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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 358
    Excellent
  • 248
    Very good
  • 121
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Chocolate Mousse alone is a reason to visit

Arrived for dinner without a reservation and we should have made one. While the wait wasn't too bad we did have to wait. There is a bar that we were able to sit at but by the time we were leaving the bar it got quite crowded. The staff was very pleasant and our food was very good and timely.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
rsalem713
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Hastings, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Bangor, Maine
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Upon entering Galyns we felt we were esteemed customers and, as there was a wait for seating, we decided to partake of libations in the upstairs bar. The cocktails were innovative and delectable and the bar servers were as unpretentious and friendly as our host downstairs. We were seated in a short time and marveled at the menu. The whole... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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235 reviews 235 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

After spending a few hours on the water for a tour, I was looking for some place to eat. After seeing the sign and glancing at their menu outside, I headed in and was seated right away. While the place is a bit small you don't feel like you are cramped. My server came over and I ordered the shrimp... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately this review will be on the negative side. The beet salad was a poor excuse for a salad. The scallop appetizer was decent but nothing beyond that. I think they need to really re-evaluate the menu and get more with the times in offering fresher, healthier and tastier food. The table next to us sent their dinner back as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Gatlyn wait staff will do anything to get you the table you want, serve you your beverage and dinner in a timely fashion. Happy people in May before the tourists charge in. We had very efficient waitresses on two separate days this week. Price was high for mediocre food, we thought. Very nice, social atmosphere. You can bring your kids--regardless... More 

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Atlanta
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had made reservations for Galyn's before reaching Bar Harbor. The service was top notch; however, the lobster tails ($35.00 for two) were very tough and chewy. The flavor was really good, but I would have preferred tender texture. I would not eat there again.

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Murfreesboro, TN
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Galyn's prior to 4:00, so we were using the lunch menu. I had one of the best haddock sandwiches ever (and I have had a few). My husband enjoyed his crab cakes as well. They have a happy hour and we will return as the bar looked interesting. Great food.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

When you are in the mood for a lighter fare head to the cozy and inviting Cheers-like atmosphere of Gaylyn's by the waterfront in Bar Harbor for the delicious butternut squash cakes. Great texture, unique taste. I added the beet salad with pecans and topped it off with a warm homemade blueberry-apple crumble with vanilla ice cream that was worth... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent menu. Have been here about 3-4 times meeting with friends. Food always good and hot or cold as advertised. Atmosphere is very nice.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Arrived for dinner without a reservation and we should have made one. While the wait wasn't too bad we did have to wait. There is a bar that we were able to sit at but by the time we were leaving the bar it got quite crowded. The staff was very pleasant and our food was very good and timely.... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The atmosphere was very pleasant. We were seated in front of a large front window overlooking the park across the street with a view of the water. Our server Ben was very friendly and attentive as was the rest of the staff. I had the Cranberry Turkey Wrap with cole slaw and chips. It was fresh and delicious! My husband... 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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?