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357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
(207) 244-5842
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

We enjoyed our meal here. I had scallops, which were probably the best I had on my trip through the area. My son liked their nachos. I tried a bite and enjoyed them too. We also had a tasty dessert there too. I would go back if we were in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
plannintrips
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Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our meal here. I had scallops, which were probably the best I had on my trip through the area. My son liked their nachos. I tried a bite and enjoyed them too. We also had a tasty dessert there too. I would go back if we were in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

After a couple of disappointments with downtown Bar Harbor pubs with overpriced food of questionable quality, I decided to bring the hubby off the beaten path. Cafe Drydock Inn exceeded our expectations on all points with exceptional service, great ambiance and the tastiest food. Their oysters were the freshest I tasted on Mt. Desert Island, the baked haddock was in... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here. When we arrived, we had the option of sitting on the quiet or music side of the restaurant. They had an older gentlemen there playing a wide variety of music, injected with some comedy. We sat on the music side, but sat outside. So when the door was closed, we actually couldn't hear... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Food and service EXCELLENT - we loved Haley etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc to get 100 characters with is a ridiculous requirement

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Tampa
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112 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to hear music one night and enjoyed ourselves very much at the Cafe Dry Dock & Inn. The food was most enjoyable...lobsters of course, but the music was also very good. High Recommend it!!!

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. Lee has been playing here for going on 7 years now and is really a one act show with his jokes and songs. He plays for us in the summer and also in St. Petersburg in the winter. We buy much of our seafood right from the fishermen who harvest it bringing... More 

Clifton, Ohio
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place has the largest lobster roll on the island, it dwarfed all others we saw while in the Bar Harbor area. Great wait staff also

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

We having been making lobster rolls for a long time and have had many great comments as to the "Best on the Island". Two local lobstermen supply us with fresh lobster daily and we steam and pick them right here. We don't skimp on the lobster and a roll should be just lobster and a little mayo, no fillers or... More 

Orange Park, Florida
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had planned to eat at another restaurant in Southwest Harbor but when we got there the menu & prices were not to our liking. As we looked around we spotted the Cafe Dry Dock & Inn and being an old sailor decided to give it a try. And are we glad we did. Our window seat gave way to... More 

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you chose us and thank you very much for your great review. Our patrons are a mix of locals and tourist to this island. Our menu is varied to please both with simply basic to a little flair. We source local for many items including daily grinding are beef for hamburgers to seafood from around the... More 

Florida
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here 2 years ago when we were in the area and loved it and loved it again this time. We had a window seat so we were able to see people enjoying the evening. The wait staff was very attentive and our food was excellent. Will return again when we are in the area.

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and also for being a return customer. We are glad you had a good experience with us and our staff. More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great staff that is very friendly and meets your needs. Food is ok...not spectacular but decent. Over all it is a good place that I would recommend but needs a little upgrade with their food

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. A lot of our items have been around a long time and although not knowing what you had I can't respond to that item. We have been in business 30 years and there are people who have been coming here that long for what we are offering. This is mainly the locals who make up... More 

East Hartland, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice staff but I have no opinion about this place. It was just not impressive in any way....nor was it bad in any way. Mediocre.

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Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. I'm not sure how to respond other than I'm glad you tried us. We are the restaurant that locals go when they want to go out. Our seafood comes from area fishermen and some products are grown in our gardens intown. Thanks again for your review. More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Dry Dock & Inn

Address: 357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
Phone Number: (207) 244-5842
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 244-5842

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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