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Poor Boy's Gourmet

300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
+1 207-288-4148
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“poor boy” (106 reviews)
“pasta” (111 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Italian, Soups
$$ - $$$
300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited as part of a week long stay in Bar Harbor. I understand that this dish is hard to do wrong, but the Lobster Pasta with garlic butter sauce (with lobster bisque appetizer) was one of the most delicious things I ate the whole...More

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Food was average; service was slow; compared to other restaurants in the area it was disappointing. Within walking distance to Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited Poor Boy's Gourmet during our 7 day stay in Bar Harbor. We started out with cocktails: I had a Cadillac Cosmo ($9) and my wife had a MDI Sunset (also $9). The drinks were very good. My wife had a small tossed salad...More

Thank c2h5oh_1
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Seriously bummed that they did not have the Bouillibase we went there for. Despite that we enjoyed our meal - Mustard Shrimp appetizer was great; my Lobster Carbornara had generous amounts of lobster; my wife thought her Salmon was very good.

Thank LarryD
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was happy to find a quality place to eat, and as there early so they had special deals for certain items. Everything was fresh and hot. I had the crab cake for an appetizer. It was pretty spicy, but tasty. I had the chicken...More

Thank starsfanatic99
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a fancy restaurant. It is clean and comfortable. The service was attentive. The food was very good. I had the Lobster Scampi. Big chunks of lobster. Wife had the Salmon and enjoyed her meal as well. She really liked the blueberry margarita....More

Thank MullyNH
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went there for a quick meal after a long day of sightseeing. Lobster carbonara was good but the chicken dish seemed pre-made. Lack of taste. Couple next to us did not even finish their food.

Thank wearetravellers
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We arrived at Poor Boy's during Happy Hour (4-6). They have an early bird menu and a variety of lobster and pasta dishes. My husband had lobster scampi, served over linguini, with garlic butter peas (cold broccoli vinaigrette was also available). I ordered a chicken...More

Thank DisposalDiva
Reviewed 17 October 2016

YOU MUST COME HERE! Yep. A full 2 blocks out of the action (maybe 3), people aren't lined up here and THEY SHOULD BE! A varied and well thought out menu, excellent preparation, great service, NO LINES (by no means empty, but that should change)....More

Thank WmOfTewks
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The stuffed haddock and salmon we had was fantastic. Drinks were strong as well, The Blueberry Margarita was delicious. Wait service could have been more attentive,

Thank Ava S
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Are dogs allowed here?
7 August 2015|
Response from sophie1014 |
Yes they are!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4148