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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 14
    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
Good Food, A Bit Impresonal

Our stop at Colonel's was completely by chance as my wife wanted to check out the art galleries in Northeast Harbor. The place was jammed, which is a good sign, but also an indication that you'll be waiting, which we did. The younger summer staff were completely overwhelmed by the lunch crowd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our stop at Colonel's was completely by chance as my wife wanted to check out the art galleries in Northeast Harbor. The place was jammed, which is a good sign, but also an indication that you'll be waiting, which we did. The younger summer staff were completely overwhelmed by the lunch crowd. Many of them staring into the computer screen... More 

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Washington, DC
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After a morning on a boat tour we were ready for lunch. We came upon this place while driving down the main street in Northeast Harbor. We were there at the tail end of the summer season and a bit after the lunch rush so got a table right away. The service was quite friendly and the menu offered a... More 

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Dedham, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Came for breakfast and donuts. Food very good but have to agree about staff. They were marginally pleasant but not in any real hurry or friendly. Will be back but with hopes for better service.

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Riverside, CA
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A great place for lunch! You can eat on a lovely patio and when after lunch---pick up some delicious doughnuts.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Looking for food in the quaint town of Northeast Harbor, ME, came across this place. I had the roast beef at jus and my wife had the Reuben. Both were very good. Fries were pretty average though. Service was very good as well.

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Rye, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

went in for a whoppy pie what a surprise place goes out back for some of the best food on the island lobster to pizza, everything was wicked good!!! best whoppy and donuts went back the next morning for those

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good picnic take-out after Acadia. The food was good. The pastries were delicious - especially the coconut macaroons. My only complaint is that the staff was a bit direct in a way that wasn't very pleasant. Also, we asked for a bag to carry all of our food and we were handed our styofoam containers and a plastic bag for... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My family recently vacationed in Northeast Harbor and ate at Colonel's twice as it was recommended. The food was good but the staff were unwelcoming, not in any hurry to seat us and the service was slow. Wishing I could give this place a great rating but the staff made it a so/so experience.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stumbled across Colonel's Restaurant and Bakery by driving around the island. We were hungry and the wait times in Bar Harbor were insane. The four of us, including our 11 and 14 yr old, had an amazing breakfast! Home made bread and perfect French toast and eggs. DO NOT leave without trying their amazing donuts, they are seriously the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant although small in the quaint village of NE Harbor located right on Main Street, walking distance from the Marina left me pleasantly surprised several times over. They perform well for all 3 meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The pastries are to die for. The meals are bountiful. My only critique would be just a bit more spice, just... 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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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