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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

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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
Light and bright!

We had a surprisingly good breakfast here. They were short staffed but everyone was mostly cheerful and we got our food in good time. We were sad that there were no gluten free bread options but the omlets were yummy and the tea and coffee very good. Best of all was the feeling of being so close... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2014
Victoria P
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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
Contributor
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
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stumbled on this place with our puppy walking. Had not had coffee yet and the sign said dogs welcome. They had their own sweet dog wondering gently and our pup loved him. We had just coffee and the staff were wonderful. They had a large group seated and were short staffed. We found it charming how they handled the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love this spot! Right on the dock, you can smell the baked goods as you walk down the ramp! The baked items are really great especially the pies and banana bread. Friendly service too

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Portland, Maine
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a surprisingly good breakfast here. They were short staffed but everyone was mostly cheerful and we got our food in good time. We were sad that there were no gluten free bread options but the omlets were yummy and the tea and coffee very good. Best of all was the feeling of being so close to the harbor... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sorry to say it was overpriced and the food was nothing special. I call this a tourist trap. I say this is with some trepidation as I don't want to offend anyone, but it's just my opinion.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

View of the Harbor while eating breakfast . Fast services and Great food .... No Issues !!! Clean Rest Room & Restaurant .... I will come again next year ....

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?