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The Friar's Pub

££ - £££American, ,
10 Summer St, The Black Friar Inn, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1424
+1 207-288-5091
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
10 Summer St, The Black Friar Inn, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1424
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You're never going to get too far away from the crowds in BH, but every few yards away from the buses and bustle helps. Planning itinerary with help of TA reviews, we knew we wanted to have dinner here; it lived up to expectations. Pleasant...More

Thank Humbug42
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this place! Great food and atmosphere. Fresh local oysters, craft beer on draft. Order the lobster chimis!

Thank JasmineandZeke
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in for breakfast today. Everything came as ordered. Great service and very reasonable prices for Bar Harbor. I'm local, and will definitely return.

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to cancel my reservation when I entered the restaurant on a hot September day, which was common during this 2018 summer season. The outside temperature was 82 and the inside at The Friar's was even higher. Too bad because I was looking forward...More

1  Thank kennebunk_larryMaine
Deborah V, Owner at The Friar's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Larry, I am sorry you did not venture into our Living room seating area which is air conditioned and very comfortable.The pub is certainly warmer at times but we do have a patio door wide open that lets in a great breeze. Hopefully the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We called for a dinner reservation, woman on phone was rude, kept asking what we wanted? Finally got a reservation and we went anyway despite some misgivings about her attitude. We arrived, we were told to take any table, all of which were crowded next...More

1  Thank BarHarb0rB0und
Deborah V, Owner at The Friar's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hello BarHarb0rB0und, I am sorry you did not have a good experience at the Black Friar Pub. We are certainly not "blaming" you for anything that occurred on the evening you stopped by. There was some miscommunication between the server and the host and unfortunately...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Went in with my girlfriend and some close friends for dinner and had an amazing time and meal. We got there without a reservation and despite being sat behind a large party the service was accommodating, quick and efficient. We started off with generously portioned...More

Thank cstrouty
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I feel that a dinner at this price level should impress me with more than just the food. This -place did not. After reading reviews and checking websites, we were disappointed that only a bar menu and a few entrée specials were available. Although we...More

1  Thank AlwaysForever
BHfoodielover, Owner at The Friar's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hello Disappointed, To begin with I feel like I should introduce who we are...We are the Black Friar Inn B&B and Black Friar Pub. We are a pub with a pub menu, shareable and small plates.We also have 4 rotating weekly entrees--Local Fish, Steak, Duck...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The Friar’s Pub is a little off Main Street, but worth the visit. It is housed in an Inn and the room we dined in only had our table for 6 and 2 other tables. It felt like we were in our own home and...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

It was a nice place to eat dinner. Was within very short walking distance of our B & B, the Holland Inn of Bar Harbor.

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is a special little place that is close to becoming great. The beer and wine selections were great, and the ambiance was laid back and comfortable. Food was good - we had the lobster tacos - and the presentation and amount of lobster was...More

Thank Bill And Donna ... S
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Shirley J
18 August 2018|
Response from Leigh L | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do have a parking lot!
Robert L
11 May 2018|
Response from JasmineandZeke | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! Appetizer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
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07:30 - 10:00
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07:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Summer St, The Black Friar Inn, 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
  • E-mail
The Black Friar Inn and Pub is a hidden gem; once you find it we guarantee you will be back! Our three story building is mostly constructed from materials salvaged from the mansions that burned in the great fire of 1947. In season, our highly rated restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily. Breakfasts at the Friar are hearty and healthy. Portions are generous and everything is made from scratch right here at the Black Friar Inn. Open to the public, breakfast is served from 7:30am to 10:00am. Each afternoon the Friar’s Pub opens at 4pm for happy hour, offering $5 house wine and drafts (Maine selections always on tap) and the company is fine. Settle in after a day in the park in an old-fashioned British pub atmosphere. A full line of spirits, cocktails, wines and craft brews are served. Shareable plates and pub fare, dinner offerings include scotch eggs, crab cakes, Charcuterie board and much more. Dinner service begins at 5pm and blackboard specials change weekly.
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