The Fish House Grill was first located next to the Quality Inn and was the hotel's official restaurant. This location was tricky at best but Jim ... More
Fish House Grill at Harbor Place
The Fish House Grill was first located next to the Quality Inn and was the hotel's official restaurant. This location was tricky at best but Jim invented many ways to make it work. The fish House had the first authentic oyster and raw bar in town. There was the all you can eat Boathouse Salad Bar featuring peel and eat shrimp and steamed mussels. The salad bar was actually custom built and shaped like a boat (the "Kerrie Ann" for Jim's daughter). The first year the Fish House took 2nd place in the Bar Harbor Chowder Festival, quite an auspicious honor. In addition to these inspired innovations there was the locals' favorite, the All You Can Eat Friday Night Fish Fry (nothing but haddock will do for the locals). For 7 seasons the Fish House Grill made it's home at 39 Kebo Street.The 4th of July is a special treat as the fireworks are right next to us on the town pier. If you are taking a sightseeing tour on Capt. Gary's boat or going whale watching you can catch a quick bite before you go or dine after you come back. We offer a wide variety of fresh seafood right off the dock. Our bartenders shuck over 3000 littleneck clams and oysters a week. The oyster and raw bar is the largest of its kind in Maine. It is now and always has been our goal to offer great food, great service at a great value. Now, with a waterfront atmosphere., the Fish House Grill really does have it all. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back again. Remember, at the Fish House Grill the only thing better than the food is the view!
My wife and I stopped by for lunch on Aug 18 2010, the weather was great sat out on the deck. The food was less than desireable. We had a cup of lobster chowder and the crab cake sandwich.
There was NO lobster in the chowder and the crab cake was ALL filler it was like eating a cornmeal cake and the tomato was dried and curled on all of the edges.
The server took his time getting to us and when he did the service was poor. The only thing that was served on time was the bill.
If you are looking for a good meal go just a bit further as we discovered after we walked out.
If you have drove there or got there by cruise ship or whatever way, take your time and look a little bit further for a lot better meal.
Also the meal had a habit of repeating later on both of us during the day from the cornmeal seasoned with crab dust and spices.