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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Great food, great value

Poor Boys has an extensive menu and yet they make everything on it quite well. It is reliably consistent in the quality of food and service. They accommodated our (very) large party of nine beautifully and food arrived hot and tasty! I highly recommend the Lobster Poor Boy (sauce is rich but VERY... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Jothe
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New Hampshire
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent. Everything was very fresh. Grilled eggplant parmigiana was out of this world. Great value too,

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Poor Boys has an extensive menu and yet they make everything on it quite well. It is reliably consistent in the quality of food and service. They accommodated our (very) large party of nine beautifully and food arrived hot and tasty! I highly recommend the Lobster Poor Boy (sauce is rich but VERY flavorful, and you will get an entire... More 

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NYC
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and nice service. Food and beverages average and reasonably priced. Nice locations just past all the hubbub. Just not that impressed.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Service is wonderful here as well as the food and what food you can have at avery reasonable price! The clam chowder is as homemade as it gets . a not so thick base and full of clams. Bruchetta was great as was my apricot chicken. They offer a never ending bowl menu! Try the Blueberry Daquri. Huge dessert menu... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here with high expectations...we choose a festive menu, first lobsterbisque, than lobster special and a brownie for dessert. We waited a long time, looking forward to taste the bisque. Suddenly they brought our entree. We said they made a mistake, the girl just said she was going to get the soup and put it with the maincourse on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Where to start...waitress would not take our drink order until my daughter returned from the bathroom. She rolled her eyes several times at us and other guest she served. Waited till the end of the meal to refill our drinks. Food - Pasta was watery, & soup was luke warm. Hostess - very rude to guest wanting a table for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I recently dined here with a party of seven. As with most places in Bar Harbor there is no shortage of Lobster options on Poor Boys menu. What they do with the lobster is awesome! Most of their lobster items are pasta dishes, I had the Lobster Fra Diavlo and it was great! The appetizers were great as well. We... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were walking around town looking for a place to eat dinner when we came about this place, and they were able to accommodate us. We ordered the antipasta for 2 and was advised by our server that it would be sufficient for our party of 4, and so true. It was a hefty portion; the cheeses and meats were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Food and service were decent. Good location but establishment itself was old and really warm the evening we went.

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Tampa
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family was looking for a nice place to eat on our last night in Bar Harbor. We did not want fine dining, but wanted something between fine dining and a midscale restaurant. The prices achieved the objective, but he experience, food variety and quality did not meet the objective. The portions were a bit small and the flavors were... More 

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Additional Information about Poor Boy's Gourmet

Address: 300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
Phone Number: 207-288-4148
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?