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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 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
Versatile little place

So this place serves breakfast/lunch/dinner, also doubles as a wine bar and coffee shop. We did one of the lunches here. Great service, homey food, nicely presented. Very friendly people!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2012
ebweng
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NYC
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dartmouth, MA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This may sound like blasphemy, but after a almost a week in Maine, what we needed was delicious food that wasn't lobster. It felt like every restaurant was either a bar/pub, or specialized in lobster. Sips to the rescue. We got there and they were too busy to accomodate us in the dining room, however they had space in the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband and I stumbled across this tiny place on our way back from the sea wall in SW Harbor and stopped in for lattes. We noticed a 13x9 baking dish on the back counter and inquired as to what it was. We were told it was the three berry crumble. We decided to to share a piece with our... More 

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Ossining, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

After playing in Acadia all day, who wants to cook? Sips was one of the few restaurants on the "quiet side" of the island that would accommodate my request for a take out order and did we ever hit the jackpot. The staff were super friendly on the phone, the food was piping hot and delicious. Next time we're in... More 

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NYC
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

So this place serves breakfast/lunch/dinner, also doubles as a wine bar and coffee shop. We did one of the lunches here. Great service, homey food, nicely presented. Very friendly people!

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New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We enjoyed Sips in the evening before heading home to our hotel. Great atmosphere, service, drinks and dessert. The mocha moose is to die for. And really nice live music presented by Lucy Undercover and her percussionist.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

We only went for drinks and apps on a recommendation from our host at the B&b we stayed at. The wine flight- 3 different "sipps" that you pick. They were good sized pours in normal wine glasses. Such a great way to try different wines. I chose three French wines to compare! We had sliders and the stuffed haddock which... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Had an omelette. It was nice that they offered 2 or 3 egg versions. Coffee was good, my in-laws enjoyed a latte. We will come again.

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Amsterdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Coincidently we were here both for lunch and dinner at the same day. Very nice sandwiches and good food both times. Friendly personnel and good speed of service. Absolutely value for money. They only need to install airco asap....if not for the guests then for the employees; the girls nearly fainted!

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Deerfield, Illinois
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157 reviews 157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The service was not good, and the food just missed the mark. We surmised that the business was struggling because guest arriving after us where given a substantial rundown of menu items which they had run out of. Dessert was the best part of the meal but not spectacular.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Go for happy hour en linger over some malbec and baguette before you order the fig jam risotto with butternut squash.

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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?