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.

Currently we are not taking reservations for the 2021 season.  We will have table service available this year on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Park History

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. Please note that because we are not taking reservations, lunch and teatime are a very busy time, please plan accordingly. The shortest waits for tables are before 11:30am or after 4pm. Our menu includes the traditional favorites of lobster stew, locally sourced ice cream, and freshly squeezed lemonade.

Hours of Operation

Every day 11am – 5pm


Information Line

(207) 276-3781

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Come Join Us For a Tradition of
Popovers and Tea


Please consider using the FREE Island Explorer Bus when visiting our locations. Parking can be extremely limited and is always in high demand during peak season. Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole are extremely popular locations that are not to be missed, as long as you plan wisely.

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