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Our Latest Reviews

Deborah 8 days ago

Fresh Haddock Fish-n-Chips

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!!!

Deborah 8 days ago

Seafood Sampler

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.

David 11 days ago

Pub Burger

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.

Louvain 18 days ago

Fisherman's Plate

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.

Erica 21 days ago

Blackened Fish Sandwich with New England Clam Chowder

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!

Lacyrick001 28 days ago

Fried Shrimp

Local review here. Best shrimp on the island!!!

Griera4 about 1 month ago

Fisherman's Plate

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

Corey about 1 month ago

Downeast Cider

Very Tasty

Richard about 1 month ago

Pub Burger

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.

Heather about 1 month ago

Pub Burger

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.

Diane about 2 months ago

Blackened Fried Fish-n-Chips

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!

Erich about 2 months ago

Fried Haddock Sandwich with Clam Chowder

Excellent as always. Best clam chowda in Bar Harbor

Lindsay 2 months ago

Blackened Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon

This was delicious! It has a bit of kick to it, and was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

Awalicat60 2 months ago

Lobster Roll served with Chowder

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!! :)

Laurainbh 2 months ago

Garden Burger

Amazing garden burger! The sauce compliments the burger wonderfully!. Spot on! Best veggie burger in town.

Katie 2 months ago


The Freuben is absolutely a must try!! If you like a classic Reuben you'll definitely love this New England twist!

Melissa 2 months ago

Fried Haddock Sandwich


Melissa 2 months ago

Lobster Roll

Great value and loved the salad too.

Donald 2 months ago

Fried or Grilled Chicken Salad

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!

Irene 2 months ago

Fish Club Sandwich

Love love love their fish sandwich. Its the best in Bar Harbor! We will be there soon!

Deborah 8 days ago

Blackened Fried Fish-n-Chips

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.

David 11 days ago

Grilled Cheese

The bread makes this sandwich special, but the while package is something you need to have once. It is perfection.

Robert 18 days ago

Blackened Fish Sandwich with New England Clam Chowder

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!

Tom 18 days ago

Fisherman's Plate

...what a bargain...and so good...TW is best place to dine in town...

Gabriellemcatee 26 days ago

Fried Haddock Sandwich

Fresh, clean hand battered. LARGE... 'YUGE. good tartar sauce. Awesome. Came to bar harbor and ended up in flavortown, USA 🇺🇸

Karenpanpep about 1 month ago

Fresh Haddock Fish-n-Chips

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.

Corey about 1 month ago

Lobster Roll

The very best Lobster Roll I've ever had!

Dianne about 1 month ago

Caesar Salad

I've never had anything less than perfect food and service at the Whale!

Turan about 1 month ago

Southwest Burger

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)!!

Kelley about 2 months ago

Caesar Salad

I often get the Caesar salad with blackened haddock! It is delicious! Great people! Great food! Great place! Keep it up Thirsty Whale crew!❤️

Erich about 2 months ago

Bowl of New England Chowder

Best in town!!

Mackmerry77 about 2 months ago

Blackened Fish Sandwich with New England Clam Chowder

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!

Laurelsgarden 2 months ago

Fried Shrimp Caesar Salad

Absolutely delicious! Perfectly golden tender little fried shrimp on a fresh, crisp salad. Perfection.

Brenda 2 months ago

Fisherman's Plate

Awesome food

Connie 2 months ago

Pub Burger

Excellent find!!!!

Melissa 2 months ago

Fisherman's Plate

Fantastic. Went back for a second visit.

Melissa 2 months ago

Fried Shrimp

So yummy

Mistermoon 2 months ago

Lobster Roll served with Chowder

Excellent, best lobster roll ever

Mbrock1129 2 months ago

Fish Club Sandwich

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

Aurmston18 3 months ago

Lobster Roll

Classic, simple, reasonably priced lobster roll. A Bar Harbor staples for sure! Can't go wrong at the Whale!!


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