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Testa's Restaurant

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53 Main St, Ste 102, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1865
+1 207-288-3327
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here while staying in Bar Harbor,food was excellent and lovely service.Ate downstairs as it was a warm evening and the beer was served to us really cold which was excellent.There is an upstairs to this restaurant also and is air conditioned.

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Solihull
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table but drinks were available from the downstairs bar and high bar stools to perch on. We were seated at a table upstairs with views from large window of the dark night sky. We had really attentive friendly waiter and had main courses of very nice fish & chips followed by... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to seat outside in a very nice courtyard that still allowed you to watch the street traffic. The food was absolutely wonderful. Always a good sign when the food arrives and the fries are hot, and not lukewarm.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

We had very great service at Testa's restaurant. My husband was keen to try lobster but as a novice was not sure how to go about eating it. No problem as the friendly and willing servers are on hand to give guidance and advice on how to tackle eating a lobster for the first time!, He said the lobster was... More 

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Thank Ruthie3005
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

My friend and I went here for breakfast before our bus tour of the area. Food was great and the employees were delightful. We were able to get the tickets for the bus tour there too. Very convenient location.

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Thank Betty P
Bountiful, Utah
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The price for our lobster meal was reasonable. The lobster was huge. It was served whole which was challenging for my mother-inlaw who had never been served lobster in this manner. Once she received a bit of instruction on how to tackle this beast, she dug in and enjoyed every bite.

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Thank Karen Hashimoto M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We ate here for dinner one night and weren't overly impressed. Both the food and the service were just average. They have a menu that will please most customers, but we had better food at other restaurants in Bar Harbor.

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Bloomington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

On a Tuesday evening, Testa's was packed to the gills--on both floors--with diners who were clearly having fun. Our table was situated near a streetside window on the second floor. Despite the large crowd, the restaurant's acoustics permitted my companion and me to converse without too much difficulty and our server--though visibly a bit harried--handled the challenge with sufficient aplomb.... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We went to Bar Harbor during our stay in Maine. We ate lunch at the famous Testa's Restaurant on Main Street. I had the stuffed lobster and my wife had the stuffed crab. Both dishes were wonderful. Very reasonably priced for that area. Friendly staff that always look in on you to make sure you have everything you need. I... More 

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Thank Thomas M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We ate a Testa's restaurant before going on the bus trip to Acadia National Park. The tour met across the street from the restaurant so it was extremely convenient. We both had lobster rolls which were very meaty and fresh for a good price. We sat outside and we had great service even though the restaurant is usually crowded.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Main St, Ste 102, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1865
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-3327

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