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The Thirsty Whale Tavern

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
+1 207-288-9335
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (152 reviews)
“lobster roll” (222 reviews)
“fried pickles” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Delicatessen
€€ - €€€
40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
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1 - 10 of 1,589 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great lobster meal! Would definitely recommend this place to travelers in this area. Great food for a great price!

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for a few drinks and ended up having a late lunch. The lobster rolls were delicious. My husband had a burger which he enjoyed immensely.

Thank Mary jane D
Reviewed 2 days ago

After walking around Bar Harbor shopping we stopped to take a break. Had a cold drink and a burger. Great casual atmosphere and service. Food was generous and very tasty. Actually liked it so much we stayed for an extra drink and relaxed. Price was...More

Thank maplerun62-Steel
Reviewed 2 days ago

I stopped in for lunch which visiting Bar Harbor because I had read many positive reviews and was not disappointed. I ordered a blueberry ale from the extensive list of beers and the fish and chips. Everything was good, but the only criticism I have...More

Thank Marianne D
Reviewed 3 days ago

5 of us stopped by on a weeknight and still had a 20 minute wait. The table was a little small for the 5 of us but we managed. Menu isn't huge but definitely had an assortment of burgers, seafood and salads. The food was...More

1  Thank Snonut800
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A few of us had lunch here and found the food to be delicious. The lobster roll was good and so was the haddock. Everything was fresh, nicely seasoned and well cooked. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Nikkip67
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in here for a quick bite while exploring Bar Harbor. What a great little surprise. The menu has something for everyone. Whether you are here to sample some lobster dishes or want a quick burger, you'll find it. The craft beer that our...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here for a local craft beer and quick lunch. The lobster bisque was very tasty and the craft beer selection was also quite good. Prices were good for Bar Harbor. We will return.

Thank Archrn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recommend by Adam at our hotel and it was our first introduction to Lobster in Maine! Did not disappoint!

Thank Joyce31965
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had drinks and an early dinner of fresh seafood at the Thirsty Whale. Service was excellent, food was very good, clientele was fun. Overall just a very nice place to hang out for awhile.

Thank Tony R
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Questions & Answers
24 October 2016|
Response from Heather S | Property representative |
no we are not. I believe the dog and pony and gaylns are.
15 September 2016|
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Response from Heather S | Property representative |
if you try had issues to bring to my attention, you could have messaged me here, called my business, looked up my website and emailed me etc. your review was not meant to be constructive critism. it was cruel, injected with... More
3 September 2016|
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Response from Heather S | Property representative |
I have been running my successful restaurant for over 20 years and unfortunately there are difficult people who you cannot make happy. Your review was not constructive criticism. It was just plain mean. Like I said in my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9335
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