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Burning Tree

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69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“monkfish” (28 reviews)
“fritters” (9 reviews)
“swiss chard” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were so happy with each course. Celebrated 60th birthday, all the way from Clarksburg, WV One of our best culinary experiences in Maine.

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fresh, inventive, beautiful presentation - this restaurant is all that. The location seems to be in the middle of nowhere,. Doesn't mater. Drive there. Make a reservation first. We had the muscles, salads and Bouillabaisse. Literally the best fish anything I have ever had. The...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our second time dining at The Burning Tree. Both experiences were the same. Although the food is good, we will not return. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant - 10 minutes early for our reservation - we were treated with arrogance....More

5  Thank CYNTHIA H
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Little out of the way but absolutely fantastic food and presentation. Did not expect to find that quality and freshness of food. Amazing. One of the best meals we had in Maine. Funky atmosphere but superb food.

2  Thank Tenoannie
Reviewed July 14, 2014

In late June a friend and I had spent a day on Mt. Desert Island, and our final destination of the day had been Hunter Beach near Otter Point. We left that beautiful spot near supper time and headed through Otter Creek on our way...More

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food; lots of organic options. The flatbread is a must as well as the clam pasta. And the fritters are also a great appetizer option. Never miss a year without eating here. I always get a reservation because it gets busy during the summer!

2  Thank Mary L
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Burning Tree is a long established restaurant in Otter Cliffs, that serves fresh and delicious food just steps from Acadia National Park not far from the resort town of Bar Harbor Maine. While small in size, the restaurant benefits from an organic garden and...More

Thank N S
Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is about 10 minutes outside of the downtown district. It is well worth the short drive and a peaceful setting. The gardens onsite provide a glimpse into the fresh ingredients that are artfully woven into the unique menu options. Our party ordered the...More

2  Thank Partyoffive_10
Reviewed June 22, 2014

A thoroughly delightful dining experience. Huge menu. The highlight was the fresh vegetables from their own garden out back

1  Thank Dutch4455
Reviewed June 12, 2014

We travel to Bar Harbor every year and always make a point to eat at Burning Tree at least once. They have gardens where they grow many varieties of vegetables that they use in the restaurant so you know things are fresh. The stuffed squash...More

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Kathy C
September 17, 2017|
Response from weathermanbill | Reviewed this property |
No, it's very casual. You'll see others in anything from coat and tie to shorts.
Jennifer B
February 11, 2017|
Response from ShivUSA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they are open in Winter Months. We went in the first week of October, 2016 & they were.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9331
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