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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very delicious, friendly staff too!

Had a meeting in town last night so was looking for something to eat beforehand. Not everything is open in the off season, but Sips is, so I stopped in. Even though they were quasi closed for a big fundraising dinner that night, they invited me in to sit at the bar and they'd take care of me. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
torm23
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Orrington, Maine
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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WAYNE
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We ate here three times during our vacation. Each meal was prepared fresh, and delivered promptly. The drinks at the bar were generous. All of the staff was gracious. The restaurant has a set menu and specials each day. Be aware of the time. This may be a Maine thing, but when they say breakfast till 11, they mean 11.... More 

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Orrington, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a meeting in town last night so was looking for something to eat beforehand. Not everything is open in the off season, but Sips is, so I stopped in. Even though they were quasi closed for a big fundraising dinner that night, they invited me in to sit at the bar and they'd take care of me. I had... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Sips is a casual café and wine bar that also serves lunch and dinner. The food is straightforward, honest fare with enough options to satisfy a group of varied tastes. The atmosphere and service is warm and welcoming. One of the best things about it is that since the owners also run the neighboring wine store "Sawyers Specialties", if you... More 

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Melrose, MA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Only place in SW Harbor we could find that was open. Food was good, but not superb. I ordered chicken marsala, and it was chicken tips (not breast) with a sauce over it. Not what I expected. I found the risotto too heavy. House green salad was very good. Praline cheesecake for dessert was so so. Our waitstaff never asked... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have been dining at Sips, on the same Saturday in January every year for several years. We enjoy the atmosphere, drinks and unique menu. The Island Salad with spinach, eggs, oranges, raisins, etc. is outstanding. Many of the main dishes are served without protein with the option to add your choice of chicken, scallops or shrimp. The desserts are... More 

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Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I visited Southwest Harbor for Thanksgiving week, and became aware of how limited the restaurant selection was with so many shut down for the season. We trekked off to Bar Harbor the first few nights, then on a drive, found out Sips would be open that night so made a reservation. It was snowing, so very glad... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stumbled across this cosy, fun, local restaurant by accident, with an excellent wine list, menu, superb food, ambience and absolutely wonderful wait staff. Overall excellent value, and my husband deemed their $4 soup appetizer the best bargain in Acadia national park.

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Lake Worth, Florida, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I recently vacationed in Maine and spent 4 wonderful days in Southwest Harbor. Believe it or not, we dined at Sips 3 out of the 4 nights we were there because 1: the food was yummy, 2: the wine list was excellent, and 3: the service (Renee is the best!) was outstanding. I highly recommend Sips if... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I thought the place had a funny smell, but my husband didn't notice. They had a nice variety, but the food itself was just ok...nothing special. We will definitely go back to the Acadia area for another visit someday, but we'll probably skip this place.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went to Sips twice...the first time was for dinner. I had the clam chowder and it was great!! The second time was for breakfast. I ordered the bloody mary which I expected was going to be different because it had pepperdau in the title. Whoa no good!! Too sweet. $10 down the drain! The service was soo bad. I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 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: +1 207-244-4550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 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?