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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 112
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 11
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice little place with good food and live music

We went in for dinner and they had a wonderful little live band. Alfrado was amazing and the evening was topped off by unexpected live music

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Jaken75
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Houma, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houma, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We went in for dinner and they had a wonderful little live band. Alfrado was amazing and the evening was topped off by unexpected live music

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sips can be done either way. Terrific for quick, cheap breakfast or lunch. Mid-range well done dinners. A real local feel. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had breakfast and it was awesome! The food and wait staff were great! Big portions and lots of coffee! Extensive menu provided something for everyone! Will definitely go back!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our family had a great lunch followed by an excellent dinner 2 days later at Sips. The service was excellent, they have a great coffee selection which my wife loved, and a variety of unique apps and entrees which were all excellent. Highly recommend it for lunch or dinner!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Have eaten there 3 times this week, 2 breakfasts and one lunch. Food is yummy and they have many vegetarian options

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Israel
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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had lunch on an off-season day, when the skies were clear and the first smell of spring was in the air. We had the meatloaf sandwich, which was declared very good, the scallops skewers with bacon (nice) and a wonderful summer salad. I recommend this place wholeheartedly for light fare decent pricing and a very lovely staff

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We got there walking through the little village As food we've choosen a skewer with scallops - amazing Together with a caesar's salad a great light lunch Finishing with a great espresso macchiato a Great experience Affordable prices for a good glas of Sauvignon Blanc - seh sold a bottle as we could take away the rest Great experience

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WAYNE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?