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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 563
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  • 364
    Very good
  • 153
    Average
  • 48
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  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

I stopped to eat lunch here while in Bar Harbor. The food was pretty good and reasonably priced for being where you are. Sitting upstairs the views were excellent. I'll be going there for dinner next time I'm in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
wayne v
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Ballwin, Missouri
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a last minute change of plans, we decided to eat out for Thanksgiving rather than cook for just the 2 of us. We made reservations at Galyn's and we made the right decision. The food was excellent, and very reasonably priced. The service was warm and gracious and the ambience was cozy and inviting. My husband had the traditional... More 

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Thank Richland34
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped to eat lunch here while in Bar Harbor. The food was pretty good and reasonably priced for being where you are. Sitting upstairs the views were excellent. I'll be going there for dinner next time I'm in town.

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Montreal
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We had reservation, it was in late October, we reserved Upstairs by the window an absolute beautiful view. Service at the bar as well as restaurant was excellent. My husband and I ordered Lobster it was fantastic. The waiter was extremely attentive, it was a great evening, The dessert was also delicious. Highly recommendable

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Carrara, Australia
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148 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Had booked into this restaurant a few months out from doing our Seabourne Cruise as was recommended by another restaurant that we tried to book that was closed. Great location and either sit upstairs by the window (great views) or down stairs in the little window area. We ended up taking some new friends on the ship with us and... More 

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Swan' s Island
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My absolute favorite restaurant. Wonderful food, ambience, service, view, and location in Bar Harbor, Maine. The food is interesting, delicious and cooked to perfection. Service is friendly, yet unobtrusive, and it is very European in the sense that you are not rushed, but can take the time to enjoy your meal and visit with your friends.

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Churubusco, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We had Thanksgiving dinner here. I remarked to my husband that I wouldn't be surprised to walk into the kitchen and find our mothers there! The food was wonderful. Staff was great. Nice dining experience.

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Thank Jennifer J
Coastal Maine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We live in Bar Harbor, and we decided that we really didn't want to make a turkey for Thanksgiving. So we made a reservation at Galyn's. It was a really good decision. We made a reservation for 4 o'clock. We were seated promptly and introduced to Jamie, our server. She was wonderful as was the food. I had a perfectly... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We were looking outside for a lunch place. A couple told us it was fabulous. They were not wrong. Excellent menu and all freshly cooked. Service was top notch. Would have loved to try dinner there but nice view during the day. Close to waterfront.

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Thank allischarming
Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We had an early dinner here in late October, shortly before they were closing for the season. Perhaps that is why the food was not as good as we had been told. The crab cake was mainly filler and the lobster was tough and rubbery. The view of the harbor from the upstairs windows was very lovely. Once eating here... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This was in the rotation on a night of bar hopping. The bar upstairs was small and intimate and does not have a view outside as compared to the downstairs. Happy hour is always your friend and a decent selection of wine and cocktails. Based upon the bartender's recommendation, had the mussels which were tasty. There were couples waiting for... More 

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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, Soups, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?