Follow Your Nose to Bar Harbor’s Fish House Grill

It’s hard to ignore the tantalizing smell of wood smoke near the harbor. Follow it to find the Fish House Grill for good simple seafood and great views of the harbor.  Eaten here twice in October 2013 & 2014. When you first go down the stairs it may be confusing as the hallway outside the entrance of the restaurant is where people from the cruise ships line up to catch a launch back to their ships. Turn right into the restaurant. Its not much to look at decor wise, somewhat nautical with wood trim. Ask to be seated in a booth along the wall of windows looking out on the dock. It’s a good vantage point to do some fun people watching.

The food is typical fish house fare. My favorite is Bacon wrapped Scallops Fish House Grill bacon wrapped scallops in maple and brown sugar glazeappetizer with a Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar glaze. Yummy! All the soups are housemade. We’ve tried the Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque and French Onion – perfect on a cool fall day. There are salads, sandwiches including Lobster rolls, seafood entrees and pastas.

About Jeanette Matlock

Jeanette's wanderlust started as an Air Force brat crisscrossing the US visiting almost every state. Writing has always been a part of her life. While earning a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Florida, Jeanette found photography was the perfect compliment to writing. She is always on the outlook for what she calls "Right Time, Right Place" photographs that capture a once-in-a- lifetime moment. Her adult travels have taken her to Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and all over the US and she continues to crave going to places to experience adventure, great food and lifestyles. She has written travel journals for the web site IGOUGO.com to share her experiences to guide and encourage other travelers. Her descriptive writing style makes one feel as if they are there sharing the experience. Her love of writing is based on this simple truth: "When I am writing, I know that I am doing the thing I was born to do." (Anne Sexton). In late 2014, she resumed sharing her travel experiences by creating her own blog "apickytraveler.com".
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