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2118 Harpswell Island Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003
833-5000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is a must stop and eat cafe.

We like to try little out of the way places and sometimes you are rewarded with a great find like this one. Located near lands end on Bailey island it is a small little cafe on the side of the road. Went inside and found the wait person to be friendly. They cut costs by using plastic ware and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Shingletown, California
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Shingletown, California
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We like to try little out of the way places and sometimes you are rewarded with a great find like this one. Located near lands end on Bailey island it is a small little cafe on the side of the road. Went inside and found the wait person to be friendly. They cut costs by using plastic ware and paper... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a friendly, local sea food restaurant. You may relax at your table and ask what the chef's special of the day is.

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Raleigh, NC
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a great little restaurant for breakfast or lunch. I have been going there for years when I visit my family on Bailey Island. There is artwork on the walls from local artists. As I was leaving the restaurant this time, I admired one of the paintings on the wall. Just as I noticed it, my cousin pointed out... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were staying right down the street about 2 years ago and found the Z Giant Stairs Restaurant on our last day. Well now it's just part of our Maine experience. Although we don't stay on Bailey Island we do stay up the road at the Quahog Bay Inn we alw a ys make the Giant Stairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The lobster rolls we had for lunch were perfect, nice and juicy, not too much mayo. Sweet potato fries were nice and crisp. Just an outstanding lunch experience in a beautiful place. Would love to go back...

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in to have lunch after a morning of doing the touristy things. The staff was extremely friendly. The restaurant was very nice looking inside. The fried clean dinner was very good. The meals were served on thick paper plates which was fine. The only drawback was there was no air conditioner, but plenty of windows. Would eat here again.

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1 Thank Patti D
Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were up to Maine visiting family this June. So we all decided to go and check out Bailey's Island and the South Harpswell area where our great grand farther used to live. We stop here for a late breakfast and were all glad we did. The service was very good and the food came out just great. We'll have... More 

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milford, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a great time - it was not crowded like the other restaurant on Bailey's Island, on a Friday night, which we were grateful for! I had friend Maine shrimp (those tiny, sweet shrimp) and they were out of this world. My husband had broiled schrod, and my son had the baby back rib special. We all had baked... More 

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3 Thank Karen K
Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Excellent food and wonderful wait staff! A definite place to visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner when exploring the beauty of Bailey's Island, Maine!

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Lewiston, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went mid week for specific menu items, when ordering we were told they were out of two of the items we went there for. So we settled for what they had and as a previous reviewer stated "Mediocre at Best".

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2118 Harpswell Island Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bailey Island
  • Phone Number: 833-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?