Dining

Unforgettable dining with local flavor.

charcuterie board

Little Fern

With a lively bar area and a friendly staff that treats you like royalty, Little Fern is the heart and soul of The Claremont Hotel. More than a restaurant, Little Fern is a gathering place with a majestic bank of windows that brings the beauty of Somes Sound to your table. The menu is a celebration of Maine food featuring an eclectic mix of Down East essentials and imaginative creations. Breakfast and dinner are served daily with vegan and gluten-free choices at every meal, and a porch menu is served in the afternoon.

Little Fern meal

Harry's Bar

Whether you’re seeking a pre-dinner cocktail, a post-dinner nightcap, or a mid-day libation to enjoy wherever you wish, it’s time to go see Harry. Tucked away around the corner from our reception area, Harry’s Bar offers a curated list of classic cocktails from simpler, more elegant times. The décor of Harry’s Bar is a tribute to Southwest Harbor’s maritime past. Featuring rich, natural wood and antique nautical accent pieces, you’ll feel like a guest in a sea captain’s home.

Harry's Bar

Batson Fish Camp

Perched on our private dock with the closest views of the lively boat scene just beyond our shoreline, Batson Fish Camp is your mid-day small plates and pre-dinner cocktail headquarters. The seafood-centric menu features oysters, fish and chips, and our “soon to be famous” lobster roll. Featuring the easy-going aesthetics of a vintage fishing camp, there’s no better place to be on a sunny day when the winds are steady and the sea is gentle.

manhattan from Batson Fish Camp

Buttercup Bakery

When you’re heading off on an adventure and need something fast, stop by Buttercup Bakery and grab one of our signature “get them before they’re gone” doughnuts and a coffee or espresso to-go. Craving a midday treat? Buttercup also has ice cream, milkshakes, cupcakes, and cookies to keep kids of all ages happy. All this with all the charm and delightful details of an old-fashioned candy shop.

buttercup bakery cupcakes