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Galyn's

17 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1845
207-288-9706
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Ranked #35 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Nice setting close to ocean. Wide ranging selection of foods. Our server, Martha, was very helpful and engaging. Will eat here on our next visit

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the only restaurants opened during this time. We had lunch and returned later for happy hour and appetizers. Very tasty, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Highly recommend it and will return again.

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Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

N44°23.452' W68°12.308' Galyn's has multiple dining areas, upstairs and downstairs, all cosy and unpretentious. The reception works very efficient to accommodate huge crowds of tourists. We had a table at the front window of the second floor overlooking the harbour in August 2013. Great view. Lobster is the main theme at the Maine coast, so we entered a totally new... More

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We motored to Bar Harbor to have a look of the place during the winter. It was like ghost town. We drove around looking for a place to eat and lucky to find Galyn's restaurant by the harbor. It was one of three opened that day. We chose this from the homey feel it exudes and we were lucky. It... More

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Maine_Traveler91
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are locals and go to Galyn's every year to celebrate my wife's birthday. It is a traditional restaurant with excellent service and very good food. The window tables upstairs have a beautiful view of the harbor. They have a large menu and reasonable prices.

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Food, staff and ambiance make this one of our favorite restaurants in Bar Harbor. Homemade soups are perfect for a crisp autumn day or evening, entrees are excellent, prices reasonable for high quality.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Galyn's was recommended to us by a relative who lives in Maine, so we knew we had to try it while vacationing there. All three of us thought our meals were excellent. I had the Mediterranean Scallops, which was very rich, but very delicious. I have celiac and have to eat gluten-free and they had no problem with that. They... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food and service was amazing! The seafood was fresh caught and cooked to perfection. Our server made us feel like we were her only table and visited with us like we were regulars. The view of the harbor was gorgeous.

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We traveled to Bar Harbor just off season so a lot of restaurants were closed but we were very happy this one was open. The owner greets and seats you. Our server was great and food was delicious .

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San Francisco, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

After driving four hours up through Maine we arrived at our Resort/Spa and just knew we didn't want to eat in their upscale but pretty predictable food. They actually recommended Galyn's which was right up the hill across the square. With some trepidation we read the menu and decided "what the heck". Well we were pleasantly surprised by both the... More

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