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17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of a tour with NCL Cruise Lines were had lunch at this delightful restaurant. The shore excursion was the "Ultimate Island Experience" which ended with lunch here! I ordered the Haddock and Chips and my husband had the Lobster Tail. We had a set menu with choices as part of the tour. We were not disappointed. The haddock... More 

Thank patriciae648
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is pretty good, but not spectacular. The service was great. The house salad was delicious. I had the blueberry apple crisp, though wasn't impressed.

Thank Stanley K
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on a whim while visiting the city. We did enjoy our dinner. The herbed chickpea entree was great but small. My wife just loves her lobster salad over greens. My lobster was decent. Overall four stars.

Thank lukelives
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived in Bar Harbor and our hotel recommended Galyn's. Too late to make a reservation but they take walk-ins. They could seat us in 30 minutes so we went to the bar. We decided to order an appetizer at the bar while we waited and it arrived just as our table was ready. They efficiently moved our tab to... More 

Thank TexasGal60
Brampton, Canada
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81 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Galyn's before and were impressed enough to return, The waitress was excellent, meal arrived in good time but the quality was not what we remembered. For the price, the meal was nothing special.

Thank Eric o
Dorset, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here and enjoyed it so much that we decided to book for dinner. Delicious clam chowder and lobster. Service was very good. A busy restaurant and it is advisable to book otherwise you will be in a long queue.

Thank snipsnapsnorum
Rochester NY
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner there on recommendation of our innkeeper. It was adequate, but nothing memorable. Located in a former sailors' bunkhouse.

Thank RochesterSicilian
Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place gets very crowded and the bar is small, so be prepared to stand and wait if you don't have reservations. Bartender was terrific and served us remarkably fast and we were seated exactly at the amount of time we were told it would take to get a table. Food is always good. Not cutting edge and not the... More 

Thank PhotoJDallas
Florence, Kentucky
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first dinner stop in Bar Harbor did not disappoint. Love seafood and this was excellent. Service was good. Limited outdoor seating overlooking the street. Fortunate to get in without a reservation.

Thank FlorenceYall3030
Cooperstown, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is excellent and prices are reasonable. Service is fast and accomodating and the location is right on the harbor side. A first rate exprience!

Thank Teresa121

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-9706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?