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Whale Watch Cafe

1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good15%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 Oct 2016
“Grab a bite for the boat ride”
21 Sep 2016
“Fish TY-cos and a glass of SHAD-nay”
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$$ - $$$
1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice cafe, right on the dock. A good place to get lunch to go for the whale watching trip or any other tour you may take. The lobster rolls were well executed, with an abundance of lobster meat.

Thank RichC250
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Finally served by a local with a great Main accent! We loved this place. We ate out on the deck overlooking the bay and watched all the boats come and go. It was a beautiful setting. Our server told us about the early bird specials,...More

Thank Loucardsfan
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had lunch here and it was terrific! I had the crab cakes and my wife had ribeye! Recommended eating!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Hostess was very friendly, waitress was fast and very friendly. Lobster was grilled and we'll nothing bad about Lobster. Nice view of Bay around the restaurant, as well as small park area across the street.

Thank chinashop53
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The hostess was clueless and kept on saying that there were no spaces, while people passed her and plopped themselves down at tables and at the bar. Finally when we pointed this out to her, she led us to the bar. The barman was wonderful...More

Thank mjd6405
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stopped here before whale watching and food was great ordered pretzel appetizer I was huge lobster room good

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to eat! Great service- the queen Elizabeth pasta was the best seafood pasta we've had! And that includes the places in Rome!

Thank Wneman
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We landed here hungry and tired -- and were revived! Food came quickly - drinks were great and we were welcomed. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Bummes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Not easy to find - its at the back of the Whale Watch complex, and it isn't evident from the street. There's the ticket office and several shops up top, but go down the stairs or the ramp - there's an excellent restaurant on the...More

Thank demiurgex
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Had lunch here during a driving rain on a cold Maine day, so didn't have a chance to sit on the deck. Inside was downstairs and a bit dreary and dark, but at least cozy and warm! Food was acceptable, seafood oriented, and service was...More

Thank Kevin L
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Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
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