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Black Friar Pub

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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10 Summer St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1424
+1 207-288-5091
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Lamoine, Maine
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Truely a differnt experience, excellent pub type dinning, great surroundings, plus a great hamburger, topped off the night.

Thank jaylsutter65
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Husband and I enjoyed a terrific meal here. Restaurant is small, candle lit tables and good for quiet conversation. Had haddock and Potato encrusted halibut and both were delicious. Chefs prepare food right around the corner and you can take a peak into the kitchen if interested. One gal manned the whole restaurant as bar tender and waitress but did... More 

Thank hveenema
Dereham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stayed here for three nights B%B recently, the location is a few minutes walk from the harbour and (I'm from the UK hence the spelling) with plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you amused on the walk into town. We ate here on two of the three nights and the chef certainly knows his stuff absolutely delicious so much... More 

Thank Medaman121212
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner was delish! We would totally recommend! We had a little trouble finding it but once we did totally worth it!

Thank Hosea63
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

It took us forever to find this place! The waitress was a bit harried and forgot my husband's drink. The tea I requested came with lukewarm water and no sugar. The burger my husband ordered was good. My onion soup was just OK. Probably wouldn't return, if it was up to me.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were just here a few nights ago. I had the cioppino wills my wife had the lobster bisque. The bisque was delicious with ginormous bunks of lobster. Fortunately my wife had lobster texture issues so I had to eat all of those. Poor me! The cioppino of wad foods with a nice selection of seafood: mussels,... More 

Thank Gary G
Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When we come to Bar Harbor, it's usually because of the Black Friar Inn & Pub, a lovely painted lady inn with a wonderful pub right out of London. In August we were in Bar Harbor for a gig at the pub and stayed at the inn as well, our fourth or fifth time staying with Friar Tom and his... More 

Thank wren p
Beckermet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have some authentic American food and really enjoyed it at the Black Friar. Fantastic service too.

Thank edwinmatthews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Been here several times. Quiet, calm atmosphere. My meal is always henomenal. Nightly specials sure to please all. Staff and proprietor are friendly and knowledgeable on activities in area. Live music on weekends. Private grotto downstairs perfect for dates!

Thank elaine v
Cadillac, United States
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

On one of the back streets in Bar Harbor, the seating is scarce...make reservations because the place is always crowded. The food is excellent and staff friendly. Surprised that night by great entertainment.

Thank Lawrence R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Summer St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1424
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5091

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