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Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery

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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 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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3 restaurant reviews
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 8 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

Thank 2Chickadees
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

"Prime Beef, Our Signature Steak. Perfectly marbled & trimmed" is how they described their ribeye. My husband's steak was almost half fat and and the meat was really, really, tough, could not have been prime meat. My filet mignon was perfection that was the only reason I gave 2 stars. The service was very pleasant but terrible, she was trying... More 

Thank Frekanretired475
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted steak after eating seafood all week. We stopped by the restaurant to make reservations. When we walked in there was a woman standing by the door, she did not say hello or offer assistance and yes she worked there. We stood in the room for a few minutes, nothing. I walked into the dining room... More 

Thank Loveit2013
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We had just arrived in Bar Harbor and weren't sure where to eat. This restaurant was just down the road from our hotel so we decided to walk and give it a try. We were very pleased with the food and service. Prices were also reasonable

Thank rosie60763

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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, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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