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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:
Sun - 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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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 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
Best meal I had in Maine, worth the drive

A small unassuming place in a small little town, but what a surprise. When you see the locals lining up at the door at 5:30 when it opens, you know something's got to be good. And it was. Actually it was excellent! the best meal I've had in my week long trip thru Maine. The staff was pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Somerset, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Somerset, New Jersey
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A small unassuming place in a small little town, but what a surprise. When you see the locals lining up at the door at 5:30 when it opens, you know something's got to be good. And it was. Actually it was excellent! the best meal I've had in my week long trip thru Maine. The staff was pleasant, attentive and... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well this is about the 4th time I have dined here and every time has been excellent. They usually have a house special wine that is a pretty good value. You really can't go wrong here in South West Harbor.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is one we wanted to like but overall the evening was a miss. Our guess is that the end of the season staffing crunch hit. It took more than an hour between appetizers and entree. The sample bottle of wine was corked and no one had checked - we ordered it and confirmed that the sample was off. No... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was wonderful and the staff very attentive per usual. We stop yearly while vacationing in Bar Harbor and have always enjoyed dining there. Never disappointed!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Everything about our meal was first rate. The complimentary salmon mousse was delicious, the bread was excellent and we loved our main courses of lobster with risotto and crab cakes. All ingredients are high quality. We were greeted very warmly. This is an restaurant run by people who care.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were here 2 summers ago and it was wonderful and we were so looking forward to going back. Ugh. Nothing was fresh. I had the lobster salad, average, and my entree, described as creamy polenta, was actually so fried I could not even cut it! My husband and daughter had the scallops which they did not think was fresh.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just spent a week on MDI--tried lots of restaurants: from little lobster-roll dives to serious and expensive--and Red Sky in Northwest Harbor was simply the best. It is not inexpensive, but the food is first-rate--better than first-rate: memorable and delicious. The staff is courteous and attentive. Make sure you make a reservation as the seating is limited. Treat yourself at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Our visit to Red Sky was very nice. Food was good ambiance very nice, one suggestion, the owner- manager could be a little friendlier. Lots of locals eat here.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I got married at Southwest Harbor and had dinner here that night. The atmosphere was very cozy, the food was delicious...from the lobster cocktail appetizer, pan seared scallops and salmon to the dessert!! The service was also outstanding and I found the prices to be quite reasonable! I would highly recommend this restaurant

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New Ipswich,NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Went Sunday night. Had reservations and we were seated at a perfect table. Crab cakes were wonderful and leftovers the next day were also fabulous. Delicious blackberry cocktails, hot crusty bread right out of the oven, my favorite dessert Crème Brulee was on the menu (delicious!) and friendly wait staff all made for a delightful evening. Highly recommend for a... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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