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The Looking Glass

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20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
(207) 288-5663
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7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food with veg friendly options

Food was excellent. We went on a cloud day so didn't get a view. Service was great. Only downside was it was a little pricey for family meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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new york, ny
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English first
new york, ny
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent. We went on a cloud day so didn't get a view. Service was great. Only downside was it was a little pricey for family meal.

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful restaurant with great views and great food. Staff very friendly. We spent our last night there and it didn't disappoint. We ordered appetizers and salads and had blueberry pie for dessert.

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Who knew? This place is off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. The views are breath taking, excellent food and service. Everything we ordered was great. If you are in Bar Harbor, forget about the tourist-y spots and che k out this place. You won't be disappointed.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a great breakfast, but the dinners in my opinion are to expensive, small portions, and limited variety.

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Bucksport, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Last year this was good but this year....very pricey and tiny portions of lobster and soured hollandaise sauce! Not worth the money!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great little restaurant with fabulous views, and a fantastic staff! The food was good and the service was awesome.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Did not have a great experience. Martini was good, but they forgot to serve the main course. My wife only received her soup and salad. When notified, the meal did not arrive. Everyone else was done eating, so we cancelled and left. Go for the view and drink, but eat elsewhere. Price was high, portions small.

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Perry
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Eggs over cooked, no butter on toast, and home fries way to spicy to eat. Left hungry. Bacon was very good. Others in party enjoyed the blueberry pancakes.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food at this restaurant was excellent. Both my wife and I chose the scallops and scallops can be hit or miss. They are difficult to do right. This restaurant did them right and had them over a bed of a fava bean veggie mix. The whole thing was wonderful. Desert was excellent. Blueberry pie in Maine is hard to... More 

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Clermont
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I am so annoyed at this restaurant. A few weeks ago we decided to dine here with friends and were turned away at the door as they closed the entire place for a private party. Tonight we went back again and were met on the front sidewalk and told the same thing. Closed for a private party. The girl said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 288-5663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?