Adam's Restaurant Guide


Mount Desert Island is home to a number of excellent restaurants from which to please your palate. In your rental home, you will also find various dining guides and a file folder full of menus. But what’s the local scoop on where we like to eat? Here's a collection of our favorite places, after all, life is too short to eat boring food.

We've included Google's map of restaurants for your convenience. 

Breakfast 

Café This Way- breakfast and dinner. “One part hip coffee house and one part casual-gourmet” Interesting varied menu, good service and excellent food.  One of Jen’s favorite’s.

Jeannie’s- breakfast. “Ample portions of American breakfast classics are dished up in homey, familiar digs.” Classic breakfast menu with homemade bread and jam. Excellent service and good food.

2 Cats- good quality food, nice setting

Morning Glory- local bakery and lunch sandwiches 

Little Notch- local bakery serving lunch and great pizza 

Brendan and Laura’s- classic mom and pop diner breakfast, quick, fast, and cheap

Sips- Breakfast, lunch, dinner. “showcasing contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair”

Sweet Pea Farm- “Farm to table cafe. Serving local, sustainable food with integrity. We have a large patio with views of a duck pond, horses, ospreys and guinea hens.”  We love it here, it’s nice that it’s outside of Bar Harbor and the food is great.

Dinner

(most offer sit down lunch menu as well) 

Café This Way- breakfast and dinner. “One part hip coffee house and one part casual-gourmet” Interesting varied menu, good service and excellent food. One of Jen’s favorite’s. 

McKay’s- casual or upscale. English pub fare meets fine dinning. Beautifully renovated historic home. Excellent and Adam’s favorite. 

Side Street Café- casual. Soup, salad, sandwiches, burgers, and design your own mac and cheese. A local hot spot and a great bar! Lots of Gluten free options. 

Sips- “showcasing contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair” Great local spot with occasional live music. 

Red Sky- upscale. “French techniques & local ingredients yield creative American fare at this warm, refined bistro.” Elegant dining, superior food. 

Geddy’s- casual, American pub style, great for kids. 

Siam Orchid- casual, authentic Thai food. Downeast, sushi available. 

Havana- upscale. “Classy, colorful spot for upscale dinners featuring a contemporary blend of Latin & American food.” Cuban fusion, excellent quality 

Burning Tree- casual/upscale. Specializing in gourmet seafood and vegetarian specialties.  Many herbs and some veggies grown on site. 

Mache Bistro- casual/upscale. Rustic French cuisine. Fantastic food. 

Sweet Pea Farm-“Farm to table cafe. Serving local, sustainable food with integrity. We have a large patio with views of a duck pond, horses, ospreys and guinea hens.”  We love it here, it’s nice that it’s outside of Bar Harbor and the food is great.

Blaze- Wood fired pizza and creative American fare.  Duck fat fries are fantastic.  

Michelle’s- Fine dining located in the Ivy Manor Inn. 

Thirsty Whale- Long time local pub hangout. 

Rouge Café- Jen’s new # 1 place.  Operated by the former owners of the Town Hill Bistro, the menu is creative and varied.  Service is excellent.  

Mainly Meat- Up for an adventure? Head to Atlantic Brewing Co in Town Hill for indoor/outdoor seating at long picnic tables for beer and BBQ.  Occasional live music. 

Lobster Pounds 

Beal’s Lobster Pier- next to the Coast Guard Station. Working lobster pound, you’ll sit right out on the dock eating lobster as the boats unload their day’s catch. 

Thurston’s Lobster Pound- casual lobster pound on the dock overlooking Bass Harbor. 

Abel’s Lobster Pound- on Somes Sound. Casual sit down restaurant. 

Stewman’s Lobster Pound- Casual outdoor setting on the water. 

Popovers

A popover is sort of like a croissant but looks like a muffin, you eat it with lots of butter and jam. Delish!!

Jordan Pond House-Located within Acadia National Park, casual. Serving tea and popovers since the 1870’s, the Pond House is a beautiful setting.  Starting in 2015, the Pond House operations changed hands from a local company to a large out of state corporation. 

Asticou Inn- Managed by the long standing local company who ran the Jordan Pond House for many years, the Asticou Inn is now serving tea and popovers along with their traditional lunch menu previously available at the Jordan Pond House.

Common Good Kitchen- Want popovers every day with out the fuss?  Head right over to the Common Good Kitchen and get ‘em hot and cheep!