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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Delish lobster rolls

I saw a review for this restaurant in an article for the "Top Ten Lobster Rolls In Maine". We were not disappointed! Nice atmosphere and a lovely outdoor patio. They had a great selection of local brews.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
JL T
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Plymouth, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I saw a review for this restaurant in an article for the "Top Ten Lobster Rolls In Maine". We were not disappointed! Nice atmosphere and a lovely outdoor patio. They had a great selection of local brews.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Sure they have a nice bar and a good beer and cocktail selection (we tried the Strawberry Fields which is a winner) but the lobster “roll” and the clam chowder were not the best I’ve had in Bar Harbor. In fact, I’ve had better chowder in Wisconsin. The lobster “roll” was served on a split open piece of Texas toast.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a short walk up from where our tenders arrived on the dock, and was worth the walk. It was busy, but not crowded, with shady space on the patio. Quick service, good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lobster mac and cheese is fabulous! A half order is fine for most. The burger was huge! Service was good and bathroom was very clean.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 556 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I nipped in here for lunch and had two decent salads and two bottles of pop and it cost us $36, which was a lot. The service was friendly and we ate quickly but with so many other competing establishments close by, it didn't do enough to entice us to come back again.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Side Street Cafe looks like what it is - a local hangout that serves families, locals, and tourists alike, and delivers hot, reasonably priced, very good food. This is not "fine dining" - for which we were incredibly grateful, since in two weeks of traveling, we had come to associate "fine dining" with pretentiously described, overly ambitious, over- or under-seasoned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Varied menu. Unexpectedly best lobster roll on our Bar Harbor trip. Lots of gluten free options. Our server was outstanding.

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Fredericton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Strictly based on TripAdvisor's 1300+ reviews of the Side Street Cafe, we picked this spot for a lunch on our recent weekend trip to Bar Harbor in June 2015. Everyone in our party of 6 was thrilled with their meals (my parents, wife, and our kids) Although I found it rather loud and I wouldn't recommend it for people hard... More 

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Hancock, Maine, United States
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We came for simple treats then decided on Crab Cakes at the last minute. They were amazing!!!! The Nomad burger is always my go to but everything is good!!

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Returned this spring in May, and glad to report that their veggie selections are among the best on the island.

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Additional Information about Side Street Cafe

Address: 49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: (207) 801-2591
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Pub

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?