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McKay's Public House

231 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1744
207-288-2002
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Ranked #44 of 120 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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blue ridge mountains
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137 reviews 137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Had a very pleasant dinner here on a rainy evening. We didn't have reservations, but we were early, and they kindly fit us in. We took advantage of the happy hour specials, which were quite good (wings and spinach/artichoke dip & tasty toasted bread wedges -- and some nice Atlantic Brewing drafts). Then we shared a nice mixed salad, fish... More

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Newtown, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Admittedly we came at a difficult time. An unexpected rain storm had just passed through sending a number of outdoor diners inside. As a result the service was very slow. Even though we had a reservation, we waited at the entrance for several minutes before the host even came by. Once we were seated, the pace picked up - our... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the sweet outdoor seating with white lights in the trees, little round tables. This is why I chose the restaurant. (I always window shop for ambiance). My waitress suggested the Portobello picatta - amazingly delicious. Although the place was busy, Service was excellent. Highly recommended especially on a balmy evening in the outdoor garden (even if you are dining... More

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Massapequa, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Looked for a quick place to eat as time was short. McKay's is a very nice pub style restaurant with better than average food at reasonable prices. We had the Spinach & Artichoke dip for an appetizer and it was very tasty with more than enough for 2. We then had a Caesar salad with grilled chicken and the salmon.... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went to McKay's one evening on our honeymoon while wanting something pub-like but without the nastiness of some pubs. This place perfectly fit the bill! We were immediately seated, and thankfully it was just warm enough to enjoy the great outdoor seating area with a live finger style guitarist. While it's far from the fanciest dish available, my wife and... More

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Alden, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ate dinner on the patio in 40 degree temps. Heat lamps are on but you could see your breath. Food was good - but not exceptional. Wine is always good. This place was crowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had excellent drinks at the bar tenders whim (Chris). Perfect Manhattan. We also had wonderful food. Oysters were amazing. The lamb shepards pie was out of this world!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in Bar Harbor and this was by far the best meal we had during our stay. Great little place with plenty of german heritage.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We come here every year during our annual Bar Harbor one-week vacation. It is always one of the best, if not THE best, meals we've had during that week. Tonight was no exception. The tenderloin tips Gorgonzola were done to perfection, as were the filet mignon and the halibut. This year our party included two small grandchildren, so don't be... More

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Maryland
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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I had dinner there October 14. What a waste of money. There were few people in the place when we arrived. Ordered the Fish & Chips and a Burger with Cheese and Mushrooms. I specifically asked if the would cook it medium rare and said if not I understood and would order something else. No problem at... More

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