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McKay's Public House

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231 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1744
207-288-2002
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is a top class restaurant. As it was a warm evening we eat outdoors and were serenaded by Bob Bowman a local guitarist (he was brilliant all evening) the food was just wonderful and the service superb. I cannot say enough good things about this place, we will be in Bar Harbor for a few days so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a top class restaurant. As it was a warm evening we eat outdoors and were serenaded by Bob Bowman a local guitarist (he was brilliant all evening) the food was just wonderful and the service superb. I cannot say enough good things about this place, we will be in Bar Harbor for a few days so I expect... More 

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Veazie, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

4 of us were promptly seated with reservations at 6. Upstairs was a bit drafty on this damp day so wear a sweater. Waiter was knowledge and didn't steer us wrong with his wine selection. Oysters were excellent. Halibut was fresh and moist, sachetti tasty, fillet perfectly cooked, and pork also tasty. Desserts topped off an excellent meal. Our favorite... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our waitress was AWESOME. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. Our second time here and it did not disappoint. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

this was our favorite restaurant for the food. we had the pork ribeye - best I've ever had and lobster macaroni and cheese. food was excellent.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I confess I've primarily gone for the Science Meets Art talks that McKay's hosts for MDI Biological Lab. That said the location is quite pleasant, beer selection is quite good and varied. The only complaint is that I wish the vegetarian options were broader. The veggie burger I had was good but there isn't much else.

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Daytona Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We chose to have dinner here based on TA reviews. Our experience was not as good as others experienced. First, the bread they brought to the table was cold, as if it had sat on a refrigerated pan. Our server was not very attentive and we were not even there at their busy dinner time yet. I had the lamb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Every meal was excellent...duck confit, bistro steak, halibut, seafood risotto....yum. The drinks were so so.

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I made reservations for dinner at McKay's as part of our weekend stay in Bar Harbor. We asked for patio seating under the twinkle lights. Great choice. Love, love the outside seating under the lights. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese. Way too heavy for me, but so yummy. If I had not eaten so much... More 

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate here because it was next to our hotel AND open in the off season. The interior is charming, warm and inviting. The owner's daughter was also hostessing which was pretty cute. Service was a bit on the slow side, but was very pleasant and eager to please. We all ordered from the specials of the day (2 got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Since moving to Bar Harbor we eat at McKays on a regular basis. We love the food and Teresa is the bomb! The Portabella piccata is my favorite dish on the menu.

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Additional Information about McKay's Public House

Address: 231 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1744
Phone Number: 207-288-2002
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1744
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?