Bar Harbor is home to quite a variety of places to consume lobster. However, none of them are quite as authentic and delicious as Thurston's Lobster Pound on the "quiet side" of the island. It's a bit of a drive from Bar Harbor, but the food is amazing. Just as incredible as the fresh lobster are the views from the dockside restaurant overlooking Bass Harbor and the Gulf of Maine. While you are here, don't forget to pick up some of the blueberry spice cake, a real treat to take home.