66 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, United States
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Acadia National Park Cadillac Mountain
Sara outside the entrance to Dinks
pretty darn safe
Just lookin' for a great lobster place, not fancy but delicious food.
Can't remember the name, but it is a place where the fishermen bring their catch. there are just a couple of rustic tables, but the lobsters are delicious. anyone should be able to tell you about it. It is not a restaurant.
Locally they are called lobster pounds, nothing fancy, just places that boil lobster and a make a few fixings. There are two of them on Rt 3 as you approach Bar Harbor; Bar Harbor Lobster Pound, and Stewman's.
Many people like Thurston's out in Bernard, but that's a good drive (although scenic)away from Bar Harbor itself.
Thurston's is worth the drive (and a lovely drive it is.)
Re: Lobster in Portland
Go to the "Old Port" Section, near the wharfs. Plenty of good choices there and you cannot go wrong ! Let us know how you make out.
You can see harbor seals swimming form the docks.
Travel Tips for Bar Harbor
BAR HARBOR MAINE
There's lots to see and do in BAR HARBOR the gateway to Acadia National Park. Twenty miles south of Ellsworth via Route 3, Bar Harbor offers restaurants, shops, boutiques and galleries of all kinds, to visitors staying in elegant inns, hotels, B & B's, RV or Camp sites.
Sail Frenchman's Bay aboard the "Margaret Todd", with Cadillac Mountain in the background. Take an excursion boat to whale-watch amd sightsee or cruise to Canada via high-speed vessels.
In Acadia National Park which straddles Mount Desert Island, you can hike or bike along 120 miles of scenic paths.
Called Eden when founded in 1796 and renamed in 1921 for the sand bar which had accumulated in the bay, Bar Harbor's first Hotel was built in 1856, many others followed by 1880 and the town had acquired its national grand resort reputation. Affluent summer residents built sumptuous 'cottages' along "Millionaire's Row".
More Main Street
Another view of Main Street, looking back towards the top of town. Of course, there are many other streets to roam, but we just didn't leave ourselves enough time to do Bar Harbor justice. One thing you will notice is the lack of parking space. We were there in the early Fall, and late in the afternoon, and still the place was thriving. We did find a parking space down at the Bar Harbor Inn, and I guess there are other parking lots off Main Street if you know where to find them.
Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor sits at the doorway to Acadia National Park, and perhaps the majority of people who come here do so in conjunction with a visit to the park. Be sure you don't miss it.
Acadia, established in 1919, was the first National Park in the eastern United States. Before visiting Acadia for the first time I had read numerous reports that it does not have the jaw-dropping grandeur of many of the western national parks. However, we found it to be beautiful and interesting - even magnificent - in its own way. In Acadia you will find an awesome rugged coastline, pristine lakes, impressive rocky-top mountains, hiking and bike trails, sites for camping and picnicking, historical sites and much more.
Karen and I spent three days exploring Acadia and wish we had had more time. don't even think about coming to Bar Harbor without taking time to see Acadia National Park.
Rupununi is an unassuming restaurant from the outside, however, inside it appears somewhat upscale. Despite this upscale appearance, the wait staff seemed to be dressed in safari garb...never made the connection... Regardless, the lobster was good and the beer even better. Your in Maine...eat the lobsters and drink the local brews. My beer of choice is the Bar Harbor Real Ale which is brewed by the Atlantic Brewing Company on Mount Desert Island. Shipyard Ale (brewed in Portland, ME) is also very good.
An Acadian Tradition
This is a landmark in the park & first opened in the 1870's. It has beautiful views of the pond & the mountains. You can take afternoon tea outside to enjoy the views. Fresh popovers are the famous treat here, but they also have good chowder & roast beef. Vegetarian selections are limited, but available
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Address: 66 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, United States