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Jordan Pond House

2928 Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park, Seal Harbor, ME 04605
+1 207-276-3316
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Hancock, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

New Management after 75 years of quality experience. The National Park system decided to change the company that has managed the facilities at Acadia National Park, and this includes the Jordan Pond House. Prices raised and food quality dropped. Gone, the crab cakes, replaced with crab and lobster cakes, price jumped $4.00. Pop Overs are still good, just more expensive... More

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Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's really sad that the JPH hasn't returned to its old self. We've given it several tries but alas. The food just doesn't quite make it. Like someone forgot that last important ingredient, the service was unbearably slow, and the order was "almost right" but not quite. So sad.

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NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a late lunch here after a Jordan Pond trail hike. The meal was absolutely delicious. You can tell that the food was of top quality. Enjoyed every bite. Great service. Truly the best mean we had in all of Bar Harbor. (granted we were only there for a few days and visited only a few restaurants) We will... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our lunch in the outside area was good, not great. The noise level was a bit much - lots of small children. Nothing the restaurant can do about that. Just don't expect a quiet lunch at JPH - Dinner is a more subdued time to have a meal there. We got popovers three times during the week - first during... More

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Georgetown, KY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our first time in Acadia and after a day of sightseeing, an early dinner at the Jordan Pond House was the perfect ending. The waitress explained that the restaurant had recently changed hands and she was unfamiliar with some of the menu when I asked for a recommendation, but she did share what popular orders were. Our table had the... More

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sarasota FL
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195 reviews 195 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate here on our last day in Maine. The outside seating overlooks the beautiful lake. We made reservations, but had to wait for the regular line to be seated first. Hmmmm.... The food is pricey, but good. The other ladies had lobster stew and loved it. I had the crab cakes which tasted too southwest for this locale, in... More

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chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

we read the recent reviews and were hesitant to invest too much on a meal here. we decided to just order fish stew and tea which came w/ pop overs. all were delicious. the pop overs were perfect. lightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. we were very happy w/ our meal and think they are working... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We love Jordan Pond House and had two unforgettable luncheons there in past years. I'm sad to report they fell far short this time. First, the reservation desk insisted that we needed no reservation if we were in line at 11:30, and declined to give us a reservation. Upon arriving timely, the maitre d' said there were no tables, please... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The site is lovely and the charming wait staff from around the world make this "tourist" experience quite delightful. Popovers are great!

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Fort Worth, TX
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349 reviews 349 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After an entire day of hitting all the highlights of the Loop Drive, my family wanted a place to relax and enjoy the views and we found that at Jordan Pond House. We sat outside and had a front row view of the Pond and surrounding mountains. We all started with the popovers with butter and strawberry jam and it... More

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