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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
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the outdoor atmosphere at this place! As a group of ten, we enjoyed hanging out and drinking beer for several hours on a cool, fall night. That being said, the atmosphere indoors was much more sports bar and rowdy. This was the only place we could find that served food after 9pm, so that was a huge plus!

Thank LostOnWilderness
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a long time to get a sandwich and nachos. Ok food for the price. Nice bar and out of way location. Not as pricey as others in town.

Thank Laura M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I found this place during a recent trip because it was 9pm and no one else was still serving food. What a great find! We loved the food and outdoor deck so much that we kept coming back! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that the burgers were very overcooked and dry. Everything... More 

Thank rp17nc
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a rainy football Sunday during our Bar Harbor trip, so I pulled up Trip Advisor for football viewing options. This place is a little off the beaten path, but what a great find for these Steelers Fans! The employees were happy to help us get set up at a table near the game, which coincidentally was on at... More 

Bangor, Maine
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192 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bars are located at the top of a high staircase, which is very steep on the way out. The outside bar is fun and loud, with a gauntlet of friendly locals to navigate. Inside is a bit more of a sports bar. The food is solid if not spectacular. A fun location.

Thank Lee S
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local pub to watch the Pats game at while on vacation in Bar Harbor. Walking distance to everything, many TVs, food is fine, drinks are plentiful!

Thank abzoni
bolton landing ny
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place but Bartenders have no personality just had a couple drinks and went on our way. Both outside and inside bartender just had nothing to say but what you want.

1 Thank enzo22
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The server was most helpful in the craft beer selections. The food was good and the atmosphere was quiet for a pub

Thank noraasgranny
Sussex, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned to my hotel from an evening at the dog and pony. The food was awesome and our bartender Dustin aka Fred couldn't be better. I highly recommend this place for those who want to feel welcome and like a local. We came in July and returned because of this place. You didn't disappoint. Shout out to Bree!... More 

Thank KBSussexNB
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the poutine and lobster rolls. Food was good but was very disappointed we couldn't bring the dog even though advertised in PerTains. Nice outside seating.

Thank Shelly H

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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