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Cafe Drydock & Inn

357 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cold Spring, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stumbled across this restaurant while exploring Southwest Harbor during our recent vacation to Bar Harbor. We ordered clam chowder and the mussels. We were blown away by how delicious everything was and immediately made reservations for dinner later in the week. On our second trip we again got the mussels, my wife got swordfish and I... More

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Everyone here tries hard to make your experience an enjoyable one. Our dishes are tried and true and high light some of the best from around this island. Today I was in one of our gardens picking kale, cilantro, and tomatoes to work into some of our recipes. Thanks again for your review. More

Garmisch, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a rainy evening and my husband and I were looking for a place in Southwest Harbor to eat. We looked at a few places before deciding on the Cafe Drydock and are very glad we did. When we entered, the place was crowded and a bit noisy so we asked if we could be seated on the other... More

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Remy is our granddaughter and has grown up in the restaurant. We have a little of everything for everyone. Our burgers are ground fresh daily at a local market and our salad dressing is made from scratch along with our desserts. We are glad you enjoyed your experience here and thanks again for your review. More

North Palm Beach, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is a cosy restaurant. The food was excellent, The Chowder, the Moroccan Chicken, lobster roll and BLT were all winners. Ditto for the blueberry crumble with whipped cream and ice cream. Several family groups and has an outside area for pretty days. Nice attentive servers.

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you nice review. We try to stay on top of our business and procure the best seafood and food items we can. We pride ourselves in buying local as much as we can and have two gardens where we grow herbs and vegies that are used in the restaurant. Today we harvested kale for our soups and... More

Terre Haute
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26 reviews 26 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My daughter and I stopped by for a nice fiah dinner. Horseradish crusted Haddock and Lemon baked Halibut. Both very good. Also had the smoked salmon appetizer. It was excellent once the we got some straight horesradish to go along with the salmon. My daughter had the Caesar Salad, also very good. Very nice meal.

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We buy local fish when in season and other seafood items right here at the docks. There are many great products from the ocean including local oysters, mussels, and shellfish. Thanks again for visiting us and your nice review. More

Dallas, Texas
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283 reviews 283 reviews
69 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Hub and I stayed here for five nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such nice people own it. Kudos to the young man who helped us with our bags and kept our room clean. We stayed in room 1, which is the biggest room. It has living room, bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen. It looks out over Main Street and across... More

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Drydock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. Allen is normally our chef, but in a small town you have to be flexible during our shoulder season. He does a great job of working around the inn while waiting for our restaurant to open. There are about 1700 year round residents including us. We have that small town appeal with... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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334 reviews 334 reviews
32 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stopped into the cafe Drydock for a beer after a long day hiking in Acadia. I was planning on just having a beer and figuring out my following days activities. The waitress was super nice and recommended the mussels as well as a few other options and I decided I was in Maine, I should give them a try.... More

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New England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stopped here for Lunch after exploring the area. The greeter was very pleasant, and so was our waitress. We had sandwiches which were well prepared and tasted great, and portion size was very satisfying. There are some interesting pictures around the restaurant in which I asked the waitress about, and both her and the greeter had some great local... More

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Maine, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, is busy, busy, busy in the summer. It's no wonder! Acadia is a beautiful park and should be on everyone's bucket list. The western side of the island, however, is not nearly so overrun with tourists. Hence, its reputation as the "quiet side of the island." We recently stayed two nights in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

we stayed there for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much! we had probably had the smallest room, but ot was well-equipped. especially the microwave oven and the refridgerator werd handy and helped to keep the budget a bit lower.

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is an amazing little jewel in Southwest Harbor. My family has been staying at the Cafe Drydock and Inn for at least a decade. The rooms are always immaculately clean and the recent renovations were very well done. The innkeepers are some of the nicest people you'll find.

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Address: 357 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Cafe Drydock Hotel Southwest Harbor
Cafe Drydock And Inn
Cafe Drydock & Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor

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Come and experience the timeless charm of a coastal Maine village.  A pleasant walk brings you to the docks, boatyards, and Coast Guard Station of this working harbor. On the opposite shore lies Manset, home of the world famous Hinckley Boatyard. There are many beautiful mountain top or seaside walks on the quiet side of Acadia National Park.  Ship Harbor, Wonderland, and Beech Mountain are but a few sights to see.  Cafe Drydock and Inn is located opposite the Village Green in the center of Southwest Harbor.  You will be within a five minute drive to many activities, including sailing, canoeing, golfing, swimming and biking.  Make Cafe Drydock and Inn your comfortable accommodations while experiencing your island adventures.We have 8 rooms and are not a bed and breakfast but a small inn. ... more   less 
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