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Side Street Cafe

49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Ranked #4 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Restaurant details
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
Bar Harbor
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food and service is so good. One of my wife's favorite is their black bean wrap (alot of vegetarian choices). I love there burgers...nice variety...create your own...always prepared just the way you like. From 3-6 they have $3 drafts..yahoo..I love IPA's. Give it a try...you'll be glad you did.

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Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tout themselves as a locals hangout which appears to be the case. Hostess greeted us and said we could sit anywhere. As we walked toward a table, she said, "wait! take your menus". Unique approach to "hosting". No table set ups ever appeared. I tracked down two paper napkins. Justin at the bar did a very competent job handling the... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Close to our hotel and therefore did not need to drive. Friendly staff newly renovated restaurant. Happy hour 3-6 with bar nibbles and discounted drinks. A fun place to relax and enjoy the other customers.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It's the little things that we found ruined it for us for this restaurant. To begin with, you have to hunt for this place and I mean hunt. Bar Harbor is very unfriendly to tourists! They fail to properly sign every intersection, and the few that they do sign, the signs are so small they are hard to read for... More

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Boston. Ma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Visited twice and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Great beer selection. Friendly responsive staff. Good family place.

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Portland, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stopped by for lunch on Sunday....currently eating vegetarian to vegan ....wonderfully surprised by black bean patty burger with roasted vegetables and avocado with spicy mustard and side salad.....filling and delicious! That homemade patty with beans, rice, sautéed veggies and curry, light touch ... Wonderfully delicious!!!

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Santa Clarita, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant is not a tourist place, it's not over looking the harbor it is down a small side street. Why go there , we live in Maine and this is where we eat. Service is great, everyone is friendly and the food is excellent. Best lobster chowder I have ever had. Excellent burgers and wraps

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

great food- great service- don't miss this one- it is off the beaten path but that is why it is where the locals eat

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is great! It's a little tougher to find being on a side street (hence the name) but worth searching out. You cannot compete with the drinks! The food is excellent with a very diverse menu. There is something for everyone and all ages. Great atmosphere and really energetic staff and hands on owners!

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bar harbor maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Great food great drinks!! Wonderful atmosphere! Best food in town. Try there salads and deserts. Always healthy and yummy!!

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