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Great 1st trip to Bar Harbor

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Great 1st trip to Bar Harbor

annova | Sep 1, 2003 12:11 AM

We just returned from several days at Bar Harbor and can't wait to go back. We stayed at a great B&B (Mira Monte), toured the park on Olie's Trolley and had a wonderful whale watch trip on the "Friendship". Our B&B owner said that Testa's was one of the few restaurants in town that cooked lobsters to order (as opposed to many places that cook them earlier and keep 'em warm) so we enjoyed a very good lobster dinner there along with Testa's very delicious wild blueberry pie. I never did find a good lobster roll though. West Side Cafe's lobster roll had no mayo it seemed (or only a minute amount)and the roll wasn't buttered & grilled (Testa's lobster roll was similar). But WSC's lobster salad was good as was their wild blueberry pie. We liked our food at Po Boy's Gourmet but found the place to be congested (due to the layout) and noisy. Our last night in Bar Harbor, the weather was muggy & many of the restaurants had their windows and doors wide open. The temperature inside those places was unbearable (to us) and so we went to the Parkside where we could eat on the patio. Their pasta du jour (scallops in a creamy tomato sauce over fettucine) was delicious but my linguine with seafood was barely ok (the marinara was just not good and the mussels had a peculiar odor so I avoided them). We heard about a good restaurant called "124" which we hope to visit on our return trip.

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