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Restaurants in Downeast + Acadia

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Downeast + Acadia restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Downeast + Acadia restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Downeast + Acadia to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Downeast + Acadia restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Downeast + Acadia.

  • Annabell’s Pub

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The food is nothing fancy—fish chowder and the like—but the breezy Maine ambience is the real deal. More
  • Docksider

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    To passersby, the no-frills seafood shack won't look like much, but the "fisherman's lunch"— a cup of clam chowder with a lobster roll—is as good a... More
  • Islesford Dock Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This Little Cranberry Island restaurant, with a gray wood frame and a sizeable patio, rests on pylons along Hadlock Cove, offering views of the boa... More
  • La Bella Vita

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Dine on seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobsters at La Bella Vita, in the Harborside Hotel. More
  • La Bella Vita Ristorante

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Dine on fresh seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobster. More
  • Pectic Seafood

    The hidden, pint-size shop sells everything to go: lobster stew, smoked salmon sausage, and blueberry pies. More
  • Red Sky

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A local favorite on Mount Desert Island, this New American restaurant emphasizes organic local produce and fresh seafood from the coast of Maine. O... More
  • Thurston's Lobster Pound

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    About a 30-minute drive from the tourist traps of Bar Harbor, this no-frills waterfront seafood joint specializes in reasonably priced, freshly cau... More

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