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!
Took my new husband here as our final meal in BH, as I have always enjoyed it. Once again... a good dining experience. The service was good, the food was also very good.
We tried the french onion soup: very nice. He had the fried all-kinds-of-stuff-platter which he quite enjoyed. I splurged on a 2 pound baked stuffed lobster with steamers. Also terrific. We sat on the dock - it seems the dock seating has changed a bit over the years but it was still nice sitting outside in a casual setting, watching the water and the gulls as the fog rolled in.
Also neat since we're smokers and the dock seating comes with ashtrays! Husband was a bit taken aback by the included gratuity with the check but I can see where this might become necessary in some situations.
They also take 10% off of your entree if you give them your ticket stub from the next door whale watch. Which came in handy for the 2# lobster, haha.
We are vacationers on a budget, and did budget for this meal since it was a little spendier than a quickie walk up place....but worth every penny and we will be back again the next time we are in town. Love it. Thank you!