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“Late night dining on island time”

The Thirsty Whale Tavern
Ranked #15 of 152 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Went here after a sunset kayak trip. It took a while to be seated, but once we were, service was decent. The atmosphere is fun, bar/ grille and somewhat small, but it works. Fish (and chips)were delicious. Light and not heavy greasy like they sometimes can be. I'd go back, just maybe not so late... Seemed popular though, people streaming in steadily. Live music too, although we left as thy were setting up.

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Thank cass20
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I had a great salad with salmon and the salmon was large and well cooked. My husband and the boys had hamburgers and said they were very good. It is a tavern, but if you are looking for good food at a good value this is your place.

Thank Judy V
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Best fish sandwich and cold beer around! Great service and delicious foods....fried clams with bellies. A good place for the locals to hang out. Fun.

Thank NeliaLake04605
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Enjoyed some standing room only 50's era live music and drinks on a Friday night. Had a delicious lunch later in the week. Two of my companions who happened to order the same fish sandwich both had gastro issues later - not bad, but let's just say they didn't want to eat their leftovers. Prices are reasonable.

Thank StaceyR321
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great place for lunch -- Had the clam chowder, burger served medium rare (like it shoulld be), terrific sweet potato fries, blackened haddock, regular haddock, and Greek salad (OK, that was between my wife and I for two meals -- ). Service was great, meals were spectacular, and I would eat there again to try something else on the menu. The place was clean and the menu was varied enough that you would be hard pressed to NOT find something you liked. Don't miss the haddock here -- it's great!!

Thank goodfoodguy747
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