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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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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and it turned out to be one of our best meals in Bar Harbor. The clam chowder, lobster bisque, and beet salad were all excellent. Service was also on point.

Thank Bibblet
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meals and warm and friendly service. I had the duck and really enjoyed it. We will be back in the summer. Reservations are strongly recommended. Cheers!

Thank Alfred P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here while we were vacationing on Mt. Dessert island we were seated at a table up stairs and by the window with great views of the harbor. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Keith F
Perth. West Australia
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108 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here on 19/11/2016.Ordered the clam chowder (delicious ) and the lobster roll.The clam chowder came out and my drink and then the bill.I suggested to the very nice waitress there had been a mistake and I did also order a warm lobster roll.She apologized and about 10 minutes later out came the warm lobster roll.It was very tasty but... More 

Thank lindsay56
Springfield, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was very cozy and the food excellent. Service was terrific and a very homey atmosphere.

Thank Cathie S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dine and enjoy happy hour at Galyn's several times be stay. The chef prepares each dish with care and I have always enjoyed both the service and the meals. Be sure to order a Blueberry margarita; it's made with Wild Maine Blueberries, local blueberry syrup, tequila, lime juice, and a sugared rim. Best drink on the island!

Thank cheri k
New Jersey
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar Harbor is not the cheapest of towns and that can be seen in places like Galyn's. While all the food is of good quality and tastes good, a soda, a beer, two soup, a salad, and sandwich later and the bill was pushing $100. Wait staff is nice but could certainly be more attentive, having the ask twice for... More 

Thank mpirog85
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner on the front porch at Galyn's. The food was delicious, though we left the raw green beans. Ambience on the porch was very pleasant, right across from the park which had a live band playing along a silent movie. The evening was perfect!

Thank vlastkl
in NH
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal and suburb service. Overlooking the village green. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank KerininNH
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we explored Acadia National Park, we were hungry. We walked up and down the streets in Bar Harbor and my husband saw the early bird special at Galyns-before 5 p.m. your meal was cheaper. We were seated and looked at the special - a whole lobster and rice for less then $30. We both ordered the lobster and were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?