There are endless options for dining in Bar Harbor, Maine. So much so that it can be overwhelming. It is a small town with loads of visitors so try to make reservations ahead of time and give yourself extra time to park. Here is a list of the best restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine.
The best restaurants for breakfast in
Bar Harbor, Maine
This is the best grab and go breakfast in town. Their breakfast sandwiches are delish! My kids loved their crepes and pastries. I grabbed breakfast here on most mornings while my kids were getting ready for a day at the park.
This seasonal restaurant serves breakfast from early May to late October.
Home-style favorites featuring wild Maine blueberry products
Open early for sunrise viewers. They only use the freshest ingredients and cook everything on-site, including their famous homemade oatmeal bread and strawberry rhubarb fruit spread. They use locally grown Maine blueberries in their famous blueberry pancakes and blueberry fruit sauce. Vegan and gluten-free fare available
5. 2 Cats
The “purrfect” spot for scrumptious, homemade fare
The Looking Glass offers stellar service and amazing views of Bar Harbor from their outdoor deck or indoor dining area.
The best restaurants for lunch and dinner in
Bar Harbor, Maine
We kept coming back to this restaurant because the kids loved it. Kids get model magic to play with and a giant cookie for dessert. It also seemed to have the shortest wait times. Their outdoor covered patios are dog friendly.
C-Ray Lobster is a family owned and operated lobster pound in Bar Harbor, Maine with outdoor seating. It is located just outside of the downtown area so parking is easy.
Merchant & Frye serves up a seasonally inspired menu, handcrafted cocktails and an inspired Maine beer list in a newly renovated, open-concept kitchen.
Waterfront Restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily with a great children’s menu. They have a long dock to sit out on and enjoy the view. The kids loved collecting rocks on the beach while we waited for our food.
5. LOMPOC CAFE
Inspired dining foodies will appreciate in a lovely courtyard setting. I was nervous about my picky eaters, but they do have a children’s menu upon request.
Eat hearty and enjoy a charming pub atmosphere. They are known for their lobster rolls, famous fish sandwiches, chowders, seafood, burgers and more.
A no-nonsense sandwich shop serving yummy paninis and homemade soups.
Atlantic Brewing is a family-owned brewery located in Bar Harbor and surrounded by Acadia National Park. The brewery hosts Mainely Meat BBQ.
Savor delicious Bar Harbor dining with a modern Irish twist. Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant showcases Irish-American cuisine in a spectacular waterfront setting where you can always find good food, friends, and music.
Part of the Bar Harbor Inn, the Reading Room is your fine dining option in town. Refined pleasures await you in the Reading Room Restaurant. You will enjoy a dining experience where the delicious cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the breathtaking ocean view. Their menu includes fresh seafood, choice cuts of meat, daily specials and memorable desserts. There is nightly live entertainment of grand piano music which provides the perfect ambiance to the fine dining experience. Dinner is served nightly and the dress code is informal.
These are the best restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine. If there is something new you would like to suggest, just email me and we will check it out!