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“Quirky, Relaxed Atmosphere perfect for a foggy night in BH”
Review of Black Friar Pub

Black Friar Pub
Ranked #41 of 152 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Spent an enjoyable evening in this friendly, cozy, and English-style pub and restaurant. I work as a Matre'd in Bar Harbor and I appreciated the warm friendliness of this very unique pub and restaurant. Try the Drunken Burger-you won't regret it.

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1  Thank MJMarsh
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

The pub has great food that is reasonably priced. The live music night was fun too! It is easy to get to and we enjoyed ourselves greatly.

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1  Thank Happygal101
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

This was by far the best breakfast Ive ever had! Banana granola pancakes with sausage! Omg! Great little off the beaten path kinds place run by a very laid back guy who made our experience very comfortable.Small place with only a few customers. The only let down was when we returned this morning(fri) it wasn't open! SO disappointed! Thinking he favors quality over quantity when it comes to his restaurant. That's not a bad thing I suppose. Only wish we could have enjoyed breakfast once more before we departed on Saturday. Will not forget those pancakes!

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Thank lgeisinger
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Opening night was fun with great music, beer and food. This was a first visit for us but it won't be our last!

Thank Naasis
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Took a visit to the Black Friar Pub several times over the summer to listen to some good local folk music. First off, the interior is very nice. It's like being in an old English pub in some small UK town. It can be crowded, but it's perfect for a nice old fashion bar setting. In the back is a more open space with books and couches that you can eat and drink at, but in the front of the house is a nice old fashion bar. One of the best things about this place is the entertainment they offer. I saw several local folk bands perform here and besides, "Side Street Cafe", the "Black Friar Pub" is one of the best places to get entertainment in Bar Harbor. The food is simple, but delicious. It's ordinary all-american comfort food along with some pub food. It's not greasy or huge portions. The service is wonderful and the owner is always open to chatting and socializing with his customers at the bar. They also serve breakfast, I haven't gone there for breakfast, but next summer I look forward to doing that. Perhaps I'll write a part 2 review after I do that. The singer was good, she covered some Emmylou Harris and Joni Mitchell hits as well as singing a few songs of her own. While many bars carry the young generation crowd of sports fan, this place manages to carry the 60's-70's generation, so for that, you get great entertainment of local music.

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1  Thank Brendan W
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