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The Thirsty Whale Tavern

) #13 of 84 Restaurants in Bar Harbor ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Soups
40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
+1 207-288-9335
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (161 reviews)
“whale salad” (44 reviews)
“lobster roll” (266 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Soups, Delicatessen
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arriving in Bar Harbor for the first time offers a myriad of choices to eat, We parked near the water in the afternoon and we were looking to grab some lunch. A wonderful woman who was working with one of the tours offered some advice...More

Thank 256anthonyv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whale, where do I begin? Was very busy on the Friday night I visited, so I sat at the bar. Bartender was very friendly and just a really nice guy. Had the lobster roll and clam chowder--TO DIE FOR! And the Presque Isle Honey Blonde,...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had read multiple reviews on this restaurant and thought it would be good for a casual, kid-friendly meal after a long day in Acadia National Park. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, --the only complaint is the food. It is mostly frozen and...More

Thank Paz S
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm sorry that you were unhappy with your meal but we take great care in providing fresh food. Our seafood is delivered fresh 4 times per week. Our sandwich buns are from a local bakery. Our chicken is fresh, antibiotic and hormone free. The burgers...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a quaint Tavern. They have a nice selection of local craft beers and delicious seafood. We started with lobster bisque and clam chowder followed by lobster rolls. We also had fried oysters and they were amazing! Definitely recommend if you are in Bar Harbor...More

Thank DanSki006
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the fish wrap and fisherman sampler. The meal was outstanding. Service was friendly and spot on. Going back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Food,drinks and service were all good. Reasonably priced as well. Would definitely go back again when in Bar Harbor.

Thank GptGal
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. I hope that you had a wonderful vacation in Bar Harbor. Heather Sorokin

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

45 minute wait for a table, room temp. Clam chowder, likely from can, small lobster roll, and a vodka tonic , served as a single shot in a double glass i.e. large tonic water !!More

Thank xraytampa
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your meal. Our clam chowder was voted the best in Bar Harbor. Our lobster roll is served traditional Maine style which is 4 1/2 ounces of fresh lobster meat served on a grilled and buttered hot dog...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Appetizer we ordered Potato Skins, inedible. Entree ordered Fish and Chips, they gave us frozen and fried fish sticks on starchy forzen french fries... waited 40 minutes for a table to be beyond saddend by the experience.More

Thank Pat R
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your meal. Your fish and chips were not frozen fish sticks. We use always use fresh haddock that is hand battered. It states in the menu that this is a smaller portion. We do offer a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited twice for lunch on our one week vacation. The fried haddock sandwich is perfect, the onion rings are really good and the side salads are great. It is a laid back feel with many beers on tap.

Thank paminpoq
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you! I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation and come back and see us soon. Heather Sorokin

Reviewed 1 week ago

We like going here and really like the haddock sandwich blackened. I prefer no breading so I ask for it blackened and broiled. Its a great sandwich and a good price. Its a long wait to get a table but worth it if you do

Thank Gary B
Heather S, Owner at The Thirsty Whale Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Gary! That's how I eat it as well. Heather Sorokin

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519jenna
24 October 2016|
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no we are not. I believe the dog and pony and gaylns are.
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15 September 2016|
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if you try had issues to bring to my attention, you could have messaged me here, called my business, looked up my website and emailed me etc. your review was not meant to be constructive critism. it was cruel, injected with... More
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richardg6
3 September 2016|
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I have been running my successful restaurant for over 20 years and unfortunately there are difficult people who you cannot make happy. Your review was not constructive criticism. It was just plain mean. Like I said in my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9335
  • E-mail
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