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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.

Sweet Chili Meatballs

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.

Bacon Burger

Clams Haddock

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.

Bread Pudding

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.

Gillmor’s Restaurant
236 W Broadway
Lincoln, ME
207-794-6565

Gillmor's Restaurant/ Beef 'n' Ale Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food3/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, Maine, Seafood
  • 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.

    Roll

    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.

    Mixed Grill

    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.

    Lobster

    Potato

    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.

    Chocolate Raspberry Cake

    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
    207-288-9740

    Chart Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: Dessert, Maine, Seafood
  • 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.

    Lobster Stew

    Popover

     

    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.

    Roast Beef

    Side Salad

    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.

    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.

    Asticou Restaurant
    15 Peabody Drive
    Northeast Harbor, ME
    207-276-3344

    Peabody's at the Asticou Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food5/5
    Service5/5
    Atmosphere5/5
    Value5/5
    5.0/5
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  • Filed under: American, Maine, Seafood
  • 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.

    Lobster Bisque

    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.

    Lobster Roll 1

    Lobster Roll 2

    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.

    Blueberry Pie

    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
    207-288-9723

    Stewmans Downtown Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food2/5
    Service1/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value2/5
    1.9/5
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  • Filed under: Cuisine, Maine, Seafood
  • 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.

    Blueberry Pancakes

    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
    (207) 288-4166

    Jeannie's Great Maine Breakfast Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value2/5
    2.9/5