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9 Delicious and Unique Restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine is known for their very obvious lobster, blueberries, pine trees, and Acadia National Park however, in this article I am going to hit some of the most delicious and unique places to eat in and around Bar Harbor.

When I first got to Bar Harbor, I was amazed at how many restaurants there were and the longer I stayed, the more places I realized there were to eat at.

While eating at all these places, I tried a signature drink, a delicious meal, sometimes an appetizer, and dessert so you know what to expect in this post.

With that being said, I put together a list of some of my favorite places that I ate at during my trip and some bonus places to choose from.

I also included my thoughts of the foods and places in hopes that it can possibly help you when deciding where (or what) to eat.

(Mostly) Everything I ate in Bar Harbor, Maine

9. Graffiti Donuts

Graffiti Donuts is a quick place to stop in and pick up some unique donuts or drinks. They had some really fun donut options however, I didn’t think I could handle the sugar so I passed on the fancy looking donuts.

I did however, get their peppermint mocha iced coffee which was really good. I recommend coming here if you’re looking for a quick and unique breakfast option, or some funky IG pictures. It was super fun inside which I appreciated because there aren’t many places like that in Bar Harbor, except for the next place on this list. Save Graffiti Donuts to your google maps.

Graffiti Donuts Bar Harbor, Maine

8. Route 66

Route 66 is located on Maine Street. It’s actually a bit hidden. Look for the fake traffic lights and old display car down the street and you’ll be sure to find it.

Inside, Route 66 looked SO cool, especially if you’re a fan of coca-cola and old school trinkets.

My exploration drink of choice was the Nash Fashion. To be honest, I saw blueberry jam and lemon on the menu then stopped looking and ordered this drink which was SO dumb because this drink was like an old fashion which I naturally can’t stand anyways. Luckily, my step mom took the drink and it all worked out but if old fashions are you’re thing, this would be a really cool drink for you to try.

Route 66 Bar Harbor, Maine

We ended up getting the lobster cheese dip with tortilla chips. They really just gave us baked bread but it all worked out fine because that lobster cheese dip was really yummy.

For my main course, I got the Haddock tacos which were really good! The good news about this place is they were one of the more affordable places we went to and there were SO many options on the menu. There was definitely something there for everyone. Save Route 66 to your google maps.

7. Beerworks

We met up with some of my dads friends at Beerworks and the wait was really short which was pretty nice.

For a drink I got the Cadillac mountain margarita with salt. It just went with the theme of the area and I figured I would like it because it was a margarita which has never disappointed me. Overall, it was pretty good but nothing special. If I went back I would definitely try a different drink.

For our appetizers we got mac and cheese potato skins and lobster spinach and artichoke dip. The mac and cheese potato skins were pretty unique. It was basically a potato skin with mac and cheese and bacon on top. I probably wouldn’t order it again but my younger self would have loved these. The lobster spinach and artichoke dip however, was definitely one of my favorite appetizers.

For my meal, I went with the pulled pork sandwich. I was excited to have something that was bar-b-qued. The sandwich had coleslaw and cheese on it. It was pretty mid to be honest. It also came with chips which was a little upsetting because everybody prefers fries over chips but it’s fine, I’ll survive. Save Beerworks to your google maps.

6. The Annex

The Annex by side street Bar Harbor, Maine

One thing to keep in mind while out here looking for food is that these restaurants shut down pretty early. Many of them are closed by 9 however, the Annex by side street cafe was opened a little later which we needed so we ended up here for dinner one night.

For my drink, I ordered the Netflix and Chill which was a mojito and actually came with some boba. I thought that was kind of cool. I didn’t love the drink because I found it to be a little tart so I switched with my step mom who ordered a similar drink but with blueberry. After a few sips I just let her have it back because I found it to also be tart which I am just not a fan of. I really love more sweater drinks.

We got some appetizers which included shrimp tacos and queso. They were both pretty good but nothing over the moon special.

For my main course I got crab cakes. This is one of my favorite seafoods and they were really good. The cream was a little spicy but I actually liked that. The best part was that they were really filling.

One great thing about the Annex is that they typically have a live band every night so if live music is you’re thing, this place might be for you. Save the Annex to your google maps.

5. Great Maine Breakfast

Okay, so Great Maine Breakfast was the only breakfast place we ate at so I don’t have much to compare it to around town. We got there around 7:30am once our whale watching tour got rescheduled.

We were lucky because we were able to walk right in and sit down however, it started to pick up around 8:30 so if you’re wanting to go and not having to really wait, I suggest getting there about 8am.

I got their signature Great Maine Breakfast which included 3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 sausages, ham, home fries, toast, baked beans, and a pancake. I didn’t eat it all of course but it was fairly decent. I didn’t like the baked beans, I wasn’t in the mood for toast but the eggs and ham were really good, especially with the cheese. The bacon, sausage, and home fries were pretty mid, and the pancakes tasted like normal pancakes.

It’s not like it was bad, it was just pretty average for a breakfast place. I am overall really happy we did end up eating here though because i’m a sucker for a big breakfast. Save Great Maine Breakfast to your google maps.

4. Geddy’s

Okay, hear me out. I know everyone and their mom goes to Geddy’s (by the way, the G is pronounced as a J sound) but I wasn’t all that impressed, maybe it’s because I didn’t get the lobster, which I did hear was super yummy.

For my drink I tried a signature blueberry margarita. This was actually REALLY good. I wasn’t sure what to expect so I was happy with what I got.

For dinner I got a lobster roll. This was my first time having a famous lobster roll so I don’t have much to compare it to but it was alright, nothing special to me.

For dessert, we had some blueberry apple pies that came with the lobster meal that was ordered by other people in our party. They ordered some vanilla ice cream to go with it. This was really good as well. It tasted like a blueberry pop tart which I love and really took me back to my childhood. Save Geddy’s to your google map.

Geddy's Bar Harbor, Maine

3. Stewman’s

Stewman’s is a popular restaurant right on the water in Bar Harbor. While we were there, I started off with a blueberry mojito. It wasn’t my favorite but I didn’t mind it and was able to drink it.

For my meal I got the crab and lobster cake from the appetizer menu. This came with red peppers and a lovely sauce splattered on top. All of this mixed together made it soooo good. It was really delicious. I also got some clam chowder soup to fill the belly which was a decent soup but really small.

For dessert, we got a triple chocolate cake. It was really thick but good non the less. Save Stewman’s to your google map.

Stewman's Bar Harbor, Maine

2. Jordan’s Pond House

I ranked Jordan’s Pond House as number 2 because of the stunning views and their signature popovers which were so delicious!

Jordan’s Pond House is a nice restaurant located in Acadia National Park with an amazing view! I was actually shocked at how affordable it is. If you head here, plan for an hour to two hour wait. While you wait, you can take a stroll through the park or read up on the little touristy spots around.

Note: You will likely have absolutely NO service around here so make your calls before you head in.

To start our meal off, we all got some popovers which is basically a pastry bread and you put butter and jelly in the middle. It almost tasted like pancake batter mixed with jelly. They have other options like a popover Sundays for dessert as well however, I found the basic popover to hit the spot and I would order it again every single time if I go back.

I was in the mood for a soda here so I didn’t try a fancy cocktail but I heard the blueberry lemonade was good. I had their Turkey BLTT without the tomatoes. This was such a perfect lunch meal and really hit the spot. The turkey and bacon were on point. I really enjoyed this touristy restaurant and would recommend everybody go there at least once.

Save Jordan’s Pond House Restaurant to your google map.

Jordan's Pond House Acadia National Park, Maine

1. Testa’s

We stumbled upon Testa’s on main street our second night when almost every other place was already closed or closing soon and I am so happy we did. This was everyones favorite place, so much that we ended up going twice.

For my drink, I got a blueberry lemon drop martini which was probably my favorite drink of the whole trip. The second time I got a blueberry peach margarita with sugar which was also super yummy.

We didn’t get appetizers for the family the first time but my dad got some oysters which seemed super fancy with their iced hot sauce. The second time we got a cheese and lobster dip which was also delicious.

For the main meal, my dad and step mom got the lobster dinner and they said it was the best lobster they had. My brother got pasta and it was the best pasta he had on the trip, and I got the shrimp tacos which were the best tacos I’ve ever had in my entire life!

Something about these tacos were heaven and I’m really sad that I can only ever get them here in Bar Harbor but it’s also probably a good thing because I would be broke if I was able to get them that often.

For dessert we all split a chocolate cake and a caramel cake. I didn’t have the caramel one but they said it was really good and the chocolate cake was on point.

This place was genuinely so delicious and I highly recommend. Save Testa’s to your google map.

Testa's Bar Harbor, Maine

Bonus places to try:

Choco-latte Cafe

Choco-latte cafe is located on Maine Street, they had a really awesome Sausage, egg, and cheese bagel and delicious coffee. Several people were here working on their computers so if you need to get some work done, this is a great option. Save it to your google map.

Pink Pastry Shop

The Pink Pastry Shop is a super cute pastry shop that also had coffee. They only accept cash so keep that in mind if you go here. This place is perfect for the pink aesthetic girlies. Save Pink Pastry Shop to google maps.

Momo’s Cheesecake

Momo’s Cheesecake is located in a town outside of Bar Harbor, but worth the drive. This is a cheesecake shop that runs off of the honor system. Basically, there are a lot of cheesecakes, if you find something you want to buy, you check the prices and put your money in a box. They have no employees and the cheesecake was really yummy! Save Momo’s to google maps.

The Stadium

The stadium had a lot of coffee and snack options. I had their banana and Nutella crepe. It’s really a cute shop right next to the book store on main street if you’re into that kind of stuff. Save The Stadium to google maps.

Final Thoughts – Bar Harbor food did not disappoint and what’s crazy is there are so many other places that we didn’t make it to. I would have had to eat at a new place every day for probably about 3 weeks just to hit all of the food places they have in this tiny but mighty town. Which of these have you tried or want to try?

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