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“Fall off the bone good BBQ”

Mainely Meat Barbeque
Ranked #25 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fall off the bone good BBQ”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is by far the BEST BBQ we have ever had. All of the meat was very tender and for the ribs, they fell right off the bone. You can taste that this is all home made and not frozen. The sauces were great with all the meats. Excellent food, we will be sure to come back!

  • Visited June 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great ribs don't even need sauce”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

After eating lobster for several days we wanted a change & Mainely meat Barqeque was a good choice. We have eaten at 2 of the 3 locations. The first time was next to the brewery & 2nd was on the way into Bar Harbor. We order the sampler platter each time so could get a little of each type of meat then & 1/2 rack of the rib app. The ribs were out of this world & didn't even need sauce. The pulled pork, sausage & chicken we also very good. I enjoyed the potato salad, baked beans & cole slaw. The cornbread was very good also. Good place to go.

Visited June 2014
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new orleans, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Found this place the first night we were n Acadia. We were staying near Echo Lake and looking for a place that was open at night. When we pulled into the driveway we saw a person manning the BBQ pity outside and it smelled delicious.

We were not disappointed when the food came and we dug in. Really good flavored BBQ, chicken, beef, pork and sausage. The burger was under cooked and when it was returned the second time, it was still under cooked.

The beers were good and cold Overall, it was excellent. The service was great and the atmosphere was good. But, stay away from the hamburger.

  • Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“If you want solid BBQ and a casual atmosphere - go here.”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

There are several Mainely Meat locations: Town Hill, Bar Harbor, and Ellsworth. We have been to the Town Hill and Ellsworth locations. This is authentic smoked BBQ and if you are vegan, you'd do better elsewhere. Love the fall-off-the-bone ribs.

Town Hill: located right next to the Atlantic brewery, it is a great combo of ribs and beer in the same place. The atmosphere is picnic table and flip flops. This is a seasonal location opening in May and closing in October (I think).

Ellsworth: as I recall, all you can see from the Main Street is a neon "BBQ" sign down a little alley. It might not look like much from the outside, but inside the restaurant is quite spacious and pleasant. I like that they are open year round and have live music on some nights.

Both locations are great choices for lunch or dinner - and you will not leave hungry.

  • Visited June 2014
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Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“solid bbq”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

It pairs really well with Atlantic Brewing Co. beers, the folks who run it are nice meaning the service is attentive, they offer free wifi & their food is very solid bbq, especially this far North and East.

Visited August 2013
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