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Burning Tree

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69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
207 288 9331
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jacksonville Beach
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go back to the Burning Tree on every trip to Bar Harbor and it is always wonderful. The menu options are fresh and creative. The service is perfect and the people are friendly. It's our favorite place to dine when visiting.

Thank Kimberly F
Santa Barbara, California, USA
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved this place about three years ago and were amazed at the fresh ingredients and creative menu. This time, the menu is still inspiring and the appetizer (mussels) lived up to the billing, but the entrees seemed a little packaged and old, like they were pre cooked and heated up again. I know this in not the case, but... More 

Thank wailes45
Ellsworth, Maine
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing & delicious food, service is good. If you are looking for meat, this is NOT your place. I didn't give it a 5 star rating because there was a very uncomfortable & unprofessional exchange b/w our waitress & the hostess over our bill. We are trying to not let it affect our overall opinion, but it definitely tainted what... More 

Thank Barb S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to many fine dining restaurants and some had unusual, but good menu selections -- not the case with Burning Tree. I found it hard to get excited after reading the entire description of an appetizer or entree. It seemed like the chef was trying to one-up some mythical food God. In the end, it... More 

Thank ChicagoScot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there the second time the other day. While the food is absolutely delicious, very local and fresh, I wouldn't recommend this place for absolutely everyone. Why? The food is quite experimental, which isn't a bad thing, but this place is not about comfort food. If you know that though you'll be fine! Always book a table ahead though!

Thank omcdv
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves food made for the gods. Seafood not to be missed if you are anywhere near Bar Harbor!!!!

Thank 138traveler
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the stuffed sole....So filling! Really enjoyed having large portions and great service! Do not avoid.

Thank Brad J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive, delicious but basically all seafood so if you are hoping for meat this is not a good choice. Interesting menu and flavor combinations for the adventurous palate.

Thank Chris S
new york
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last minute reservations are difficult to get at this restaurant which is popular with both locals and tourists. We lucked out and snagged a Saturday night reservation for a party of eight but I recommend more timely reservations . After enjoying a variety of sea food and vegetarian based appetizers and entrees it's understandable why Burning Tree is so popular.... More 

Thank johnc59
Haverhill, MA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overpriced, meager sized entrees, cramped tables. If I had not eaten a ton of bread and butter, I would have had to go to another restaurant when I left this place. I finished my stuffed filet of grey sole in about 40 seconds! The new potato side was one little potato sliced into 3 tiny pieces. AVOID.

Thank cosmanus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207 288 9331

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