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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Entrees Exellent and Large Enough to Split

June 9, 2015 - While we visited Bar Harbor, Maine, we ate at several restaurants, including the Poor Boy's Gourment. It is located in a convenient place and has two stories. We ate on the upper level. We split a baked haddock entrée and soup. It was more than enough food for us and the price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
JerryH9905
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

June 9, 2015 - While we visited Bar Harbor, Maine, we ate at several restaurants, including the Poor Boy's Gourment. It is located in a convenient place and has two stories. We ate on the upper level. We split a baked haddock entrée and soup. It was more than enough food for us and the price was reasonable as well... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Best clam chowder, excellent baked haddock, great early bird specials. Great staff and service. I have never been disappointed.

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Mason, Michigan, USA
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Great Place. Clean, Friendly, Great Food. Michelle was awesome and made sure we had everything we needed. We were so full from dinner, but they are known for their desserts. So we took some to go & had them later.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Went here on recommendation of hotel clerk, as he said locals eat here. Thought it was average at best, but service was excellent!

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

3rd time we have been here and it's gotten worse each time. We sat out on the part where the heaters were. It was fine. Ordered appetizers - husband got crabcakes. Or so we thought. There was one!! for $8. Waitresses made a comment about "hoping" this was the last of it and no more people were coming as they... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife had the Baked Haddock with shrimp and crabmeat stuffing had 1 shrimp and no recognizable crabmeat (taste and visual). I had a spicy Italian chicken dish served over linguine. It was spicy - so much so that it overpowered everything. It tasted like it was drenched in Sriracha sauce. I was able to eat only about half the... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I stopped here for a plate of pasta early on a busy Saturday night. Solo, I was seated at the bar and enjoyed excellent service. The house salad came with a Wasabi-Ranch dressing which was excellent! Most places are quite timid with the heat, but not here - that said, it was not overpowering. The pasta was simple and plentiful... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We have eaten here at least once on each trip to Bar Harbor. The Early BIRD is a good deal if you are on a budget. I don't think they have changed that menu in years, so they have found something that works for all and do a good job at it. The baked stuffed Haddock and Apricot chicken have... More 

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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great food, great service, great blueberry daiquiri! Early bird specials from 4:30-6pm, lots of choices. We had baked stuffed haddock & it was excellent!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner while in town on vacation. Place is small and dated but that's the norm here. Small beer selection. Chowder was OK as were the entrees. Don't get the lobster saute if you aren't a fan of butter. Won't be mentioning that butter bomb to my doctor at the next checkup. Sides also average. Probably wouldn't go back.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?