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Portside Grill

38 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1833
+1 207-288-4086
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Ranked #70 of 121 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Cuisines: American, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We randomly chose this restaurant as we walked around Bar Harbor. It was rather empty (less than half full) but it took us quite a while before the waitress came to our table. Our food came quickly but that was the last time we saw our waitress until the check was brought. The food was fine but definitely on the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Fast service good food quiet environment! Lobster Mac and cheese was very good but very rich and the Carbonara was great as well! Would recommend to others!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience at Portside Grill. It took us at least an hour to get a simple order of burgers and salads...Unfortunately there was no real apology for the slow service or an explanation of why it was taking so long. Once the food arrived it was good. Had the service been better I would... More

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Bensalem
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was a toss-up between this and the Thirsty Whale (next door), but the menu displayed in the window offered more variety so Portside Grill won. My daughter & I ordered the lobster roll and were not disappointed. Thick chunks of lobster overflowed the bun, it was just delicious. Our younger ones were very happy with the kid meal offerings.... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I chose the Portside to have my first Maine Lobster of the vacation... it was 'ok'...certainly the smallest lobster I've ever been served. My wife had the baked haddock that was very good. I'm usually hesitant to eat in a place where the maître'd is standing at the door ... like they are hoping someone will come in, but the... More

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Mansfield, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I loved eating here, and they had great service! We hate it when we only see the waiter once or twice and they never refill your drink that you paid extra for. Definitely not the case here! Everyone was very friendly and the food was great! The live music was fun, too! :)

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FtWayne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My wife and I stopped in here one afternoon to rest our legs from a long day of shopping downtown Bar Harbor. Found out we were there during "happy hour" and the tap beers were $2 off until 6pm that included micro brews as well. What a deal, later we found out most everybody has happy hour in Maine. Anyway,... More

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portsidegrill, Owner at Portside Grill, responded to this review

We really appreciate our customers who take the time to share their experience at Portside Grill, so thank you! We are truly blessed to have a staff that puts so much care and effort into their jobs to ensure that every customer leaves feeling satisfied and well attended to. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had the Asian shrimp salad and the Lobster Mac 'n Cheese - innovative dishes that tasted good and were reasonably priced. Nice place.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

During our visit to Bar Harbor, we stopped here. The staff and service were great! Although some of the staff were distracted by the World Cup match between Brazil and Germany which was on the TV, our food was served in good time- hot and delicious. The waitress recommended the fish and chips and when all was said and done,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is awful. Avoid at all cost. My salad was disgusting and had green slime all over it. When I told the waitress she took it and told the kitchen about it. She came back to tell me that the kitchen would go through the lettuce. That was all. Then, when we got the bill they charged us the... More

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portsidegrill, Owner at Portside Grill, responded to this review

We apologize for your atypical experience at Portside Grill. We will remind management of our policy of 150% satisfaction. More

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