Schooner Commons

Dining at Schooner Commons is offered to our guests all year by reservation only. We can accommodate groups up to 125.

At Schooner Commons, we strive to cook with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Soups, dressings, sauces and baked goods are prepared from scratch daily. In addition to a “chef’s choice” hot entree, guests at lunch and dinner are invited to prepare their own salad from our salad bar furnished with fresh vegetables and hearty proteins.

Our talented and friendly staff at Schooner Commons prepare and serve three meals each day to guests with prior reservations. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate diners on a drop-in basis. Bag lunches, private parties, and receptions are available.

Dietary needs: We are able to confidently accommodate special diets for those requiring gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian meals. We have ideas for those with other dietary restrictions or food allergies, however, for your safety, and because we do not have a licensed dietitian on staff, we have had to limit the special meals to the three listed above. Premade, retail, vegan meals will be available at an additional cost, but must be requested and paid for in advance of your visit. To make this request, please email

If you have a restricted diet other than vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free, we recommend you bring food with you to supplement your meals. All of our lodging includes the option for refrigeration.

All food and beverage served or consumed must be purchased, served, and prepared by Schoodic Institute food service staff. Outside food and beverage are not permitted at Schoodic Institute with the exception of food provided by licensed caterers at Rockefeller Hall.

Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.    •     Lunch: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.    •     Dinner: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

With questions, please contact Megan Moshier, Director of Sales and Operations, at 207-288-1337.

Schooner Commons closes nightly at 9:00 p.m.

Dining Facilities:

Schoodic Institute Recipes:

Apple Blueberry Crisp

Chicken Pot Pie

Autumnal Squash Soup

Seafood Chowder

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