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Mainely Meat Barbeque

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15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7770
+1 207-288-9200
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10:00 - 17:00
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was great along with the service, but I did not like the fact that it was in a tent. I also did not like the fact that the tables were picnic benches.

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Carver, Massachusetts
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chicken breast with potato salad and coleslaw. Also some baked beans cornbread and a small side salad. Drinks or water. We loved eating out at the picnic tables with the cool breeze and Christmas lights. Fair prices and homemade food. A great meal to chill out. If you're hungry there is great ice cream too but get... More 

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the location co-located with the brewery. The staff recommended the brisket which was a new menu item at that time. It was absolutely fabulous. Slow smoked and then seared at the end to give it a good char on the outside. I've had brisket in Texas and this was on par and possibly even better. It melted... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We can't "do" MDI without a couple of visits to Mainely Meet on Knox Road. The beer is always excellent and the Q is always flavorful, moist, delicious, and plentiful! Get there while the tours are still on, hit the tasting room, then head over to the garden for a righteous pint and great food.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Large portions and very friendly staff. We were there on their last night before closing for the season.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We are from the South and used to a BBQ place almost in every town but we were somewhat surprised when we saw Mainely Meat along our drive into Acadia National Park, especially considering we had just mentioned earlier in our trip that bbq would probably be hard to find up North being that we thought it was a mostly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a long drove to get to Acadia, and arrived around dinnertime with no plans for where to eat. When this BBQ sign came into view, my husband was overcome with the need to turn in -- and it was a great call. We were seated right away, even though it's a pretty small dining room. And everything was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Yeah sooooo, don't judge me but I'm almost a vegetarian.(I'll wait until you stop throwing rocks at me) We went to Mainely Meat on our last night. 3 men, that like to eat. We were about to take the sampler (1 each) and I saw the Max Plate. The waitress said it would be too much (we weigh 600 pounds... More 

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Benton, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I eat here most every time I go to BarHarbor and it almost never disappoints me. They don't get it perfect every time. Sometimes the pulled pork is a little too oily or the ribs are a bit overdone. But like I said earlier for the most part the pork is tender juicy and the ribs fall off the bone.... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The ribs were fine - they fell off the bone nicely and had a good dry rub. The sauces left a little to be desired but they may not have been homemade. The sides (coleslaw, beans, potato salad) were lackluster at best. The real star of the meal was the Atlantic Brewing Co. beer selection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7770
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?