We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Dog and Pony Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4 Rodick Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1886 (Formerly The Garden)
+1 207-288-0900
07:00 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 267: English reviews
Level Contributor
113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was very good as was the food. Hanger steak salad was great as were the chili dogs. Place is loud but it is a bar after all.

Thank phatboy69
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were glad we stopped at this tavern for lunch and a drink. The poutine with tater tots served in a giant bowl made us very happy. Get it!

Thank beachyMa
Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely rude people. Went because it was the only place "open late night" and the bartender was extremely rude when I asked questions about the menu. Don't waste your time. The Little As sports bar and pizzeria is open late night and has extremely friendly bartenders and waitresses.

Thank barchusc
Level Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When returning to your home town, generally you expect things to change, but this once fun little hometown bar has taken a very bad turn for the worse. Me and a friend came in for a few drinks and opted to start a tab since we wanted a few drinks. We chatted with the people and I was catching up... More 

lgtonka, Owner at The Dog and Pony Tavern, responded to this review

So, where to begin...? Both Kevin and I made, saw, and watched you order and drink 4 Patron margarita, including the one you spilled all over the bar and broke the glass it was in, which is why the next one you had came in a plastic cup. And yes, you're going to get charged for the one you spilled.... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, if you are looking for a place to have a few cocktails, go no further than the Dog and Pony it is truly quite a show! The bartenders were entertaining and attentive. The beer was cold and the drinks well made and stiff. The atmosphere was reminiscent of any great college bar, lots of people having a good time.... More 

Thank BuckieDunn
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Level Contributor
188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here off season on recommendation from Geddys, (one of the few restaurants open) as the only "hoppin" place to go for a drink. It has a local feel with wooden seats and tables and a few bar games to keep you occupied. We danced, although there isn't technically dancing, but the bartenders were nice enough to play some good... More 

Thank mandjfoy
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
150 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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
Level Contributor
77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
Level Contributor
266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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
Level Contributor
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

Travellers who viewed The Dog and Pony Tavern also viewed

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Been to The Dog and Pony Tavern? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dog and Pony Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?