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Finback Alehouse

30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
+1 207-288-0233
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“waffle fries” (7 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We traveled in early May when many places were not open yet. It was raining and were happy to find such a nice place to eat and dry out after a hike in Acadia. We both had hamburgers with fries and a red ale. The...More

Thank leaf888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was not very hot and not very tasty. We were disappointed. Had a small child with us, so did not have the time to send food back and wait for it.

Thank keeperofthebooks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a drink and were pleasantly surprised with the drink options and food menu. The bartender, "Mo" welcomed us and shared her thoughts on a few favorite menu items. We ordered the short rib crostini and lobster poutine. Quickly...More

Thank Lei C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not good bar food just plain good food, good craft beer selection and great service. We walked in for a drink and stayed for lunch Moe was a rock star behind the bar and steared us right. We had short rib crostini with Gorgonzola and...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great meal! The Finback has fantastic food, a great view of Cottage Street excellent sevice and fun inviting atmosphere. The onion rings were so good, the reuben was pretty tasty and the pulled pork mac and cheese was DELICIOUS! Our last visit we...More

Thank stacie g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the fried seafood platter. This is suppose to be for one person only so we were thinking about ordering that first and then ordering something else if still hungry. American portion sizes are so huge lol! We couldn't finish the platter and we...More

Thank Camille B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most wonderfull experience here last night thanks to the bartender and manager on duty. I sat at the bar with my partner for several drinks and was able to learn alot about the beers because of them. Everyone was super kind and the...More

Thank jessworld84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to try some beers and were not disappointed. Alex and Mikey ĺooked after us so well and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening in Finback. The beers were reasonably priced and the range was great. We hope to come back again one day!

Thank Sassy269
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nice little uncomplicated pub. Great food and drink wonderful staff and laid back atmosphere. Great place to unwind from a days whaling adventure.

Thank smeg t
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Finback Alehouse was our favorite spot for dinner during our week in Bar Harbor, we liked it so much, we chose to eat here twice. Our visit was in late May, right before the busy season of Bar Harbor so we didn't experience any wait...More

Thank Rachel B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-0233
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