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Our Latest Reviews

Justbreathe1962 about 1 month ago

Bowl of New England Chowder

Amazing clam chowder! We had our first and last meals at Thirsty Whale when we visited in 2019! We're heading back in 6 weeks and plan to have our first meal here! I hope you're open then! The caesar salad here is one of the best I've ever had!

Rodbren1975 about 2 months ago

Fisherman's Plate

By far the best platter that I have had in years. We travel the 2 hours at least twice a year just to come to the Thirsty Whale. The prices are the lowest in Bar harbor and the atmosphere is the greatest especially on a Friday or Saturday night

V 2 months ago

Blackened Fried Haddock Sandwich

We go here every time we're in Bar Harbor. The food never disappoints.

Joiandterry 3 months ago

Lobster Roll served with Chowder

Thirsty Whale is our Bar Harbor favorite. We have been to Bar Harbor three times. Eating at Thirsty Whale is always a "must" when here. The clam chowder is a 10 and the lobster roll is amazing - just the right combo. Love it.

Amanda 6 months ago

Fresh Haddock Fish-n-Chips

I live in Connecticut. My fiancé and I camp in Maine once a year. All of our meals are campfire meals except 2, both of which are at the Thirsty Whale to eat the haddock and chips. It's the best fish and chips I've had in New England, so much so, we don't eat fish and chips anywhere else now. The freshness and flavor of the haddock is incredible, only to be surpassed by the staff who are super friendly and quick to seat us. We always look forward to our haddock and chips. It's been a 4-year tradition that we plan to uphold as long as the thirsty whale serves up this delicious dish! Worth noting, they make a mean boneless buffalo chicken strip appetizer too! All around a can't miss in Bar Harbor Maine!

Kimcorliss25 about 2 months ago

Fisherman's Plate

My husband and i visit bar harbor every April and the thirsty whale is one of our favorite placez to eat. Food and service os excellent

Inez221 2 months ago

Fried Haddock Sandwich

Been visiting Thirsty Whale for a few years. Love it! The Fried Haddock Sandwich is absolutely delicious! Crunchy outside, sweet haddock inside. Topped with lettuce, tomato and onion, it is AWESOME! Add to that a plate of their fried pickles and top it off with a Lemon Basil Gimlet and you have one of my favorite meals in Bar Harbor! Wish I was there!

Lindacook75056 2 months ago

Fried Maine Whole Belly Clams

Best clams ever!! I'm from Dallas Texas and stopped in "The Thirsty Whale" for a cold beer and a bite to eat... actually shared the Fisherman's platter on my first visit... The full belly clams were sooo good that we came back 2 more times just for the clams!! When I returned to Dallas, a local seafood market/restaurant was offering seasonal Fried full belly clams an I was so excited!! They could not compare in the slightest and I actually had to send them back and order something else. I've been craving Thirsty Whale Full Belly clams ever since and it's been years!! Planning a Bar Harbor visit possibly this summer and it will be my first stop!!! Great Service, food, beer, prices!!! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hayesr 3 months ago

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

My girlfriend and I have been coming here for years. Your bar is actually where she asked me out and where we come to celebrate our anniversary every year. The simple addition of your house made chipotle sauce on a chicken sandwich separates you from the rest. Along with outstanding service from our favorite bartenders. (Mike, Zac and Nicole) We cant wait to be at your reopening and hope everyones having a great winter! Thank you so much for what you do!

Christa 6 months ago

Not So Traditional Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

This sandwich is absolutely THE BEST! The portion is huge and of high quality - I always have leftovers - and the sauce is a perfect mix of spicy and sweet. Without hesitation it is always our go-to and never disappoints!



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