Mount Desert Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Mount Desert

April 14, 2018 Agatha Simes

Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,053 at the 2010 census. Incorporated in 1789, the town currently encompasses the villages of Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Somesville, Hall Quarry, and Pretty Marsh.
Things to do in Mount Desert

1. Colonel's Restaurant and Bakery

143 Main St., Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +1 207-276-5147
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 383 reviews

Colonel's Restaurant and Bakery

Reviewed By gilesLondon - london

We were staying in Northeast Harbour and ate at this restaurant 3 times.On all occasions the service was excellent and the food even better.We had 2 fantastic fish meals the Scallops were the best we had all holiday,this restaurant is well worth a visit.

2. Common Good Kitchen Cafe

19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 8 +1 207-244-3007
Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 138 reviews

Common Good Kitchen Cafe

Reviewed By mbl5283 - Flemington, NJ

How can it get better? You go for breakfast. Nothing but great stuff, with popovers, of course. AND you pay what you want with proceeds going to feed those in need. Probably my most expensive and rewarding breakfast ever. Why wouldn't you over contribute?

3. Coffee Hound Coffee Bar

27B Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845 Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 207-288-0366
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Coffee Hound Coffee Bar

"Coffee done well in Bar Harbor!" - The Boston Globe Coffee Hound Hand-crafted specialty coffee, espresso and artisan edibles. Indulging tastes across Maine from the foothills of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor during the summers to Sunday River Ski Resort in the winters. We proudly serve Coffee from a small-batch, boutique MAINE roaster & offer a full-line of hand-crafted espresso and coffee including: lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, chai, gourmet hot cocoa and more. Our other specialties include: Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, pastries baked fresh daily, New England Clam Chowder and Grammy Keegan's famous LOBSTER ROLLS. We are home of the CADILLAC COOLER - Blueberry Soda blended up with Lemon Sorbet and the ACADIAN TURTLE - a Mocha with Hazelnut and Caramel, try it hot, iced or as a frappe! "We believe that coffee is a culture that is shared around the world. So we offer a full line of high quality craft products to indulge tastes near or far & connect with people one cup at a time..."

Reviewed By Conrad C - San Diego, California

This is right in the main part of town and the espresso was very good. Not really any place to sit and pretty much for take away.

4. Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream

325 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1640 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 207-801-4006
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream is closed for the season until spring 2018.<br><br>Mount Desert Island Ice Cream makes handmade artisanal ice cream and sorbets in Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. We have been named one of the top ice cream shops by Food and Wine.

Reviewed By sgruver1 - Beachwood, New Jersey

We visited this ice cream shop after reading they offer unusual flavors and are highly recommended. We were not disappointed. We both tried two flavors, I had Blueberry Sour Cream Streusel and Maple Walnut and my wife had Bay of Fig and Basil. Everything was wonderful, creamy and delicious but the Basil ice cream was outstanding. If you like basil, you must try this icecream!

5. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

7 Firefly Ln, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1802 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Late Night +1 207-801-4007
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 573 reviews

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream makes handmade artisanal ice cream and sorbets in Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. We have been named one of the top ice cream shops by Food and Wine. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream is closed for the season until spring 2018.

Reviewed By elleno - Nanuet, New York

Maine's big on blueberry and I visited 4 ice cream places on Bar Harbor area just to try out blueberry ice creams! Mount Desert is the best of all! You really can't find blueberry ice creams easily outside of Maine area and it's a must try! My kids loved them as well!

6. Asticou Restaurant

15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662 Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 207-276-3344
Excellent
50%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 198 reviews

Asticou Restaurant

The Acadia Corporation, the former operators of the Jordan Pond House and stewards of its traditions, is excited to be managing the Asticou Inn & Restaurant. The Asticou and the Jordan Pond House have a shared history originating in the 19th century of offering respite in the midst of the glacial beauty of Mount Desert Island.

Reviewed By Glennis S

We dropped by in mid-afternoon and treated ourselves to a delicious bowl of seafood chowder and popovers. We chose outside seating (it was a nice, sunny day) and had a wonderful bird-s eye view of the harbor. Our waitress was attentive and brought us WARM popovers with butter and jam as soon as we placed our order. Took me right back to my childhood and my mom making wonderful popovers. The chowder was luscious - creamy and full of different types of seafood with great flavor. As we were finishing our chowder the waitress brought us our second warm popover with more butter. Delicious!

They offer a nice menu with a variety of choices and desserts. Was a very relaxing meal at a nice slow pace, in a wonderful setting!

7. Milagro Coffee & Espresso

204 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-244-7344
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Milagro Coffee & Espresso

Reviewed By Nellie F - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

If you were to go to their website, you would see their specialized coffee offerings but you would see no prices made public. They want the Martha Stewarts as customers and will charge everybody else the same price. Not worth it and it's insulting.

8. Island Bound Treats

302 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4242 Takeout American +1 207-266-3253
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 53 reviews

Island Bound Treats

Reviewed By TangledWeb_Unwoven - Indianapolis, Indiana

Stopped on a whim. The ladies had fresh blueberry pies ready. We missed the triple berry pies which we were told were the best, but didn't thrill we'd be disappointed the the blueberry pie we planned on taking back to the cabin.

In the meantime we had whoopie pies on the spot. Had no idea these were the main Maine dessert.

I'm not saying these were life changing, but I have a whole new understanding of whoopie now. Do yourself a favor and make the drive over. Exactly the right balance of the cake not being too sweet but the cream filling being whipped perfection.

The blueberry pie was nearly the same experience. Not too sweet, but completely sweettooth satisfying. The crust was flaky and yummy on its own.

Whatever they're selling, I'm buying!

9. The Travelin Lobster LLC

1569 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7145 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 207-288-8028
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 184 reviews

The Travelin Lobster LLC

Phil & Kelly Corson welcome you to their family owned and operated lobster takeout restaurant. Previously located at our old location 864 State Hwy. 3, we have moved to our new location - a brand new building, more parking and full restrooms. The Corson family has been lobstering for generations. Captain Phil delivers the freshest catch daily. Customers can hand pick their own lobsters. We are most known for our lobster dinners of lobster, mussels, corn, and melted butter along with our "overflowing" lobster roll. We pick our lobster meat fresh daily sometimes twice. We provide the best of local seafood at affordable prices. We have outdoor seating only. Open late May - October. We&apos;ve added fire pits and tower heaters for the ultimate outdoor eating experience!

Reviewed By Sue M

Had the lobster dinner for 2 for $33! Very casual dining, picnic style, fireside with a lantern. The food, the ambience, the price-couldnt be better!!!

10. Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 207-244-9444
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 625 reviews

Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop. 19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service

Reviewed By 08lj - Charleston, South Carolina

We stopped in on a cool, rainy afternoon to warm up with some soup and coffee. I had the chili and cornbread which was tasty and hearty. My spouse had the minestrone soup and enjoyed it. The coffee was a little weak to my liking.

Their cookies looked good and were huge! They also had ice cream and meal options. There was a small seating area and takeout as an option.

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