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It's a winner! This was the 3rd time bringing it to my dad. All 3 times he has enjoyed the meal! Now that is a rare treat for me. Thank you!!!
My father is tough critic when it comes to seafood. He enjoyed his entire meal & one of the rare times he didn't ask me to take the leftovers home with me.
The burger was cooked to my liking and the bacon was the crowing glory. I travel 600 miles for this burger. It's the best I have ever had.
My husband and I both had the Fisherman's Plate. We first had the plate many years ago when we first dined at the Thirsty Whale, and we have had it every year that we have come back to Bar Harbor. The breading is very light and the quantity is plentiful. Paired with the Whale Salad, it is a very delicious meal.
So good we returned the next day to have it again! Surely a meal you do not want to miss on your next visit to the area. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and the bartender what very friendly. Cannot wait to go again!
Local review here. Best shrimp on the island!!!
If you want the perfect variety of fried seafood, order this. I've been eating from the Whale for over 10 years. This tried-and-true classic never fails to leave me unsatisfied, no questions asked. -Andrew
Great place. Pub burger was the bomb. My wife ate the bacon, chedder grilled chicken. Again awesome. Please stop by or they have a great takeout and enjoy in your room.
The Pub Burger is huge and delicious. It was cooked perfectly and the toppings were super fresh. After being active all day, it was the perfect meal.
We ate at the Thirsty Whale 3 times on our recent visit to Bar Harbor in mid-August!!! Loved, loved, loved all of the items we ate: blackened haddock fish n chips, clam chowder, burgers, chicken tenders and fish tacos, even the blood orange margaritas! What a variety! This was the 3rd time we've been to Bar Harbor area for vacation and your food is consistently the best every year!
Excellent as always. Best clam chowda in Bar Harbor
This was delicious! It has a bit of kick to it, and was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!
My boyfriend took me to Maine for the first time last December of 2019. I had always wanted to try a lobster roll and NO ONE was open but then we found the Thirsty Whale. Praise the lobster gods because they had a lobster roll and clam chowder that was absolutely insanely INCREDIBLE. We went twice because the food was so good and the bartender was so nice. I'm still craving the lobster roll and we definitely will make the 8 hour trek to come back!! :)
Amazing garden burger! The sauce compliments the burger wonderfully!. Spot on! Best veggie burger in town.
The Freuben is absolutely a must try!! If you like a classic Reuben you'll definitely love this New England twist!
Great value and loved the salad too.
Our favorite pub fare in Bar Harbor! Apart from great food and ample drink, they go above and beyond to make the best of these tough times. We feel really safe at the Whale, and often indulge in takeout when we ourselves are too tired to cook. Kudos and thank you!
Love love love their fish sandwich. Its the best in Bar Harbor! We will be there soon!
This was the 1st time getting the blackened haddock; I loved it!! It is on my favorite list. The whaler salad option is great too.
The bread makes this sandwich special, but the while package is something you need to have once. It is perfection.
Not to be missed! The blackened haddock sandwich with a cup of New England clam chowder was the perfect finish to warm our spirits on a blustery fall day!
...what a bargain...and so good...TW is best place to dine in town...
Fresh, clean hand battered. LARGE... 'YUGE. good tartar sauce. Awesome. Came to bar harbor and ended up in flavortown, USA 🇺🇸
Wonderful ! One of the best fish & chips I've had! The batter was light & the fish tasty & hot. Fries excellent too. Service was attentive & friendly.
The very best Lobster Roll I've ever had!
I've never had anything less than perfect food and service at the Whale!
Per-fect! Just one word, I loved everything whatever inside and also I would definitely gonna meet with whoever cooked that.. Those comments are before I eat the burger but I have some friends who mentioned those things to me that means you guys doing really good job, I won't be hungry in 30 minutes I guess and I will be so happy. Thank you so much!! Love you guys (will)!!
I often get the Caesar salad with blackened haddock! It is delicious! Great people! Great food! Great place! Keep it up Thirsty Whale crew!❤️
Best in town!!
Every year my husband and I come to Bar Harbor for vacation. And every year Thirsty Whale is a must. The blackened fish sandwich with clam chowder (and fries) is my favorite thing to get. Every. Year. Enjoy it with a blueberry cocktail (margarita? With Cold River Blueberry vodka? ALL good!) or a local brew from Atlantic Brewing or Downeast Cider. It is my favorite lunch spot. The hubs has had their fried clam platter, fish club, salads.... all great!
Absolutely delicious! Perfectly golden tender little fried shrimp on a fresh, crisp salad. Perfection.
Fantastic. Went back for a second visit.
Excellent, best lobster roll ever
Clam chowder lobster roll and haddock fish sandwich all top notch. Service was GREAT! If you are in Bar Harbor you must try. On a side street.I will probable be back tomorrow . Yes and great prices
Classic, simple, reasonably priced lobster roll. A Bar Harbor staples for sure! Can't go wrong at the Whale!!
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