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. Reservations, especially during lunch and the very busy teatime, will greatly reduce your wait and give you a more relaxing experience. If you can’t make a reservation, 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

Open late April through end of October.
Hours vary depending on the month and will be listed here soon.

Come Join Us For a Tradition of
Popover’s and Tea

WE ARE NOT TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2020 SEASON.  Jordan Pond House Restaurant is open for Take Out Orders Only.  There is limited outdoor seating around on a first come first serve basis.


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.