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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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  • 3
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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
Exceptional Dinner

The atmosphere was beautiful the service was excellent the food was superb. The prices were a little high but well worth it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to go out for a special meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Susan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The atmosphere was beautiful the service was excellent the food was superb. The prices were a little high but well worth it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to go out for a special meal.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Touring Mt. Desert Island, we stopped for a light lunch here. We selected an outside table, no umbrella. That turned out okay, the day was cool, but I strongly recommend waiting for a table with an umbrella. We tried the clam chowder and a Cuban sandwich. Both were quote good. Service makes huge difference and our Bulgarian waitress was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went out with friends who live in the area. This is a comfortable but classy dining experience in an historic inn. Very well-priced for the quality. We had a variety of starters and main courses, and each was very good. There is talent in the kitchen, whether you order one of the more traditional preparations (e.g. grilled swordfish or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here for cocktails to enjoy the view and quiet on a Monday night. Restaurant was packed and seemed lovely for a date night, but alas we had our three kids with us. Service was a little slow to get drinks on the porch- but it was a Monday so probably under staffed. View is gorgeous and we managed... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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