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Demuros' Top of the Hill Restaurant

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1 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
207-244-0033
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly under utilized

This place doesn't have the greatest location, and when we went inside I was surprised at how few people were inside. After setting down and reviewing the menu, we were impressed with all the options. The service was good, the Martini was awesome, although they were out of my gin of choice. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014
Thomas B
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Alexandria, VA and Mt. Desert, ME
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Top of the Hill, a fixture in Southwest Harbor for years, closed for good at the end of the 2014 season. The family is now running the Upper Deck overlooking the harbor at the other end of town, which serves lunch as well as dinner. The people who ran the Town Hill Bistro (now also closed) are opening a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have only visited once..and that was enough. The families were enjoying themselves...but I have been there..done that. Modertly priced menu...

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were able to make a reservation in Demuro's as everything else was booked. I have to say that the food was VERY tasty and the service was good. However, the restaurant needs a makeover soooo bad. I would not go back just because of that.... the ambiance of the place is so important :(

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we did not have reservations, but there were tables open...except in the back room where there was a huge birthday party happening. No one manning the front desk or at bar and others in line with us said they had been waiting and were promised a table available soon. An older couple came in after us and the husband (knew... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the Lobstah-Palooza! Clam chowder, mussels, lobstah, and blueberry hill dessert! Service was good. Owner was kind and had wonderful stories to share. Stop in...worth a visit!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have visited this restaurant before and had better service. I had to bring it to their attention that we were ignored. Food was good when we finally got it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the high recommendation of a local resident. We hope that our experience was unusual, but based on our first impression, we would not make a second visit. Others in the restaurant were celebrating a graduation and seemed to be having a fantastic experience. Our waitress was very sweet, could not have been nicer,... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place doesn't have the greatest location, and when we went inside I was surprised at how few people were inside. After setting down and reviewing the menu, we were impressed with all the options. The service was good, the Martini was awesome, although they were out of my gin of choice. I ordered the Lobster extravaganza, came with the... More 

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Ithaca, New York
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is always one of the first places we go to eat when we get to Mt. Desert Island every year. The food is always great, service is good, and the people are pleasant and friendly.

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Bass Harbor, Maine, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I had been craving prime rib for about three months and finally had the time to stop by this local eatery on one of their advertised prime rib nights. I ordered a rare cut, was told they only had well done, and was served an end cut. When I expressed my disappointment to the waiter, who oddly addressed us as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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