I've been gleaning great recommendations from folks on this board for tips on chow in Bar Harbor. Thought I'd run my list past folks, through the filter of dining with two well-behaved chowpups. One is very adventurous, one is in her bland-food-only stage, which hopefully will pass quickly!
We'll be camping on MDI near the bridge mid-week, so will eat most meals at the campsite. We have friends in Brooklin, so will probably go out with them for a lunch or dinner. Have been noodling over a trip via the lobsterboat ferry to Winter Harbor (thanks again, Mainegal). The SO wants to drive up Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise one day (reliving college glory, I think). So here's what I'm thinking.
Breakfast one morning at Morning Glory. How early do we need to get there? The chowpups usually rouse us pretty early, and if I didn't have to fire up the campfire to make a decent first cup of coffee we could probably get there by 7:30 or 8.
We'll probably hit Chase's in Winter Harbor on the ferry trip day.
For the Brooklin hookup day, we'll probably try Bagaduce Lunch or wherever our friends want to take us. Arborvine sounds yummy but too fancy for this trip. Bummer.
We'll be renting bicycles one day and touring the park. Would love to try Havana,or Burning Tree but we'll probably have to wait until non-bland foods are back in our rotation. <grin> Are Cafe This Way or Cafe Blue Fish kid friendly? Do they welcome pups at Jordan Pond House? Any place to steer clear of in Bar Harbor?
We're thinking about exploring the southwest corner of the island a bit, and are leaning towards Thurston's. Are they seafood only or do they have other fare? The pups still aren't sold on seafood (which just amazes and distresses me!) but will sometimes try it if it's fried. <grin> Other options would be welcome so that the SO and I can enjoy some lobster while the pups have something else.
One last thing, any recommendations for markets? We'll be heading in from a friend's place on Winnepesaukee and will probably load up on groceries once we get closer to MDI.
Thanks in advance for any comments!