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Dining (& Eating) on Mt Desert Island

Ukulele Ike | Jun 3, 2008 03:31 PM

Back in the '80s and '90s, my wife and I spent a week every other summer at a cottage on Long Pond, near Somesville. We're going back for the first time in ages, and need advice....

VERY unhappy to learn that George's (Bar Harbor) has gone; this was our favorite place -- recognizably "Maine Food," prepared with imagination. I think The Burning Tree (Otter Creek) is still around? XYZ (Southwest Harbor) is still getting raves, but Mexican food is not why we go Down East. We'll do the Seawall Dining Room once, for nostalgia and deep fat (ditto The Wharf, in Bass Harbor). And we have room reservations for our last night at the Claremont (Southwest Harbor), so we'll probably have one go at the hotel dining room. Lunch at Thurston's Lobster Pound (Bernard) at some point.

What are some don't-miss restaurants that have opened or are still in operation since 1999?

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