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17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
+1 207-288-9706
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Galyn's lunch experience was outstanding. Wait staff was helpful, we were seated with a beautiful view. Food and wine were good. Just a positive experience. I would return for another meal next time in Bar Harbor.

Thank Vickey F
Byesville, Ohio
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had several choices in town for places to eat after arriving late. Galyn's menu interested us the most. We had eaten there before and I wondered if the clam chowder was still as good. I was not disappointed. My wife had the haddock sandwich which she really liked. Stop here for fresh seafood in a nice atmosphere.

Thank JosePedros
Blue Hill Falls, Maine
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Galyn's has been there for years. Always a must in the 'season'. Can be crowded when the SHIPS are in - but with good reason.

Thank chunko4
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Galyn's on a recommendation from a local and glad we did. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being at our elbow all night. The furnishings are great and the multiple dining rooms made the experience intimate. My wife had the crab cakes which were very good and I clam chowder to leave some room for the... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch one day and are so glad we did! We were seated upstairs with a marvelous view. The service was very good and the lobster roll was by far the best I have ever had. On the other hand I did not care for the lobster bisque, however when the server saw I had not eaten... More 

Thank pja727
Seattle, Washington, United States
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course, we expected Maine lobster and a sea view, but were delighted when we showed up downtown Bar Harbor, without a reservation for dinner at 6:30. My wife's first choice was Gaylyn's based on reading the Trip Advisor ratings and reviews. We were told they would have a table for us in 20 minutes, so we went to the... More 

Thank Summitseekerray
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here because there were so many good reviews. While the service was good the food was not memorable at all. It was way overpriced and quite frankly just ordinary. Lobster roll was small and nothing special. The house salad dressing was delicious but the salad was boring. I was very disappointed. Not worth it on my opinion.

Thank Betsy D
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165 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely local restaurant with great views in upstairs dining room. Excellent Clam Chowder, great Lobster done several ways. We had the whole lobster, bibs and all. Staff were very attentive and helpful with the wine list which was quite extensive.

Thank Ian L
Canton, Georgia, USA
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Galen's twice while in Bar Harbor . The first visit was fantastic having the lobster pasta dish and I had the lobster roll. Excellent!! The weekend came along and we returned both of us having the lobster pasta dish and maybe because the restaurant was packed the dish was not quite as good so a bit of... More 

Thank Sandy G
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a delicious dinner! I sat on the patio with a beautiful view. My server was attentive and friendly. I ordered a William's wild blueberry lemonade and I regret to say that is now my favorite drink which means I have no choice but to go back. For dinner I ordered the lobster linguini. It was seasoned perfectly as to... More 

Thank Becky H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?