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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Northern Coast

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Northern Coast? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Frannys Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1481)
$50 and over
American
Camden
About the restaurant
Located on Chestnut Street, a neighborhood restaurant serving delicious food.




Top review
DonniW
Dined 4 days ago
Is it any wonder that Frannies is our go to place when we have company. The specials tonight were fabulous. Swordfish with pineapple salsa. I am so glad they have plenty of summer staff. Everything was seamless. Love Love 💗
A photo of Copita restaurant
4.8
4.8 (279)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
Copita is a small Mediterranean inspired restaurant seeking to bring the freshest local and imported ingredients from our kitchen to your table.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The menu options are only surpassed by the service. We enjoy our experience every visit…
A photo of The Nor'Easter Pound & Market restaurant
4.7
4.7 (171)
$30 and under
Seafood
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
Northeast Harbor's premier lobster pound with a waterview! Enjoy our full menu and bar, lovely mountain and water views from every seat, and meet a lobsterman in person at the Nor'Easter Pound & Market. Located near Acadia National Park, with a laidback and comfortable feel mixed with elevated yet affordable dishes. Locally owned, locally loved. Now open DAILY. We do not save outdoor tables for reservations due to inclement weather. Tables will be saved indoors only-- if you arrive and a table is available outdoors we will do our best to move you out! SAVED ROOM FOR WALK INS!
Top review
JenniferH
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
We are in town on a family vacation, 6 adults, and this was our first dinner out. Very good!! We got the spinach artichoke dip and the trio of fries as an appetizer. Both were a big hit! Cocktails were very good. Everyone got something different for dinner and it was all great! Our server was very friendly, informative and prompt. Would recommend!
A photo of Barncastle Hotel and Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (20)
$31 to $50
German
Blue Hill
About the restaurant
The Barncastle Hotel and Restaurant serves Alsatian-inspired cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients. Chef Owen Royce-Nagel and his wife, both Sommelier- and Cicerone-certified, Lizzie Szczepaniak, have been crafting their concept and menu over the last two decades all across the world. Dishes are intended to be shared and bread (from Tinder Hearth!) is meant to be broken in their cozy dining room and pub. The beverage program features a natural and biodynamic wine list, classic cocktails, and craft Maine beer. Located in the heart of the Blue Hill Peninsula, in between Camden and Acadia National Park, it is the perfect place to gather with friends and family.





Top review
JoeZvip
Dined 4 days ago
If you are a foodie, you don’t want to miss this place. It is tapas style German fusion restaurant and well worth the drive from Bar Harbor for dinner. The innkeepers have lots of experience cheffing in different parts of the world so you will be pleased; and your wallet will thank you compared to some of the prices in Bar Harbor.
A photo of Havana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2704)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
Havana has been committed to serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood since it opened 25 years ago. All of our meats are “naturally raised” meaning no steroids, antibiotics or hormones and “humanely raised” meaning room to roam, proper shelter and gentle handling. We make every effort to buy only sustainably harvested seafood, primarily from the Gulf of Maine. We have consistently searched out New England farmers and fisherfolk to purchase product that is not only great tasting but great for the environment and local economy as well.
Top review
Jelizabeth
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was delicious and the service excellent! Highly recommend.
A photo of Brasserie LeBrun restaurant
4.7
4.7 (199)
$31 to $50
French
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
Brasserie Le Brun is all about pairing beloved French classics with locally sourced ingredients. Located in the heart of Bar Harbor, Maine, we are within walking distance of many great hotels and inns. Indulge in exquisite cuisine, including signature dishes like Steak Frites and Escargot, alongside vegetarian delights such as our Mushroom Bolognese. Whether you're savoring our culinary creations or enjoying a meticulously crafted cocktails at our extensive bar, your experience at Brasserie Le Brun promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Really fantastic food and wine selection. Wowed with the quality of the ingredients. Only negative was the dining area was quite a bit louder than we would have liked for a date night . The family near us was yelling the entire dinner .
A photo of Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1786)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
The Reading Room offers guests of the Bar Harbor Inn, visitors to Bar Harbor, and our dearly loved regulars a distinguished fine dining experience overlooking Frenchman Bay.

Serving breakfast and dinner daily, the Reading Room is a one of a kind dining experience. Delectable local Maine cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the magnificent panoramic ocean views.

Start your evening with locally farmed oysters while deciding between our signature Beef Short Ribs or Filet and Lobster Tail fresh from the boats on the Harbor. Linger over a slice of Maine Blueberry Pie while you enjoy a crafted cocktail and soft piano music.

Smart casual attire is preferred, but not required. We do not accept parties exceeding 6 people. Please note that we are not able to guarantee tables by the window.

We look forward to seeing you!



Top review
JenniferM
Dined 3 days ago
Reading Room was a great fine dining restaurant. It took you away from the loud noise and busy streets placing you in a quiet beautiful setting. Our waitress suggestions... the pear salad, lamb chops, surf and turf, ribeye steak, and great blueberry pie for dessert. My sons replaced their mashed potatoes for hand cut fries (they were SO good). This was an excellent fine dining experience. So beautiful!
A photo of Natalie's at Camden Harbour Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1622)
$50 and over
Modern European
Camden
About the restaurant
A refined dining experience featuring Modern New England cuisine, influenced by international cuisines and inspired by the seasons.

Executive Chef Jose Ochoa create modern dishes with subtle and unexpected flavor combinations. Awarded best overall restaurant in New England, Natalie's uniquely blends a current sense of place and time with modern techniques and the bounty of Maine.

The restaurant offers outside dining in season, with breathtaking views over the harbor and hills. Natalie's is fully air conditioned and has a full bar and lounge for cocktails and lighter fare.
Natalie's s offers A La Carte and a 5-course Grand Cru Lobster Menu.

Member of Relais & Chateaux


Top review
JudithDvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting
A photo of McKay's Public House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (527)
$31 to $50
American
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
McKay's Public House serves savory pub fare in a quaint space—complete with a lovely outdoor garden. The menu offers a fine balance of classic American, English, and Irish pub fare in conjunction with fine-dining and casual favorites. Try some of the restaurant's special seafood risotto or spoil yourself with a Maine lobster and bone-in ribeye. McKay's Public House also offers a tidy list of comfort grub, including burgers, fish 'n chips and simple but elegant salads and soups. A popular neighborhood haunt, McKay's is a nice spot for socializing or enjoying a leisurely bite. The dining area includes an intimate bar, where guests can enjoy a drink. McKay's also boast a serene garden and a second-floor dining room that is ideal for quiet conversations. Come find us right in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor!
Top review
JoeZvip
Dined 3 days ago
The food is very good here and service was fast. We had the seafood risotto and it was just the right portion and tasted very good. I highly recommend giving it a try. And the beet salad we shared was very good too!
A photo of Whale's Tooth Pub restaurant
4.5
4.5 (359)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Lincolnville
About the restaurant
The Whale's Tooth Pub, open year-round, is one of Maine's most popular gastro pubs, where it's all about the food, mixology and personal service! Nestled between Camden and Belfast, the Whale’s Tooth Pub is located on 400 feet of beautiful oceanfront in Lincolnville, voted among the top 20 most picturesque towns in the United States according to Outdoor Magazine. Using fresh ingredients from farm and sea, we passionately serve delicious pub fare, including our famous Fish 'n Chips, voted top 10 in Maine by Best Things Maine! We also delight with elevated seasonal specials and tempting craft cocktails! We hope you enjoy our unique culinary twist, served inside a 1777 classic English pub with a priceless view, and a huge roaring fire during the winter!
We gladly accept online reservations for parties up to 15 Guests through our Reservations button on our website or through Open Table. The Whale’s Tooth Pub is located at 2531 Atlantic Highway in Lincolnville, Maine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
What a lovely evening on the bay! Several of us had the tuna sandwich and fries - yum!!
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