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“Good place for casual meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Thirsty Whale Tavern

The Thirsty Whale Tavern
40 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-9335
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Ranked #22 of 119 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Saranac Lake, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good place for casual meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We ate lunch here and had a couple beers here on a rainy day. I had the clam chowder which was good with the fried haddock sandwich which was huge. I only ate half of it. Small place but good food. Definitely would eat here again.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

During our trip to Bar Harbor I wanted to get a good lobster roll. This is the place to go - great price for a large and delicious lobster roll that you can get with clam chowder. Very good food and great prices also.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cool place in Bar Harbour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very solid beer/wine/cocktail selection. Cool atmosphere. Laid back, but stylish. Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Friendly staff. This place caters to all.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Henderson, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Busy spot on the main drag. The food was classic pub food and the service was prompt. We sampled the haddock sandwich and the pub's burger. Both were very good. The food was fresh and cooked to order. Good location, good service, reasonable prices and classic pub fare.

Visited July 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“good bar food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stopped here after a tiring day kayaking and it definitely hit the spot. I believe my husband got a burger and I got the chicken sandwich, both were very good. I heard during another tour that the tin in this restaurant was actually taken from the Rockefeller estate when it was torn down. Interesting tidbit...
Anyway, you can't really go wrong with this place, the prices are better than a lot of the other places we went to, the service is perfectly acceptable, and the food was GREAT! We enjoyed it.

Visited July 2013
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