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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
  • 135
    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
a local favorite, and deservedly so

We arrived for dinner at DeMuros without reservations, at 8:45 p.m. after having spent 4 hours on a whale watching expedition out of Bar Harbor. Most restaurants in the Southwest Harbor area stop serving around 8:30 to 9, so we were worried that we might be too late. But we had no reason to fear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2008
nationalparkslover
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Raleigh, NC
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ringoes, New Jersey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2009

Although we are from "away" we spend 6 mos of the year on MDI. DeMuro's is a really great place when you don't know what you want - they have everything! If you want Italian though, this is the best place on the island. Very good pasta and veal dishes. If you are fortunate enough to order one of the... More 

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Washington DC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

My husband & I drove by not sure where we would stop for dinner. Fortunately we passed, and then turned around & headed back to Top of the Hill. They have a wide variety of food, but seem to specialize in Italian. I had the Chicken Parm - it was excellent. My husband was in the mood for spaghetti &... More 

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New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

My husband and I visited Top of the Hill, on the left as you drive from Town Hill into Southwest Harbor, because we'd passed it on the road time and thought we should give it a try. We should have kept driving. Don't get me wrong -- you're not going to get sick eating here. But, why bother when there... More 

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USA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

I love the place. Great food. Great service. Nice people. Overall, a nice evening out.

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tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2008

The food was really good. Service was lacking. We arrived 9:00pm on a Tuesday night, did not have to wait for a table, but the waitresses seemed more interested in waiting on the locals rather than someone new. Yes, they were locals because everyone knew each other by name. Manager picked up on it though and after 10 minutes of... More 

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Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

We arrived for dinner at DeMuros without reservations, at 8:45 p.m. after having spent 4 hours on a whale watching expedition out of Bar Harbor. Most restaurants in the Southwest Harbor area stop serving around 8:30 to 9, so we were worried that we might be too late. But we had no reason to fear. DeMuro's dished up a delicious,... More 

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Boston Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

A diamond in the rough. We went back twice on our honeymoon. The owner was very attentive and helpful. The best eatery in SW Harbor. It will be a hard choice between the Ciapino and the lobster stew. But a return trip will cure that issue. They even had a great wine selection and deserts. Try the tiramisu...you wont regret... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

After a long day hiking in the park, we looked for a quiet restaurant for dinner. It was early June and many places were not yet open but Demuro's seemed popular in the early evening. Service was a bit slow and seemed inexperienced but friendly. The owner advised us about the tasty local beer choices and the wonderful blueberry pie.... More 

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Mount Desert, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

We just LOVE this restaurant. Being locals, we have plenty of choices, and we find dining with Debbie and Dan to be a great way to enjoy a fine meal and good company. The place does fill quickly, but that's because many of the locals eat there at least once a week. Try Mama Demuro's meatballs, Haddock Florentine or the... More 

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Bangor, Maine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2007

This is an excellent restaurant for all ages and tastes. It has both italian food and Maine food. I would recommend it to everyone.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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