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“Wonderful Burgers”
Review of Black Friar Pub

Black Friar Pub
Ranked #43 of 152 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We ate here during our first night staying at the Black Friar Inn. We had two of the ale soaked burgers and a cup of lobster bisque along with a couple Gritty's beers. It was all good and reasonably priced. The menu consisted of upscale pub food with lots of local dishes. Also had a piece of chocolate cake that was wonderful, but a bit expensive.

Thank James H
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

food was very good it is a small place and when entered no one around to greet us or provide any direction. staff was friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just stopped by for a beer as had read abut it in a Frommer's Guidebook. No rooms available but still wanted to look at it. Barmaid/waitress was a bit irked that we didn't eat a meal there. We weren't very hungry plus prices were pretty steep, but from what we saw served the food looked very good.

2  Thank Ray B
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was probably our favorite meal and restaurant during our week-long honeymoon in Bar Harbor. The Black Friar Pub was recommended to us from a local business owner and we are very glad we took up the recommendation. I'd definitely say it's one of the best restaurants in all of Bar Harbor and what makes it even better is it's one of those hidden gems not on Main Street.

Definitely make a reservation to eat here as the dining room doesn't accommodate a ton of visitors. The night that my wife and I ate here, the Black Friar was hosting a party of 20 which essentially filled their larger dining room making only a few tables in their smaller dining room available. As much as they didn't want to turn people away, they had to that night. But it also showed how good the place is as it was filled to capacity and turned away more visitors.

I had the NY Sirloin which was cooked to medium rare perfection and it was served with their veggie and starch nightly choices which were butternut squash and a cool shredded potato pancake. My wife had the rosemary skewered scallops which were huge and delicious.

I had a couple of pints and one thing I found interesting was the pub doesn't serve Atlantic Brewing Beer per the owner's choice. Still plenty of other local micro-brews to choose from though making this is an overall great dining experience for us.

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2  Thank Keith F
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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We came here one night to get a meal that didn't consist entirely of seafood in a town known for its seafood. The restaurant is super cute inside and we were very happy with the service. The food was delicious... We had burgers, meatloaf, pulled pork, and scallops. Each dish had its own little twist. Definitely recommend going if you're looking for variety.

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