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300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
+1 207-288-4148
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was average; service was slow; compared to other restaurants in the area it was disappointing. Within walking distance to Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Thank Mark S
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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265 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited Poor Boy's Gourmet during our 7 day stay in Bar Harbor. We started out with cocktails: I had a Cadillac Cosmo ($9) and my wife had a MDI Sunset (also $9). The drinks were very good. My wife had a small tossed salad ($4.99) and I ordered a full order of steamers. Unfortunately, they were out of steamers... More 

Thank c2h5oh_1
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Seriously bummed that they did not have the Bouillibase we went there for. Despite that we enjoyed our meal - Mustard Shrimp appetizer was great; my Lobster Carbornara had generous amounts of lobster; my wife thought her Salmon was very good.

Thank LarryD
Dallas, Tx
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was happy to find a quality place to eat, and as there early so they had special deals for certain items. Everything was fresh and hot. I had the crab cake for an appetizer. It was pretty spicy, but tasty. I had the chicken parmigiana, which was fabulous. I ordered the homemade blueberry pie for dessert. Strangely, it was... More 

Thank starsfanatic99
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a fancy restaurant. It is clean and comfortable. The service was attentive. The food was very good. I had the Lobster Scampi. Big chunks of lobster. Wife had the Salmon and enjoyed her meal as well. She really liked the blueberry margarita. We shared a cream puff for dessert. It was great. Overall a good dinner.

Thank MullyNH
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went there for a quick meal after a long day of sightseeing. Lobster carbonara was good but the chicken dish seemed pre-made. Lack of taste. Couple next to us did not even finish their food.

Thank wearetravellers
Bloomington, Illinois
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived at Poor Boy's during Happy Hour (4-6). They have an early bird menu and a variety of lobster and pasta dishes. My husband had lobster scampi, served over linguini, with garlic butter peas (cold broccoli vinaigrette was also available). I ordered a chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, Havarti (couldn't find the cheese?) and one spear of asparagus, served... More 

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North of Boston
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

YOU MUST COME HERE! Yep. A full 2 blocks out of the action (maybe 3), people aren't lined up here and THEY SHOULD BE! A varied and well thought out menu, excellent preparation, great service, NO LINES (by no means empty, but that should change). Outstanding seafood chowder, Maine crab cakes, stuffed haddock, flourless chocolate cake. All to die for.... More 

Thank WmOfTewks
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The stuffed haddock and salmon we had was fantastic. Drinks were strong as well, The Blueberry Margarita was delicious. Wait service could have been more attentive,

Thank Ava S
Bar Harbor
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My wife's eggplant parm was best I ever tasted.I had Mediterranean pasta. Very similar to pasta putanesca... enjoyed it very much. Ate here with previous owners. Pleased it's just as good or better.

Thank Leonard D

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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
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4148

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