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Side Street Cafe

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49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mac and cheese!

We went to this restaurant not expecting very much. We were in Bar Harbor during the off-season. This was one of the only restaurants in town that was open. What we had was delicious! At this restaurant they have a make your own mac & cheese section on their menu. I highly recommend you take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant not expecting very much. We were in Bar Harbor during the off-season. This was one of the only restaurants in town that was open. What we had was delicious! At this restaurant they have a make your own mac & cheese section on their menu. I highly recommend you take advantage of this. We added... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great, 4-star experience...very friendly staff, good service, and solid food. Perfect for families. We stopped in for some quick food and drinks (3 adults and 3 kids). Each of us walked away satisfied! In particular, the clam chowder, the burgers and the mac and cheese were excellent. The blueberry margaritas were very good and unusual...worth a try. Overall an inexpensive,... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was good, had the Cuban Sandwich one day and a burgher another. Waiter was attentive and the place was busy. Very little ambience . It was off season and very few other places open.

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Venice, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

So, we eat here often, the food and service are very good. The prices are ok. But in the evening, the bar can be noisy and the acustics are not so good.

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Bryn Mawr, Pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Off season, when there are only a few restaurants open, we try ones we usually run from because they look touristy. But in March this restaurant was cute, offered tons of value and variety, lots of specials and fresh food. Ate there three times in four days! Had good Southwestern, good salads, good grilled sandwiches, good fresh fish. Sandwiches are... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great menu, really tasty food plus it's reasonably priced. The most fun was being there in the off season...trivia night, bar tenders have time to chat and it wasn't too crowded. We'll definitely return even in the "in" season!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We live at schoodic penisula the side street cafe is our favorite place to go.. Excellent food, great drinks, awsome staff !

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Side street is a favorite for me. The staff is super friendly and competent and the food is yummy. I don't go out for drinks often but will choose Side Street when I do because the atmosphere has been carefully honed to perfection and the specialty drinks are awesome. My favorite meal is the Caprese salad with avacado! It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Mac N' Cheese was so yummy. You can add any variety of options including goat cheese and hamburger. However, the highlight of this meal was the fluffernetter sundae! Not to be missed, this grilled childhood delight topped with yummy vanilla ice cream was truly a treat.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went here for breakfast our last day before moving on to Portland. It was worth it and we will go back just for the food. They had homemade everything, and the place is so quaint!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 801-2591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine

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