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Finback Alehouse

30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
+1 207-288-0233
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“waffle fries” (9 reviews)
“burger” (52 reviews)
“fish tacos” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came on the recommendation of our kayak guide. Food was good but the lobster poutine was amazing. Also, a great choice of local craft beers.

Thank IHBFL32937
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the food to the service, everything here was delightful. We arrived with a large the party and no prior notice. They made room for us and went out of their way to make sure everything was good. Our food came out hot and fresh...More

Thank Melora M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very busy spot due to its location. Considering so busy, the service was remarkably friendly and efficient too. The menu is what you would expect, along with local beers and an OK drinks list. Salads and Fish n Chips were good. Liked the pictures decorations...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 6 days ago

Forget the lobster roll, Maine should be famous for the waffle nachos and lobster/crab mac n cheese. Mark was a rad server of our party of 11. Now back to the awesome nacho waffles, we had ours prepared sans olives and they were scarfed down...More

Thank Sabrina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to drop in for a drink or a bite to eat. The crab cake sandwich was the size of a large hamburger and very tasty. The lobster seemed larger than expected and was perfectly cooked. The fish n' chips were large and excellent....More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for an early dinner and should have realized that it was not going to be a great meal because there was one other couple in the restaurant. The meal was mediocre and overpriced and the lobster was overcooked and rubbery in both...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Art Deco bar was worth seeing, unforgettable food. Artichoke seafood dip was a purée that tasted of brine. The burger patty was fair and the fries undercooked. The lobster Mac and cheese was a soup texture and lacked cheese, consistent with a seafood stew with...More

Thank rkebat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we ate here last year, we did take out this year. Turns out my son and his wife and two kids have done take out from here three of the four days of their stay so far. It's that good! The added bonus for...More

Thank Ken_Blanchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop with very attentive and informative beverage host Alex. Grilled wi gas rival anything I have had in hometown of Upstate NY. Highly recommend.

Thank lasvegas170
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome staff and great fun— drinks were worth going back for the second night! Accommodated kids no problem!

Thank 553Capegirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-0233
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