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Red Sky

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14 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-0476
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff

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  • 252
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 18
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely staff and exceptional food

We made an unexpected visit to this restaurant due to a power outage across the town. Fortunately, they had a generator to keep the customers satisfied. And satisfied we were. The food was exceptional, as was the wine. We had a cozy table for two, complete with candlelight and linen tablecloth.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Jean Y
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Missouri
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Missouri
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We made an unexpected visit to this restaurant due to a power outage across the town. Fortunately, they had a generator to keep the customers satisfied. And satisfied we were. The food was exceptional, as was the wine. We had a cozy table for two, complete with candlelight and linen tablecloth.

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Thank Jean Y
Ashby, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The ambiance of the place gets you as you walk in the door. An intimate dining experience with the owners working side by side with staff. The waitress was very attentive. The food took a while in coming, but was worth waiting for.

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Thank 94robertaf
Oxford, Ohio
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We ate here three different times on a trip where we stayed within walking distance at the Claremont Hotel. Twice we ate at the bar because we weren’t clever enough to make a reservation and I highly recommend it. The bartender made us feel like family. One visit was especially lively, a second more subdued but we met a nice... More 

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Campbell, California
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had reservations for 5:30 and were promptly seated. If you don't have reservations, the bar has a few seats available, but it's better to make reservations. The food and service were both excellent. We had lobster with risotto. Outstanding! We loved every bite. If you would like a delicious dinner in a lovely setting, I highly recommend Red Sky.

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Thank Terry M
boston,ma.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Red Sky- in mid-Oct this is the only top dining spot that is open on Mondays. So it is packed. The room is very attractive and the food is very good but not memorable. We felt the same on our other 2 visits here years ago. The Smoked Duck Breast salad is still my fav. plate here.

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Thank opinionatedchef
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Wonderful meal in a more formal setting than other restaurants in town! Crab cakes were excellent and good wine list!

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Thank GeorgeDorothy
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by another local restaurant staff memeber. We'd had a lovely meal there and asked where else we should try and he highly recommended Red Sky. A couple in our hotel recommended it as well and had enjoyed a lovely meal there. We stopped by the next afternoon and made a reservation for later that evening. After... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We have been to red sky several times and for me the atmosphere, the food everything was outstanding.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Always have the most awesome food and service at Red Sky! There's nothing else like it on the island and going mid-week was the best ever with a wonderful corner table, fire going on a brisk October night, and just total relaxation. We shared the mussels to start - local and fat and yummy. I had the duck breast which... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We made a reservation and it was a good idea, the restaurant gets full quickly. Service was very good and the dishes we chose were just perfect. Wine was excellent too. We lingered on , savoring an excellent cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-0476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 33
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?