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“Great find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galyn's

Galyn's
17 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1845
207-288-9706
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Ranked #41 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Lobster was fresh and sweet, evidently a soft shell. Shrimp linguine was excellent. Nice room. Good service.

Visited October 2012
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fun and cozy atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Great service, good food. Patient with our 15 month old son. Very fun atmosphere with good views of harbor. We had steak, but the seafood looked good!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montpelier, Vermont
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“Quality food, service, and responsible prices great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This restaurant has never disappointed us during our many visits over the years. The best burger and fish sandwich coast to coast along with all the expected fish dishes of the area. Don't waste your time with higher priced flashy restaurants in Bar Harbor go to Galyn's. We are huge fans of the consistent quality and service year after year...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new york
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53 restaurant reviews
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
“Still Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was our third visit to Galyn’s and it was every bit as good as the first two times. It’s a really comfortable, cozy restaurant with very good service, and we were happy to get a great table by the window upstairs, overlooking the street and the harbor. If you're making reservations try to ask for one of these. The view definitely adds to the dining experience even when it's dark and you just see lights twinkling in the distance.

A basket of very good bread with olive oil for dipping arrives shortly after you're seated and it’s a nice way to start dinner. For appetizer we had a mixed skewer of shrimps and scallops accompanied by a lemon dill sauce and it was really terrific. Next time I just may order two and make it my dinner. The seafood was cooked beautifully, and the sauce was delicious. We then split a Caesar salad that was easily one of the best ones we’ve had. Very fresh, crispy romaine dressed perfectly and sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese, and just the right touch of anchovies. For main course we had the small prime rib (it seemed way bigger than the 8 oz listed on the menu) cooked exactly as we asked: medium rare, with mashed potatoes and a side dish or broccoli. It is served au jus but they also had a delicious horseradish sauce that I really loved. At 23 dollars, this is an absolute bargain.

Our other main course was grilled or sauted (can't remember which) haddock prepared simply but when the fish is that fresh it doesn’t need much. It was also excellent, as was the rice that came with it. I was planning to have the Indian pudding for dessert but by the end of dinner that was not happening. There was just way too much food. So of course that means that there will have to be a next time, which is not exactly a hardship :)

PS: Unfortunately I only had my cell so the pictures cannot do the dishes justice.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice view near the Harbour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Enjoyed this little eatery near the waterfront. We had a great table with nice view of the harbour.
Had the lazy man's lobster. Very good. Chowder was also good, but not the best I've had. Blueberry Crisp with Icecream was outstanding! Could of had 2!
Overall a nice place to dine in Bar Harbour. Reasonable price for Lobster before 6 PM.
Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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