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17 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1845
207-288-9706
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 340
    Excellent
  • 242
    Very good
  • 114
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
expensive but very good

We ate here our first night in town on recommendation of the owner of the b&b we were staying in. The food was good but it was expensive. If you don't care about the price, try it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
wdoucet
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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761 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lafayette, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We ate here our first night in town on recommendation of the owner of the b&b we were staying in. The food was good but it was expensive. If you don't care about the price, try it.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant since the food was excellent, the service terrific, and the prices reasonable. The managed to get us in without a reservation and sat upstairs which is recommended. Great seafood choices with lobster of course a staple in Bar Harbor but also nice steaks as well.

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Mickleton, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For years we have been going to Galyn's for dinner when we are in Bar Harbor. I hate to even say anything for fear of letting everyone in on a great find, but their menu is so consistently good. I especially have to say how awesome the "Mediterranean Scallops" are. This is My Husband's and my favorite dish there. The... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Galyn's was recommended by the Chamber of Commerce---it was excellent! It is located in an old boarding house, and is quite charming. Thanksgiving dinner was excellent--well-prepared and nicely served. The host added a certain ambiance and told stories as he escorted us to our table.

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Corinth, Maine
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had dinner at Galyn's as part of a Bar Harbor Inn getaway package which included dinner for two including soup/salad, entree, and desert. Our table was upstairs in front of a window with a beautiful view of the harbor. Our waitress was very knowledgeable, gracious, and efficient. We began by sharing an appetizer of baked brie served with a... More 

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Millinocket, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had our Thanksgiving meal here this year. We had a party of six. Four adults and two children The service was great but we thought it was overpriced, especially the deserts for what you get. For the two of us it was $80 with the tip and this did not include drinks as we drank water. I wish they... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We were late in the season and had a little bit of a hard time finding a suitable place to eat for us. We chose Galyn's and didn't regret it. Great service and great food.

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lovely staff and a very homey, pleasant decor. The food however could be so much better - its not neglectful, just incredibly unambitious. My wife and I ordered Bisque (OK) and Scallops (not so OK) for starters. $10 for three miniscule scallops is unacceptable - we come from an area known for scallops, those were not scallops, they were the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Because we were in Bar Harbor in November when many places were closed, we went to Galyn's after our tiny wedding ceremony. Though I had called in advance (front desk person was rude), and though recommended, the food was fair and the service, while well intended, was slow (our server seemed very uneasy).....I wondered how they manage in-season. We had... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a dinner party at Galyn's last weekend for a friend going away. The food was very good as was the wine list, both of which I found to be reasonably priced. The service was fantastic! Our server, Ben, was very attentive and gracious. We did not wait for a single item, he made sure all our cocktails and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1845
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-9706

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?