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Poor Boy's Gourmet

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300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dallas, Tx
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was happy to find a quality place to eat, and as there early so they had special deals for certain items. Everything was fresh and hot. I had the crab cake for an appetizer. It was pretty spicy, but tasty. I had the chicken parmigiana, which was fabulous. I ordered the homemade blueberry pie for dessert. Strangely, it was... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a fancy restaurant. It is clean and comfortable. The service was attentive. The food was very good. I had the Lobster Scampi. Big chunks of lobster. Wife had the Salmon and enjoyed her meal as well. She really liked the blueberry margarita. We shared a cream puff for dessert. It was great. Overall a good dinner.

Thank MullyNH
Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for a quick meal after a long day of sightseeing. Lobster carbonara was good but the chicken dish seemed pre-made. Lack of taste. Couple next to us did not even finish their food.

Thank wearetravellers
Bloomington, Illinois
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Poor Boy's during Happy Hour (4-6). They have an early bird menu and a variety of lobster and pasta dishes. My husband had lobster scampi, served over linguini, with garlic butter peas (cold broccoli vinaigrette was also available). I ordered a chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, Havarti (couldn't find the cheese?) and one spear of asparagus, served... More 

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North of Boston
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

YOU MUST COME HERE! Yep. A full 2 blocks out of the action (maybe 3), people aren't lined up here and THEY SHOULD BE! A varied and well thought out menu, excellent preparation, great service, NO LINES (by no means empty, but that should change). Outstanding seafood chowder, Maine crab cakes, stuffed haddock, flourless chocolate cake. All to die for.... More 

Thank WmOfTewks
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stuffed haddock and salmon we had was fantastic. Drinks were strong as well, The Blueberry Margarita was delicious. Wait service could have been more attentive,

Thank Ava S
Bar Harbor
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife's eggplant parm was best I ever tasted.I had Mediterranean pasta. Very similar to pasta putanesca... enjoyed it very much. Ate here with previous owners. Pleased it's just as good or better.

Thank Leonard D
Medford, New Jersey
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178 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here for dinner when we didn't have a reservation anywhere else and everywhere else seemed to have a long wait for a table. We had an upstairs table, and the food was fabulous!! The staff was friendly and attentive!

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Livonia, Michigan
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lobster carbonara and my wife had Lazy Man's Baked Lobster, where the lobster is cut up and baked in stuffing. Both were good and included a lot of lobster, without the work of a whole lobster, though they have that too. They had a good selection of draft beer and great desserts - we shared a blueberry white... More 

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New Sweden, Maine
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My preteen daughter and I selected Poor Boys based on the the fact we were able to find parking. We both agreed it was a lucky find. My daughter is a foodie like her parents. She selected a pasta dish that would have feed us both with leftovers. I selected a special scallop piccata dish that I would drive several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-4148

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