Bar Harbor Community Supper

We’re back! Open Table MDI has reopened for sit-down supper each Tuesday evening. We hope you’ll consider joining us in person for good food, community conversation, and live music. In order to accommodate those who can not or prefer to not dine in person, we will continue to have a limited number of take-out meals available for pick-up starting at 5:00pm each Tuesday. Delivery, based on need, is also available by filling out the following online form. This form must be completed by 5:00pm on Monday (ahead of the Tuesday supper).
We will continue to institute our enhanced hygiene requirements for all volunteers who are helping with food preparation or distribution. We have added an additional layer of screening for all volunteers.
If you are actively sick or living with someone who is actively sick, please call/text us at 207.664.9026 or email Open Table MDI at so that we can arrange a special meal pick-up plan for you and your family.


Every Tuesday


116 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you new to Open Table MDI? Explore some Frequently Asked Questions – and we hope to see you soon!

Why Do People Come to Open Table MDI?

From the beginning, our program has been dedicated to being open to all – regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity and expression, country of origin, social-economic status, faith background, marital status and family structure, mental and physical ability, immigration status or sexual orientation. Thus, people come to Open Table MDI for a wide variety of reasons:
  • To enjoy conversation, friendship and community
  • To enjoy a delicious and healthy meal
  • To receive organic produce from our gleaning table
  • To connect to other members of their community – both new and old
  • To learn more about other resources available in the community
  • To listen to music
  • To allow their weekly food budget to go a little bit further

How Do People Learn About Open Table MDI?

There are many different ways people learn about Open Table MDI:
  • word of mouth and referrals from others
  • friends and family
  • school administration and teachers
  • health care professionals
  • Our Facebook and Instagram page
  • Local Facebook groups

Where Do I Park?

Public parking is available on Cottage Street. From May 15th -October 31st, these areas are metered by the Town of Bar Harbor, at a rate of $1.50 per hour. Open Table MDI is dedicated to reducing any barriers to people attending the supper – thus, if you feel you are unable to pay for parking, please utilize the Parking Jar (filled with quarters!) available in the dining area.

Are There Transportation Options?

Open Table MDI does not currently run any transportation services to the supper.
However, from June 23rd – October 10th, Open Table MDI is easily accessible via the Island Explorer Eden Street route. Just ask to get off at Brewer Avenue and walk down to the intersection of Maple Avenue and Cottage Street.
Additionally, people looking for alternative transportation options, are encouraged to reach out to our community partner, Island Connections.

What Kind of Food is Usually Served?

Open Table MDI is dedicated to serving vegetarian meals – without the use of meat, eggs, fish, or poultry. We do serve dairy. There is always a vegan and gluten-free option available at each meal. We are dedicated to sourcing local and organic food whenever possible.
Check out some Open Table MDI recipes here:

Can I Bring Food to a Friend Who Can't Attend the Supper?

Yes! Open Table MDI always offers the option to get food “to-go” for someone who is unable to attend the supper.