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Side Street Cafe

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49 Rodick Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 801-2591
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Most awesome macaroni and cheese!

On a fantastic trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor but almost in the off season, the front desk clerk at our hotel recommended the Side Street Cafe. It was so good we ended up eating there twice in the three days we were in town! The first night we were exhausted from the drive so were just looking for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Rebecca G
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

On a fantastic trip to Acadia and Bar Harbor but almost in the off season, the front desk clerk at our hotel recommended the Side Street Cafe. It was so good we ended up eating there twice in the three days we were in town! The first night we were exhausted from the drive so were just looking for something... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The food here was great, so very delicious! Loved dining on the porch! Great service too! The decor was great too.

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Kinsley
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I visited Side Street twice during my brief Bar Harbor stay. Eating at the bar, I found several friendly locals very helpful in providing more information about the area. The service was fast, selection wide, and food was excellent. They even made me a lobster roll, when it was not in season on their menu.... as I had not had... More 

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Bath, Maine, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Let me tell you that there is not a lot going on in Bar Harbor during the winter, but this place is evidently open year round. It was a bit hard to find but I must recommend that you do not give up when trying to find it. It is worth the search. We shared a half share of their... More 

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Houlton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

tI had lobster stew and my husband enjoyed his haddock with a blueberry chipolte sauce. The raspberry/strawberry crisp was also excellent. the waitress was friendly and always kept our mugs filled with coffee.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Side Street Café is a warm and friendly place to dine. They have an exciting creative menu with a wide variety of selections suited to every taste that also includes local dishes. The meals are always prepared to perfection. The wait staff is very enthusiastic, very polite and extremely helpful. The Side Street Café is a big plus for... More 

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Bar Harbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I went to Side Street last month with my kids. I had a burger and frys witch was very tasty. One child had the half fluff sandwich and you go wrong there, and the other had nachos. Both kids were happy and the wait staff were very friendly and helpful!

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great place but be prepared to wait. Grab a mug of coffee while waiting in the outside sitting area.

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Shymkent, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

nice cafe with good location, friendly staff, tasty food and nice menu. recommend it if u wanna have great evening)

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. He had the lobster roll and I had the lobster lettuce wraps. Both were excellent. Service was great. They had live entertainment in the bar area where we were sitting. There is some outside seating as well. Would go back for sure.

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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: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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