Dine with the locals!

The family and I, were jus’ hangin’ around Acadia one mornin’ when they asked me-where can we go when we’re in the mood for some great, down east cookin’, local fun, and prices that won’t soak the boat? We mean casual and friendly surroundings inside and out, a place where all ages are welcome and come-as-we-are!

Winter Hours

As many of you may already know, we have decided to stay open for the remainder of the winter.

Our winter hours are: Thursday & Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

We will also be open for dinner on Valentine’s Day.

If you are looking to host a party outside of our normal business hours, just give us a call. We are very accommodating to your needs.

So come out and catch up with new/old friends, watch some sports on one of our 5 big screen TV’s, play some cribbage, cards or bring in a game of your choosing. There are always people looking to get involved in a game. Hang-out and eat in the bar with us or eat in the quieter dining room, your choice.

We will see you at the Turtle!

Come for that special occasion to celebrate events like birthdays, anniversaries and holidays!


Our History & Location

This family oriented restaurant is on beautiful Mount Desert Island in Maine.

We are surrounded by Acadia National Park and located on the “quiet side” of the island, in the village of Northeast Harbor.  We are attached to the Kimball Terrace Inn and are the only eatery / motel in the marina.  The view of the harbor and mountains are spectacular.  Seating of up to 260 people is available inside and outside on the pet-friendly deck, weather permitting.  Parking is available on the Huntington Rd side of the restaurant, which is handicapped accessible.  An even larger parking lot is located on the marina side, where the Island Explorer Bus stop is also located.

We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full-service bar.

So come, relax and be prepared to eat.



Take-out available

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Address: 10 Huntington Rd, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

By Car: Head down Main St. of NE Harbor at the end, make a left hand turn cont. down Huntington find us on the left-hand side, free parking and plenty of it.

By Boat: Dockage at NE Harbor Marina and walk up the lawn to our restaurant.

Kimball Terrace Inn

The Tan Turtle Tavern is located inside Kimball Terrace Inn!