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Tan Turtle Tavern

10 Huntington Rd., Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662, Next to the Kimball Terrace Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
+1 207-276-4000
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Huntington Rd., Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662, Next to the Kimball Terrace Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here at the end of a long day sight seeing in northeast harbor . Ate on the deck as it was a lovely evening. The menu was quite extensive and it took a while to decide what to have. Everything was tasty and the...More

Thank SandyMac1
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Did not eat here...so cannot speak to the food....but very nice view....an honest Gimlet.....and a great, friendly owner....will definitely return on next trip up north....

Thank Bubs739
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Humorous server was modest about the restaurant's abilities to provide timely service with a bus filling the place. But the burger and lobster roll were fine with no wait and the beer was reasonably priced and cold

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Tan Turtle Tavern quite a bit. We went in the off season so it was pretty quiet. Food was good and service was too. Fried shrimp and fish was excellent - good batter and a nice portion size. Gumbo...More

Thank Gena S
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Decent bar food; nachos, fried food, some steaks, dips, and the like. The setting was great overlooking the water (across the street), and the staff was friendly, warm, and inviting.

Thank HereAtLast
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We had an overall good experience here. Stopped in as we were out exploring, seeking a pet friendly spot where we could enjoy the day. Sat on the deck, soaked up some sun, enjoyed good service, ice cold beer, great view, pleasant conversation with fellow...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Understaffed with passable breakfast menu and ok hamburgers. Beer selection way down in October. Patio would be pleasant in summer. Don't order any dishes except the most ordinary.

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had a nice lunch and a few beers overlooking the marina on the Northeast End of the island. We had a burger and a salad that were huge and cooked perfectly. The staff was very friendly and the service was very good. It was...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Tan Turtle Tavern seemed to be somewhat of a local spot as many people knew each other that usually makes for a good atmosphere. Service was good and Skyy made good recommendations from the menu. We started off with the fish chowder, then proceeded with...More

Thank AtravelerAD
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Outstanding place with outstanding service. Wait staff was very bus but great! Tasty beer too. Reasonable prices.

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27 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from mommadoc2420 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on Columbus weekend and I was told by staff that the restaurant was closing for winter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Huntington Rd., Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662, Next to the Kimball Terrace Inn, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert  >  Northeast Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-276-4000
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