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The Dog and Pony Tavern

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American, Bar
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4 Rodick Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1886 (Formerly The Garden)
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the best place to eat in Bar Harbor. Do not miss it! Lobster bisque was exquisite. Lobster rolls are the best in town. Pork sandwich is delicious. The wait staff are great - friendly and efficient. Don't miss the Dog and Pony when you visit Bar Harbor.

Thank H7224JMkarenh
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for some REALLY wonderful food, check out the dog & pony tavern. It's tucked behind the new police/fire station. Lobster roll to die for. BIG chunks of YUMMY lobster .... Great prices. Their nachos are great, fish basket terrific. After we discovered the place, we ate there several times. Staff is really cool & we noticed allot... More 

Thank JAB32978
Milford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One server present did a great job for being alone. Food was very good.was pleasant to eat on the patio.

Thank yipeevaca
Baltimore, Maryland
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317 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten at the Dog and Pony. The first time was last July and we had a very good experience so we thought we go again and were very happy we did. We had lobster rolls again and were very pleased. The lobster was tender and flavorful. The only disappointment was the cole slaw... More 

Thank LoveEurope411
Danbury, Connecticut
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Might be better to eat outside, we ate inside and the wait staff must run back and forth. The food was good though and the prices reasonable.

Thank Frostcove
Baltimore, MD
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have average bar and grill food along with local fare like lobster rolls and others. There is ample indoor and outdoor seating, as well as an outdoor bar. There is a nice parking lot behind the restaurant as well. They also offer a few late night options if you're a night owl :) I would recommend the sloppy nachos,... More 

Thank raewalkins
Sussex, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to take a bike ride to Bar Harbour. Our intent was to stay one night then head on. We had never been to Bar Harbour so didn't know what to expect. We looked online because we were looking for a local pub to sit and have a beer and a bite and watch the Nascar... More 

Thank KBSussexNB
Florida, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tater tots alone keep me coming back! This is a light and bright casual restaurant and bar offering standard fare for the area. Prices are reasonable, service is great and the food/drinks are good! But, the tater tots... YOU HAVE TO TRY THEM!

Thank StaceyR321
Fort Worth, Texas
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grabbed a quick dinner here on July 4th before the fireworks. The Lobster Roll and fries were good, and they have a good list of beers to choose from.

Thank MadGrendel
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the midst of all of the trendy and seafood places, Dog and Pony is a local bar which serves burgers and nachos and beer. It is one of the few late night options in town. We really like the large outdoor deck.

Thank debinnh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $14
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Rodick Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1886 (Formerly The Garden)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072880900
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 11:00 am for lunch and drinks and stays open until 1 am! Food is served until 12:00am, 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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