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Colonel's Restaurant and Bakery

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143 Main St., Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
207-276-5147
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 96
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A must stop

We went here twice during our stay and if we'd stayed longer, we would have returned.d We had a very good lobster roll for lunch on our first day and we returned to wait in line as they opened for their donuts. They are worth the wait! Some of the best I have every had. Be sure to enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
HotelWhiskey06
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here twice during our stay and if we'd stayed longer, we would have returned.d We had a very good lobster roll for lunch on our first day and we returned to wait in line as they opened for their donuts. They are worth the wait! Some of the best I have every had. Be sure to enjoy!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

When being seated, our waiter told us there was no whole lobster available, it had been broken down. Indeed, the lobster on our rolls was fresh, very lightly dressed, absolutely delicious. The fries were just fries. On the way out we got a couple of their pricey and excellent donuts.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I stayed at the Colonel's Suites during our two week road trip across New England and Canada. (We're from East Tennessee.) While checking in I noticed blueberry cake donuts in the bakery. (My favorite...) So we each got one and had them for dessert after dinner that night. Hands down, the best blueberry cake donuts on the... More 

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Thank cereal87
Monmouth, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I shared a French Dip Sandwich and Fries. We were in a rush to get to the Boat at the Marina for the tour. Service was quick; food was great; and would have stayed longer if we had more time. Great Bakery attached.

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Thank Steve S
Lyme, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Stopped for breakfast before a cruise and was not disappointed with the fare. Friendly service, reasonably priced and freshly cooked food. Great coffee!!

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Dundalk, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The best lunch ever, lobster sliders, seafood chowder. Excellent service. The onion rings were huge and I had to share with everyone.

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Greer, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We discovered the Colonel's last year and were thrilled to find a restaurant that serves Maine crabmeat melt sandwiches (the several places in Bar Harbor that were our regular haunts no longer did). Couldn't wait to enjoy them again, so as soon as we got on the island, even before checking into our inn, we headed there. Once again, heavenly... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stayed at the BnB upstairs and breakfast was included. It was a wonderful selection, much more than expected. The portions were healthy, service was nice and quick. It was a nice beginning to our day.

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Hudson, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We ate breakfast 2 mornings here. Service was good and the food was delicious. The servings were generous. The donuts from the bakery were excellent as well.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in on a rainy day for lunch. Right in town, close to shops. Waiter was fantastic, younger guy with amazing personality, he was the highlight. The food was good but not great. We had the fried clams, a soup, a salad and fish and chips. The bakery looked really good but we passed on desert. Would we go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Main St., Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert  >  Northeast Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-276-5147

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?