Abel’s Lobster Pound

13 Abels Ln
Mount Desert, 04660
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Had one day to explore Mt. Acadia, Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor and enjoy an authentic Maine lobster experience. We did it all and were extremely satisfied with our dining in the pines along the waterfront at the lobster pound. Yes it was pricey but hey we're from SoCal and we are used to paying for the price for surroundings and ambience. The lobster was fresh and hefty. The blueberry pie was delicious and so was the fancy vodka, blueberry lemonade drink. The baked potato was a little dry but plentiful butter and dour cream cured that. We did not have reservations and had to sit a little further away from the prime location picnic tables. All that did was give us more ground view and a few people in between us and the beautiful sunset. My suggestion is to be sure and make reservations! You may have a better view with fewer pines in between; but hey how can that be bad. Just take a look at my pics.
Stopped by to check out the place. It was recommended by a long time friend of my wife. Short story is that the food, wait staff, and views were awesome. The lobster was already prepared to eat...all of the non desirable contents were already removed. Ate at picnic table looking over the lake. Worth the drive from downtown.
Great views - would go early to get a choice table ( we went around 530 for early dinner after a long day of hiking ). Home made Wild Blueberry pie! Kid friendly. Super nice waitstaff.

(207) 276-5827

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The Burning Tree Restaurant

69 Otter Creek Dr
Mount Desert, 04660
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Truly inspired! I honestly cannot understand how this bit of deliciousness is able to provide (via their garden), create (wonderful dishes), served by truly talented and engaged staff, AND make enough money to stay in business. They must be doing more than one thing right!!! We have eaten at restaurants all over the world - several of the best ever (such as FARM in Napa) - and this small gem, almost trying to hide by locating in the beautiful village of Otter Creek, is now in our top ten. From apps to port / dessert, truly sublime. And finally, if their marketing strategy is pure word-of-mouth - which would fit with the overall theme - then consider it working as designed! I will be Yelping! about this one to anyone going near MDI.
We called a few weeks in advance for dinner reservations at this popular restaurant that is renowned for its seafood and vegetarian fare. A basket with 3 types of bread was delivered to the table while we perused the menu. A shared appetizer of 6 mussels grilled with spicy harissa and radicchio was delicious, but priced excessively high. For an entree, my wife chose pan seared monkfish with a sweet chili glaze that was accompanied by Thai style eggplant and a coconut sauce. I chose a pan roast with chicken, chorizo, and clams that also included braised fennel, new red potatoes, garlic, leeks, kale, tomatoes and sherry pan juices. Accompanying each entree was a mini salad of micro greens with yellow beets that proved to be a delight both to the eye and palate. Overall, our dining experience this evening proved to be one of, if not, the best of our 8-night food centric vacation.
Really overrated and underwhelming. The pork belly appetizer was tough and my seafood dish came out cold. Waitress did not really know how to react to problems. I don't believe I will be going back. Other dishes my party ordered seemed fine, but definitely spotty.

(207) 288-9331

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