Downeast + Acadia
Restaurants in Downeast + Acadia
The food is nothing fancy—fish chowder and the like—but the breezy Maine ambience is the real deal.
A local favorite on Mount Desert Island, this New American restaurant emphasizes organic local produce and fresh seafood from the coast of Maine.
This Little Cranberry Island restaurant, with a gray wood frame and a sizeable patio, rests on pylons along Hadlock Cove, offering views of the boats and ships as they navigate the rippling water of Cranberry Harbor.
Dine on seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobsters at La Bella Vita, in the Harborside Hotel.
About a 30-minute drive from the tourist traps of Bar Harbor, this no-frills waterfront seafood joint specializes in reasonably priced, freshly caught lobsters.
The hidden, pint-size shop sells everything to go: lobster stew, smoked salmon sausage, and blueberry pies.
Dine on fresh seafood cioppino with fresh-caught fish or jumbo baked lobster.
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 as it gets.