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Black Bear Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
215 Roosevelt Trl, Naples, ME 04055-5438
+1 207-693-4770
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“shepherd's pie” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
215 Roosevelt Trl, Naples, ME 04055-5438
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is awesome! Good service but if you have a hard time hearing in noisy places, you may want to go during off hours.More

Thank Ken M
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. Indeed it can be joyfully noisy during busy times - less so in the Snug, but if it's packed, there will be the sound of high-volume activity. We open at 4 pm, and the volume is way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner tonight at the Black Bear Cafe , I needed my meal to be gluten free and there were several options , I ended up having the salmon which was delicious my husband had muscles and french fries which he polished...More

Thank Laura H
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you were able to find a Gluten Free option that hit the spot and thank you for sharing your feedback via this great review. We hope we have the privilege of serving you again.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We had dinner here based on a recommendation from a friend. The food was delicious, in an Irish pub atmosphere. I was expecting pub grub or "Irish fare". I had the baked haddock which was deliciously sweet and perfectly cooked. My friend had the baked...More

Thank flynnml
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow, we are so delighted you enjoyed your visit to the BBC. For sure we'll make sure our Chef and his crew get your feedback and we hope you visit us again. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Very friendly, accommodating and the food is pub fare with a twist. My friend had the shepherd's pie that included summer squash and zucchini. He said he was skeptical but once he tried it; he declared that it was "really very good". They do know...More

Thank Harney556
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

We welcome all feedback and thank you for taking the time to review the BBC. And we hope we have to opportunity to serve you again. Thank you.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food and service were excellent. Everybody seemed to be having a great time. The music was performed by Frank Ryan who kept the crowd upbeat with a great selection of Irish jigs and reels and some really fine American songs. Top night.More

Thank Gerry K
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Gerry K - We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience - Frank Ryan is a favorite performer at the BBC and we love his talent and the energy he brings to the room. Thank you so much for your great review, and...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

About twenty of us there for dinner. Friendly and efficient service. Restaurant accommodated an array of palates, even adapting menu selections. Good beers, good wines, good cocktails.More

Thank Momus60657
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Wow, thank you for your awesome feedback as we are delighted when our customers have a great experience. Pleasing a group of 20 is a plus, and of course our staff are at the root of excellent service and good food. Thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lovely, Irish-pub atmosphere. We ate in the "snug" but could still hear (and see) the Irish music in the main room. Apparently there is live Celtic music most weekends. Dinner was very good. Enjoyed the Smithwick's ale on tap. Nice, friendly place.More

Thank Jessie R
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your great review. We are thrilled to know it was a good experience. During the summer we have life Irish folk music every night, and other times it is Friday and Saturday nights, with some additional nights thrown in. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We visited this place again with 4 other people as we knew we had good food here before. It was a friday night and it was busy, but we didn't have a long wait for a table. The service this time was a disappointment, as...More

1  Thank Goodguydoug
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Oh this is so disappointing - I am so sorry to get news of your experience. Things can get backed up when many people arrive at the same time, but it should never take that long to get a round of drinks and the entire...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have eaten her twice in last year. The food is good for a small Maine town. I like the seafood dishes. I had Salmon on a nice Summer Salad. The beer selection was also fairly good...they had Allagash White on tap. Overall the service...More

Thank Rob L
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a kind review. We love it when our customers have the right experience and give us another shot when something 'before' didn't go as planned. We did have a problem at the beginning of the...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We always come here on our yearly Maine trip. Have been for drinks a few times, finnally had dinner and it was great. Live music is always nice. But no Irish food selections. We had 8 people and everyone loved their food. Lobster mac n...More

1  Thank 744seang
BBCMamaBear, Owner at Black Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

The customer is always right. We are delighted you enjoyed your food and had a good experience. One of the owners is from Waterford, Ireland, and our pub was created based on the pubs when he came of age and learned the business (when food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Roosevelt Trl, Naples, ME 04055-5438
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 207-693-4770
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An authentic Irish pub in the heart of the Lakes Region. Created in the spirit of country pubs in southern Ireland, the owner, from Waterford, Ireland, assures us that the tradition and ambiance of a true ‘public house’ is presented to each guest that visits ‘the Bear.” The staff are each trained to pour a perfect pint, great food is delivered from the tiny kitchen, including local favorites like Fish ‘n Chips, steaks, salads, seafood, burgers, and amazing desserts. Ask your server about vegetarian and gluten free options too.
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