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Bar Harbor/Acadia/MDI trip report


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Bar Harbor/Acadia/MDI trip report

Liz K | Oct 4, 2012 10:15 AM

Not sure how many people this will help at this point in the year, but here's a quick overview of where we ate during out 10

days on MDI

Morninglory Bakery Cafe is our favorite, we prefer quick, smallish breakfasts. Good pastries, bagels, and coffee. Their egg sandwichees on bagels are really good.

Jordans is great for a diner-style breakfast. This place is bigger than it looks, and the service is fast.

2 Cats is well-reviewed, and we finally had a breakfast there. It was fine, but not someplace we'd go again. I hate leaving so much food, and while I like bisquits, I don't think they work for everything (such as eggs benedict).

Little Notch Bakery has opened a shop in Bar Harbor, apparently to sell day-old pastries as fresh. Pretty disappointing.

<b>Take-out Sandwiches</b>
Morninglory Bakery Cafe makes great sandwiches (love the curried chicken), but choice is limited, and they tend to be messy, so most days we get sandwiches at Cottage Street Bakery Cafe to pack in our daypacks (we spend the day hiking).

All these places are good for walk-in everyday meals:
Finelli's Pizza, Elsworth
Rosalies Pizza
Lompock Cafe
Thirsty Whale

Mainely Meat BBQ at Atlantic Brewery was pretty disappointing. Really bland, no noticable smoke taste.

<b>Two favorites</b>
We're tried the other "famous" lobster pounds on MDI, but our favorite remains Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.

Cafe This Way remains our favorite nice, but not quite a splurge restaurant in BH.

<b>Splurge Dinners</b>
Mache Bistro (first visit) was good, but somehow didn't grab us.

Burning Tree was a second visit, and as good as we remembered. This is a good place if you like things a little out of the ordinary. The chef does a great job with flavors that are unusual, but not at all "wierd" if that makes sense.

Red Sky in Southwest Harbor (first visit) was our favorite of the trip. All-around excellent, and very comfortable, friendly place.

<b>Other food</b>
We continued the tradition of tea and popovers at Jordan Pond House after one of our hikes. Perfect

Any night we didn't have dessert at a restaurant, we stopped atMount Desert Island Ice Cream. Also perfect!

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