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

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  • 27
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  • 10
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  • 9
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast, wonderful view, and great owners!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
mindybinwv
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WV
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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townhill
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We tfrid this place last year and the food was okay but the owners ( husband and wife ) were rude. We tried it again for breakfast this year sooooo many problems. First we were greeted at the door but the owners dog. I love dogs but animals in a restaurant GROSS!!!! Owners are still rude as hell. The menu... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had the breakfast burrito (called a roti) and my husband had homemade wheat toast that was thick and yummy.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Grumpy is a great chef...and what a great location on a sunny day to sit on the water's edge of southwest harbor and watch the boat activity...looking for sea glass while our food is being cooked. We work nearby so really appreciate Stacey and Grumpy working together for many years now and keeping us well fed during our busy work... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family and I have tried to eat breakfast there every year on our summer vacation since 2011, every time we go, there's no one there. Weird.

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Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had given this place so many chances, being a local family we like to keep it local! About every other time we go there I cook/owner is yelling and swearing at everyone that dares enter his kitchen the over priced food is never ever the same and more than often is hardly eddible. We will not be returning to... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Grumpy's has local "color". Very friendly when asked questions about the area. Went to breakfast there twice in a five day stay in Southwest Harbor. The corned beef hash and blueberry pancakes are excellent examples of local recipes.

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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