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The Thirsty Whale Tavern

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Good evening and food to match

This bar has a good range of beer plus a simple but good food offering. We enjoyed the lobster... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Devon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Local gem

We went here for lunch after our fishing trip, the Thirsty Whale was recommended by one of the... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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“fried clams”(9 reviews)
“chowder”(13 reviews)
“whale salad”(3 reviews)
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40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood Tavern on the Main Street in Bar Harbor. Open in early May even when slit are not ready for the season yet. Bar seating as well as low tops and high top tables. Some entrees but mainly sandwiches and appetizers- Tavern style! Good selection...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dhplad1
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Cool place with great drinks and service. The food is all fried but very good. Lobster rolls were excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This bar has a good range of beer plus a simple but good food offering. We enjoyed the lobster rolls and our friends had blackened haddock sandwiches. To top it all we watched the start of the Red Socks path to win a game 16:1....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tanzeyk
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Just a great place to eat and of course the Clam Chowder is excellent. From Chicken Fingers to the Salads

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 663burte
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch after our fishing trip, the Thirsty Whale was recommended by one of the fishing guides. There is a goodchoice of craft beers and we tried a few of them. I ordered the clam chowder and the fried clams, the rest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank croll2
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Bar harbor and came to Thirsty Whale...best night out. Nicole was awesome. We are from Ohio and she made us feel at home. Thank you so much for a great 25 anniversary night!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank linbil0821
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I really liked their lobster roll. Grilled white bread. Fries were good. Lobster bisque was good. Cute little tavern with decent service

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kmk11600
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

4 adults and 3 kids under 6 ate lunch here, and enjoyed all. Kids had grilled cheese and chicken strips, adults had fish and chips, blackened haddock, crab roll, and lobster roll. Our server, Kim, wasn't too personable but brought us our food in a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KyBoop
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

While in Bar Harbor, decided to have lunch here. Chowder was excellent. Service very attentive and staff knew about area and recommended things to see and do. Would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner for good service and food.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Greg521
Reviewed October 27, 2017

We wandered in to this establishment looking for lunch. We ordered the haddock fish and chips and they were wonderful. Really good fries, but the fish was out of this world. Fresh and mild and fried with just a little breading. Service was very good....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Blight8416
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