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“Great out of the way place and skip the crowds”

The Dog and Pony Tavern
Ranked #35 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$14
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Venice, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great out of the way place and skip the crowds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Bar harbor is blessed with wonderful restaurants and crowds. The Dog and Pony offers food as good as you can find at reasonable prices, without the long waiting lines. Our lunch of lobster roll, poutine, and craft beers was great.

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Bangor, Maine
1 review
“Great Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Came from Bangor to have lunch in Bar Harbor and found this great little place. We sat on the patio which was beautiful. I ordered the haddock sandwich and was pleasantly surprised at how big the portion was. It tasted great and our server, Leslie, was very personable and had a great sense of humor. We would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sandra B
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dinner at the bar ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a burger at the bar last night. They advertise all angus beef burger but the party seemed to be of a frozen selection. The staff was nice and the beer was cold.

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Thank Meredith B
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lgtonka, Owner at The Dog and Pony Tavern, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Hi there! I'm glad to hear your sevice was good and the beer was cold. I'm sorry that you felt we used a frozen burger patty. I would like to say that we don't advertise it as "angus" beef and that it is isn't. It is an in-house recipe that includes diced onions and the Atlantic Brewery's Bar Harbor Real Ale...which we DO advertise. I have heard similar feedback this year and I believe it may be because the burger "round" that we use to shape our burgers is a little larger this year than previously. Please trust me when I say that the burgers are hand pressed and marinated by our cooks, and I'm sure that at times when we are busy they wish we would switch to frozen, because we sell so many and it is quite a time consuming prep task. In response to this and other feedback we are adding an extra ounce of meat to our burger in hopes that this solves any issue or question about the the genuinity of our Real Ale burgers. I also encourage anyone to inform us if they feel like they have received a burger they were not happy with. We are always continuing to strive for quality and of course, happy customers who will return. Thank you for your feedback.
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews
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“Friendly service, good food, good drinks, nice patio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Love the DNP patio, drinks are always cold and the food is always good. Service is very friendly and has a great atmosphere at night.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sarah G
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Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
“Amazing place, unbeatable service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

The Dog and Pony Tavern is one of the coolest spots you could imagine! The location and atmosphere can't be beat. The service has always been top notch but this year they seem to be going above and beyond. Our lunchtime server today, I believe her name was Kat, set new standards of quality, attentiveness and hospitality, Can't recommend this place highly enough, Do yourself a favor and check it out!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jeffery B
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