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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They Try

Compared to other restaurants nearby the inexperienced staff here conscientiously tries to provide a quality dining experience. We had two dinners here - the first was well done - the second was humorously off. But the second was trying. So points for that. Food quality varies from very good to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
wmalueg
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Minneapolis, MN
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The squash cakes for lunch were amazing. The chef even shared the recipe with us. The service is splendid and the ambiance is nice and clean. I wouldn't recommend the lobster roll, it's available for much less all around town, and it wasn't the best/biggest. Otherwise, make a reservation for the view on the 4th fast- it fills up a... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Compared to other restaurants nearby the inexperienced staff here conscientiously tries to provide a quality dining experience. We had two dinners here - the first was well done - the second was humorously off. But the second was trying. So points for that. Food quality varies from very good to hmmmm. No fries on the menu (a positive - good... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The views were impressive but that was about all. The food was rather bland and the service was slow. We had far better tasting seafood at Stewman's and for less money.

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Lancaster, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love the food, service and atmosphere of Galyn's which is why we chose Galyn's as the place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The patio offers a beautiful view of both the Village Green and Frenchmen's Bay. I have many dietary restrictions and Galyn's always works with me to adjust their meals. We love Galyn's so much... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There was no doubt I was going to like this place when I looked at the outside menu before heading inside. After a warm welcome, we got one of the 4 (you need to be quick to get there) outdoor seats, overlooking Frenchman Bay. I ended up by going with the Bar Island Burger, and my mom got the classic... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Having only a short stay in Bar Harbor, we only had time to visit Galyn's for a couple of drafts in the upstair's bar. That being said, we tasted the local beers, which were excellent, but also ordered some appetizers. The Lobster Bisque, Dijon Mussels and Scallop Skewer were ordered and enjoyed with conversation with one of the friendliest bartenders... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

From Irish dissent we didn't expect much but we were wrong. Appetizers to dessert amazing . Must try steak if you can pass up seafood. Go.

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Medford, New Jersey
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and friendly service.We both had seafood and it was very good.There are several rooms making it feel intimate.We also went a second night but sat in the upstairs bar and had wine and appetizers.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After an sunset windjammer sail we were a little hungry. Walked up the street looking for a place to get a bite and discovered Galyns. I had the angus hamburger and my wife had the lobster bisque. I can't believe I'm saying this but that was clearly the best burger I have ever eaten and my wife said the bisque... More 

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Blakeslee
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

First, our service was wonderful and the views from upstairs are great!. We decided to order several appetizers and soup for an early dinner. Both of us had the lobster bisque which was good, but there was hardly any lobster in it. For that price, I would expect there to be. My daughter ordered the scallops which she said were... More 

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Additional Information about Galyn's

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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?