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The Claremont

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Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
207 244 5036
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Waterside dining at its finest

The menu is extensive. Something for everyone at reasonable prices. Desserts are scrumptious! A must on every visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Baton Rouge
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New England
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146 reviews 146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant has an amazing view of the water and is a nice place to dine. The menu is nice. I had fish and it was delicious. My husband ordered steak and the waitress (who was apparently having a bad night) brought him out the same dish I had ordered. She gave some excuse as to why she was having... More 

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Baton Rouge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The menu is extensive. Something for everyone at reasonable prices. Desserts are scrumptious! A must on every visit.

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Carmel, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a little different than most restaurants in the area. The Xanathus restaurant is in one of the older small hotels. It is a little nicer, a little more expensive, and with a dress code (but only requres shirt with a collar and long pants for men). I think the menu is updated daily. I had na icely prepare... More 

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harrogae
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Prix fixe menu 3 courses for 30$ saves walking into town. Great service. Guests seem to eat early so book before 7.15 if you want company in the restaurant

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Montrose, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Perfect dining experience. Million dollar view, exquisitely appointed dining room, delicious meals chosen from very reasonably priced pre fix menu and attentive service. Couldn't be beat. Oh, and Mel Torme crooning softly in the background

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302 reviews 302 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Beautiful grounds and dock. Old world kind of experience.I had duck..my wife salmon...both were delicious. Go for the experience...and the food.

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San Anselmo
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food can be very good to excellent. Sometimes something stays on the menu and shouldn't--the octopus was excellent in July and tough and stringy in August. The soups and salads are well-priced and very good. Mains are large and very good to excellent.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had been ready to really enjoy dinner at The Claremont. Sadly, it was not to be. The setting is wonderful and the grounds meticulously maintained. But the public spaces in the hotel (we were not staying there; just there for dinner) were surprisingly shabby and drab. After being seated in the half-full dining room, it took a surprisingly long... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had originally planned to eat elsewhere but had not made reservation and were turned away (did not expect this on an Wed evening after Labor day. We used TripAdvisor to locate another place in Southwest Harbor and decided on this one. We were glad we did as the original place was crowed and loud. The view was outstanding and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Claremont is a step back in time..I cannot help but think of "The Great Gatsby". The wood paneled foyer with the small reception desk has an air of history seeping from the walls, furniture, photos of a previous age & books. I can highly recommend the elegant brunch (not exclusive to hotel guests) and the casual brunch & afternoon... More 

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Additional Information about The Claremont

Address: Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Phone Number: 207 244 5036
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: Claremont Road, 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 5036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: American

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