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Asticou Restaurant

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15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
+1 207-276-3344
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few years ago, I wrote a scathing review of this well-known Northeast Harbor Inn and restaurant. In 2015, management changed hands. For the past two summers, we have enjoyed wonderful lunches on the deck. Service is excellent (management brought in the staff from Jordan Pond House) and the food is delicious! (You will recognize the popovers from there as... More 

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Hartford, Ar
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165 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This restaurant is located inside the historic hotel. We didn't have a meal but when for the popovers. They are a special treat and worth the drive. The place is located on the quiet side of the island and quite charming. The popovers were great and we went here instead of the Jordon Pond option. Glad we did.

Thank Lynn M
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477 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A little bit away from the tourist center of Bar Harbor, but worth the drive. There are also wonderful places to visit near here. The Inn is charming and the restaurant upscale, with fair prices. The portions were large and very good. They suggest starting with the popovers, and they also come with the soups. They were right from the... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The customer service is terrible, if people are spending a lot of money to stay there one would think you would at least be greeted at the door. Never again

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stopped at Asticou for lunch following a tour of Thuya Gardens and it really helped make the day special. The outside patio is lovely with a terrific view. I had the lobster quiche and it was delicious, while my friends enjoyed lobster salad which we topped off with a very good French rose wine. Can't wait to return next... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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232 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

After checking into the Asticou Inn around sunset after a long drive, I wasn’t in the mood to go driving around looking for dinner. Lucky for me, the Inn also has a restaurant. I started with the lobster stew, then moved on to flounder stuffed with crab. The stew was very good, lots of lobster chunks. The flounder was good,... More 

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Hurley, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I was looking forward to a great meal. I was extremely disappointed. The food was barely mediocre. I was looking forward to having calamari which was on the menu on line on their website. Then the waitress tells me we took that off the menu months ago. Then change your website's on line menu! So I had the mussels which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Great views, great food, excellent wine choices by the glass, lovely service, easy parking and free wifi. What else could you want?

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Gardiner, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Food was just okay and a bit overpriced. To add scallops to a pasta dish was an additional 13.00 and you got maybe 5 small scallops.....Food itself was edible but not memorable....service was decent. Popovers were good but with the price you are paying for the meal (about 22.00-30.00 for an entree with no salad) it would be nice if... More 

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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

70 degree weather, outside dining overlooking the pool, apple tree and bay. Popovers that came with my soup (2 per order) were enough to share. The french fries with herb mayo were a great starter. We only had about a 25 minute wait on the covered porch at 2 p.m.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert  >  Northeast Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-276-3344
The Acadia Corporation, the former operators of the Jordan Pond House and stewards of its traditions, is excited to be managing the Asticou Inn & Restaurant. The Asticou and the Jordan Pond House have a shared history originating in the 19th century of offering respite in the midst of the glacial beauty of Mount Desert Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?