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Our Latest Reviews

Griera4 9 days 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 9 days ago

Downeast Cider

Very Tasty

Richard 13 days 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 16 days 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 25 days 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 1 month ago

Fried Haddock Sandwich with Clam Chowder

Excellent as always. Best clam chowda in Bar Harbor

Lindsay about 1 month ago

Blackened Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon

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

Awalicat60 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

Garden Burger

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

Katie about 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 about 2 months ago

Fried Haddock Sandwich


Melissa about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll

Great value and loved the salad too.

Donald about 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 about 2 months ago

Fish Club Sandwich

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

Travelocctherapist about 2 months ago

Fried Shrimp

We love all the dishes here, but the seafood is our favorite. Great atmosphere and service as well!

Natasha about 2 months ago

Grilled Chicken, Cheddar & Bacon Sandwich

He gets it every time and loves it!

Eric about 2 months ago

Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Love it!!! Nice and spicy with great portions!

Samiotissa70 2 months ago

Lobster Roll served with Chowder

When you've eaten hundreds of lobster rolls all over the world, you get to be an expert. Hands down, this one is the best I've had yet! It is absolutely decadent and simply mouthwatering! Incredibly fresh and melts in your mouth! As for the chowder, it was heavenly! The ingredients in this dish enhanced each other perfectly. I don't know how they do it, but you won't be able to stop at just one bowl, so come prepared. The tavern itself is warm and pleasant and the staff is incredible! Life is about making memories, so thank you, Thirst Whale for a food experience we'll never forget! See you soon - but not soon enough :)

Lmshore 2 months ago

Seafood Sampler

Have been ordering this for years! Best deal in town and tastiest seafood around!

Adowellus 2 months ago

Blueberry Margarita

This is a drink you have try absolutely amazing.

Corey 9 days ago

Lobster Roll

The very best Lobster Roll I've ever had!

Dianne 11 days ago

Caesar Salad

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

Turan 14 days 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 19 days 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 1 month ago

Bowl of New England Chowder

Best in town!!

Mackmerry77 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago

Fried Shrimp Caesar Salad

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

Brenda about 1 month ago

Fisherman's Plate

Awesome food

Connie about 1 month ago

Pub Burger

Excellent find!!!!

Melissa about 2 months ago

Fisherman's Plate

Fantastic. Went back for a second visit.

Melissa about 2 months ago

Fried Shrimp

So yummy

Mistermoon about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll served with Chowder

Excellent, best lobster roll ever

Mbrock1129 about 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 about 2 months ago

Lobster Roll

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

Herbsta about 2 months ago

Blackened Fried Haddock Sandwich

The fried Haddock Sandwich was outstanding.

Natasha about 2 months ago

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato

Yummy sandwich and great service!

Birdy7882 about 2 months ago

Cup of Lobster Bisque

Always dependable, great food, service, and atmosphere. Our favorite place to "hang"

Elizabeth 2 months ago

Grilled Hummus Sandwich

Unique and Yummy!

John 2 months ago

Fried Maine Whole Belly Clams

You can't get whole belly clams back in Michigan...SHAME! Thirsty Whale is a MUST on every frequent trip to Bar Harbor!

Kelly 2 months ago

Fried Maine Whole Belly Clams

Super good! I really appreciate that they do take out and will bring the food out to you.


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