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Sips

4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-4410
207-244-4550
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Boston. Ma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had a Reuben sandwich which was inadequate, a hint of pastrami, barely one slice in the whole sandwich. Close to the worst that I have ever had. Cup of clam chowder was good. Left the place hungry. I would never go back.

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Essex, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had dinner a Sips on Valentines day and what a wonderful meal. I had the rack of lamb and it was cooked perfect; my wife had the halibut & lobster which she loved. The cocktails were perfect, great wine, reasonable prices and we even had entertainment. A wonderful night.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and I arrived into Southwest Harbor late and didn't know where to have dinner. We walked into this cozy restaurant and they had one table open. We enjoyed our dinners and wine very much. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious and very creative. Not a run of the mill place with same old items.... More

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Auburn, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

On MDI in mid-January of 2014, during this week we've been to Sips twice - we have thoroughly enjoyed the food and service each time. Friendly staff, great selection, and for those reviewers who complain about noise in there I say "come back in January" and by gum you'll wish there were a few other living, breathing, and TALKING human... More

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is in spite of the place that I like the place and go here a few times each trip to Southwest Harbor. In fact I decided on the fourth star to honor them for being open in the winter. The wine and beer selection is very good. The server is always friendly. It is cozy, though acoustically challenging. Sound... More

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Somesville, Maine, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Comfortable atmosphere and yummy food. Recently had haddock and a small salad. Perfect for me. The food was very good and the service was friendly and quick! Best of all it's open all year!

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Fryeburg, Maine
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Small portions for price; limited menu. Risotto was very mushy. Also noticed the cook puts the dishes up same place server returns the dirty dishes were put back- Gross and way to pass gems. The band was nice although the type of music (horns) was way too loud in the small place. Could be nicer with softer music. Couldn't even... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not a touristy spot, but a delightful, higher end local favorite. Try the lobster risotto or crepes. And dessert!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and wine selections. Make sure to reserve as a hopping place with locals and visitors. Good service which is always a challenge with a group of ten.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The best Chocolate Torte I have ever had in my life. The coffee is good and hot, the food is nice. We went on a night when they had some music, and that was fun. The people are nice, the establishment is clean. A good standby for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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