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“Fish Sandwich and Clam Chowder Special”

The Thirsty Whale Tavern
Ranked #15 of 148 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Hudson, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fish Sandwich and Clam Chowder Special”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is always one of our first stops in Bar Harbor. We love the fish sandwich and clam chowder with a side of Guinness. Service is good.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Ellen R
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English first
Portland, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“the best fried clams...”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

so the bartender brought menus to us and she said..."do you like fried clams?" I said yes, and she said, "I'll be right back I am placing your order and they are the best!" WHAT CAN I SAY - BUT THEY WERE!!!!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Stephen J
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Killingworth, CT
Level 6 Contributor
710 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Terrific bar for lunch”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

During the off season the Thirsty Whale is a bar for locals, and one of the few places that stays open during the winter. Their fresh haddock sandwiches are unbelievably delicious and their homemade clam chowder is perfect--it is flavorful, loaded with clams, not full of pasty flour or filler. This place is just great.

Visited January 2013
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Normal, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Great Name, Great Food”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This was our very first meal experience in Bar Harbor. I have to say, since I love animals, I was instantly attracted to their sign, The Thirsty Whale. But it was more than just that after we ate. The food was good, much better than "bar food" and there were many choices, even for someone who doesn't eat meat. The service was good, fast and helpful. We didn't have any beer, but it looked like there would have been plenty to choose from if we had wanted it.
And we did end up with a tee-shirt and mug! A fun, casual, not too expensive place to have lunch. I would go back again.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Sue R
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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very nice”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

it is a nice place to come and have dinner or lunch. the food is verg good and the prices is also good.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Robert W
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