Tucked into the idyllic coastal landscapes of Maine, Under Canvas Acadia offers the perfect blend of luxury glamping and gourmet dining access. At Under Canvas, we’re proud to offer fresh, al fresco dining featuring seafood straight from Maine’s waters. But the culinary adventure continues beyond our doorstep. Just 30-minutes away sits Bar Harbor, a trendy, upscale town brimming with eclectic eateries and delightful flavors. If you’re wondering where to eat around Bar Harbor or looking for recommendations for outdoor dining, we’ve got you covered.
The Under Canvas Acadia Experience
Back at Under Canvas, our food and beverage program is run by locals passionate about Maine-made cuisine. Start your day with elevated breakfast offerings like avocado toast, bagels, and lox, and breakfast sandwiches with premium coffee. Lunch offers convenient grab-and-go options, perfect for outdoor adventures. Dinner is where the culinary magic happens. Our dinner menu features creative twists on Maine classics—think Cajun lobster roll on a brioche bun. From starters and salads to sandwiches, burgers, and hearty mains, there’s something to satisfy every palate. For a truly memorable experience, ask our team to arrange a table by the water for a lobster feast complete with steamers, corn, bread, and a selection of house butters for dipping. All this makes Under Canvas Acadia an ideal choice for foodies who don’t want to compromise on their love for nature and gourmet food.
Culinary Adventures by Under Canvas Acadia
Embark on a culinary journey like no other with our foodie adventures. Once you’ve booked your stay, our Adventure Concierge can help you get an experience of your choice on the books. Our Lobster Roll Lunch Cruise is a favorite among our guests, offering a two-hour sightseeing journey through the serene local waters of Acadia while you relish a delectable lobster roll lunch in a secluded cove. For a more broad culinary experience, our Foodie Cruise is a must-try. Here, you’ll savor freshly prepared and beautifully presented appetizers, all while taking in the breathtaking views of Union River Bay, Blue Hill Bay, and beyond. With Under Canvas Acadia, your stay is more than just a retreat; it’s an adventure for your tastebuds.
Where to Eat Around Bar Harbor
The charming coastal town of Bar Harbor is a foodie’s delight. Home to various restaurants and eateries, ranging from casual lobster shacks to high-end dining, each offering unique takes on traditional New England cuisine and international dishes. Visitors can also explore local breweries and wineries, and farmers’ markets showcasing fresh, local produce and artisanal goods. For some exercise and sightseeing, renting a bike from a local rental shop is an ideal way to explore. It’s an ‘Insider Tip’ we highly recommend—you’ll truly feel the local vibes and might even discover some hidden gems on your ride.
Stewman’s Lobster Pound
If you’re craving an authentic lobster experience, Stewman’s Lobster Pound is a must-visit. This casual, seasonal eatery on the harborfront serves lobsters, seafood, homestyle fare, and cocktails, all with the calming backdrop of the harbor.
McKay’s Public House
For those seeking a touch of elegance, McKay’s Public House serves high-end surf ‘n’ turf and pub fare with global accents. The quaint Victorian house setting, complete with a lush garden, adds a touch of charm to your dining experience.
Geddy’s is perfect for the whole family, offering pub grub, seafood, and beer amid kitschy signage and nautical décor. It’s an ideal spot to feel the heartbeat of Bar Harbor.
Side Street Cafe
With its warm, welcoming ambiance, the Side Street Cafe provides a variety of lobster dishes alongside other bar favorites.
And for a unique dining experience, The Barnacle serves up lobster rolls, oysters, mussels, and paninis, complemented by unique cocktails and draft beer.
The Terrace Grille
Take advantage of the Terrace Grille, a seasonal waterfront terrace at the Bar Harbor Inn. You can savor seafood, sandwiches, and classic desserts here while enjoying the spectacular views.
So, if your mouth is watering and your spirit of adventure is kindled, don’t wait! Book your stay at Under Canvas Acadia and embark on a culinary journey that promises to be as unforgettable as its stunning landscapes.