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The Dog and Pony Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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
11:00 - 01:00
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Wed - Sun 07:00 - 01:00
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Boca Raton, Florida
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149 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was a quaint little tavern in this quaint town. We were there at a time no one else was. The lobster roll was completely lobster (nothing else). While that is amazing, I was interested in finding a typical lobster roll. I did find one later on in my cruise.

Thank ALM913
Wayland, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Eggs. 6 of 'em. 2 with toast and bacon. 2 with toast and home fries. 2 more with toast . 2 coffees. Amanda as our waitress. All very good.

Thank ScooterM52
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261 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Thought this place was a hidden gem but apparently it has been found! Was crowded and noisy. Instead of staying to eat we just finished our drinks & went somewhere else for dinner.

Thank Woodsylady
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 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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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 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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149 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 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
Reviewed 18 October 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
Reviewed 16 October 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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9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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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