Bar Harbor has a ton of interesting restaurants, pubs, and sweets shops. It’s definitely a perfect vacation destination for foodies.
To make your trip planning easier, I’ve narrowed the list down to my 20 favorite places.
Here’s my guide on where to eat in Bar Harbor, Maine, from breakfast to lobster and beyond.
Bar Harbor Lobster Company
Any place that puts bacon on their lobster roll is a guaranteed good pick.
Plus Bar Harbor Lobster Company has rum and outdoor seating. Can’t go wrong.
Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium
Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium has a fun mix of candies, shakes, and ice cream – including Lobster flavored ice cream.
My favorite here is the chocolate covered blueberries and strawberries, but the ice cream is delicious, too.
Blaze Restaurant in Bar Harbor, Maine
Blaze has an excellent outdoor patio and delicious pizza, burgers, and cocktails.
Cafe This Way in Bar Harbor, Maine
Cafe This Way is a delicious spot to grab breakfast or brunch.
Coffee Hound in downtown Bar Harbor
Coffee Hound is my favorite spot to grab a cup of coffee or ice cold lemonade.
P.S. The line goes quick.
C-Ray Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine
C-Ray Lobster is a no-frills lobster and seafood spot.
Don’t forget to get a slice of blueberry pie to go with your lobstah.
Epi’s in Bar Harbor, Maine
Grab a sandwich and a whoopie pie or giant cookie from Epi’s, then head to Acadia National Park for a delicious picnic.
Finback Ale House in Bar Harbor, Maine
Finback Ale House features pub food with a fancy twist, plus a great brunch menu.
Geddy’s in Bar Harbor, Maine
Geddy’s features standard pub fare and a great local beer selection.
They even have a hard cider float on the dessert menu. Yum!
Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast
Open 6am to 1pm daily, Jeannie’s serves up classic breakfast plates with heaping portions.
Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park
The popovers with strawberry jam are a must at Jordan Pond House.
Other excellent picks include the cheese plate and lemonade.
Jordan Pond Ice Cream
Jordan Pond Ice Cream is a small ice cream shop in downtown Bar Harbor with classic flavors, plus plenty of new ones, such as spiced coffee, blueberry, and cinnamon.
Oh and they also have homemade fudge. Yummmm.
La Bella Vita Ristorante in Bar Harbor, Maine
Located in the Bar Harbor Regency hotel, La Bella Vita Ristorante serves up delicious Italian fare.
It’s a great place for a celebratory dinner or a date.
Leary’s Landing Irish Pub in Bar Harbor, Maine
Leary’s Landing Irish Pub claims to be the closest Irish pub to Ireland in all of the US.
This downtown bar serves up a mix of classic American and Irish pub food, along with an excellent drink menu.
Mainely Meat BBQ at Atlantic Brewing Company
Located on Atlantic Brewing Company’s brewing estate, Mainely Meat BBQ serves fantastic BBQ meat that pairs perfectly with your favorite pint of beer from Atlantic Brewing Company.
McKay’s Public House in Bar Harbor, Maine
McKay’s Public House serves gastropub fare from a former Victorian style home.
Morning Glory Bakery in Bar Harbor, Maine
Morning Glory Bakery features delicious bread, bagels, desserts, sandwiches, and more. Excellent stop for breakfast or lunch.
Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Mount Desert Island Ice Cream has 2 locations in Bar Harbor, as well as one in Portland, Maine.
All flavors are made in small batches with fresh ingredients.
Sweet Pea’s Cafe in Bar Harbor, Maine
Sweet Pea’s Cafe specializes in brick oven pizzas made with farm fresh ingredients.
Stop by Bar Harbor Cellars next door for a bottle of wine to bring home.
Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen in Bar Harbor, Maine
Attention vegetarians and vegans! Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen features fresh squeezed juice, smoothies, bowls, and a salad bar.