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The Dog and Pony Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4 Rodick Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1886 (Formerly The Garden)
+1 207-288-0900
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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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Bar Harbor in January, when a lot of the bars and restaurants are mothballed for the season, which we expected. It meant that this place was busier, since it was one of the only ones open. Created a warm, busy atmosphere in a quiet town. The Dog and Pony was recommended by our hotel clerk, and we went there... More 

Thank Dalkeith1
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited the other night while in bar harbor. Fun relaxed bar, nice staff. Happy to have found it especially with everything being shut down for the season

Thank SweetDee11
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

One of my favorite bars in bar harbor. Great service, great food. Best poutine ever!! We always have fun here.

Thank Tallgr68
Boca Raton, Florida
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129 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

All in all, a great local joint. You just need to know that the lobster on the lobster roll is all lobster and delicious. I was looking for a traditional roll but this was great.

Thank ALM913
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were looking for a bar to catch the Cubs NLCS game while we were in town last weekend and an online review lead us here. It seems to be where local folks hang out. The bartender was great, the game (and lots of other games) were on, and they had a good selection of local beers. We didn't have... More 

Thank Kacey S
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Excellent haddock fish fry to go with a Packers game. Met other Green Bay fans as well there. Fun place to watch a game and eat and drink.

Thank Ricki S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great bar to stop in for a few beverages. Their food is good too. I would highly recommend this place for the bar, food and the overall atmosphere!

Thank Judi W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We stopped in to have a couple of drinks and watch the Steeler's/Eagles game. Unfortunately, the Steelers go thumped. The service was good and the beer cold. Would definitley return.

Thank TOM H
New Hampshire
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Had beer, lobster roll and some chowdah. Friend had mac and cheese and hot dag and she was moaning about how good it was. All were excellent. Our server was a nice guy and good waiter. Price is right, happy place, lots of good music in the background. Not the Ritz, just a great place to eat!

Thank madgardener55
Bar Harbor, Maine
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Nothing fancy, just good food! I really enjoyed the steak and cheese, and their macaroni and cheese is very good. Haven't tried it, but I've been told their lobster roll is best in town!

Thank ADBFoodME

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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: +1 207-288-0900
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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