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Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery

American, Brew Pub, Seafood
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102 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1106
(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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Whippany, New Jersey
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The really is SO MUCH Lobster you can eat when in Bar Harbor (it is as hard to type as it is to read) So we changed it up with the steakhouse . . . . The service was fine, the server was trying to up sell from the minute we walked in the door. They rate themselves as the... More 

Thank C D M
Bar Harbor, Maine
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've tried this place before and had steak, as it is basically a "steak house". It tasted "funky", and I vowed never to have beef there again due to the strange [not good] taste of their beef. This time I tried the crab cakes as stated on the menu, "very little filler, mostly crab meat". Well, it was almost all... More 

Thank Brewster45
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

just left the restaurant totally disappointed. Starting with the staff, the bartender was polite yet had no desire to engage in any discussion about the dishes or drinks. She was pleasant to others yet barely spoke to us. We ordered New England Clam Chowder and I am so glad it was just a cup. The soup was watered down, the... More 

Thank Indira K
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had terrific steaks at Jack Russell's and were very pleased with service. We were a little worried after reading some negative reviews on Tripadvisor, but decided to give it a go. We were pleasantly surprised and very happy. My husband said his steak was one of the best he has ever had. The service was prompt. We would highly... More 

Thank bethesdaViking
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been coming to the Acadia area for decades, and am hard pressed to remember a worse meal. Our waitress was completely inept (not bringing us condiments even after a reminder - we had to swipe them from other tables). My burger, ordered medium well was rare in the middle. Why didn't I send it back, you ask? Because said... More 

Thank VicarJoan
Kew Gardens, New York
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here in July because it was in walking distance from our hotel. Service was lacking. Had to ask waiter to bring me my drink. Also he forgot to charge us for my husband's steak, but we're honest people so we brought it to his attention. Food was just okay. Wouldn't run back here again on my next trip to... More 

Thank Eileen W
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family establishment in an old house. Comfortable quaint setting. Walked from our hotel. Delicious filet and mashed potatoes and blueberry ale on tap. Only baffling thing was I'm pretty sure the veggies were reheated/frozen? Expensive as everything in the area is. Would go again for sure, just next time would order a different side than the vegetable of the day.

Thank elkoster
Jacksonville, Florida
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am disappointed that this restaurant has chosen to acquiescence to liberal ideology and is unable to take a stand on bathrooms. I do not appreciate eating in an expensive restaurant or any restaurant and having to put the toilet seat down in the restroom, after some man who does not have the upbringing to put the toilet seat back... More 

Thank Laine M
Orono, ME
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is set up like a British pub, but the quality of service and food bring Jack Russell's up a few notches. The seafood is fresh, the steaks are well prepared, and the staff is courteous and professional. They do a fine job of making tourists and locals equally welcome. And who can go wrong with a place that... More 

Thank HarpGirl207
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super friendly staff. Best crab cakes in Maine! Steak cooked perfect and melt in your mouth. Go early as they are very popular.

Thank Candi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Brew Pub, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, 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: (207) 288-5214

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