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Portside Grill

38 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1833
+1 207-288-4086
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Ranked #68 of 120 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
Valparaiso, Indiana
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely dinner we had last night at the Portside Grill! We took the recommendation from TripAdvisor, and were not disappointed. The Lobster Macaroni and Cheese was out of this world, Clam Chowder heavenly, beer and wine recommendations were right on. Plus, Angela, our server, was wonderful - we felt like we were family! A must do when in... More

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portsidegrill, Owner at Portside Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Portside Grill. We are very proud of our staff and very much appreciate our customer feedback. More

Matawan, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We wanted to watch a World Cup game and walked in here bc they had a small tv at the bar. It wasn't overcrowded so we sat at the bar, split some appetizers and had a few drinks. I thoroughly enjoyed the "lady boss" cocktail and the woman behind the bar could not have been nicer. She was also working... More

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portsidegrill, Owner at Portside Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Portside Grill. We are committed to providing every customer with the best possible food and service. More

Gray, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Portside Grille was awesome. We had the steamer's and they were the best we ever had (we are life long New Englanders and that says a lot). The bartender/manager Angela was so wonderful and attentive. We went back more than once because of the experience.

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portsidegrill, Owner at Portside Grill, responded to this review

Our staff work very hard to provide every customer with the best possible experience and we appreciate your taking the time to share yours. More

Corona del Mar, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

They had items on main menu that were not highlighted elsewhere such as the amazing Ipswich clams very good value. good location downtown

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