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300 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1638
207-288-4148
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 285
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    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yet more lobster!

We had dinner here during our visit to Bar Harbor. My husband had the steamed lobster (once again - I teased him that he was going to turn into a lobster before our vacation was over) and I had the broiled haddock with scampi sauce. Both were scrumptious. We were fortunate to get a table without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
DearDona
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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180 reviews 180 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had dinner here during our visit to Bar Harbor. My husband had the steamed lobster (once again - I teased him that he was going to turn into a lobster before our vacation was over) and I had the broiled haddock with scampi sauce. Both were scrumptious. We were fortunate to get a table without waiting because this restaurant... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food at Poor Boy's is good, the prices are reasonable, and the location is convenient for those who are visiting Bar Harbor. We found the wait staff to be courteous and helpful. The seafood dishes are quite good and fresh.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Best place for dinner, with plenty of ways to enjoy the local lobster. I ordered the lobster sauté (which comes in two sizes--get the smaller one cuz the butter makes it VERY rich), and my wife got the lobster scampi. Both were delicious. This place has awesome deserts too!

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Seffner
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was just one great restaurant for dinner. Fantastic choices and attentive servers, who will help you to make the right decision for you. Great food & great service.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our inn keeper recommneded this restaurant as it was loved by the local people. I highly recommend this place. I had the crab cakes and they were excellent. Nice atmosphere and the service was very good. Much better than some of the restaurants in the more traveled tourist area.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

While visiting Bar Harbor, we inquired with a local merchant who had the best local food and were directed toward this restaurant. At the end of the retail mania, a quaint looking house now restaurant was drawing a crowd around 4 pm. The restaurant opened at 430 pm with many of them discussing their dining experience from the night before.... More 

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Massachusetts
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Like every other place on Main Street, make a reservation for dinner on a weekend. Inside is fairly crammed, but there are outside tables with more space, although the chairs are not very comfortable. My wife ha da 'bakced stuff scallops casserole that was very dry, but the dish was so hot she was able to melt a few spoonfuls... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I chose this restaurant because of the blueberry daiquiri, and it was wonderful! For dinner, I had salmon with dill sauce and my husband had a lobster dish. Both were very good! The server was attentive and helpful. Great meal.

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

we ate here twice and liked both times. Fish dishes were really tasty and the staff was really nice too. They offer a wine special for a low price but you have to ask for it as it is not show on the menu. Desserts are good as well but you have to save some space in your stomach.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They have a Salmon special that we had to back again for. Great place that we have eating at for years.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-4148

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?