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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 #49 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $6 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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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
Bar Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fun pub in the back streets of Bar Harbor with good food and great service. Stopped in a couple of times enjoyed all visits.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Have travelled to Bar Harbor for at least 10 years. This is our 3rd or 4th time visit to the D&P as they call it. This year we were in for a big surprise as the building was new but best of all the food was as good as ever. The feel of it being an local hangout I mean... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We tried to go to Finback's, which was closed, but they recommended Dog & Pony. Since we visited in the off season (who knew?), we took their suggestion, and we were so glad. Walking in, we were immediately greeted by Allen the bartender, perhaps the nicest person in all of Bar Harbor. Apparently D&P is a place for the locals... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was on a cruise with husband in September, and we decided to grab a bite to eat after our shore excursion. The D and P was a very clean and laid back type of bar. It was enjoyable to relax at a high top table and order a lobster roll with chips on the side, a bowl of clam... More 

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Bristow, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Overall, this bar is basically like any other bar. They have good, local beer options on tap and bar food available. If you're looking for a casual place to have a drink, this is a good stop. They had plenty of outdoor seating and it's on the second-level of a building, so the feeling of a "rooftop" bar was nice.... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Frankly, I'm tired of sports bars and bars in general. My fault for going in. Food was okay. If you are into that kind of setting, it's like a local watering hole.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not much going on here. Televisions. Beer. Food is average at best. Keep going if you're in Bar Harbor for some magic...this is just a dog and pony show.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were in the area for a family reunion and Dog and Pony was our stop for the first evening gathering place for lots of family. We were greeted warmly near the outside dining but it was a little damp and cool that evening so we were escorted to a large corner booth inside and extra chairs were collected for... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We asked for a place to get drinks more off the beaten path. Wish we found this place sooner, unfortunately when we did it was our last night. Had drinks outside and the bartender was very friendly. Didn't have food so can't really comment on that but the drinks were huge and fantastic!!

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Bar Harbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Whether wearing a tiara celebrating your divorce, or a 10 year old celebrating your birthday, the owners go out of their way to make you feel special!! And the tots are freakin amazing!!

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Additional Information about The Dog and Pony Tavern

Address: 4 Rodick Place, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1886 (Formerly The Garden)
Phone Number: 207-288-0900
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: American

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