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Black Bear Cafe

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American, Irish, Fish & Chips, Pub
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215 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302), Naples, ME 04055
207-693-4770
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit!

Cozy environment. Bar feel but has a great menu with average bar food but some more interesting and exotic dishes, as well. Solid drink selection and friendly bartenders.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
811kristinr
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Suffield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We go here to eat every night when we are in Maine for vacation. The food was extremely delicious, with my particular favorite being the Statler chicken. The Cesar salad was delightful, and full of flavor. I highly recommend this wonderful establishment. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, with the hosts and staff treating their patrons like family.

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Casco, Maine
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Have been for dinner twice in the last year. First time took forever and my pork was like leather and my wife's chicken was raw. Second time a similar situation took a long time for the food to arrive and my pizza was burnt and cold and my parents meals so-so. Not the best place around for a good meal.

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

I am not sure when you might have been in as we haven't served pizza since 2014. It is disappointing when our fare does not meet the expectations of a customer as we strive to deliver good food, good service and good music. And when something goes wrong or we drop the ball, we work even harder to make sure... More 

Staten Island, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The BBC is a delight to all of the senses, the warm, welcoming environment walking in the door, colorfully plated entree's, and the out of this world brownie sundae, nothing but the best!

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, we are so delighted you enjoyed your annual visit to the Bear and the Lakes Region. We love seeing our annual visitors and I will share the feedback with our staff too. Thank you again for a great review and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again next time you visit. More 

New York City, New York
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In and out for drinks--a veritable traditional Ceilidh musak festival--lots of traditional fiddles. Guiness on tap, flowed like an elliptical James Joyce literary riff. We stayed only for drinks--as it was a zoo (unable to get seating), so stood 'n sipped. Great fun!

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

We've just had two Parent's Weekends, the two weekends when parents and grandparents come to visit their children in summer camps, which brings many people to our small town. Delighted you enjoyed the traditional Irish music. Thanks for stopping by. More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This used to be our go-to restaurant while vacationing in Naples, ME every year. Mostly because we loved the food. It's a bit cramped, and can get noisy after 7pm, especially when a band is playing. That said, the bands were always good and the people were always nice.. and the general atmosphere was good. We went this past week... More 

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

So distressed to get your feedback. I wish we had known about this at the time of your visit so we might have had an opportunity to change the outcome of your visit. More 

Suffield, Connecticut
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Cozy environment. Bar feel but has a great menu with average bar food but some more interesting and exotic dishes, as well. Solid drink selection and friendly bartenders.

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your great review. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again when you are visiting our region and thank you again. More 

Hope, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Loved, loved, loved this place. Quaint and small with amazing, gourmet meals. Irish Pub with live music at times, although we did not see any. Will try to plan better next time around!

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the BBC. And we hope you can visit when the music happens, which is almost every night except most Wednesdays in the summer, starting around 7. Irish music touches the soul and makes you happy. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to serving you again when you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went last night (Wednesday) for dinner. The food was terrible. I got a Caesar salad which when I first tried it seemed good, but after a few bites I found a fly buried under the lettuce. The waitress we had disappeared and after waiting a while for her to come back so I could tell her, we got a... More 

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

I responded to you in private since your review was very distressing. It is very difficult to respond since we didn't get a chance to address the issues at the time of your visit. It is concerning when a customer has such a bad experience, which is contrary to our objective. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal in a friendly atmosphere. The shepherds pie had fresh vegetables and a tasty sauce. The live music was pleasant and not too loud. Excellent service.

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PBear50, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this review

It's always a thrill when a diner enjoys their experience with us. Thank you for your great review and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The waitress and the manager were both great, but the food was boring and overpriced. Also, to handle our large party, they split us into two tables -- it turned out fine since the tables were near each other, but they served our second table way after they served our first table, so the first table had to wait a... More 

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Address: 215 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302), Naples, ME 04055
Phone Number: 207-693-4770
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Naples
Cuisine: American, Irish, Fish & Chips, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302), Naples, ME 04055
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: 207-693-4770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Fish & Chips, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

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