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11 Apple Ln, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
207-244-1082
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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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
Nice Breakfast for Lunch

We had been hiking all morning after only a light breakfast and we'd heard about Grumpy's from TripAdvisor and other reviews so we decided to try it, and we're glad we did. There is nothing fancy about Grumpy's, as you would suspect, but it's a charming "down home" place with a beautiful view out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had been hiking all morning after only a light breakfast and we'd heard about Grumpy's from TripAdvisor and other reviews so we decided to try it, and we're glad we did. There is nothing fancy about Grumpy's, as you would suspect, but it's a charming "down home" place with a beautiful view out over the harbor. Breakfast was excellent.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had eaten here several years ago and remembered the food was very good- took my son and his girlfriend. I don't mind high prices in a seasonal place that has to make a living in a short time frame, but these prices were extortionate- should have left- $10 for a breakfast sandwich? And the corned beef hash, while good, was... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

... Because you'll wait forever for your food. We came when the restaurant was less than half full -- and waited about 40 minutes to get fed. The waitress seemed annoyed we even questioned the cook's timetable. The food itself is fine, but nothing special.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This locals spot overlooking the docks at Southwest Harbor has a great homemade breakfast... and view ;-)

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Our breakfast was delicious. I had a lobster omelet and my son had the lobster benedict. Both dishes not only looked beautiful, but tasted fabulous. We had other diners take pictures of our plates. The homemade cinnamon raisin toast is very good as well. Our waitress was very pleasant. Don't go here if you are in a hurry, the chef... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a disappointment ! First time going there and it is the last time. Very expensive 30$ for two persons.. (Eggs and toasts) Coffee not available. ( asked 4 times before getting a refill). Cold breakfast, waited 1h30 min for the breakfast. I won't forget the big dog that run all over the place in the restaurant and don't want... More 

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Flushing, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Like others we went there for breakfast and no one was there. Door was open and we walked in and literally no one was there no guests no staff no one. Based on the other reviews with inconsistent if not terrible food why bother wasting your money even if anyone was there. There are plenty of other good places to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stopped by Breakfast at Grumpy's with my little boy after a sunrise hike. My little guy can be pretty talkative, and they were very sweet to him! I'm a bit of a talker myself and on a quiet morning when you're an early customer they're happy to chat! My omelet was perfect and delicious and my little guy had... More 

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Brownville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We LOVED the breakfast choices so much that we visited twice during our week on the island! Omelets are to die for! Texas toast was delectable! The waitress was fantastic! And it was fun to watch the workers on the docks while we enjoyed our food. Lots to learn about living on an island just by watching others.

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

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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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