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The Dog and Pony Tavern

4 Rodick Place, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1886 (Formerly The Garden)
207-288-0900
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Ranked #60 of 120 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Dog and Pony Tavern is a unique dining and drinking spot that is hidden in a cluster of trees off the beaten path in Bar Harbor. Those who are adventurous enough to find it will enjoy cheap but delicious cocktails and meals in the "treehouse" beer garden, outdoor gazebo bar, or may find themselves at the indoor dining area watching the day's sports game. D 'n P (as the locals call it, short for Dog and Pony) opens at 11:30 am for lunch and drinks and stays open until 1 am! Food is served until 12:30am, but after the tavern closes at 1 am in the summer, a take out window opens, and food is available from 1am 'till approximately 2am. It's a great peaceful place to eat and drink during the day and a happening night spot after the sun sets. In 2010, Dog and Pony was voted #1 Patio Dining and #1 Night Spot! Locally owned and operated, the DnP offers a unique Bar Harbor experience you can't find anywhere else!
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Dog and Pony Tavern is a unique dining and drinking spot that is hidden in a cluster of trees off the beaten path in Bar Harbor. Those who are adventurous enough to find it will enjoy cheap but delicious cocktails and meals in the "treehouse" beer garden, outdoor gazebo bar, or may find themselves at the indoor dining area watching the day's sports game. D 'n P (as the locals call it, short for Dog and Pony) opens at 11:30 am for lunch and drinks and stays open until 1 am! Food is served until 12:30am, but after the tavern closes at 1 am in the summer, a take out window opens, and food is available from 1am 'till approximately 2am. It's a great peaceful place to eat and drink during the day and a happening night spot after the sun sets. In 2010, Dog and Pony was voted #1 Patio Dining and #1 Night Spot! Locally owned and operated, the DnP offers a unique Bar Harbor experience you can't find anywhere else!
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is off the main drag, so you have to look for it. It was well worth finding. Ate lunch here on a weekday. Had an awesome bowl of seafood or lobster bisque, and a huge tossed salad. All was very fresh and tasty and a great bargain for a tourist town. Place was being renovated/updated. Had nice restrooms.... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Let me start off by saying that we'd go here again. The restaurant was recently redone, and the inside is immaculate. There is seating outside too, which is quite nice (we sat in both locations). The staff is really friendly-so much so that my 11 year old son commented on how attentive and friendly everyone was. The food was pretty... More

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Richmond, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just went in for a beer while the kids were doing something else with my wife. Great local brewery beer, more than excellent staff. Got great tips on what to do in Bar Harbor. A little warm inside from lack of AC but Bar Harbor has had two rough nights with power outages. Very nice atmosphere and great looking place.

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Venice, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bar harbor is blessed with wonderful restaurants and crowds. The Dog and Pony offers food as good as you can find at reasonable prices, without the long waiting lines. Our lunch of lobster roll, poutine, and craft beers was great.

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Bangor, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Came from Bangor to have lunch in Bar Harbor and found this great little place. We sat on the patio which was beautiful. I ordered the haddock sandwich and was pleasantly surprised at how big the portion was. It tasted great and our server, Leslie, was very personable and had a great sense of humor. We would definitely recommend this... More

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Waterville, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I enjoyed a burger at the bar last night. They advertise all angus beef burger but the party seemed to be of a frozen selection. The staff was nice and the beer was cold.

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lgtonka, Owner at The Dog and Pony Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there! I'm glad to hear your sevice was good and the beer was cold. I'm sorry that you felt we used a frozen burger patty. I would like to say that we don't advertise it as "angus" beef and that it is isn't. It is an in-house recipe that includes diced onions and the Atlantic Brewery's Bar Harbor Real... More

Bar Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Love the DNP patio, drinks are always cold and the food is always good. Service is very friendly and has a great atmosphere at night.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Dog and Pony Tavern is one of the coolest spots you could imagine! The location and atmosphere can't be beat. The service has always been top notch but this year they seem to be going above and beyond. Our lunchtime server today, I believe her name was Kat, set new standards of quality, attentiveness and hospitality, Can't recommend this... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Absolutely loved this place, the staff was friendly, the food was great, they had a good variety of local beers on tap, and they are reasonably priced! I would recommend this place to anyone

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Woodstock, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Pretty poor service. I'm usually one to give the benefit of the doubt, but we received such awful service here that we left before ordering. I was skeptical with the sparse clientele and the menu. Should have gone with my gut and nit waited around just to be attended. We ended up at the Thirsty Whale where we waited several... More

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lgtonka, Owner at The Dog and Pony Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there. I am sorry to hear that you felt that you were not prompty waited on and left. I wish you had given me more info to work with, such as the time of day and how long you waited so I could correct the problem. However, it sounds like you had labeled us before giving us a chance... More

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