Maine Vacation: Jordan Pond House

This is probably the last installment in my Maine Vacation posts for this year.  We will be leaving for home before daylight on Saturday morning, so tomorrow is our designated packing/cleaning/resting day.

Today we went to my very favorite of all favorite Maine daytrip destinations, the Jordan Pond House.

This excerpt from the Jordan Pond House website says it all:

The tradition of afternoon tea at the Jordan Pond House dates back to the late 1800’s. During that era a number of teahouses were established to cater to  he growing number of sophisticated summer visitors. Today, Jordan Pond House continues the tradition of afternoon tea featuring our famous popovers and strawberry jam. This unique dining experience, served on the lawn with Jordan Pond and the “Bubbles” as a backdrop, is one we hope all visitors to Acadia National Park will have the opportunity to enjoy.

The Bubbles of which they speak are two mountain peaks visible behind Bubble Pond when you’re having tea on the lawn at the Jordan Pond House. There is an easy hike up the Bubbles that provides an awesome view, but we didn’t bother with that on this trip.

Every year while here on vacation, we make lunch at the Jordan Pond House a high priority.  There are even years that I’ve gone TWICE! It’s THAT good.

The popovers, their claim to fame, are absolutely out of this world. Words just can’t describe the sheer bliss that is the Jordan Pond House popover. I have tried half a dozen recipes attempting to replicate them to no avail. They are a delectable combination of crispy outside and light, soft, eggy inside. They are always served piping hot with lots of butter and strawberry jam to slather on them. See, even R loves them. This child has good taste.


And as if the popovers aren’t enough, the lobster stew is the other reason I go to the Jordan Pond House every year. I have had lots of lobster stew over the years, and this is by far the superior lobster stew. It is rich and creamy and full of huge hunks of lobster meat. It is so good that I am always disappointed when I order it elsewhere, as I learned last week when Husband and I stopped for lunch at the Lobster Pound in Lincolnville.

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  1. Susanne, it was my parents and my husband rolling their eyes. That’s okay. I roll my eyes when my husband starts yammering about geocaching. 😉

  2. Those popovers look scrumptious. I know what you mean when you find somewhere that good that whenever you order it elsewhere you always turn out disappointing. There’s a resaurant here that makes the best Ceasar salad in the universe and nowhere, but nowhere, compares.

    LOL to your kids rolling their eyes. Mine don’t even bat an eye anymore. lol.

  3. Loved reading about your Maine vacation. And your new design is gorgeous. It reminds me of Vera B’s Java Blue pattern. Is that what you were going for? Love it.

  4. I wanna go there!!! The food looks delish!! And Kevin made fun of me for taking pics of our food the other day for my blog 😉

  5. That is a delectable looking popover! I have tried mixes from places like that with good popovers, and they never work right for me either.

    Sounds like a delightful place to eat and drink.

  6. Thanks for the food pictures. I had blueberry muffins for dinner, so now I’m feeling a little malnourished!

  7. As much as I’ve grown to love you over the past few months reading your blawg, I have to confess I haven’t *liked* you much the past two weeks, off gallavanting around having good times with the family, taking in beautiful scenery and eating some of the best-sounding foods imaginable. GRRR.

    Nah, I’m kidding. I’m glad you’ve had so much fun and shared it all with us. It’s the next best thing to being there ourselves, and that’s enough. Until next year.

    I’ve taken the liberty of purchasing you a nice big steamer trip for next year. It’ll hold a lot of FriedOkra, er, I mean, clothes and shoes and purses and stuff. I hope you will enjoy it.

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