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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“monkfish” (23 reviews)
“fritters” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

One of our family's most valued life experiences is great food. You will find it here. It is our opinion that this was the best food we found in the Bar Harbor Region. We will book about a month ahead in the high season. Yes...More

1  Thank beaglerunner34
Reviewed 8 November 2016

On October 12, 2016, I and a companion had dinner at Burning Tree. (Throughout the evening, hopeful diners were turned away at the door for lack of a reservation, so be advised.) Service was prompt and friendly, but even more important was the excellence of...More

Thank X4795RMjohnc
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I found this place by reading reviews on tripadvisor. You did not let me down! It's not in town but not that far outside of the main downtown area. Well worth the short drive. Doesn't look like much on the outside but the inside is...More

Thank spugh44
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband found the Burning Tree restaurant while on a bicycle ride around Acadia National Park and the surrounding area.  He stopped in before they were open for the day and liked what he saw and decided to make a reservation for dinner for us...More

Thank jen829
Reviewed 22 October 2016

First, you need to make reservations to this restaurant as high quality is in demand. Food, cocktails were inspiring, full of flavor to enjoy, and made out of high quality ingriedients. Service was attentive, professional, and fast. Glad this restaurant was there for us to...More

Thank Inessa V
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped by for Lunch after the morning at Acadia NP & we are glad we did. The Lobster Stew was fantastic & the views at the back were gorgeous.

Thank ShivUSA
Reviewed 21 October 2016

During this year's vacation in MDI we visited The Burning Tree twice. Both times the service was excellent, the drinks inventive and honest, and the food was superb. Ingredients are still sourced from their garden and local purveyors, combined thoughtfully and served attractively. Far and...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was last to join a party of 4. I was disappointed the waiter didn't ask if I would like a drink. I had planned on wine but didn't bother to ask. The meal was excellent although a bit unusual. It was a generous Cod...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I found the menu on the internet but no date...the prices are higher so apparently it was an old menu. This is an interesting, quaint house type restaurant out in the country. I didn't know it but they close for the season tomorrow, so we...More

Thank MyrtleBeach60
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I convinced my family to take a break from the lobster rolls and try the burning tree based on great reviews. Not only was the cost of the meal 3x what we spent everywhere else in bar harbor, the service was average and the food...More

1  Thank carter4414
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Jennifer B
Are they open year round?
11 February 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.
Can we get to you on the EXplore bus from Northeast harbor.
2 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Dr, 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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