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Breakfast at Grumpy's

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11 Apple Ln, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
207-244-1082
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Slow and Expensive

We stopped at Grumpys for a breakfast meal around 10am. The actual food didn't arrive at our table until nearly 11:00. We ordered eggs and pancakes. No coffee refills unless you flag down a waitress. We weren't the only customers out of our seat on the hunt for more coffee. When we flagged... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Bass Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The lobster eggs Benedict was one of the best dishes we have ever eaten. The restaurant is on the water and the view is serene and beautiful. The place is family owned and run, and is popular with both visitors and faithful locals. It's on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, and if you are in the area you... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

An excellent breakfast. Eggs benedict made well always makes me smile. Good service, good food, and awesome view of Southwest harbor. Grumpy should be happy, he runs a great place.

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snjmom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped at Grumpys for a breakfast meal around 10am. The actual food didn't arrive at our table until nearly 11:00. We ordered eggs and pancakes. No coffee refills unless you flag down a waitress. We weren't the only customers out of our seat on the hunt for more coffee. When we flagged down a lady and politely asked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We grabbed breakfast here our first morning in Maine and it did not disappoint. We had our 1 yr old daughter with us and the open atmosphere kept her entertained. Great food and competitively priced for the area. We will visit next year when we come to town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ok- The food is terrific and if you like listening to a real character in the kitchen Grumpy's is your place. Huevos Rancheros were crazy yummy and blueberry pancakes were awesome.

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Bass Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Even on a foggy morning the view from Grumpy's screen porch or inside seating was wonderful. Lobster boats at the end of the dock, pleasure yachts of ann sizes anchored in the harbor. Outside seating as well on a sunny day. Extensive breakfast menu,some hearty choices. The corned beef hash came well recommended but was not available that day. Plan... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

View nice...but that's about all. Wouldn't go back. They were out of lobster and crab for the benedicts. We waited well over an hour for food even though the place was half full. It was more like breakfast for lunch by the time we got it. Waitresses didn't offer any sort of reason other than Grumpy works at his own... More 

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Maine, USA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Another great breakfast at Grumpy's this morning - gorgeous view, great food, friendly staff. Their corned beef hash cannot be beat!!

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate breakfast at Grumpy's twice during our week. First day involved a forty minute delay because the kitchen was backed up. It was worth the wait. The waitress was pleasant and the food was great. You couldn't beat the view of the harbor for ambience. Our return visit was just as good, without the 40 minute wait! Oh and... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great breakfast, creative menu, a little off the main drag so not packed with tourists. Sit outdoors or inside. Good quality ingredients, and no one was grumpy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Apple Ln, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-1082

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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