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Route 66

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American, Bar
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21 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809 (Formerly Freddies Route 66)
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great, off the beaten path restaurant offering a wide variety of food from lobster to quesidia.... Local brewed beer that was quite tasty. The decor is an interesting collection of antiques of the 60's....Very nice. Staff very friendly and efficient!

Thank Deborah S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We make it a point to visit Route 66 at least once during our annual visit to Ellsworth/Bar Harbor. We usually order the veggie burger (homemade) with fries, or one of the pasta dishes, and we haven't been disappointed. Last summer I also ordered a few blueberry mojitos, and they were delicious. The service has always been great here, and... More 

Thank Vicki P
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This place was recommended from out Hotel Mgr. definitely a great recommendation for lunch. Loved the atmosphere , food was great as well as the service.

Thank barbaradonlin
Syracuse, New York
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure about this place since he reviews were up and down but it only had a 20 minute wait on a Saturday night and all the other restaurants had waits around an hour. Lots of great kitschy items on the walls. The place is huge inside and the wait staff is extremely efficient. I think they could staff... More 

Thank dtravels77
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was the exterior that attracted us to eat here. You can (and perhaps should) spend hours reading and looking at the decor. Although I was a little worried that this would mask a low standard of food, I was pleasantly surprised. The initial welcome was as about as enjoyable as a wet weekend in Skegness, but our waitress was... More 

Thank AndyPlusJan
Westerville, Ohio
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206 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We sort of stumbled on this place while walking around Bar Harbor looking for a place to have lunch. The interior decor alone is worth a visit to this restaurant. It includes tons of travel / automobile memorabilia and is definitely a bit on the kitschy side. Mobile trains, vintage signs and antiques and more. Lots to see. As another... More 

Thank Jim H
Richardson, TX
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I had my first Maine lobster roll and my dining companion had his first full lobster, complete with bib! Both were very tasty. Eclectic 50's decor was fun.

Thank B-and-B-Explorers
Lewiston, Maine
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Five of us were able to walk right in and get a table - but considering the crappy day for weather we should have figured. Food was average fare, priced higher than it should be but this is Bar Harbor. Range of food types was somewhat lacking. Service was above average. Cocktails were pricey and small. Décor was fun to... More 

Thank John L
Suwanee, Georgia
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a group of 11 people for lunch. They did a good job of taking care of us. I had a burger, fries and root beer float. All were good and I did not hear anyone complain about their meal

Thank George M
Ormond Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

While ashore from a cruise, and in an area where the lobsters seem to be standing in the street inviting you in to eat a relative, we stopped in Route 66. The entire place is like a trip back to the 1950's, with toys, memorabilia, photos and keepsakes all over the place. And, if that wasn't enough, the lobster was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809 (Formerly Freddies Route 66)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072883708
Route 66 Restaurant offers one of the largest menus in Bar Harbor. Stop in for lunch and try one of our signature Cadillac Burger's or get your fill of Fresh Maine Lobster with our Lobster Trap, a traditional Fresh Maine Lobster Roll served with a cup of Maine Lobster Bisque.Our Dinner menu offers something for everyone from Burger's and Salads to Hand Cut Steaks, Homemade Slow Roasted BBQ Ribs to a Fresh Maine Seafood Pasta. We also offer a bar area with nine-draft lines specializing in locally brewed beer. For your sweet tooth try one of our famous 50's style Milkshakes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?