Mount Desert Island restaurants offer a wide array of wonderful eating experiences. Many of the finest of Maine's restaurants and dining locations – indeed, some of the best restaurants in New England – can be found here. With an array of restaurants to choose from on Mount Desert Island, everyone can find a flavor—or two or three (maybe more)—to savor.
You're in Maine, so you'll find lobster galore, along with other fresh catches from the sea: scallops, shrimp, crab, haddock, flounder, clams. And you'll find them prepared all kinds of ways, from simple to exotic. You can even get lobster ice cream here.
But that's not all. Island restaurants know no boundaries, no limits. Diners can feast on tastes from around the world—Mexican, Asian, Italian, Cuban—and on great American dishes. Whether you love a juicy steak or stick to a vegetarian menu—you'll find exactly what you crave.
And every café, pub, and eatery exudes its own special character. While one takes pride in serving locally grown, organic foods, another features mouth-watering original recipes, and many offer spectacular views of Frenchman Bay. There's something new—and delicious—everywhere you go!
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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.
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.
Dorr to Door lobster and seafood – A family run business specializing in mail order lobster and seafood year round! Now offering traditional Downeast Lobster Bakes, outside on Bar Island, Sunday afternoons. We also have a weekly/monthly cottage on the water for rent. Call for details!
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. 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.
New in the Summer of 2012! • Featuring Irish-American cuisine with a modern spin… Join us in a spectacular waterfront setting as we pay tribute to Ireland's rich and celebrated Pub Culture. Visit us for a breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The newly launched Peabody’s @ 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.