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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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Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really tasty pulled pork nachos, even shared with a hungry husband, was enough, along with ice cream, to last us til breakfast. Bartender was pleasant and efficient. Prices are okay. Happy hour prices pleased us, too.

Thank Wanderlassie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the only restaurant that we could find (and we asked) that served food past 10pm. It was ok pub food. No table service past 10pm so you order at the entrance and they give you a pager when it is ready. Cheeseburgers are fine. Tator tot poutine was interesting and amusingly served in a metal dish (like a... More 

Thank JewelsPath
Pasco, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After touring and shopping in town, we were ready for a cool drink in a place that was shady outside without really loud music. Well, we found it. The four of us, (two couples) not young mind you, found a bright spot and a highlight for the day. We relaxed and sipped on cool drinks for a few hours. The... More 

Thank R0n911
North Andover, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best lobster bisque and lobster rolls that we had during our stay in Bar Harbor. Extremely nice and accommodating bartender that day we ate there.

Thank AvoidedTheStorm
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stumbled on this great tavern. If you are looking for a great lobster roll, full of fresh, succulent lobster, this is your place. Very friendly service on scenic patio.

Thank Magpie33364
Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Got into town very late on Tuesday night. Dog & Pony was one of a few eateries that were still open & serving food. Didn't have high hopes but we were starving. Had to place an order at the reception area and go retrieve it when it was ready. OMG so good. I had a turkey wrap and my BF... More 

Thank Mary F
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before heading to the airport, we had lunch at The Dog and Pony Tavern. My sister and I couldn't decide on the Haddock Sandwich or the Lobster Roll so we split both and got the best of both worlds! Our table was outside in the shade and it was a lovely lunch!

Thank traciefromindy
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here once on our trip to Bar Harbor. The server was attentive and I liked the feel of the restaurant. My husband had the lobster roll and I had a fried fish sandwich. It was fairly typical pub food. Our son enjoyed playing a golf video game with some other kids that were in the restaurant.

Thank Kim B
Dublin, Ohio
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pub with good food and atmosphere near but not on the Main/Cottage streets area. Nice people and quick service made for a very satisfying experience. Highly recommend!

Thank OSU_Fan1967
Bohemia, New York
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in for a few drinks one night, good bartender, made good drinks, what more could you ask for? Oh, yes, good music too!

Thank Invasor

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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