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Cafe Drydock & Inn

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357 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had only limited time to visit Southwest Harbor and found this gem of a cafe and Inn to be just what we needed. We were here to attend 2 shows at the Acadia Repertory Theater and the innkeepers at Cafe Drydock & Inn were superbly accommodating! Thank you Marty! The room was cheerful and bright, the town may be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a couple of disappointments with downtown Bar Harbor pubs with overpriced food of questionable quality, I decided to bring the hubby off the beaten path. Cafe Drydock Inn exceeded our expectations on all points with exceptional service, great ambiance and the tastiest food. Their oysters were the freshest I tasted on Mt. Desert Island, the baked haddock was in... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The rooms are located over the top of a restaurant. Not a bad setup to just walk downstairs for a meal or a night cap. The trade off being our window being located over the kitchen exterior door, so until the crew is finished for the night, you may not sleep for a while. The room was very comfortable with... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Checking in was a little strange. We were left hanging around in the restaurant to the point where I started to think they did not have our reservation. It was all taken care of in the end by the restaurant staff who were very nice and friendly. Loved the room, it was clean and bright with some quirky pieces of... More 

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

Thank you for the review and we have got to improve on our check in service. We have no front desk for the inn and check in is done from our restaurant when it is open. When it is not we usually just let customers go to the rooms and we catch up with them later. We are pretty laid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When we first pulled up we weren't sure about it... We were use to staying in hotels. But when we checked in the staff was automatically friendly and when we walked in the door of our room there was a personal note from the owner (you can't get those at any hotel that we have stayed at). The room felt... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We have tried to keep the rooms updated, but not so as to be like a chain hotel. You described exactly what we were trying to achieve and as our building is almost 100 years old we wanted to keep that charm in our rooms and décor. Thank you for choosing our inn and staying... More 

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Apt. size rooms are on the second floor over the Cafe , very large rooms with a spacious view of Southwest Harbor , great food in the Cafe Drydock & Inn . Parking is a little tight behind the Inn , but you and also park across the street at the fishing pier parking lot . Clean nice rooms ,... More 

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

This is a nice review, but is not us. We no longer have a view of the harbor since the trees have grown up and a large house was built and blocked our view. None of our rooms can see the harbor. We do have great food in our restaurant and are located right in the center of town. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were on our way back to Bar Harbor and stopped in Southwest a Harbor for ice cream. The shop was closed so we walked around for a bit. We ran across Cafe Drydock's message board that listed oysters. We sat outside and enjoyed a dozen oysters and a Bar Harbor Ale! What a pleasant surprise. Out waitress, who is... More 

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

Thank you for stopping in and having two of our local favorites from right here on the island. great beer and oysters. Thank you for the great review. More 

Cold Spring, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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 

Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 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 

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