Fodor's Expert Review Galyn's

$$$ Bar Harbor American

Open much of the year and filled with Maine art, this large restaurant has a classic New England vibe, several dining rooms on two floors, and a large menu to match. Offerings range from sandwiches and small plates to lobster dishes, steak, and seafood, including a bouillabaisse with shrimp, scallops, fresh fish, and lobster, served with steamed mussels and grilled ciabatta bread. In an 1890s building, once a boarding house for seamen, the trim and tin ceiling are original; the Galley Lounge has diamond windows from a Rockefeller estate that was torn down, and the bar itself is an old bank tellers counter. Not for sale, the restaurant’s artwork is touted as Maine’s largest private art collection on public display.

American Dessert Dinner Lunch $$$

Quick Facts

17 Main St.
Bar Harbor, Maine  USA


Known For:
  • Happy hour daily in cozy bar constructed with items salvaged from area estates
  • New England Indian pudding
  • Harbor views from some dining rooms
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Thanksgiving–Easter

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