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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
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  • 35
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  • 11
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  • 13
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  • 23
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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
Great home style breakfast place with a great view of the harbor.

We where driving around looking for somewhere we could get some breakfast and found Grumpy's. was a very nice experience homey feel and great food would strongly recommend to anyone looking to get a great breakfast while looking right out into the harbor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
John F
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We where driving around looking for somewhere we could get some breakfast and found Grumpy's. was a very nice experience homey feel and great food would strongly recommend to anyone looking to get a great breakfast while looking right out into the harbor.

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Lake Tranquility
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159 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I love that you can eat outside overlooking the beautiful Southwest Harbor harbor. I also love that dogs are welcome. The waitress brings a dog biscuit for the pooch with the pet parents meal. This is a small operation so be prepared to wait a while. The wait is worth it because the food is hot, plentiful and tasty for... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Don't be in a hurry but the food is very good and the views are worth the wait.The restaurant is an easy walk from the village.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I caught a glimpse of Grumpy's when going to the restaurant on the road earlier in our vacation. The spot looked perfect. Menu seemed solid. Why not? On this trip to Bass Harbor, I checked Trip Advisor for all of our restaurant picks... except Grumpy's. And I got exactly what I deserved. If you do venture here, you can expect... More 

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1 Thank RM_BusinessTraveler
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had reasonably high expectations of the place, since they've been around a number of years now and seem to have the "buzz" as a place to go for a good breakfast. Very disappointed! The food, when it came, was only diner-food average, so, good but nothing special. Prices are quite high, though, and service was terrible. The waitress clearly didn't... More 

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1 Thank LynnJ22
Bass Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Thank John188095
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank Casey H
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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