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Side Street Cafe

49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Ranked #10 of 120 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nacogdoches, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When we arrived at the cafe, we learned that it would be a 40 minute wait to get a table, so we chose to sit on the porch and just order appetizers and drinks. Though the location was convenient and good for people watching, it was noisy and crowded. If you are looking for a bar or pub, this would... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The server was pre-occupied and not as friendly as she could have been. The lobster was delicious and the kids loved the mac and cheese options.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Food never disappoints there! Thank god they're one of the few places that stay open during the winter. Great array of original sandwiches. Wish there was no upcharge for fries - not everyone likes chips....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My son and I spent the weekend on the island and came here for lunch. We both love great food and we were not disappointed. For American style food we use buffalo wings as the fold standard to determine if the cooks know what they're doing. We were very pleased to see that their wings are baked AND they got... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A wide array of foods inexpensively priced with a lobster dinner about the same price as at a lobster pound.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My mom, sister and I stumbled upon Side Street Cafe when in Bar Harbor last fall on a cruise. So glad we did! We had Lobster Stew, Lobster Mac n' Cheese, and Blueberry Pie - Delicious! This July my husband and I vacationed in the Bar Harbor area. I couldn't wait to go back to the Side Street Cafe. It... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a great dinner on our first night in Bar Harbor. Our food was delicious and the beer was tasty and cold. If the restaurant had a different setting, I would probably give it max rep.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great, Great, Great! Our family of 5 LOVED this place! Great atmosphere for adults and family too. I had about 7 lobster rolls this trip to Maine and this one tied for 1st place. All our family had a good meal. I especially appreciated our waitress efforts to satisfy my fussy teenager who likes boneless wings. The had Bone-in wings... More

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Jeni2jena, Owner at Side Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review! I love to hear that our staff went out of the way to accommodate our guests and that you loved your experience. In a world where review sites can be an easy place to complain after the fact, it is great to have guests who take the time to note the positive :) More

Los Angeles
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This may be one of those restaurants where, if you stray too far from what they do best, you will be disappointed. I asked for the simple garden salad and received wilted, gooey almost black lettuce and greens. It was not edible. The Mac and cheese was less than desirable with a watery consistency. To be fair, and this may... More

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Jeni2jena, Owner at Side Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to come into our restaurant AND to share your feedback. We use review sites like Trip Advisor to monitor customer experiences and to make constant improvements. In this case, I will pay close attention to our salad greens and Mac and Cheese. Mac and Cheese is one of our specialties and receives the highest... More

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great selection of Maine microbrews at $3 each from 3-6. And $3 off bar bites ... Including an awesome grilled stuffed avocado! Also had dinner and it got even better. Would definitely come again!

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