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Black Bear Cafe

215 Roosevelt Trail (Rte 302), Naples, ME 04055
207-693-4770
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Ranked #1 of 20 restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Irish, Fish & Chips
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were looking for someplace local for dinner in Naples and after reading some previous reviews on the Black Bear Café we decided to check it out. On our arrival you had the choice of sitting outside or eating in, we went inside for dinner. Since it we arrived early for dinner 5:45 the place wasn’t busy and our delightful... More

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner, and our server Sabrina, and had a 'delicious experience'. We know you have choices of where to dine and we truly appreciate your business, and your great review. More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Black Bear Café in Naples, ME is a destination spot for any one hoping to find a terrific eatery with exceptional value in this beautiful vacation community. You can enjoy a wonderful indoor or outside experience with personable and timely service. The food is first rate and we had plenty of it. We started with Bruschetta and Crispy Calamari... More

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

WOW! Thank you so much for your great review. It truly thrills us when our customers have enjoyed their experience at the BBC and we love to share this with our Executive Chef and our great team. We hope that we will have the pleasure of serving you again when you are in our area. Thank you again for taking... More

Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had dinner on a Friday night and enjoyed a duo playing traditional Irish music. The food here is definitely a cut above pub fare. The chef did a nice job with a blackberry basil vinaigrette dressing. My Shepherd's Pie was first rate. My wife loved the Roast Pork tenderloin on sweet potato mash. The beef tenderloin and the steak frites... More

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

WOW, what an awesome review - thank you. Indeed this will be shared with our Executive Chef and his team and the front of the house team. We are thrilled to know that you and your party enjoyed your visit to our pub. We know that you have a choice of where to dine and we appreciate your business, and... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My food was very good, kudos to the chief. Durring dinner hour, loud entertainment. Terrible accustics and the owner /manager didn't give a damn. Didn't even pretend to care. I would never return.

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

Ouch. Delighted you enjoyed your dinner and I will share this with our Executive Chef. The owner to whom you spoke definitely cares, there's just not much that can be said or done when someone finds the ambiance to be contrary to what they like particularly since we have worked hard to create the ambiance of a traditional Irish Pub.... More

Casco, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place!The food there is great,espicially the shepards pie!They usually have an irish entertainer there on weekends. Getting to be my favorite place when I'm in Casco. The only drawback is that when it gets crowded it can get to noisy, it isn't a big place, "pub", so get there a little early for dinner.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, which I will share with our team. Indeed our pub can get cozy, and thus noisy, but always a happy noise. Most of our musicians are from Ireland, and all our musicians perform traditional Irish music, which is scheduled Friday and Saturday nights year round, and 4-5 nights a week during the... More

Naples, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We are summer residents and eat frequently at the Black Bear. The interior does not reflect the exterior so do not be put off by that. The food is good, freshly prepared often with local vegetables(swiss chard, when available, is fantastic) and a refreshing change from other offerings in Naples. They had a great "Early Bird" (2013) offering a meal,... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the BBC. The Early Bear menu is available week days, 4-5:30pm year round, and indeed our Executive Chef sources locally grown ingredients as often as possible. We strive to offer the best customer service and dining experience to all of our guests and all comments shared help us to improve... More

Naples, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Black Bear isn't for everyone - servers can be inept, especially with their limited wine selection, and the management sometimes has a very odd way with occasional customers (not exactly rude, but then not overly accommodating or friendly). The burgers are really, really good - large, tender, and tasty. The fries have gotten better and better - from plastic-bag... More

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

Thank you for your review. More

Naples, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been in a few times. The most recent time was for my boyfriend's company Christmas party (2 months ago now) but everything is always great! They are really accomodating considering we wanted to move tables around and have the place to ourselves and all that good stuff. Our food came out quickly and all at the same time even... More

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

We are delighted that you have enjoyed your visits to the BBC and thank you for your wonderful review. It is a pleasure to read that you had a great time at the Christmas Party, and that the food and service was 'great stuff.' We know how important these gatherings are for our guests and will always do our best... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Since it opened several years ago, the owners have clearly tried to do something different and wonderful for this area. A traditional Irish Pub with an upscale menu beautifully executed complete with sessun. My family and I dine here when we are in the area about 10 times a year and are always met by one of the owners at... More

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

Wow, thank you so much for your great review. It truly makes our day when our customers have enjoyed their evening at the BBC and a thrill to share this feedback with our staff. We hope that we have the pleasure of serving you and your family on your next visit. Thank you again for taking the time to review... More

Casco, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Really enjoyed an evening spent at the Black Bear Cafe. The owners are very "hands-on", greeting all guests personally, making sure all was to our satisfaction. Varied menu, something for everyone. If you are used to urban prices, you will be pleased with the price points here. I had pizza, my guest had salmon, both served promptly and delicious. Best... More

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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. It is a great thrill for our team to read your feedback and you have made our day. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you and your guests again. More

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