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The Thirsty Whale Tavern

40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
+1 207-288-9335
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Good food at reasonable prices

After the third local we talked to recommended this place, we knew it was the place we'd be eating... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
CindyQ914
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Oviedo, FL
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Had the Freuben (haddock Reuben) It was excellent. Blackened Salmon was also very good. Chowder... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Kathryn J
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Watertown, Connecticut
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

After the third local we talked to recommended this place, we knew it was the place we'd be eating that night. A decent sized menu for a pub, and very reasonably priced compared to the other restaurants in BH. Good margaritas and burgers.

Thank CindyQ914
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had the Freuben (haddock Reuben) It was excellent. Blackened Salmon was also very good. Chowder was fair. Bartender was very friendly. Warm environment. Would definitely recommend

Thank Kathryn J
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for anything! We came for snacks and a cocktail and beer. Excellent lobster roll, though it was my first so nothing to compare to, and the best clam chowder I've ever had. The whale lemon drop martini tastes like rainbow sherbet. Seems like...More

Thank Mkmartin620
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We ate her one evening whilst on holiday and the food was tasty and reasonably priced. It has a great atmosphere and service was friendly and efficient.

Thank John F
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and outstanding bar. Outstanding chowder. Haddock sandwich is the best. Very pleasant wait staff. Lucca gets an A+

Thank chneff
Reviewed 23 August 2016

So here's the deal..... You go and put your name in because social media and word of mouth must have blown this place up. 40 minute wait.... So what, go shopping in the charming shops around this place and wait your turn. We had fried...More

Thank nephilim
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Family decided to do brunch after hearing the 945am Sunday mass. Thirsty Whale was supppsedly scheduled in my ITI as dinner, but since it opens at 11am, ive decided to bring the family check. To our delight service was quick, everybody loved their Clam Chowder...More

Thank Ekimotcer
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Great place with an amazing local atmosphere! Place was packed even in the off season. Fruben was amazing as was the Fish Taco wrap. Both are not New England traditional, but well worth it. If busy, stick it out, the food is worth it!

Thank MIchael S
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

They make a mean sustainable cheeseburger! The fresh Whale Salad easily fed the two of us. The staff are friendly! Full bar. Nice place.

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

After 10 hours of driving our motel recommended this for a light dinner. We had a short wait at 6:30pm and ordered the lobster corn chowder with 2 dinner rolls. The food was very good but it took 28 minutes to arrive which seemed excessive...More

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