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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!  

Well, I had it! I knew the answer to this one-let's get goin' to THE TAN TURTLE TAVERN!

We're located at 10 Huntington Dr., Northeast Harbor, Maine near the fabulous Kimball Terrace Inn overlooking the scenic harbor and marina.

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.

Come as you are before or after a long day of hiking, boating and sight-seeing.  Or come for that special occasion to celebrate events like birthdays and anniversaries.

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

So come, relax and be prepared to eat.

Our Menu

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A sample of our amazing menu!

Tavern Bread – A house favorite!  A mix of bleu and other tasty melted cheeses, roasted garlic, fresh tomato and more.

Cobb Salad – Chicken breast over mixed baby greens, avocado, hard-boiled egg, bacon, tomato, cukes.
Fish Chowder –
A tasty & hearty brew, filled w/ good home tradition.

Oh! Turkey Rueben – Turkey breast stacked high with sweet slaw, dressing and melted cheese.
Barnburner – 10 oz. Burger smothered with crisp Applewood smoked bacon, sautéed sweet peppers and onions and select melted cheeses.

Classic Acadian Bouillabaisse – A mariner’s ransom of fresh seafood. Calamari, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish & more in a seafood broth.


Here is the entertainment schedule you have all been waiting for:

Barry Arvin Young will be performing on Saturday, September 23 and 30.

Lee Southard will be performing 5-9 pm Friday, September 29.

Hours of Operation

We operate from May to December

Monday - Sunday
Breakfast:  7:00 am - 10:30 am
Lunch & Dinner: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Bar closes at 11:00 pm

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!