Our Menu

From burgers and wraps to pizza and ribeyes, The Pickled Wrinkle has all your taste buds covered! Featuring fresh local seafood, too!


Karaoke, horseshoes and live music are just a few of the entertaining things going on here at The Pickled Wrinkle.

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Conveniently located at 9 East Schoodic Drive in Birch Harbor. Click to view our mapped location or to drop us a note!

The Pickled Wrinkle

Birch Harbor, ME

Go where the locals go! Situated just outside the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, The PW serves a delicious menu featuring the freshest seafood all year. We serve farm fresh local organic veggies and grilled ribeye steaks in summer months and prime rib and a variety of home cooked specials in winter. Complete with a full bar, The PW features numerous Maine craft brews, delightful cocktails, and always a fabulous cast of characters. Open 7 days a week at 11am and serving food until 9pm year ‘round, The Pickled Wrinkle will never leave you hanging. With live music every Thursday and Friday night (Mondays in summer), Saturday Trivia in the winter and backyard horseshoe pits and dog-friendly outdoor seating, the PW is always where it’s at!


Pickled Wrinkles are an old Downeast Maine Delicacy. They are large carnivorous sea snails, or whelks, which are pickled and marketed locally as Pickled Wrinkles. Unlike herbivorous periwinkles, which inhabit tidal zones, wrinkles are larger and inhabit areas below the tide line. Lobster fishermen find wrinkles in traps they haul from the ocean floor. In tough times, wrinkles were relied on to help feed Maine families, and pickling was a great way to preserve the protein packed morsels. At the Pickled Wrinkle, we strive to provide guests with local seafood and produce whenever possible. We have a diverse menu that includes local Pickled Wrinkles when available. Try one if you are brave enough!

Our History

Sarah and Jesse Christensen purchased The Nautica Pub in Birch Harbor, Maine in 2013. They ran the business for a year before evolving into The Pickled Wrinkle. Sarah Alley, a lobster fisherman's daughter from nearby Winter Harbor met Jesse in Honolulu in 2003 while working together at a busy Irish Pub. They have both worked in the restaurant/bar business since their teens, with the goal of someday having their own place. The Pickled Wrinkle is for everyone. Year-round locals, summer residents and tourists all flock to the PW for friendly and attentive service, great food and a laid back vibe. Set just outside the boundaries of the beautiful Schoodic section of Acadia National Park, The Pickled Wrinkle is a great stop after a bike ride in the park, or for a relaxed meal with family or friends.

Read Some Of Our Reviews

"Great Stop After Visiting Acadia"


"Atmosphere Home Run!"

Karen H

"Delicious Food!"


"When You Are Close to Birch Harbor"

Wade G

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  • The Pickled Wrinkle

    9 E. Schoodic Dr.
    Birch Harbor, ME 04613


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    Take-Out & Info: (207) 963-7916

    Mon: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM
    Tue: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM
    Wed: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM
    Thu: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM
    Fri: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM
    Sat: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM
    Sun: 11AM - 9PM - Bar Closes 11PM