We traveled north today since it was raining and ended up in Lincoln, ME for lunch at Gillmor’s. We munched on some sweet chili meatballs to start.
These were pretty tasty. They had a bit of spice to them and there were plenty for an appetizer for two. Loren went for a bacon cheeseburger & I decided to try the haddock & clam combo plate.
He said the burger was cooked well and the bacon was just the way he liked it. I liked the clams on my plate, but the haddock was a bit on the dry side. We saw bread pudding on the dessert menu and had to try it.
We’re always surprised at how many different versions of bread pudding there are out there. I didn’t particularly like this one. It had coconut in it and a strong spice taste, I think it was clove. Total bill with a drink was $44.
236 W Broadway
We decided eating outside of downtown Bar Harbor was the way to go, so we stopped at the Chart Room Restaurant for dinner. Tasty rolls were brought to the table and I couldn’t pass up trying their lobster stew.
They did a great job with the stew. Big chunks of lobster meat in a creamy flavorful broth. Loren went for the mixed grill which had tuna, scallops and swordfish.
He said all of the seafood was cooked well and there was plenty of it on the plate. I decided it was time to break into a whole lobster.
I grew up in New England, so I know the ins & outs of getting all of the goodness out of a lobster. This one was perfectly cooked and quite tasty. The baked potato was fine, but the peas & carrots should have been left off the plate. They added no benefit whatsoever. Then there was dessert.
I think this may have been the tastiest chocolate raspberry cake I’ve ever had. The cake was moist and chocolatety and the raspberry sauce added a nice zing to the cake. Yum! Total bill with a drink was $69.
Chart Room Restaurant
565 Eden St
Bar Harbor, ME
We visited Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Gardens this morning and then stopped at the Asticou Restaurant for lunch. This was the best meal we had on our entire vacation. We started off with a cup of the lobster stew which came with two popovers.
The popover recipe is the same one they use at the Jordan Pond Inn. It was so light and fluffy and delicious. They were piping hot when served with strawberry preserves and the steam just billows out when you cut into it. The lobster stew was phenomenal. I should have ordered a bowl of it instead of a cup. Big chunks of lobster in a rich, creamy, buttery broth. It was amazing. Loren got a roast beef and boursin sandwich and a side salad and I went for the lobster roll.
He said his sandwich was fresh and tasty. The boursin cheese added a nice creaminess to the sandwich. My lobster roll was perfect. Big chunks of perfectly cooked and picked lobster meat and the roll were fresh and toasted. It was so good. There was no way I was passing up dessert here, so we got the blueberry pie.
It had a nice crust with a tasty blueberry filling. The ice cream was also rich and creamy. Service was great, we sat out on the patio and had a beautiful view and the food was amazing. Total bill was $61.
15 Peabody Drive
Northeast Harbor, ME
For dinner tonight, we sat out on the patio at Stewman’s on the Wharf in downtown Bar Harbor. We started off with a bowl of lobster bisque and a salad.
The bisque had a nice flavor to it. It was thick and rich and creamy, just the way I like it. Loren’s $8 side salad had a mound of carrots on top of it. We both decided to try the lobster roll.
The lobster itself was ok, but the rolls were stale. I expected more flavor from the lobster roll. It just didn’t taste as fresh as I expected it to be. The sweet potato fries were inedible. They were overcooked and tough. Figured we’d try some blueberry pie and ice cream.
It was ok, but ridiculously overpriced. Everything in downtown Bar Harbor is just priced for the cruise ship tourists. The service here was awful. Our waiter continued to disappear for long periods of time. Total bill after a 10% discount was $68.
Stewman’s on the Wharf
55 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME
We stopped in Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast this morning. There was about a 20 minute wait for a table then we settled in for some blueberry pancakes and a omelette.
The pancakes were fluffy and tasty, but for the price, I was surprised that they didn’t come with anything else. This is part of being a tourist destination, everything is overpriced . Loren liked the omelette well enough. Service was ok, just took a while to get our food. Total bill was $21.
Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast
15 Cottage St
Bar Harbor, ME