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Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub
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102 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1106
+1 207-288-5214
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a break from the seafood fare in Bar Harbor and totally thrilled that we chose Jack Russell's to indulge in one of the best Filet Mignon's we ever had. We sat upstairs which felt like we were sitting in someone's home, and actually loved the atmosphere. Excellent service. Located across the street from the Atlantic Oceanside... More 

Thank Y3041QSelainep
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called these guys 30 minutes before they closed and asked if they had lobster and if we could still come and dine in. They said absolutely. We had their scallops and filet appetizer and it was to die for! We had lazy lobster for entree and it was wonderful. Our grandson enjoyed the chicken fingers and fries and especially... More 

Thank Vicki M
Bar Harbor, Maine
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Had the filet one day and a their hamburger the next visit. One extreme to the other and both were delicious. Their blueberry ,ice cream, whip cream desert was a nice way to finish a meal. Come at 4:00 when they open and it is of course like private dining but come at 5:00 or 6:00 and there is the... More 

Thank RB1718
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Service started out slow but picked up. Steak was okay but Lobster was very good. Bar took too long for drinks. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. There was one waitress tho that was asked several times by different patrons to turn the tv channel to the World Series game. She kept saying it wasn't on yet but one... More 

Thank Dianna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Took a risk going here after reading recent bad or mediocre reviews. We were very happy with our steaks and burgers though. The French fries and the fresh garden salads were really good too. Large portions. Nice surprise of hot pretzels and mustard were brought to the table in advance of our meal.

Thank Kristin D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Very nice place, just outside of Bar Harbor. Reasonable prices, good food and good beer. The only thing is that we did not consider it a real steakhouse, for that we think the offered steaks are too few, however the quality was good.

Thank Rick v
Bath, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Had reservations for a large group, they were ready for us. The waitress was very nice, but almost everyone had something wrong with their order. My fish and chips was so-so, the fries were bland and the fish was bland. When full the restaurant is crowded, the food is very expensive for what you get.

Thank Joan J
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Good food, generous portions. We had clam chowder, lobster cake, sirloin and chicken Parmesan- everything was delicious and huge portions. A little off the beaten middle of town path- which suited is fine. We found restaurants in the middle of town too pricey and mediocre. This was the best meal we found, and a lot of locals were dining here,... More 

Thank Lynne L
Carteret, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The sign advertises the best steaks in Bar Harbor. The restaurant is small just like the steak selection. There were about fou selections of steaks on the menu? When the dinner finally arrived it was almost uneatable. The service was slow which only prolonged the agony. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THS RESTAURANT!

Thank John P
Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Recommended by several locals. Decent steak and sides. My husband had a NY strip and I had a small filet. Both were cooked properly and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1106
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?