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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, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 97
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 2
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  • 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
Wonderful inn!

This was my family's first time in Bar Harbor and we will definitely be returning and staying at the Black Friar Pub again. Friar Tom and his whole staff are so friendly and helpful! Food was delicious especially the blueberry pancakes in the morning. The inn is beautiful and cozy and it is a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Elizabeth B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was my family's first time in Bar Harbor and we will definitely be returning and staying at the Black Friar Pub again. Friar Tom and his whole staff are so friendly and helpful! Food was delicious especially the blueberry pancakes in the morning. The inn is beautiful and cozy and it is a nice bonus to have a pub... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was really impressed with the quality of the food. Order the stuffed chicken breast! Hands down one of the best chicken dishes I've ever eaten. We ate there two times out of our week long stay in Bar Harbor.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was our fourth stay at the Black Friar and boy were we looking forward to another meal from the fabulous kitchen at the pub. We both had scallops and steak on our minds on the drive up from southern Maine, having watched people at the next table swoon through their meal on our last visit, but when we saw... More 

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Taunton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

OMG is all I can really say! Visited on a Wednesday evening and we pretty much had the dining room area to ourselves! My mom got the haddock and she absolutely loved it. I got the best stuffed chicken I ever had and I'm 44 yrs old. I've tried many (lol)! Unbelievably delicious. Great service too. If I had any... More 

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Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fabulous omelettes and perfect host ! You won't be disappointed in the food. We both had enough food to sustain us till dinner when will return to try the fare! Included with the omelette was fresh fruits, home fried potatoes, juice and toast! We found the ambience relaxing and enjoyed chatting with Our host !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We got the scallop hash for an appetizer. It was very good. It had the texture of potato with the taste of scallops. For my entree I ordered the haddock francais. This also was very good. The fish tasted fresh and the sauce wasn't overwhelming. Ironically my girlfriend did get the typical pub grub, the meatloaf. Definitely decent portions at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been coming to Bar Harbor for several years and have never tried the Black Friar. We tried it this time based on the Trip Adbisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Very nice clean Pub with Exceptional service. Menu is not to large but some very good specials when we dined. We had the Halibut and Hadlock which were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Me and my wife went there because we saw it on trip advisor. This is a small and beautiful place, somewhat hidden, and the beer is good. Saddly, the supervisor underestimated the time we would wait for having our meal and it took 3h instead of the 45 minutes estimated. I mus admit that the barmaid was one of the... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

if you are visiting Bar Harbor and looking for a delicious dinner with terrific service..this is the place. The charm of the inn makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. The candlelight is a nice touch too! We enjoyed two of the nightly specials.

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Hampden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great casual atmosphere with fine dining food. The Inn has wonderful character and both the chef and the server treated us like friends.

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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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