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Black Friar Pub

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10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-5091
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8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 112
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food in a neat old hotel

This is a funky old inn with a bar and rooms upstairs and only a small dining area aside from the bar. Unless you are willing to sit in the latter, then you probably should have a reservation. The food is really good (especially the fish), with items for both adults and kids on the menu. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Tom_and_Vicki_W
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Belmont, California
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Belmont, California
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a funky old inn with a bar and rooms upstairs and only a small dining area aside from the bar. Unless you are willing to sit in the latter, then you probably should have a reservation. The food is really good (especially the fish), with items for both adults and kids on the menu. It's also located away... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We had a great evening at the Black Friar! Sat at the bar, and had personal service for the whole evening. It is a small place, so you may have to be patient to get a seat. The stuffed chicken was wonderful!

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Thank JACoppo
madison
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We walked in without reservations and had a very nice meal. Good service. Very friendly. Nice looking B&B too. Next time we want to look into staying here. It is walkable to much of the interesting parts of the town.

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Thank charles m
Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Very nice breakfast. Goof choices served with juice, coffee, and fresh fruit. Nice friendly service. Will go again. Mary

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england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Took us a while to find this place but worth the effort. Nice atmosphere friendly, chatty girl behind the bar and locals. Food good but place was due to close the next day for end of season

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Maine
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Looked for a nice place for a family dinner. The Friar is outside the beaten path of downtown area. In an old hose with nice bar, we were seated in a room that was just us. The waitress was awesome and doubles as a bar wench. Food was good, over a great time. Definitely like to go back.

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Thank bigcreek
Hanover, PA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of having dinner at the Black Friar Inn. From beginning to end, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The restaurant itself has a very pleasant ambiance to it. The service was both friendly and professional--something we have come to expect and enjoy at our favorite BH restaurants. And, the food itself was simply outstanding-both appetizers... More 

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Thank TYantis
Severn, Maryland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We found Black Friar Pub almost by accident, and everything about it was first rate. We've spent a lot of time in London, and Black Friar would be right at home there. The service was friendly and warm, and the food and beer was exceptional.

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Thank Triedit
Philadelphia PA
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Last year I gave this place a 4 rating. This year I'm upping it to 5. It just keeps getting better, and has a great ambiance to boot.

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Thank VeazieMDI
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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272 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The night we were there they were short staffed; bartender actually needed to wait on the tables. She did an excellent job, however, we waited a long time for drinks and our order to be taken. Food was ok.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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