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“Great Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
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10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #24 of 33 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

On our last night in Bar Harbor, we decided to veer off the beaten track to find our location for dinner. Walking down Cottage Street, we found a small sign that alerted us to a possibility to consider. We found the Black Friar and had the most amazing culinery experience of our visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Friar Tom is a really nice, laid back kind of guy. He obviously works hard. He cooks a delicious breakfast that each of us enjoyed. The quality of the food was just what we were looking for. Chef Don prepared dinner for us one night. My husband said he made the best scallops he's had out. My steak was tender, juicy and cooked the way I requested. My step daughter and son in law loved their dinners.

We hung out a couple times in the bar. Wendy makes some good drinks. My hubby is not much of a B&B kind of guy. His one requiremt was that the place has a bar and I didn't think such a place existed. Tom's on to something!

The location is good-just a short walk from the main strip.

There are lots of places to stay in Bar Harbor. If we make it back, we are booking here.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Five of us were on a motorcycle tour and found this great inn that allowed us to stay for two nights on a 3 night holiday weekend. No other area inn was as accommodating. I knew we were good when my girlfriend opened the door to our room and exclaimed, "It's lovely." The immediate area is quiet but close to town. The pub is quaint and comfortable. The inn keeper (friartom) is welcoming and laid back. The chef is well worth the visit. We had the top deck porch to ourselves the first evening after pulling in. And, Wendy kept the good spirit of our evening alive throughout dinner. This will be one of our stops again next year....

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Great rooms in a quiet location just a few blocks from Main St. and the Bar Harbor waterfront. Friendly staff gave "spot on" recommendations for our visit. The Pub was the real find....great Maine craft beers on tap, a bartender that really knew martinis, and the best burgers in town. Chef Don also plates some wonderful seafood. The rosemary skewered scallops and lobster thermidor were artfully presented and truly delectable. We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

All the staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms 1 & 4 are very nice and with the bonus balcony and coppola it is truly unique. It's nice that it's slightly off the beaten path. Wendy's blueberry martini was delish and Chef Don has a good menu with awesome food from asian chicken wings to risotto with scallops.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Braintree, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights in 2 different rooms and we couldn't have had a better time. The rooms are clean and spacious with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable queen size beds, AC, free wifi, fresh linens, etc. The room was cleaned by 130 each day. The staff are very nice and very accommodating

There is a nice sitting area on the 1st floor, with a TV in the basement area that can be used by guests (we stayed during the Olympics). The breakfasts are great, there are 8 choices (my favorite: 2 blueberry pancakes the size of a 45 record with sausage and fruit, included in the price? Sign me up!)

The Black Friar Pub, also on the 1st floor, which seats about 16 people max is a great little find. 2 of the 3 best dinners I had were in the Pub just down the flight of stairs from my room! There is a little bar included there (hand-built by the proprietor, nicely done!) where we spent a few of our nights, chatting with other guests and the staff and having a pint or 2.

The inn is within 3 blocks or less of basically everything Bar Harbor has to offer.

We'll be going back very soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Cute, clean and friendly inn. Within walking distance to everything in downtown Bar Harbor. The included breakfast every morning was wonderful. We ate dinner @ the pub one night and it was one of our favorites! We loved room# 4....comfy bed and our daughter loved the spiral staircase leading up to the sitting room! Stay here.. You'll love it!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #24 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
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Also Known As:
Black Friar Inn Bar Harbor, Maine

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