms open for lunch at 11am. Dinner service begins at 4pm. Happy hour upstairs in the Galley Lounge from 3:00-6:00 every afternoon. Reservations are gladly accepted. Galyn's is located at 17 Main Street, just up from the Bar Harbor town pier. 

Peabody's @ The Asticou
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Peabody's @ The Asticou

The newly launched Peabody_Ñés @ The Asticou is fine dining with waterfront views from both inside and out. Upscale New England cuisine, beautifully presented, professionally served. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, where diners will enjoy a superb and imaginative dining experience of the highest standard. Meals can be enjoyed inside our historic dining room overlooking the Great Harbor, or outside on the deck with spectacular unobstructed views. All food is authentic New England fare with a slightly modern touch. The Victorian elegance of the Asticou Inn is surpassed only by with which we will pamper and delight you. Our friendly staff will cater to your every request.

SEAFOOD KETCH RESTAURANT
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SEAFOOD KETCH RESTAURANT

Family owned and operated restaurant on the harbor in Bass Harbor. 27 years and counting, seating inside or outside. Fresh seafood, homemade bread and desserts, steak, chicken, kids menu and omelettes on Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. In June only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2/$27. choice of 2 entrees, starch, fresh vegetables, homemade bread and a choice of a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot.

READING ROOM RESTAURANT
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READING ROOM RESTAURANT

Fine Dining. Executive Chef Lou Kiefer creates incredible appetizers, entrees, and desserts for your dining enjoyment. Complimented by the artistry of Jim Stamp at the Grand Piano and spectacular views of Frenchman Bay. Air conditioned. On Sunday, enjoy our dazzling Brunch 11:30am-2:30pm. For a more casual fare, our outdoor Terrace Grille Cafe on the waterfront is a favorite meeting place for lunch, cocktails or dinner. On the waterfront, downtown.

ACADIA LOBSTER BAKES
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ACADIA LOBSTER BAKES

At Acadia Lobster Bakes we catch the lobster ourselves and prepare it to perfection for your party. We_Ñéll serve up a delicious Maine Lobster and all the fixings for 25 to 250 guests. Nothing beats a traditional Maine Lobster Bake! Call us for your next family reunion, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday celebration or company picnic. We_Ñéll set up on your location or provide a comfortable spot for some serious lobster eating! We are lifelong residents of Mount Desert Island, and take great care in providing the finest Downeast lobster bake in our area. We treat every event like a family affair, and respect how important your family reunion, wedding reception, and company picnic are. For additional information and help with planning your special event please call Mark Hanscome at (207)-460-2314. Thank you for considering Acadia Lobster Bakes for your upcoming special occasion!

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CHARTROOM RESTAURANT

Lovely oceanfront dining just 2 miles out of downtown Bar Harbor. Gorgeous views of Frenchman Bay. Delicious seafood, prime rib, and of course Maine lobster. Open for lunch and dinner. Dine in or enjoy our patio.

WEST END DRUG CO.
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WEST END DRUG CO.

Bar Harbors Soda-Fountain Pharmacy Family owned and operated since 1917. Recognized as one of Americas 50 most innovative pharmacies and the only one with an old-fashioned soda fountain! State-of-the-art pharmaceutical care, Prescription compounding, Home healthcare supplies and medical equipment, Mail order and in-town delivery services. Combined with old-fashioned, small-town goodness, Best Sweet Deal, Yankee Magazine, 2010 Come in and enjoy a healthy taste of both! 105 Main Street Bar Harbor, ME 288-3318 OPEN Monday-Saturday. Closed major holidays & Sundays. www.westenddrugco.com Accredited by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation for commitment to quality and excellence in patient care.

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TRENTON BRIDGE LOBSTER POUND

Mail order seafood and lobster year-round!

Additional Resources

TRENTON MARKETPLACE IGA

1007 Bar Harbor Road
Trenton, ME 04605
(207) 667-9597

Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant

8 South Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
667-5077

Restaurant Barn

397 High Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-610-1701