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Black Bear Cafe

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American, Irish, Fish & Chips
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215 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302), Naples, ME 04055
207-693-4770
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 75
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  • 9
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  • 6
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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
A little bit of Ireland in Maine!

I am so happy to have found a great pub finally. Get there right when they open cause they get busy fast! Food came fast and was wonderful. Wine list was great but most importantly the Guinness was awesome. The music made me think I was back in Ireland and made the night. Lovely night, this celtic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Ronny D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I am so happy to have found a great pub finally. Get there right when they open cause they get busy fast! Food came fast and was wonderful. Wine list was great but most importantly the Guinness was awesome. The music made me think I was back in Ireland and made the night. Lovely night, this celtic girl will be... More 

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

Dear Celtic Girl - thank you so much for your terrific review. We love it when our customers appreciate the ambiance and those great creamy pints of Guinness. For sure we will share your feedback with out staff, and look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you again for your review, and for choosing the Black Bear. More 

Vermont
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There was live music, fast service, friendly folks. My husband liked the pork he had and my burger was huge and taste the best I have had in a long time.

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It is great feedback to know that you enjoyed your experience at the Black Bear, and always a thrill to share this feedback with our staff. We love hearing from our customers, and we thank you for choosing the Black Bear. Thank you again and we hope to have the opportunity to... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We go to the Black Bear Cafe every summer when we visit Naples. I was reluctant at first because we have kids and it's definitely a bar, but we went for it. The seafood there is DELICIOUS. Seriously, I actually sent my compliments to the chef. The breadsticks they serve to everyone are also good. The tables are tight, so... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome feedback and delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed your visits to the Black Bear. During the summer season, it can get a bit cozy, and so we are adding additional seating, via a Snug, which will be a smaller eating area separated from the main dining area, and perhaps... More 

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stopped in for supper on Friday night after Thanksgiving. Good live music, great service, and the food is comfort food with a twist and REALLY well done. I had grilled pork loin with garlic mashed and it was outstanding. Hubby had the shepherd's pie with sweet potato mashed instead of the usual and it was delicious. No room for dessert,... More 

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

Wow, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We sincerely thank you for choosing the Black Bear and know that it is great feedback for our team to know that you enjoyed your meal and the service. Feedback like this is most welcome and extremely encouraging. Thank you again and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Windham, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is the little Irish Pub that my husband and I go to for a well poured pint of Guinness and good food. Most Friday and Saturday nights there is a bit of music as well and a few sing-a-longs are not uncommon! It doesn't open until 4pm and is usually packed by 7. Great little place! Enjoy!

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

Wow, thank you so much for your great review and for choosing the Black Bear. We love it when our customers enjoy the experience. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Raymond, Maine
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Braised Lamb Shank was just perfect.. so meaty and flavorful and the accompanying orzo though it sounded plain was perfectly seasoned and a wonderful accompaniment. My dining partners had the pork loin. They both mentioned that while their dishes were good the pork was a little overdone. Future customers might mention that to their server when ordering. Three of... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing the Black Bear and sharing your feedback. Regarding the noise, we are currently adding more seating, that will be a bit removed from the entertainment, and anticipate this to be ready by February 2015. During the season 'quiet nights' are most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and during the other season, we offer music Friday and... More 

Kittery Point, Maine
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were looking for relaxing pub fare and their new fall menu is a step above. The Fall Mussels with apple cider broth were delicious. My wife had the lamb shank and it was awesome. I had the shepherd's pie with a sweet potato mash that very tasty and cooked perfectly.

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

Wow, thank you so much for giving us a try and then taking the time to share your great feedback. It is always a thrill to show our staff a great review. We hope you will stop in again and look forward to welcoming you back then. More 

Arlington, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This cozy pub on route 302 in Naples has atmosphere, friendly service, and great food. The shepherd's pie is outstanding. Heaping platter of calamari with tangy banana peppers is perfect with a glass of Smithwicks. Haddock is fresh and tasty. Enjoyed some fun local musicians one night--just like pub experiences we had in Ireland! Closed Tuesdays, but we went back... More 

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

Delighted to read your great review and thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. For the winter season we are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for sharing your great feedback. More 

Brentwood, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Given that bears became extinct in Ireland about a thousand years ago, this is a curious name for an Irish pub. That aside, it's a great spot for food, drink and music. During the high season they have music nightly, mostly at least Irish-influenced. The night we were there Jud Caswell performed on guitar, banjo, cittern (a cool, funky 5... More 

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

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience at the Black Bear and thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are fortunate to enjoy the sounds of many accomplished musicians at the Bear, and Judd is right up there with the best of them. He has been known to stay and play requests from the staff... More 

Beaufort, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The early bird special are the best. The Haddock is to die for. The pizzas are also very good. Nice choices, not the normal every day run of the mill food. Great ambiance, Good selection of Beers, Irish and domestic.

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

Thank you most sincerely for choosing to dine with us at the Black Bear and thank you for your feedback. Our Early Bear menu has great offerings and it makes us so happy when it 'hits the spot' for our customers. Thank you again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again. More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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