Photograph by Douglas Merriam.
[I]t’s tempting to while away whole evenings in the lovely, shady beer garden at Bar Harbor’s Lompoc Cafe. Grab a seat under the big canopy maple, sip from the smart microbrew and wine list, and languidly toss a few balls on the bocce court. With grilled bread, you’ll want to mop up every drop of the Dijon cream sauce that comes with Lompoc’s mussels, and no MDI visit is complete if you haven’t had the Bang Bang, Lompoc’s juicy fried chicken sandwich, drizzled with hot sauce and honey. 36 Rodick St. 207-288-9392.