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Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

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360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
+1 207-244-9444
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop.
19 Years providing great...
Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop.
19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
40th Anniversary

My husband and I were in Acadia National Park celebrating our 40th Anniversary. We stopped at Quietside Café and Ice Cream Shop for a slice of Frances' blueberry pie and the homemade blueberry ice cream. It was the BEST we have ever tasted. We were amazed that all those tiny wild blueberries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Arlyss T
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Germantown
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Germantown
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband and I were in Acadia National Park celebrating our 40th Anniversary. We stopped at Quietside Café and Ice Cream Shop for a slice of Frances' blueberry pie and the homemade blueberry ice cream. It was the BEST we have ever tasted. We were amazed that all those tiny wild blueberries were picked by hand. We bought some cookies... More 

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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It's not fine dining, but it is good food and good value. Great ice cream in a variety of flavors. When we went for lunch we both had chowder and a lobster roll. Chowder was good although major components may have come from a can. The lobster meat did not taste as fresh as that we had at the Colonel's... More 

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Thank Donald E A
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Dined here twice while on summer vacation in June 2015. Small place with limited seating - really good sandwiches. But the ice cream is why you should come! Nice people and service. Better ice cream at MUCH better prices than Bar Harbor!

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Thank maryhT8666HF
Monmouth, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We stopped one evening for Pizza and ended the evening by having some of their delicious dessert, Deep Fat Fried Cheesecake topped with Maine's Blueberry Ice Cream, Whip Cream, and Blueberries. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the great food.

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Thank Steve S
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Small dining area. Big time dining. Casual down home atmosphere with excellent food. Seafood and pizza are good. Ice cream,blueberry pie, and scones are really special.

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Thank RETSOF2013
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Frances and her husband operate the Quietside Cafe the very best place to eat on Mt Desert Island, Maine. Their lobster rolls are to die for. The macaroons are sinfully rich and tasty. The service is impecable and the atmosphere homey. Where else can you find a restaurant where the owners stop to chat or ask 2 people (politely) at... More 

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Thank Warner L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Great little Mom & Pop eatery. Best clam chowder I've had. Crab roll was delicious too. Fried clams were perfectly cooked. Small place but really nice people.

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Thank Corum4547
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We ate here one night since we wanted something other than seafood (which they also have). I had a cheeseburger and it was very good. The pie is to die for. I had apple pie and my husband had blueberry pie. The service was outstanding and they were extremely busy when we were there. Not fancy - but very clean.

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Thank travelingqueen1
Farmington, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Don't pass up this great little restaurant just because it says "ice cream shop." It offers so much more. My husband and I ordered the pizza - and it was wonderful. The place was packed and we now know why! The owners and employees stopped by each table and chatted and asked how everything was - several times, in fact.... More 

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Thank Rachael L
Lake Tranquility
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159 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The best clam chowder on all of Mt. Desert Island, Maine. We tested it at several restaurants and the Quietside really does have the best. As an added bonus it is so nice to get our annual hug from Francis and be welcomed as old friends. This is a number 1 must stop on our annual Maine trip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-9444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop.
19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service

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