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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (28 reviews)
“fritters” (9 reviews)
“swiss chard” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
69 Otter Creek Drive, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

Get out of town now and drive five miles to Burning Tree. A bit eclectic in décor, this restaurant is in a quiet country setting (a challenging parking lot in the dark of night) and has a more relaxed feeling than some of the other...More

Thank MisterFroggy
Reviewed 8 October 2014

When going to a restaurant that you have not been to before one hopes the experience will be a good one. The Burning Tree primarily offers fish, wonderfully prepared, typically with organic vegetables grown in their own garden - this place is truly terrific. Interesting...More

1  Thank Ben G
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Based on our research we chose Burning Tree for our annual Fall MDI week end. More restaurants are showcasing locally sourced ingredients prepared to highlight flavors, textures and visual appeal. Burning Tree seems to enjoy this direction. The hostess and servers were engaging, helpful and...More

1  Thank Clara B
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Burning Tree is by far my favorite restaurant on Mount Desert Island. It is just south of Bar Harbor and well worth the trek. I hadn't been in a few years, and I realized again as always what I was missing by not dining there...More

3  Thank NewHampshireMay
Reviewed 27 September 2014

When we come to Mt. Desert, we always look forward to dining at the Burning Tree. We are wondering what has happened. When we ate there a couple of days ago the service was poor and our food so salty as that it was mostly...More

3  Thank KaseyME
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Twas a great meal. My wife had the cod and it was excellent. I had a chicken and chorizo dish -- mmmmm. Service was also very good and the server -- young man - had good knowledge and explained the menu very eloquently. Drink were...More

Thank NYTim
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We had a little trouble finding the Burning Tree, but it was worth it. This is the kind of place that you seem to find out about, after you've left the area. We were visiting the Bar Harbor area and did some research and discovered...More

3  Thank vdas
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We went here for dinner with another couple and it was wonderful. I wasn't excpecting the quality of a Primo (Rockland), because the restaurant is off the beaten tourist path, it was after Labor Day and raining cats and dogs. The food was absolutely fantastic!...More

3  Thank TravelerNorfolk
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I love food. I eat out all the time and currently live in Massachusetts. I am quite upset that the vegetarian restaurant in Bar Harbor closed as that was one of the best restaurants I have eaten at and Im not even a vegetarian but...More

2  Thank possanova
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Fabulous salads, fish, bread. We were too full to try dessert. Great service. Lovely dining room in an old house.

2  Thank chicagocooks
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Kathy C
17 September 2017|
Response from weathermanbill | Reviewed this property |
No, it's very casual. You'll see others in anything from coat and tie to shorts.
Jennifer B
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Drive, 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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