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17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, 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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 471
    Excellent
  • 305
    Very good
  • 139
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Improved!

I haven't been here in like five years and last time the food was so so. It have improved a lot! The food and service were awesome! I got the halibut special of the day. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
QueenBee125
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting menu, good service, and great art collection made for an upscale dining experience. Plenty of choices for families with diverse dietary restrictions. Reasonably prices

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, even better people. The place is absolutely charming, and the view of the ocean is over the top. Don't miss if your in bar harbor

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I haven't been here in like five years and last time the food was so so. It have improved a lot! The food and service were awesome! I got the halibut special of the day. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food...best prime rib ever (if someone in your family isn't in the mood for lobster!). Service was great. Be sure to make a reservation during busy times or you will wait a long time.

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love their happy hour. Very quaint spot, fun drinks and a very nice bar menu. We love the mussels. We have ordered dinner as well and we found the service and food to be top notch.

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Maine
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here. There were 5 of us. Two had fish dishes, two had lobster, one had meat. Everyone enjoy their and we past some around to taste. Appetizers and dessert were also very good.

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We chose to eat at Galyn's every summer, at least once. I have never been disappointed. Attentive wait staff. Good is fresh and can be customized. Gluten-free options.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Galyn's is located near the end of Main St. near the boat harbor. My wife and I were walking by Galyn's in early afternoon and saw the porch had an open table. We darted in and were able to get seated. The porch had a beautiful view of the harbor, boat dock, Agamont Park and the island mountains in Frenchman's... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is my all time favorite place to eat in Bar Harbor. I always get the lobster dinner, and have not been disappointed. Great service, atmosphere, and food. Couldn't ask for more. They have a small outside porch that overlooks Main Street, great for people watching while enjoying your meal. Cocktails are yummy, using all of Maine's natural goodies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for desserts only because their dessert menu looked amazing. I love flourless chocolate cake, and I wanted to compare it to others I'd tried. This was amazing! Presentation was incredible, especially with the raspberry coulis on the side in the shape of a lobster. Will definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?