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Mainely Meat Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7770
+1 207-288-9200
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Bowie, Maryland
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We can't "do" MDI without a couple of visits to Mainely Meet on Knox Road. The beer is always excellent and the Q is always flavorful, moist, delicious, and plentiful! Get there while the tours are still on, hit the tasting room, then head over to the garden for a righteous pint and great food.

Thank Bob H
Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Large portions and very friendly staff. We were there on their last night before closing for the season.

Thank 2Chickadees
Birmingham, Alabama
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We are from the South and used to a BBQ place almost in every town but we were somewhat surprised when we saw Mainely Meat along our drive into Acadia National Park, especially considering we had just mentioned earlier in our trip that bbq would probably be hard to find up North being that we thought it was a mostly... More 

Thank dc1836
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a long drove to get to Acadia, and arrived around dinnertime with no plans for where to eat. When this BBQ sign came into view, my husband was overcome with the need to turn in -- and it was a great call. We were seated right away, even though it's a pretty small dining room. And everything was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yeah sooooo, don't judge me but I'm almost a vegetarian.(I'll wait until you stop throwing rocks at me) We went to Mainely Meat on our last night. 3 men, that like to eat. We were about to take the sampler (1 each) and I saw the Max Plate. The waitress said it would be too much (we weigh 600 pounds... More 

Benton, Maine
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I eat here most every time I go to BarHarbor and it almost never disappoints me. They don't get it perfect every time. Sometimes the pulled pork is a little too oily or the ribs are a bit overdone. But like I said earlier for the most part the pork is tender juicy and the ribs fall off the bone.... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The ribs were fine - they fell off the bone nicely and had a good dry rub. The sauces left a little to be desired but they may not have been homemade. The sides (coleslaw, beans, potato salad) were lackluster at best. The real star of the meal was the Atlantic Brewing Co. beer selection.

Thank SMBYoung
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Excellent BBQ ribs with indoor or outdoor seating. On site with Atlantic Brewing Company, so the beer is also outstanding.

Thank Roadster909
Philly Suburb
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here after visiting the brewery and it did not disappoint! We shared a pulled pork dinner and a half rack of ribs, both were absolutely delicious exclamation point the pulled pork was juicy and flavorful and didn't even need the sauce that you have as an option on the side. The ribs were good but did have... More 

Thank Mads621
Bar Harbor, Maine
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212 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

As locals, we usually get take out, but when some long-lost friends showed up unexpectedly, we headed here to hang out over some great brews and barbecue to take advantage of the laid back atmosphere and refuge from the crowds of downtown Bar Harbor. All of us enjoyed the experience, even the non-drinker in the bunch who had the blueberry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7770
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9200

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