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53 Main St, Ste 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1865
207-288-3327
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Place in a Tourist Town

Like many others who go to Testa's, we were off a cruise ship and had finished our tour (great boat tour of the lighthouses in the area...) and were looking for a place to eat. We picked Testa's because it had a nice, inviting look. We were seated upstairs and saw friends we'd met on the ship and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Rocketscientist08
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Houston, TX
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, TX
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Like many others who go to Testa's, we were off a cruise ship and had finished our tour (great boat tour of the lighthouses in the area...) and were looking for a place to eat. We picked Testa's because it had a nice, inviting look. We were seated upstairs and saw friends we'd met on the ship and joined them.... More 

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It seems we are in the minority regarding Testa's. We too were off our cruise ship for the day and decided to have lunch here. The service was OK, but we were extremely disappointed with food. We both ordered the lobster stew. When it came it was a small bowl/cup? of buttery broth with a few chunks of lobster in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great food, but huge portions. Coconut shrimp was good but the sauce was yowzer with a bite. Romantic dining and great friendly service. Location was in the middle of all the shoppes. Loved it!

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Indpls., IN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was in Bar Harbor off of a cruise ship. After being let off from a tour we were on, we knew we were going to eat lobster and this was one of the places the tour guide recommended. Testa's is an easy walk from the cruise ship piers. Four of us dined and all got the lobster dinner for around... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Spending the day in beautiful Bar Harbor off our cruise ship ... it was cold and crisp and after walking the town, we decided to stay on land for a bite to eat. We were warmly welcomed and offered seating upstairs, which we declined (although thinking back, probably should have accepted for the view!) .. so we sat at a... More 

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Nipomo, California
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103 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

After our tour of Acadia National Park we decided to eat at Testa's as we had a discount coupon for the restaurant. It was a cold, windy day and we all ordered the crab soup. The soup was excellent but service was a little slow. Our cruise ship was in port that day, so they were very busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Testa's is a great restaurant that has been operating in Bar Harbor since the 1930s. The service was wonderful. My husband and I both had boiled lobster, and it was so delicious. Great restaurant!

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MT
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69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lots of great stuff on the diverse (and, in my opinion, poorly laid-out) menu, I wasn't sure what to have until I noticed lobster stew. The description was a 1-1/4 lb lobster in cream sauce. I was bit disappointed, though: I find it hard to believe there was a whole lobster in that small dish, and I guess I thought... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We enjoyed Testa's, sat upstairs for dinner and had a great view of the bay. The pasta dish was excellent, the early bird lobster bake was very good. We also ate breakfast here one day, sat in a booth downstairs and had an enjoyable meal with a great server. Testa's is a pleasant atmosphere, with good food, and good service.... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was in a very convenient location from where our Ship was docked. We stopped to pick up our bus tour tickets early and we came back afterwards for the early bird special. I enjoyed a bowl of chowder, whole lobster and blueberry pie. The girls had told us earlier that the pies were made fresh every day by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Main St, Ste 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1865
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-3327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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