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17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
+1 207-288-9706
11:00 - 21:00
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The folks at Galyn's always satisfy. They offer a diverse menu without needing a tutorial: gluten free, and vegetarian are included and well indicated; the lobster dishes are varied and fresh daily. Relaxed, fun dining experience in the bustle of Bar Harbor. Most dishes are worth every penny, (haven't tried them all) and the view isn't shabby either overlooking Agamont... More 

Thank thebirchesgirl
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

late night burgers here and the setting was quite cozy and I would have to say the burgers were pretty dang good too. It was busy so we opted to eat at the bar and the bartenders attention added to our overal experience..

Thank Paul N
Istanbul, Turkey
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

this is the most stylish restaurant&bar in the town. It is a classic place to have a dinner. Reservation is a must.

Thank Caglarfo
Valparaiso, Indiana
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband and I heard great things from our Hotel about Galyn's and it did not disappoint! Our server was wonderful...even helped my hubby get acclimated with cracking a whole lobster. The food was fantastic! If you want to try Maine Lobster for the first time...or any time...go here!

Thank JodiDanTravel
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and it turned out to be one of our best meals in Bar Harbor. The clam chowder, lobster bisque, and beet salad were all excellent. Service was also on point.

Thank Bibblet
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Great meals and warm and friendly service. I had the duck and really enjoyed it. We will be back in the summer. Reservations are strongly recommended. Cheers!

Thank Alfred P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here while we were vacationing on Mt. Dessert island we were seated at a table up stairs and by the window with great views of the harbor. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Keith F
Perth. West Australia
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109 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Dined here on 19/11/2016.Ordered the clam chowder (delicious ) and the lobster roll.The clam chowder came out and my drink and then the bill.I suggested to the very nice waitress there had been a mistake and I did also order a warm lobster roll.She apologized and about 10 minutes later out came the warm lobster roll.It was very tasty but... More 

Thank lindsay56
Springfield, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This restaurant was very cozy and the food excellent. Service was terrific and a very homey atmosphere.

Thank Cathie S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We dine and enjoy happy hour at Galyn's several times be stay. The chef prepares each dish with care and I have always enjoyed both the service and the meals. Be sure to order a Blueberry margarita; it's made with Wild Maine Blueberries, local blueberry syrup, tequila, lime juice, and a sugared rim. Best drink on the island!

Thank cheri k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1845
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?