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Poor Boy's Gourmet

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300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
207-288-4148
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 36
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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
A dinner that is a little nicer than normal

an very nice good meal. good food, everyone ate variations of lobster, much enjoyment. Good attention to detail, good service

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

an very nice good meal. good food, everyone ate variations of lobster, much enjoyment. Good attention to detail, good service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Only a stone's throw from the crowds, we had a delicious dinner at Poor Boy's. Definitely recommend making a reservation to avoid the wait.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant changed hands over the winter. In previous years I ate there 5-6 times a summer. I ordered many different things off of their extensive menu and had never been disappointed. I was hoping the change of owner had not effected the food quality. Unfortunately, it has. First of all, the new owners cut the menu down by half.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We sat outside. Our table for 2 was against the wall with barely enough room to squeeze into my seat. Our server was pleasant. I started with the clam chowder, which was disappointing. Served in a thin warm broth with hard diced potatoes. Not too great! My wife had the crab cakes, which were delicious, while I tried the eggplant... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was warned by a friend that this restaurant was expensive. However, ALL the restaurants are expensive in Bar Harbor, so we splurged. The most expensive meal we've ever paid for - EVER! We got there not long after it opened at 4:30pm. It was pouring rain, but we decided to sit in the outdoor seating which was covered by... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Pretty nice place in an renovated house. Tables were a little close together but not too close to where you could hear the exact conversation your neighbors were having- but you may want to speak in a low voice. The lobster carbonara was absolutely delicious.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited based on a friend's recommendation. Solid meal but the waitress was the best part. Very friendly, attentive and helpful with the menu choices. This restaurant is a solid choice which falls somewhere in-between average and very good.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend back in Jersey so we gave it a try. The bisque was a bit watery, almost tasted too much like tomato soup and not thick at all like we are used to. The lobster carbonara tasted really good but the lobster was real chewy (overcooked, I guess). The same with the lobster scampi,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stopped in for dessert our last night in Maine and we're glad we did. Waitress was super friendly and attentive. We had the Banoffee Pie and fresh brewed coffee. Both were super and just what we wanted. Try it!

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Over the past 15 years,we have gone to Poor Boys at least once every year since visiting Bar Harbor. we have always had good food and excellent service, until this year. It was sold and the new owner is also the cook, the menu is the same but the food is nowhere near as good as it was in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?