Why I’m still daydreaming over Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast

So, when you see a restaurant boasting “great”, “best”, “award-winning”, etc., you expect excellence from the moment you walk in the door. When I decided we needed to try Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast, I expected excellence, and lemme tell ya, it did NOT disappoint.

It’s so cute! I walked through the front doors and gave my name. The hostess wrote it down in a notebook, and said she’d call me when a table was ready. We headed around to the side of the building to wait.

Around the side of the building, you can see the speaker above the window. This is how they’ll call you for your table. They have their specials written on a chalkboard, as well as their full menu posted on the outside wall towards the road.

I love this touch because while you’re waiting, you can start deciding what you want to order. Just thinking of their menu has my mouth watering.

I don’t remember how long it took us to be seated, but it wasn’t an awful wait. Once inside, it has a small, quaint diner feel to it. Booths and tables. I didn’t get a picture of the inside, but it’s cute and cozy.

Coffeeeeeeee in the cutest mugs! Okay, so on the specials page or menu (I forget where exactly) it said something about no cell phones. And being a crazy human with raging anxiety, I tried to keep my phone away as much as possible, but I couldn’t resist taking photos!

Anyway, we ordered. Everyone was super friendly and efficient, which is great at any restaurant. My dad order the sausage gravy and biscuits, my brother just eggs and I got THE POT ROAST DELIGHT!! It deserves a bill board. And show on broadway. A secret service escort. It’s amazing.

There it is! In all its glory! The pot roast delight! I got my eggs over medium and chose the oatmeal bread, because I had never heard of such a thing.

I cannot sing the praises of this breakfast enough. I’m almost positive it’s the best breakfast I’ve ever had……and I hail from Lancaster County, PA. We’ve got some BREAKFAST goin on over here. But my tastebuds never met a more savory, delicious combo for breakfast than this beauty.

Here is the glory that was tucked under the eggs! All the heart eye emojis over hereeee.

Pot roast, melted provolone cheese and roasted potatoes. YUM.

They set a strawberry rhubarb spread on the table and I WISHHHH I wasn’t such a germaphobe because it looked delicious and probably would’ve been the bomb.com on my oatmeal toast. But ugh, I couldn’t do it. I should’ve bought some to bring home. I should’ve asked for a loaf of that bread. I should’ve asked to take 5lbs of pot roast home. But I’ll have to live the rest of my life with these regrets.

So, moral of my breakfast story, if you’re headed to Bar Harbor, PLEASE do not skip this breakfast spot. It is so good and so worth any wait you might have.

And if you wanna do me a real solid, try that jam and LET ME KNOW IF ITS AMAZING. And maybe send me a jar of it! Hahahaha

I’m going to link their website so you can go swoon and plan your trip there…because you’ve got to go.

Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast website

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