Restaurants FAQs

Restaurants FAQs

Can I walk to town?

Yes! Ideally located on the Bar Harbor waterfront the Bar Harbor Inn offers breathtaking water views and easy access to town. Leave your car here and take a short walk, only 500 feet, up the driveway and be right in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, just steps away from dining, shopping and activities.

Best places to eat outside of Bar Harbor?

What are some great places to eat?

Reading Room Restaurant

The Reading Room offers guests of the Inn, visitors to Bar Harbor, and our dearly loved regulars a distinguished fine dining experience overlooking Frenchman Bay.

Terrace Grille

The Terrace Grille is one of Bar Harbor’s premier outdoor restaurants. Centrally located at the end of West Street next to the town pier – look for the iconic yellow umbrellas and you’ll know you have arrived.


The Bistro offers something for everyone. Experience casual fine dining and a full bar in a relaxed atmosphere, with local and international cuisine. Enjoy the views of Frenchman Bay near one of our floor-to-ceiling windows or take in the fresh salt air on our deck or patio. We’re open for dinner with seating for 25 plus balcony seating in season.


Local favorite cafe, open year round, serving excellent quality coffees, teas, sodas as well as breakfast and lunch offerings


Excellent fine dining with a contemporary blend of Latin, European and Asian influences

Project Social

Mediterranean inspired shared plates / appetizers and cocktails

Side Street Cafe

Favorite of locals and tourists, serving Burgers, Salads, Seafood & cocktails

Royal Indian

Delicious Indian cuisine

Thirsty Whale

Casual local hangout serving soups, salads, sandwiches

Stewman’s Lobster Pound

Famous waterfront locale serving Seafood, Salads, Sandwiches, Cocktails


Local favorite, serving Seafood, Pizza, Burgers, Salads, Cocktails


Contemporary American fine dining + Cocktails


Traditional Downeast Seafood located in a Victorian-era boarding house


Irish pub fare


Irish pub fare

Lunch, Bar Harbor

Excellent Soup & Sandwich shop

Pat’s Pizza

Pizza, Pasta & Sandwiches

Reel Pizza Cinerama

A cinema that serves excellent pizzas! Dine in for a movie or take-out.

Jordan’s Restaurant

Historic home-style restaurant known for it’s wild blueberry pancakes, quiche and blueberry muffins

Veranda Restaurant at Balance Rock Inn

Contemporary American fine dining

Route 66 Restaurant

We offer one of the largest menus in Bar Harbor.  Stop in for lunch and to try one of our Hand-Crafted Burger’s or Fresh Maine Lobster with our Lobster Trap, a traditional Fresh Maine Lobster Roll served with a cup of Maine Lobster Bisque. Our Dinner menu offers something for everyone from Burger’s and Salads to Homemade Slow Roasted BBQ Ribs and Fresh Maine Seafood Pasta dishes.

Do you have an on-site restaurant at the Bar Harbor Inn?

The Bar Harbor Inn has two exceptional dining locations. The Reading Room offers fine dining with beautiful views of Frenchman Bay and is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Guests enjoy early access to make reservations and are encouraged to book at least 72 hours prior to arriving at the Inn.

The Terrace Grille offers casual outdoor dining that overlooks the bay and serves lunch and dinner. The Terrace Grille does not accept reservations but is pleased to offer priority seating to hotel guests.

Guests can also enjoy refreshments and snacks from our Pool Bar.