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Finback Alehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
+1 207-288-0233
11:00 - 01:00
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259 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Ate here when in town last year & this year's trip did not let us down. The oysters on the half shell were great & our server was super. Chowder was excellent! Get off of Main Street when looking for a restaurant & try them out!

Thank Woodsylady
Milan, Italy
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were coming from a long trip from the White Mountains so were looking for a spot in Bar Harbor that had kichen open until late and since we are always looking for some good beer to go with our food the Finback Alehouse seemed to be a pretty obvious choice. Overall we have been really satisfied with our choice,... More 

Thank Baconator76
Beverly, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was our first restaurant experience at Bar Harbor. We sat at the bar and had a very rude bartender. When my boyfriend asked him what he has for non-alcoholic drinks, he replied with "Pepsi". My boyfriend said something along the lines of.."and what else" and the bartender, with an attitude, said "Pepsi products." Clearly he wanted an answer such... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Took a quick trip to Bar Harbor solo. There was not much open for restaurants. I tried Finback for lunch. There was one waiter, Steve, he did a good job taking care of the 6-8 tables he had going. I had the pulled pork sandwich. I know it's a seafood town. The pulled pork sandwich was excellent just the right... More 

Thank kroche22
Louisville, Kentucky
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were here on a cruise and had time to kill before going back to the ship. We'd been to another spot on the main drag that seemed a little weary of tourists, so we searched for something else. The Finback Alehouse was welcoming. Glad we were able to enjoy a brew here.

Thank Janet T
Wheeling, West Virginia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had to try some Maine Lobster while visiting. My meal was good, service friendly and prompt. No complaints.

Thank Sandra S
Franklin, North Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Ducked in to get out of the cold & wind & had a delightful lunch .. Special of the day.. Lobster Roll & Lobster Bisque .. Delicious.. Good service too....

Thank Flamingazalea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. We had gone there for seafood, but the star of our night was poutine -- unsurpassed, even in our travels to Canada. I had clam chowder, which was a sizable bowl but of nondescript flavor. My wife had lobster mac 'n' cheese, which would have been perfect had it not... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a light dinner. I had the Lobster Bisque and wings. I know a strange combination but it worked for me. I had a lot of lobster bisque while in Bar Harbor and this was the best. I wanted to lick the bowl

Thank George M
Edmond, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice quaint place to grab a bite to eat. Had dinner here and we ordered the Haddock sandwich and Lobster roll. Food and service were very good. We really enjoyed the ambiance, it seemed like a place the locals frequented. A place where you could relax, have a great meal and enjoy the company of others.

Thank Millers1199

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?