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Jun 5, 2010 11:19 AM

Bar Harbor--- not too pricey but delicious?

I've never been to Bar Harbor but I'm planning on spending 2 nights there next week. I'm looking for lunch and dinner places that won't break the bank. I am looking for a place with great food that has entrees that aren't all over $20. Any suggestions would be great!

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  1. Maggie's or Mache Bistro, but make reservations for dinner. Remember, BH is a touist destination.

    MacHe Bistro
    135 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

    1. I was visiting Bar Harbor a couple of months ago, and ate at McKay's Public House. I thought the food was very very good. So good that I've gotten over my usual reticence about recommending a place where I only visited as a tourist.

      My husband got the lobster mac & cheese (over $20) and I got the Maine etouffee. American pub fare with an imaginative twist. Both featured fresh ingredients and seemed done with the kind of care that I think would extend over other dishes. You didn't specify if your limit includes tax, but at least half their dishes under 20 before tax. Definitely looked like you should make reservations.

      McKay's Public House
      231 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

      1. Poor Boys. Best Lobster Pie I've ever enjoyed!

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        1. re: Injun Joe

          The Demuro family, the owner of Poor Boys are a real civic foundation of MDI. Lenny, the founder, went to Bowdoin on scholarship and produced Olympic class swimmers at the local Y.
          Top of the Hill in SW Hbr is run by the son and has great early bird specials.

        2. Thirsty Whale for lunch. Blackened Haddock sandwich for $8, lobster rolls for 11.50. Lots of other lunch-type sandwiches and burgers. Nice selection of beers on tap, as well.

          Thirsty Whale
          40 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609