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195 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1745
+1 207-288-8666
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Santa Cruz, California
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311 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

After a day of hiking, it was wonderful to get take out food to enjoy in our hotel room! Then, to have it be delicious, was a bonus. We recommend this ! Prices good, dependable [we did same take out two nights in a row] and quick service.

Thank Judybookdoc
Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went there for quick meal and for a change of palate but was left disappointed. Very ordinary Chinese cooking.

Thank wearetravellers
Columbia, Maryland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food was not great but not terrible. Service was above average with very friendly staff. Restaurant was not very crowded the day we were there.

Thank 2Chickadees
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was ready for some chinese food, and hadn't heard anything encouraging, and decided to give it a try. Was very good garlic chicken, crab rangoons, and green tea. Very pleasant staff, great service. Would definitely go again.

Thank Dave M
San Diego
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Being in Maine, I thought it would be an opportune time to have one of my favorite Chinese dishes--lobster Cantonese. While walking around in the village of Bar Harbor, we overheard one person extolling the virtues of China Joy. The chalkboard outside showing the daily specials was partially in Chinese calligraphy. We thought all these signs was a signal of... More 

Thank melmoy
Ormond Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

just for a change of pace from fresh sea food we tried out this restaurant and was a little surprised to see one person who greeted us at the door, was the cashier and the wait person - no one else around to ask for anything. The food was good for the price.

Thank JAM32174
Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner but had to walk out. There was no smile, no greeting. A busboy led us to a table and just let us sat there. We waited for 10-15 minutes. There was absolutely no service, not even a glass of water. That was a new low I have experienced for a Chinese restaurant or any restaurant.... More 

Thank dzhowe
Loudon, TN
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314 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

While we weren't really hungry, we still decided to stop for something. I had a combination chicken schezuan, crab rangoons and one egg roll; while my husband got spicey pork noodles. We definitely took two take-away containers back to our room and enjoyed the rest another day. It got real busy while we were eating.

Thank SLiebbe
Nanuet, New York
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41 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited this place on a recent trip to Bar Harbor. I was looking for an affordable alternative to the high priced restaurants in Bar harbor. I enjoy Chinese food. Yet overall I found this place a bit mediocre. The meat was a bit tough and the portions a bit small. The staff seemed overall disinterested in their patrons. I would... More 

Thank Scubareader
Pago Pgo
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant reminds me of so many Chinese restaurants that were everywhere throughout the NorthEast when I was a boy. Generous portions of food served quickly and with out too many flourishes... but always tasty... and priced so that a family could dine out without breaking the bank. I always try the pork fried rice when I visit an unfamiliar... More 

Thank J N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1745
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-8666

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?