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Side Street Cafe

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Sandwiches, Pub
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49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 699
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  • 357
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Blueberry and basil margaritas?

A very nice upscale cafe. They have wonderful drinks - both imaginative margaritas and craft beers. Fish tacos, lobster stew and lobster Mac n cheese seem to be their best. Staff was attentive and didn't seem like this was their first season. Excellent all the way around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
CMoliver
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A very nice upscale cafe. They have wonderful drinks - both imaginative margaritas and craft beers. Fish tacos, lobster stew and lobster Mac n cheese seem to be their best. Staff was attentive and didn't seem like this was their first season. Excellent all the way around.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It can be very loud in there at times and it is hard to talk over the noise. Other than that it is a great place to eat.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch, a busy time. Many customers but we were able to find one table. Waiter was attentive but had a lot of trouble doing the simple task of opening a bottle of wine as it seemed like he had never done this before. Food was creative and delicious. Lobster quesadilla was great, as was lobster macaroni and cheese.

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Panama City, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great little restaurant. The food is great and the staff is friendly. Its a small restaurant with a small bar inside. The food is cooked by chef's with great detail. The wait staff made the trip very interesting by stopping to ask about our trip and telling us a little about the local town. I would definitely... More 

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Murray, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Only tried the haddock sandwich and lobster roll. Lobster roll was OK but very small. Haddock sandwich was mushy and had little flavor. Of course we were there in the off-season, so it may improve as more customers arrive. Would probably give it another try...could have caught them on a bad day.

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Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Side Street Cafe is on a little - yes - side street off the track in Bar Harbor. The lobster roll was delicious - nice chunks of lobster, very lightly dressed with mayo. It wasn't really on a 'roll', but a toasted piece of thick bread folded in half. this was actually better , as it wasn't too bready, and... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was in on a Tuesday Night where they have $5,00 Margaritas and half price Nachos My friend had the margaritas and we shared the nachos with chicken which were very good they also have many local beers on tap. The bar had a nice atmosphere and the service was great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food here was pretty standard. The mac and cheese that I had was quite tasty, but my wife's sandwich was bland and her sweet potato chips were over seasoned and a bit stale.

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Granby, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Dinner was really just average. The restaurant was lively with an upbeat crowd of patrons. The service was average as well.

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Chesterfield NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We read a review on this place and wow were they right. The Lobster Roll was amazing, and the haddock Fish Sandwich was one of the best. This is a must if you are in bar Harbor!

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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: Sandwiches, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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