Where to Eat in Bangor: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Yuk Petri

The city of Bangor is perhaps most well known as the setting for many of Stephen King's stories, a reputation that has led to the nickname Transylmainia. There is more to Bangor than just tales of horror, however. There is a thriving arts scene, with museums, galleries, theaters, a symphony orchestra and a popular sidewalk art festival every summer. The area around Bangor includes the coastal Acadia National Park and the wooded Baxter State Park, providing plenty of outdoor adventure.
Things to do in Bangor

1. Timber Kitchen and Bar

22 Bass Park Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401-6878 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 43 +1 207-433-0844
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 879 reviews

Timber Kitchen and Bar

Reviewed By Doreen S - Bangor, Maine

Our family has enjoyed brunch at Timber several times. The food is always perfectly cooked. Service has been consistently good. Easter brunch featured lamb at the carving station and it was delicious! The prime rib at the carving station was also very good. The chef serving the meats was friendly and kept a sense of humor when faced with difficult people.There were some patrons complaining about "running out of ham and pork" at the carving station. How ridiculous. It's not an all you can eat buffet. The intent of the station is to feature roasted meats on a rotational basis as part of the brunch menu. There are plenty of local restaurants that feature ham or pork dinners for Easter if that's what you're looking for. We enjoyed our experience and we will return again soon. One detail item I would suggest would be including spoons and steak knives for guests who order coffee or choose to enjoy the roasted meats provided as part of the brunch menu. Otherwise don't change a thing! Thank you for sharing Easter with us!

2. Eagles Nest Resturant

1016 N Main St, Brewer, ME 04412-1239 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 207-989-7635
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 305 reviews

Eagles Nest Resturant

Reviewed By 61Highway - Hudson, New York

We spent too much money for a nicely flavored but skimpy lobster stew, and fried clams that were mostly coating. I got the runs from the lobster stew a couple of hours later, and my husband had to chew antacids from that fried coating. Too bad about the food and over-pricing. The hostess/server was very nice, and the atmosphere was nice and simple with a pretty river view. Can't think I'd ever want to return, though.

3. Moe's Original BBQ

650 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401-3362 Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available American, Southwestern, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 16 +1 207-992-9000
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Moe's Original BBQ

Moe's Original Bar B Que serves up an award-winning, all things Southern, Alabama BBQ experience. The award-winning Alabama-style BBQ offerings include Pulled Pork, Ribs, Wings, Chicken and Turkey in addition to Catfish, and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich. Plus, an array of traditional down home Southern sides and tasty desserts are prepared fresh daily.

Reviewed By steven f

Protein for all of us was tender, and sides were very tasty. Going to hit it again on return from baxter. Don't miss out!

4. Masons Brewing Company

15 Hardy St, Brewer, ME 04412-2207 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 207-989-6300
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Masons Brewing Company

Reviewed By Maddie1478 - Portland

We stopped at Mason's Brewing on our way to Millinockett for lunch on a Saturday. The place was packed but we were seated right away at one of the few remaining tables. The space is big, with a full bar along one wall, opposite large...MoreThank you for the great review. I am so glad you had a great experience and enjoyed both the food and beer. We hope to see you again soon next time you are passing through. Cheers and Happy New Year!

5. Friars' Bakehouse

21 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-947-3770
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

Friars' Bakehouse

Friars' Bakehouse is a small bakery smack in the downtown of Bangor, Maine. It is operated by the Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The baking brother is a master at his craft. Due to the fact that the establishment has only one baker and all of the baked goods are artisan, you will not find the variety that is available at larger thaw and bake bakeries. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a. m. until 2:00 p. m. When the shop is closed, Friars' breads are available at the Fairmount Market on Hammond St.Friars' Brewhouse is a adjunct to but, separate from the bakery. The baker has branched out and is now creating artisan beers in the same manner that he creates breads and pastries. The actual Brewhouse is located on the 34 acre grounds of St. Elizabeth Monastery perched on the side of Orcutt Mountain in lovely Bucksport, Maine. NO BEER IS SOLD OUT OF THE FRIARS' BAKEHOUSE! We have teamed up with Bangor Wine and Cheese Co. on Hammond Street. All of our fine brews are available there on a regular basis. Stop in at the Bangor Wine and Cheese an say, "Hello!" to Eric and Christine.

Reviewed By AnoukPDX - Portland, Oregon

There were four of us today. We ordered two chicken caesar salads; one chicken salad sandwich and then one vietnamese sandwich special. The salads were good, loaded with meat. The chicken salad sandwich was bland, and appeared as though it had only mayonnaise in it with a pound of chicken. It was quite boring. The vietnamese sandwich was a favorite among the group. I would highly recommend that sandwich, and would go back tomorrow for it, and the next day too.

6. Yoshi Japanese Restaurant

373 Wilson St, Brewer, ME 04412-1560 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 207-989-9688
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Yoshi Japanese Restaurant

Reviewed By Amanda C - Maine

We had a business meeting here for four people. We were never rushed, and the location is quite suitable for chatting.

We had two sushi appetizers and two kitchen appetizers- the beef tataki is amazing! Everyone had different meals and none were disappointed. The pork katsu was a particular favorite.

This is a great place with fantastic staff and management. Cannot wait to return for more delicious items!

7. LongHorn Steakhouse

605 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401-3603 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 207-945-3455
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 310 reviews

LongHorn Steakhouse

Reviewed By seallen2017 - Moncton, Canada

Like the atmosphere at the Longhorn, friendly staff, very attentive. The food was excellent. I ordered a small fillet which was done to perfection, (medium rare) and was delicious. I'm not giving them a high rating because there wasn't much else on the plate. Two choices for sides, I picked a baked potato and a salad. Next time I go I'll be ordering something extra because it really wasn't enough.

8. Texas Roadhouse

504 Stillwater Ave, Bangor, ME 04401-3522 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 207-262-6122
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 562 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Reviewed By Katrina L - Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

Our waiter Chris was awesome! Super attentive and helpful.
My husband ordered a twenty four ounce prime rib but after moving the sauteed onions off it realized it was at least 12 ounces of fat (the picture is the fat cut off the steak). The manager was making her rounds and randomly came to our table to ask how the meal was. We showed her the amount of fat and she agreed that it was was an extreme amount. She offered to see if she could replace it (he had only taken two bites)... But she came back and he couldn't get a different piece of prime rib. She took $15 off the bill which was nice; but he really wanted to eat a lot (we drove about fifty miles to get there after an awful experience at a different restaurant).
Overall, service was great!

9. High Tide

5 S Main St, Brewer, ME 04412-2111 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 207-989-3300
Excellent
40%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
10%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 207 reviews

High Tide

Reviewed By Raymond1963

Stuck in Bangor for 14 hour layover returning from deployment. Took an Uber to High Tide on recommendation from hotel staff. Service was prompt and food was delicious. I had steamed lobster and my friend had stuffed lobster. I started with clam chowder. Food was fresh and well prepared. Atmosphere is casual, we were in uniform. They were a little slow getting the entrees out (though I didn’t really notice since we were talking) so they gave us complimentary desserts. The molten lava cake/ice cream was very good. Would like to come back in summer when I could see the river view a little better since it was dark at 5:30 when we ate due to winter. Would highly recommend this place if visiting or passing through. 5 min ride share from the airport or airport hotels.

10. 11 Central

11 Central St, Bangor, ME 04401-5105 (Formerly 11 Central Street) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks +1 207-922-5115
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

11 Central

We do it all for you. It is about your experience. With the freshest ingredients, prepared with care and intention of excellence and served with knowledge happy people. For you by us

Reviewed By Lee S - Bangor, Maine

It was bitter cold outside but the food and service inside was warm. We waited at the bar for our table and enjoyed a terrific appetizer, some great drinks and a very friendly bartender.
When it was time to dine we were very pleased and a visit from the owner made it even more special.
Thank you

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