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Fathom

6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-288-9664
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Ranked #10 of 122 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $32
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Falmouth, Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The food ranges from a vegan special each day to other things such as local fish, steak, pork chops etc. The vegan soup was coconut/ turnip which I wasn't sure about when I ordered. It turned out to be delicious. We had the black bean vegan dish which was also cooked nicely. One person had a large pork chop. Another... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The welcome was friendly and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. I was offered a table on the covered patio, which, due to it being a chilly evening, had heaters on. Service from Kerry was friendly, attentive and efficient. I had mussels in a sweet and sour broth & pan-seared Fillet of Halibut, which, along with the complimentary delicious home-made... More

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Longueuil, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Fathom is definitely an up-scale restaurant in Bar Harbor, although tourist friendly as well. Appetizer list is limited but offers an interesting variety of eatables, including seared tuna, mussels, etc. Entrees are also varied, offering a choice of meats, seafood (including lobster, of course!) and finfood. We had the local halibut and it was delicious and cooked to perfection.... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

From the first moment we walked into Fathom, we knew it was going to be special! Our Server asked the Chef the ingredients used in the Soup so that we could prepare the Soup ourselves! From the Parsnip and Coconut Soup, to the Strawberry and Kiwi Salad,to the Black Bean and Rice Cake(Vegan) and the Grilled Halibut to the Raspberry... More

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ATLANTA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am pulling out my iPhone out of shear boredom. We've been sitting here for SOOOOO long in between courses. No waiter. No acknowledgement. First course was awful. Can't understand the rave reviews. Avoid this place.

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fathom1, Owner at Fathom, responded to this review

Mr. HHM, I am truly sorry that your experience at Fathom was less than satisfactory. When I delivered your entrees you very politely told me you had waited a long time and said something like "you have such great reviews - unfortunately it has not been our experience." I apologized and went directly to speak to the server and kitchen... More

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice atmosphere and patio and delicious seafood. They do a great job and the waitstaff is experienced. You won't be disappointed.

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lancaster, pa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Food was excellent, service perfect, atmosphere pleasant. Not to be missed on your visit to Bar Habor.

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Hampstead, New Hampshire, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wonderful patio romantic 25th anniversary celebration. Food choices were interesting and delicious! I would recommend this as a special occasion and casual meal destination.

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Philadelphia PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Early last year I gave this restaurant a deserved mediocre rating. This year they have a new chef, and the place has been transformed into a wonderful restaurant. We've gone there a number of times and always enjoyed the food. In fact, we've been trying to match one of their recipes at home.

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NYC Metro
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything about our dinner at Fathom was spot-on. The menu offered something for all palates; the service was terrific; and the food quality was excellent. Several locals advised us that Fathom was one of the top three restaurants in Bar Harbor, and I think they were correct.

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