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Best Bar Harbor Restaurants | Maine Dining Guide

Planning a Maine vacation to Bar Harbor or Acadia National Park? Our guide to the best Bar Harbor restaurants and eateries has your dining needs covered.

By Heather Tourgee

Feb 28 2019

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Bar Harbor, Maine

Photo Credit : Flickr / Alan Sandercock
Whether you’re looking to grab a quick breakfast before setting out to explore Acadia National Park, or aiming to unwind after a long day of sightseeing with some delicious seafood or farm-to-table fare, terrific options abound in one of Maine’s best-loved resort towns. Read on for our recommended Bar Harbor restaurants.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Bar Harbor, Maine
Photo Credit : Courtesy of Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

BEST BAR HARBOR RESTAURANTS

SWEET PEA FARM

Talk about a two-fer: Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner from the wood-fired oven at Sweet Pea Café and purchase Maine-made wine, beer, and chocolates at Bar Harbor Cellars (the town’s only winery), both located on Sweet Pea Farm. Named a 2015 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Twofold Food Stop.”

CAFÉ THIS WAY

A bit quirky and charmingly eclectic, this Bar Harbor café ticks all the breakfast boxes: organic and vegan options, a slew of Benedicts and omelets, and pancakes and French toast with real maple syrup. Named a 2017 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Breakfast.”

MACHE BISTRO

Anything from hanger steak and duck confit to Atlantic scallops and lamb shanks might be on chef Kyle Yarborough’s daily-changing menu, featuring traditional French cuisine with Mediterranean accents. Named a 2015 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Bistro Fare.”

PARRILLA

Watch the chef prepare meats and veggies on an Argentinian-style wood-fired grill as the bartender concocts you a memorable mojito at Parrilla, the casual open-air, streetside bar of Bar Harbor restaurant Havana. Cobble together a Maine-accented, Latin-inspired tapas meal or choose from entrée-sized offerings. Named a 2017 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Bar Food.”

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THE BURNING TREE

The Burning Tree may be a bit off the beaten path but well worth seeking out (you’ll need a reservation, FYI). The seafood specialties vary seasonally, and the vegetarian options come straight from the chef’s garden. Don’t miss out on the signature cocktails.

ROSALIE’S PIZZA

If you’re searching for a more casual option, look no further than Rosalie’s, in the heart of downtown. They’ve served up pizza, calzones, and subs for more than 35 years, and the Wurlitzer jukebox is a real step back in time. What are your favorite Bar Harbor restaurants? This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.

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