Join The Tradition of
Jordan Pond House

Jordan Pond House, a restaurant and shop with a long tradition within Acadia National Park, sits on a hill overlooking a beautiful lawn along the Jordan Pond. Guests have been enjoying these amazing views and dining at this site since 1893 when Nellie McIntire, the first proprietor, started baking and serving her famous popovers out of the restaurant. Ever since then, we have been serving popovers and tea.

The original building burned down in 1979. Upon completion of the current building in 1982, tea on the lawn has been an uninterrupted summer tradition.

Afternoon tea with popovers remains a popular, not to be missed tradition on a visit to Acadia National Park. Please note that because we are taking priority seating only, lunch and teatime are a very busy time, please plan accordingly. The shortest waits for tables are before 11:30am or after 4:00pm. Our menu includes the traditional favorites of lobster stew, locally sourced ice cream, freshly squeezed lemonade, and of course, the world famous Jordan Pond House Popovers.

Famous Tea

Delicious Popovers

Memorable Tradition


From 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, parking at Jordan Pond House is LIMITED. Please consider the following resolutions for limited parking. 

Shuttle: The Island Explorer offers free public transportation from Bar Harbor to Jordan Pond House with many other stops throughout Acadia. To get to Jordan Pond, board a route 5 bus at either the Village Green in Bar Harbor or the Hulls Cove Visitor Center. Buses depart about every half hour. 

Shuttle Schedules

Bike: Jordan Pond House offers ample bike parking. Bar Harbor has several bike rental shops that offer many choices including locks and helmets, child size bikes, child seats and trailers, and tagalongs.

Bike / Shuttle: Island Explorer can accommodate bikes, making it possible to bike one direction and hitch a ride the other.

Horse and Carriage: Wildwood Stables, within Acadia National Park, offers carriage tours of the park. Contact the Stables directly for information and current schedules.

Acadia By Carriage

Taxi: Several taxi services are available on Mount Desert Island. Most will offer fare estimates if you call ahead and ask.

Car: Parking at Jordan Pond is very limited and fills up quickly. We strongly recommend arriving by another means. If you drive, the South Lot has parking for restaurant patrons only; the North Lot is open to anyone.

Tour Groups and Special Events

We invite cruise ship and commercial tours as well as private groups to join us for their special event or occasion. We offer a selection of group menu options to accommodate a variety of occasions, tastes, and dietary needs. We are able to accommodate larger groups for dining at the Jordan Pond House. We have multiple areas that could be utilized for large groups. Our balcony area can accommodate groups up to 45 people and our porch area can accommodate groups up to 60. Please contact us about large group dining at the Jordan Pond House to find out about our menu options and availability.

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