When the kids get tired of the touring and the history Salem Willows is the perfect distraction to bring a smile to the kids again. It's in a perfect area where the kids can enjoy the arcade and you can walk outside and just stare down the shoreline. Clean and well kept.
If you do the tour in its entirety it is only an hour but the way to do it is to hop on and off and explore. There are 12 stops on the tour track and you can hop on and off at any of them. It's the perfect way to see this overcrowded area when it's hot. The trolleys are air conditioned!
This is basically a diner right next to the state pier. I did not expect much but we heard so much from the locals that we had to try it. We had both breakfast and lunch entrees at one meal. I had the lobster salad that was wonderful and my daughter had the house speciality, fried dough, their home made version of a beignet. A pleasant surprise and the price was right.
We had a nice time here. The rooms are large with a living room and tiny kitchen. The room we had had a fireplace which was lovely and a jacuzzi. It was family friendly and we were comfortable here with the kids. The staff was very frienly and they all seemed to like kids.
This is a neat little cafe that overlooks the Nashoba brook. They have all the wonderful bakery items with the aroma to go with it but they also make incredible homemade soups for that chilly afternoon. They have outdoor tables with a nice children's play area. They have great take out sandwiches too.
One of my favorite things to do in Maine is to find that perfect lobster shack and this is it. No frills but incredible lobster. They are located right next to the Coast Guard Base. You pick your lobster, wait for your number to be called and then get it on a paper plate to enjoy at the rustic little picnic table. A perfect, unpretentious way to enjoy lobster the way it should be eaten.
Lompoc's is fun. It just has a great vibe to it. A friendly neighborhood bar appeal. It's comfortable. The beer garden is my desired spot to congregate here and watch a game of bocce ball. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly and don't seem to want to leave themselves. They get off shift and sit and have a chat and a drink. A must pop in in Bar Harbor.
What a find. We love this little cafe that we found off a side street. Comfortable and cozy lined with books with a little bar. We have only been here for an early dinner but I've heard they have a wonderful breakfast. Meals vary so much I guess I would consider the food eclectic cuisine. They have a great flat-bread pizza. Even one with pears and blue cheese on it. I could not talk my husband into trying that one. A neat little place tucked into a neat little location!
Michelle's offers traditional french cuisine with a little New England flair. The service was spectacular and the food was very good. Very rich sauces though. They have three gorgeous ding rooms with a very large staff. We had lobster in a cream sauce and lamb that was very good. We watched the table next to us get Chateaubriand for two carved table-side. It looked incredible. If you like chocolate you will be very happy at dessert time.
cons - very expensive.
The rockhurst is just an average motel but it has many pluses. It is in Bar Harbor and you can actually get a room for $100. This hotel is also pet friendly for those who don't want to leave their animals at home. It is a basic motel but it is clean, affordable and the staff is very friendly.