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“nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McKay's Public House

McKay's Public House
231 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1744
207-288-2002
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Ranked #16 of 142 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

this is nice place to eat and have a nice drink. it a nice place to bring you date or wife or both to have a reeally nice meal and not be in a hurry

Visited September 2012
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Alabama
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Where were the clams?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My family and I ate here for dinner. We ordered clam chowder and there were no clams and found one chunk of potato in the chowder. I believe the got the left over from the bottom of the pot. They should have just said we are out. We ordered crab cakes, the seafood risotto and fish and chips. Overcooked and bland. We did arrive after eight p.m. and I am just hoping it was a bad night. This was the first week of June and they were not that busy. Nevertheless it was a pricey meal for the quality of food. We did complain and were ignored by the server and management. I do not recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2012
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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“Great food every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have eaten here for the past three years when we come to Bar Harbor for the Mt Desert Island Marathon and have not had a anything but a good experience. Would recommend it to others.

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PA
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great setting, great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I had the lobster mac and cheese, which was excellent. The ambiance was terrific, with great outdoor and indoor seating perfect for a late summer night.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Hope, ME
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103 reviews
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“Definitely worthy of a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

With only a few restaurants open in the winter in Bar Harbor, you have to give credit to any of them that persevere. McKay's does more than persevere. The menu offers lots of choice, the price range is good, the food was very good, and the service was excellent.

They had a fire pit going outside at the front of the restaurant in the snow, which added to a very lovely atmosphere. The pub has several rooms which gives some intimacy and privacy. The menu had plenty of options. Although on the night we were there one dinner and one dessert were not available and we were not told until we had ordered them. Very good food, reasonable prices and a lovely dinner out.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Linda A
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