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All 120 Bar Harbor Restaurants

Side Street Cafe

49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Ranked #12 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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Tabernacle,NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were on our forth visit to Bar Harbor and a friend had recommended a small cafe called The Side Street Cafe. And we were not disappointed. A short block off the main shopping street nestled on a quiet little street, was what appeared a house converted into a small resturant. We ate in the dinning room but there is... More

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Lacey, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Looking for a place off the beaten path we came across Side Street Cafe. Very good lobster stew, chock full of meat. Mac & cheese with lobster was so-so; cheese was lacking in complexity. Choice of using shells for the pasta was a nice touch. Lobster meat very good but could have been more of it for the cost. Great... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Side Street Cafe is a keeper in every sense of the word. Excellent servers and wait persons to start, a menu that offers great variety, and a kitchen that delivers. Don't miss out on Side Street!

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We came to share lobster and a steak, and found that on the menu. These are not inexpensive ingredients, but the overall price of dinner was very reasonable. The steak was served on the side, good quality, and the second one was cooked to medium rare perfection. Luckily for us we arrived during the happy hour and enjoyed 1/2 price... More

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Hamburg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We travelled a lot in the world and i have to describe this restaurant for one of the best Lobster Stews in the world. Thanks!

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Germantown
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The guide on our walking tour of Bar Harbor mentioned this place as one of her favorites and we were not disappointed. The haddock sandwich with sweet potato fries was our choice all around followed by blueberry pie, warm, with vanilla ice cream. The sandwich was served hot and the chips were fresh house made - excellent. The blueberry pie... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

During our main vacation travels my friend and I drove quite a bit and enjoyed a lot of local food. While visiting Bar Harbor we stopped here for lunch with friends and we all had great meals. The sandwich selection was outstanding. They also offered gluten free breads. I had a side of lobster mac and cheese which was pretty... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was pretty warm for October, so we sat outside on the bar stools...that might not be for everyone, but the wait for inside was long and the weather was awesome. I got the lobster mac and cheese...AMAZING! My husband also loved his lobster and clam chowder. This place came highly recommended by a few locales and I can understand... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First time in Maine, visited the restaurant from a local recommendation. Very good food - try the Mac and Cheese. It was delicious. We heard from a waitress they are going to be featured as one of the top 10 best mac in cheese in ?america? We asked our waitress and she didn't know about this. Food was good, happy... More

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Bayside, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My hubby and I stumbled upon this place during our last night on our minimoon, and we are glad we did! Happy hour specials were fantastic ($10 margarita pitchers)! Now, at first the pitchers seem small, but wow, they sure we're strong! The bartender was friendly and always made sure our drinks were full. I can't comment too much on... More

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