Great Food & Hospitality

"The Whale," as locals fondly call it, has been locally owned and operated since the doors opened in 1988. A lively, friendly blend of visitors and locals, it is kid friendly by day and a hot spot for fun at night. We serve generous portions, fresh local seafood, our signature fried pickles (try them!), and the best lobster rolls and chowder in town. Our delicious food is only part of the reason for our success. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable, and when you walk into the Thirsty Whale you will feel at right at home. We serve Dinner until 9:30 PM and are open until 1 AM nightly. Closed on Tuesdays. The Whale is also kid-friendly! While we do not have a kids' menu, we do offer kid friendly options such as chicken fingers, fish nuggets, grilled cheese, burgers and more. All selections come with a choice of either french fries, coleslaw, salad, or yogurt. Crayons and coloring sheets are always on hand.

Our Location

Bar Harbor

40 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

(207) 288-9335


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday-Thursday serving dinner until 8:30 pm. Friday and Saturday until 9:00 pm. Open until 1:00 am or slow for cocktails.
Sunday: Closed