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Black Friar Inn and Pub

10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My daughter and I went for our first trip to Maine to visit Acadia National Park. While searching the internet for places to stay I came across this place. I am so glad I did. This is a small B&B with only 6 rooms BUT that is part of the charm. Each room is different. There is a restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What a great place to stay! This is a charming, cozy B&B with an associated restaurant and pub. At the pub, we enjoyed conversations with locals, guests of the Inn, and others tourists stopping for a meal. They serve breakfasts and dinners; both are excellent. We stayed four nights in early October, and by the time we left, we felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

An intimate pub attached to the inn with a limited but accomplished menu. My wife had the cioppino first night and remarked it was the best she ever tasted. I had a perfectly prepared burger with an excellent side salad of cucumbers with goat cheese and red onions. We also enjoyed the curried mussels and a great steak. Service was... More 

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Portland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I cannot say enough about this place. It's beautifully decorated with friendly staff. I loved the fact that you could have dinner in the restaurant and pub and the food was excellent. A lot of ppl local would eat at the restaurant, its not just for the ppl staying at the Inn. We ate there 3 nights out of 4... More 

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We just spent 2 nights at this fabulous Inn. The location was great for walking around Bar Harbor. We felt our room was an authentic New England experience. If you're looking for 5 star modern furnishings this Inn isn't for you. There were great choices for breakfast. We had dinner there one night and it was the best meal I've... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We chose the Black Friar because of its more European/British style of accommodation. B&B's can be too close quarters, whether with hosts or other guests, yet we still wanted something with character. The pub offered a place to be social if we felt like it. However, I would say it is seemed more of a dining room with a bar,... More 

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Thank Maxine B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A very charming and great experience ! Best hotel in Bar Harbor, small and cosy. The staff and owner where great and helpful, very nice restaurant and bar. Bjorn , Anki, Margareta and Pentti from Sweden

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Loved our trip here, charming little inn with great service and an amazing breakfast each day. Walking distance to everything in Bar Harbor and was cheaper given the experience. This is not a 5 star resort and if you're very picky about a big room and bathroom, better go somewhere else, you come here for a unique and charming experience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 nights at the property and had an amazing time. The room was a nice inn style room with the great feature of a wonderful breakfast every morning. The people are very nice and we even had dinner one night that was amazing. Since we love beer having the pin style bar at the inn... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I liked the theme here. We got a larger room with a balcony. It was very nice to find a pub downstairs to bring drinks back to the room. The bathroom had a claw foot tub. The plumbing was the old solid brass back in the day when things were made very durable. The building has lots of great character.... More 

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