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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Loved it so much we ate there twice in 4 days!

This is a nice little bar and restaurant, comfortable, and surprisingly inexpensive with a great menu. While there are not a lot of restaurants in the area, there are other good ones and this was our favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Metuchen, New Jersey
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Indeed, a welcome return to Sips; their chicken masala special was fresh and tasty. Creamy risotto side was a pleasure. And wonderful music; their balladeers made the night ! Their selection of ales was magnificent as well...

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Chicago
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little bar and restaurant, comfortable, and surprisingly inexpensive with a great menu. While there are not a lot of restaurants in the area, there are other good ones and this was our favorite.

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Milford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting an area I am not familiar with, I was able to find Sips off the beaten path for Sunday morning breakfast. I had just eggs, bacon, and toast enjoying every last morsel. The coffee was superb! The restaurant was crowded but I managed to find a bistro table that was perfect for me. Waitress delightful. I will go back!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend the mussels- the best item on the menu and perfectly prepared and seasoned. For dinner the spot is a hit. All the dishes were well prepared and delicious. I was disappointed in the commercial tasting bread. The prices were reasonable for a nice dinner out. The atmosphere is casual so I would not classify it as fine dining.... More 

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Hopedale, MA
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cozy place, very friendly staff, excellent service. The menus had so many interesting options you'll want to try several and share. We all completely enjoyed our meals, mushroom ravioli, risottos (several choices with add on you can really make these unique), and salmon. Try the cheese tray--delicious!

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was great with a nice variety of items. The atmosphere and food seemed to have a French influence and very it did not disappoint.

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Mount Gilead, Ohio
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We walked into this place after our whale watching adventure. Reservations are a usual, but we were able to get right in. Food was good but menu consists of risottos, crepes and fancier eats that we weren't in the mood for at the time. We had sandwiches, they were good. Also had lobster bisque and side salads. Good place but... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped for happy hour drinks and they were very tasty! The menu looked interesting and if we had more time, I would have liked to come back for lunch or dinner. The bartender was also very helpful.

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

First time in SWH in over 35 years. Pleasantly surprised to find SWH hasn't change very much, except for dining experiences. While Sips has limited seating, the wine and beer list is large. Menu should be varied to suit most tastes. Wait staffers was very knowledgeable and quite attentive. Her recommendations were spot on. We ordered lobster bisque and clam... More 

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New Jersey
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here several times for dinner and breakfast. Enjoyed some hearty breakfasts and nice dinners. The menu is somewhat limited so after 2 dinners we moved onward. They have good desserts but you had best order upon arrival as they run out quickly. They have live music on some nights but if the crowd is too involved in personal... More 

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Additional Information about Sips

Address: 4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
Phone Number: +1 207-244-4550
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

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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
  • Price Range: $ $

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?