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

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Southwest Harbor Fall 2015

We ate at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn twice during our week on Mt. Desert Island. The restaurant was cozy. We enjoyed the fresh seafood dishes they prepared. We had their scallops and seafood quiche. The food was well prepared. The staff was courteous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Roger B
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Burlington
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 3 times!!!! great food and excellent service. The first day we ate there they had a DJ in one of the rooms and it was very loud as the place is not huge. They had another room just on the other side AND they opened it just for us. We did not have it on our own... More 

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Thank Helene T
Germantown
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Friendly and caring wait staff, wonderful food choices, in a quiet seaside town made our 40th Anniversary meal special.

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Thank Arlyss T
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

There was an older gentleman singing and playing the guitar who was not very good, he just dominated the ambiance. Clam chowder was OK, but no more than that. It may just be that I am used to Gulf oysters, but the oysters served here tasted heavily of salt, lacked the normal sweetness I associate with fresh oysters and the... More 

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Thank Donald E A
Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this review

eVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE GET AN ARM CHAIR Every once in awhile we get an armchair food critic who thinks they have watched enough reality shows to make them an expert, especially in seafood from the Midwest. I don't care if you don't like the music as this is my restaurant and I decide who plays here. It... More 

Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We spend a week in Southwest Harbor every summer. We rent a cottage and do most of our cooking at the cottage. This year we decided to have a night out at the Dry Dock Cafe. I had the stuffed scallops. Wow. They were incredible. Not over stuffed to lose the taste of the scallop but just enough to enhance... More 

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Thank GF66
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We ate at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn twice during our week on Mt. Desert Island. The restaurant was cozy. We enjoyed the fresh seafood dishes they prepared. We had their scallops and seafood quiche. The food was well prepared. The staff was courteous.

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Thank Roger B
Ashby, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was disappointed by this restaurant. The fish was overcooked. My dining partner got the last serving of pot roast - with almost no vegetables. My vegetables were over cooked.

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Thank 94robertaf
Lakeville, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Locals & visitors. Very friendly. Food was very good. We had Lobster rolls which were delicious and not overpriced.

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Thank pugpower1
Fairfield Bay, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this gem in Southwest Harbor!! Fabulous lobster roll! Fabulous Blueberry Crisp!! Great waitstaff!!! Our only regret is finding this wonderful establishment on our last day on the island!!

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Thank Deb I
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Small cafe in town of Southwest Harbor. Board out front spoke of lobster rolls. I ordered a lobster roll (this is lobster salad -- chunks of lobster meat, lightly dressed with mayonnaise and placed inside a toasted roll. It was very good. Husband had a haddock (fish) sandwich. He liked his too. We ate lunch there.

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1 Thank Cathy S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Rustic restaurant with excellent food! Scallops are wonderful and good desserts! Service is good too

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Thank GeorgeDorothy

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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: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?