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Galyn's

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17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
207-288-9706
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a delicious dinner on the front porch where we loved watching the sunset over the water. We liked this restaurant so much that we came back two days later to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary (on the front porch again!). The food was delicious - one night my husband and I had the Maine crab cakes and the... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make a reservation. Being close to the harbor, Galyn's gets a lot of traffic, but their popularity is well deserved. We chose this restaurant for our special dinner out while visiting Acadia. We were not disappointed. We were taken upstairs to a softly lit, inviting space. Service was both outstanding and accommodating, as my daughter requested and received a slightly... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. great family atmosphere. busy place but they did not make you feel rushed.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While the service was friendly and we were accommodated with a window seat, the food, for the price, was only average. Wouldn't discourage one from eating there as it was clean, and despite not having a reservation, we were able to get a nice table on a Sunday evening.

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Salina, Kansas
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had made reservations over two weeks prior to our visit...got placed in the tiniest table I have ever experienced on the front porch. This place was a bit more hype than substance. My wife liked her halibut, my shrimp Lafayette was very bland. Locals tell me this is the place to go for the 4 pm to 6 pm... More 

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Thank Kevin P
Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To the Galyn's owners and staff, Thank you for making our wedding dinner such a wonderful experience! From our appetizers to our entrees, everything was nicely prepared, flavorful, and exceeded expectations. Our servers were professional and took great care of our group. One of my personal favorites was the great variety of cocktails served at your restaurant - unique and... More 

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Thank LostOnWilderness
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great wait staff, even better food. Beautiful meal for our last night and we had a terrific and oh so knowledgeable waiter. I would highly recommend Gayln's for atmosphere and fine dining.

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Thank Corrine G
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was on a solo visit to Bar Harbor and was recommended to check out Galyn's. Decided to get some take out. Got the Shrimp Lafayette. It was fantastic. Shrimp were perfect and portion was just right for one person. Would def go there again.

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Thank Mark M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the special, a lemon capered aloli haddock, and I have to say, it was so good, my Rueben loving husband asked , "can you make this at home?" Near the pier, quiet, mid range priced, relaxing place to eat. Good wine list, experienced wait staff. Soft music. A real change from the taffy and tshirts of Bar Harbor

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Thank cjdesai
Clinton Township, Michigan
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best dining experience while on vacation. Galyn's was recommended by our cottage rental host. The wait wasn't too long, we sat outside and had Kayla as our server; she was very friendly and attentive. I had the lobster linguine and my daughter had the pasta Galyn; both were absolutely delicious. We both had dessert (chocolate mousse and blueberry apple crisp).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?