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Best Places to Eat

While famous for its lobster and wild blueberries, there is a lot more to enjoy during your stay at the Bass Cottage Inn. Area restaurants range from lobster pounds to pubs to acclaimed gourmet restaurants. Almost every restaurant offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. Advance reservations are usually recommended, and we’re happy to assist.

There are many restaurants in Bar Harbor and on the island — these are our personal recommendations.

Walking distance from the Inn
  • CafÉ This Way
  • Funky and fresh dinner menu, just off the Village Green.
  • Cottage Street Pub
  • Creative, hole-in-the-wall cocktail bar near the Inn.
  • Galyn’s
  • Seafood, chops, chicken presented in straightforward recipes.
  • Havana
  • Local ingredients with pan-Latin flair; famous for mojitos but try the Caipirinha cocktail.
  • Fathom
  • Local and fresh dictates the menu; dinner in the garden is a nice treat.
  • Mache Bistro
  • Award-winning local bistro with a talented chef/owner; tough to get a seat, so book ahead.
  • Rosalie’s
  • Thin-crust New York style pizza; the locals rejoice when they reopen each year.
  • Side Street CafÉ
  • Casual and fun, best choice for lunch or a casual dinner. Best lobster rolls and burgers on the island.
Elsewhere on Mount Desert Island
“If you desire old-fashioned charm but find Bar Harbor’s Victorian decor a bit too relentless, this 10-room inn is your antidote ... it gleams with contemporary-traditional touches.”Boston Magazine, Best of New England