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Side Street Cafe

49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Ranked #13 of 122 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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Clinton, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great little place. Great service and great food. My husband loved the nachos and we shared the create your own Mac & Cheese. Love the endless options. The two of us couldn't finish it, huge portions. Well worth the money. And they were one of the few places with sweet tea!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This menu had an extensive gluten free menu. It was nice to have such a plethora of choices, from soups, to salads, entrees and even gluten free bread so you can eat a sandwich! Meals were pricey though. For example, a small bowl of chowder was $9.95 and their lobster lettuce wrap appetizer (four small wraps with one heaping tablespoon... More

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China MI
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My husband & I went here twice while in Bar Harbor. Once for dinner and once for lunch. On both visits the waitress was informative, friendly and fast. We tried: a lobster roll, a haddock sandwich, mac & cheese (build your own, each different), and a cup of soup. Everything was very fresh & tasty. We would recommend this restaurant... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You can't go wrong with any food choice at Side Street Cafe, even the Mac 'n Cheese is delicious! Side Street Cafe offers probably the best food in Bar Harbor. In the busy months, be ready for long lines and waits around peak times. It's worth your while though!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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92 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food scene in Bar Harbor is not a scene at all. It's more like a holdover from a 1980s college town where most every restaurant has quesadillas, nachos and french fries as premier offerings. The service at SS Cafe was friendly and good, and the food was okay but very much on the rich and heavy side of things.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Truly on a side street, this place has a big menu and fantastic food. There were lots of options, even for my picky kids. The personalized mac and cheese was fun to "create." I'd love to have the opportunity to try other options. We had the nachos for an appetizer, and they were a definite step above your ordinary nachos;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very hip place for a younger crowd. Wait staff was energetic, timely, knowledgable, helpful and honest about menu items. Food quality was excellent, we both had the Mac & Cheese which lived up to the hype of one of their most popular dishes. Would highly recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Overpriced!!! Plain toasted bread, lobster cold no sauce, regular chips and with water & tip for 2 was $57.00. Terrible. You can get a 2# lobster everywhere nearby for $25! Don't go here they raised their prices after last reviews.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Five of us traveling around Maine stopped for lunch in early September. The food was terrific! Great clam chowder. I had a mini burger and cup of soup and the portion was just right. My sister loved the fish tacos and our vegetarian friend had a great wrap that she thoroughly enjoyed. Our server was super nice and helpful.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We came there on evening, after waiting 30 minutes (like everyone beside sitting outside in the cold) we finnaly got a table. We ordered soup, first course and burger. They all were good and tasty, only problem was that we get all the food together. So we didn't enjoy from dinner order (soup first for the long cold wait).

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