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McKay's Public House

231 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1744
207-288-2002
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Ranked #40 of 121 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Louisville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Good food! Great experience… Great atmosphere. Waiting and bar area could be a little bigger. Lobster mac and cheese very good as was their special. Nice outdoor seating area as well. They take reservations, so recommend calling ahead

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife, son and I recently vacationed in Bar Harbor and hit many restaurants during our week there. We dined outside in the courtyard garden, the food and wine pairings were outstanding right down to my son's choice of Blueberry Soda and Duck Won-tons. Very interesting and tough choices on the menu, something everybody. Brian Smith and his staff get... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant out, as they had a nice patio with small lights and heaters as well as a guitar player. Our server started out to be quite charming but seemed to be a bit of a beer connoisseur but couldn't help me pick out a beer I would like. In fact when we... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Short wait on a Sunday day night. Atmosphere outside was charming, sitting among trees lit by small lights. Food was outstanding, wife and I both loved our dinners!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you want to dine in Bar Harbor, go here. We dined outside with family from Italy and celebrated my husbands Birthday. Brian did a great job assisting in all our needs and going out of his way to make it really special. Perfect atmosphere(the weather helped too). Food was really done well and the adjoining wine shop had a... More

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Warwick, RI
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. You can dine inside or outside on the patio. Hostess seemed a little confused seating us.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was excellent and not overpriced by any means. I had the Jamaican Jerk Chicken with dark rum sweet potatoes and my girlfriend had flounder stuffed with seafood (which I helped her finish off). They were both great and I was very pleased. The specials all looked great too on the evening we came. Outside there are twinkle lights... More

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love everything about this restaurant - the staff, the atmosphere, the food, the drinks. We stopped by without reservations on a busy night and the manager quickly looked to see how he could accommodate us. After a quick wait in the bar, we had a table. Our server was great and our meal was excellent. We are vegetarians and... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

great place to bring your girl ..service very good .food was just great and the place was nice inside

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had a nice dinner on the patio. The food was good and the wait staff were excellent. It is a very pleasant and relaxing place to enjoy outdoor dining.

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