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Finback Alehouse

30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
+1 207-288-0233
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“waffle fries” (8 reviews)
“burger” (39 reviews)
“lobster roll” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went at about 10pm for drinks and dinner. Was very busy and had to wait approximately 30 min, which was fine as we expected it. Once we sat down, it was very clear that our waitress was overwhelmed, overworked, new or something. She could not...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent pubby atmosphere in downtown Bar Harbor. Attentive and fun bartender. The lobster bake was outstanding, including a top-notch lobster bisque and amazingly tender and ocean fresh steamers (plus a delicious steamed lobster ... okay and cole slaw, mussels, and blueberry pie!)

Thank taconic26
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a group of eight, adults and kids. All the dishes served were very good and service was good.

Thank wp12512
Reviewed 3 days ago

We planned to hit the Thirsty Whale due to the very good reviews - but their wait time was long so we tried the Finback instead - just up the road, and we were very pleased that we did!! The Seafood dip was a fantastic...More

Thank MJones84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stopped in here with my grandson. The hostess at the door was very receptive and Ashely my server was just as good. I was up in the air about my lunch choices but she helped me narrow it down with her advice. I chose...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gave this place a try, and thought it was OK. The restaurant itself is casual, but a bit noisy. The service was fast, the prices were probably Bar Harbor reasonable, and the food tasted good. In summary, it's an OK place to eat, but you...More

Thank afinetraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

The wooden bar and booths at Finback make this restaurant and bar feel cozy; the excellent beer selection makes the customers feel cozy and relaxed. A menu of choices from traditional fish and chips to more adventurous items has a bit of something for everyone....More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Bar Harbor for 3 days and at at Finback twice! The Pemaquid Oyster Happy Hour is what caught our eye, but the $5 drafts didn't hurt either. Great beer selection and the server suggested some we had not tried before which were...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here because of their posted kids menu. Kids were very happy with their homemade mac&cheese. Adults were happy with the craft beer selections. Overall, food was okay - worst onion rings we've ever had (maybe the frier oil needed to be changed?). Probably...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a late lunch at Finback Alehouse. I had the grilled Lobster which was delicious! My husband suffers from celiac disease so we were happy that they offered gluten-free buns and he could order a lobster roll. When our food came...More

Thank Lisa H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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