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566 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
207-244-3007
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast for a good cause - Great popovers!

The donations for the breakfast served here go for the soup kitchen for residents in need from surrounding communities. There are delicious popovers, oatmeal, coffee and juice. There is also WiFi available. A guitar player provided live music the day we were there. A great breakfast and for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Paula P
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The donations for the breakfast served here go for the soup kitchen for residents in need from surrounding communities. There are delicious popovers, oatmeal, coffee and juice. There is also WiFi available. A guitar player provided live music the day we were there. A great breakfast and for a good cause!

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New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Unlimited oatmeal (and fixings) and popovers (and fixings). Popovers are not easy to make, these are better than those served in one of NYC's top restaurant BLT Steak. The good cause here is that they follow the "pay what you can" model since they use this to support programs for those that need it but cannot afford it. They also... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The popovers were great and take fiddlers were a real treat as well! Everyone very friendly and a fun place to go

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Suffolk, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy a fantastic breakfast and to feel like a local in Southwest Harbor. The popovers, jam, maple butter, and oatmeal were great. I introduced my family to this place on a recent vacation and it was the best breakfast of the week. I loved the atmosphere and what this place does for the community.... More 

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Woodward,ia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we had breakfast there Sunday morning, nice suprise before hiking, fun people and the food was good. never had a pop over before but it was very filling with the jelly they supplied and the oat meal was good. Sorry we missed the music though, just oto early. Chuck

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

this is a NO thrills type of place > Locally grown food , set up like a Soup Kitchen Style . Everything was fresh & Good . Nice Place .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visit The Common Good near Acadia National Park, Seawall Campground 102A & discover a jewel in Manset, Maine. Piping hot popovers all summer with cold butter or blended cinnamon/maple butter native blueberry/strawberry jams, and bottomless cups of Wicked hot robust coffee, among the best items we have ever tried in Boston or Maine including Anthony's Pier 4 and Jordan Pond.... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

That is the word! Best popovers you could ever get! Stop by and get some, with a cup of coffee or tea. They had jam there when I went. I was even going to take the popovers that were sitting in the basket but they told me to wait a minute because they wanted to give me hot ones. I... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cafe is located in the former Seawall Restaurant, a restaurant I frequented as a child. My husband and I decided to try the popovers and relive some memories and we are so glad we did! Outstanding coffee and popovers! (Had my coffee out of an old Seawall Restaurant mug). And the oatmeal was great also! Can't beat the view. We... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great popovers, great coffee, great atmosphere. We like the idea that our "donation" goes to help others.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 566 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-3007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 6
  • Cuisine: American

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