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“Onion rings to write home about”
Review of Finback Alehouse

Finback Alehouse
Ranked #28 of 144 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Oxford, England
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Onion rings to write home about”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The best onion riings of the trip; a great beer batter with a pepperiness that added to the attraction. Good beer and the combination of student staple mac & cheese with crab and lobster went down very nicely.

Visited October 2012
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Merrick, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lobster and tap beer... yummy!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Just 200 feet off the main street the Finback Alehouse had a delicious lobster special. There was a good selection of tap beers, wine and drinks for good prices.

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“Locals spot...”
Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

When traveling, we like to find the spot locals frequent. Being from the FL Keys, we know what it is like to find where the locals eat and drink. Three bartenders at other restaurants suggested we go to Finback. Wonderful cozy bar, comfy stools, friendly bar tenders, delish food and sure enough we saw two of our waitstaff from other places there. Great place to drink and the food was yum too. Spinach Artichoke dip was really good, fish tacos were yummy, Cajun burger with onion rings was terrific, salads were fresh. Can you tell we kept going back?!?

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Newtown
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stay away!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Want one of those great lobster rolls? Don't get it here! Full of celery. All the other establishments in Bar Harbor just dole out the lobster meat....these guys fill it with celery! Plenty of other places to drop your coins!

  • Visited October 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We ate our first meal in bar harbor here and it was really good. I had the lobster roll and it was huge and tasted great. My husband had the scallop tacos they were also good, a little too spicy for me, but still good. Good prices and generous helpings.

  • Visited October 2012
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