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Black Friar Inn and Pub

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10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My wife and I found this quirky Inn while exploring Bar Harbor and are we glad we did. The owners/ staff make this place, the food is great the atmosphere is terrific and the decor is spot on, but the folks who run and work there are the best, they care and it shows. Do yourself a favor whilst visiting... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I got a little lost exploring town and found this place. We decided to eat dinner here and words can't even describe how good the food tasted in our mouths. The best dinner I have ever eaten.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I have eaten many meals over the years and have been entertained by top quality musicians. I haven't had the need to stay at the Inn,because I live in Bar Harbor. The atmosphere is very friendly and the customers mingle with each other, even if they are only meeting for the first time. The food is delicious and cooked to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What a great place to stay! This is a charming, cozy B&B with an associated restaurant and pub. At the pub, we enjoyed conversations with locals, guests of the Inn, and others tourists stopping for a meal. They serve breakfasts and dinners; both are excellent. We stayed four nights in early October, and by the time we left, we felt... More 

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Thank Diane C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

An intimate pub attached to the inn with a limited but accomplished menu. My wife had the cioppino first night and remarked it was the best she ever tasted. I had a perfectly prepared burger with an excellent side salad of cucumbers with goat cheese and red onions. We also enjoyed the curried mussels and a great steak. Service was... More 

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Portland, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I cannot say enough about this place. It's beautifully decorated with friendly staff. I loved the fact that you could have dinner in the restaurant and pub and the food was excellent. A lot of ppl local would eat at the restaurant, its not just for the ppl staying at the Inn. We ate there 3 nights out of 4... More 

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We just spent 2 nights at this fabulous Inn. The location was great for walking around Bar Harbor. We felt our room was an authentic New England experience. If you're looking for 5 star modern furnishings this Inn isn't for you. There were great choices for breakfast. We had dinner there one night and it was the best meal I've... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We chose the Black Friar because of its more European/British style of accommodation. B&B's can be too close quarters, whether with hosts or other guests, yet we still wanted something with character. The pub offered a place to be social if we felt like it. However, I would say it is seemed more of a dining room with a bar,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A very charming and great experience ! Best hotel in Bar Harbor, small and cosy. The staff and owner where great and helpful, very nice restaurant and bar. Bjorn , Anki, Margareta and Pentti from Sweden

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Loved our trip here, charming little inn with great service and an amazing breakfast each day. Walking distance to everything in Bar Harbor and was cheaper given the experience. This is not a 5 star resort and if you're very picky about a big room and bathroom, better go somewhere else, you come here for a unique and charming experience.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Friar Inn and Pub is a hidden gem; once you find it we guarantee you will be back! Our three story building is mostly constructed from materials salvaged from the mansions that burned in the great fire of 1947. All of the finishing work in the Blackfriar was once part of the time when the steamboats greeted our shores and Bar Harbor was called Eden. Although there doesn't seem to be any new ghost here, you will occasionally feel residual energy coming from all around you. Especially if it's nighttime. And you're here. By yourself. Don't be frightened off, when you walk in our friendly and super accommodating staff is there to greet you, get you settled in and feeling at home. Chef Don does a superb job in our cozy kitchen whether you feel like a burger or a fine bottle of wine with a perfectly cooked steak. Jenny, Michelle, Taylor and Brittany are very capable barmaids with dynamite personalities and lots of specialty drinks to try. Fryer Tom is the heart of the Friar, the owner and innkeeper, he is laid back and has a wonderful hands-on approach to ownership. We are happy family here at the Blackfriar so come by, take a tour, grab a beer and let us make you feel like part of it! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Friar Inn and Pub

Address: 10 Summer Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $90 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Black Friar Inn And Pub Bar Harbor, Maine
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