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“Small place, open off season”

The Thirsty Whale Tavern
Ranked #15 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Strasburg, Virginia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small place, open off season”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Seafood was so very fresh. Chowder was thick and delicious. Fried seafood was lightly breaded and just seasoned enough to flavor. Waitress was real steady hustling and an attentive lady.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Massachusetts
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WELL WORTH THE TRIP”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Found this restaurant on "tripadvisor" and it was excellent. Wait staff was very friendly and the food was very good....Started off with clam chowder (full of clams) and then split a seafood platter. would definitely go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fun Times!”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

You know that a place is fun when you return time and time again. It's where the locals go. The food is good and the beer and wine selections are excellent.

Visited October 2013
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Locals love it!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Had my first lobster roll at the Thirsty Whale, and although I have nothing to compare it with, it was very good as were the sweet potato fries. The tavern is obviously popular with the locals, and we tourists were easy to identify. If you want good food, lots of beer choices, fast service and reasonable prices, this is the place. If you want a quiet, romantic dinner, it's not. It's very noisy, but that would not stop us from eating there again.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

It's a great place to watch game or relax and have seafood. Atmosphere is nice, service is good. I had lobster roll and i really liked it. Prices are good,location is perfect in downtown...

  • Visited October 2013
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