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West Street Cafe

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Chowder, Seafood
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76 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1848
+1 207-288-5242
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
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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
Our Last Supper

This place is good. Its always been good thru out the years. Good seafood. Nice & cozy inside. Clean. Clean & updated bathrooms. Homemade blueberry pie with some meals. Open all day & evening. Parking is not good. All street spaces.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Jeff H
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This place is good. Its always been good thru out the years. Good seafood. Nice & cozy inside. Clean. Clean & updated bathrooms. Homemade blueberry pie with some meals. Open all day & evening. Parking is not good. All street spaces.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We sat outside for an early dinner on a sunny, perfect, day. The service was excellent. I had the Downeast Special. Their clam chowder was the best that I had in the area - and I've had a lot of good clam chowder. The lobster was very good, but a tad overcooked or dry for me. The pie that I... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I seem to be eating my way through lobster restaurants this week but it is all worth it. West Street Café was next and they have a "Downeast Special" that hit the spot. It was clam chowder, lobster with fires and slaw and warm blueberry pie for desert. My wife had chicken salad and my sister, fried whole belly clams.... More 

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

A familiar spot for us. Sadly we had to sit inside this time, but the service was exceptional and the food was terrific and I can almost guarantee that we will return to the West Street Cafe on our next Bar Harbor visit.

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Brookfield, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived a few minutes before 6 PM to get the early bird specials, $2 off the regular price. Sat outside on the deck to because the weather was perfect. We ordered the lobster dinner which came with clam chowder, nice and creamy, loaded with good stuff. The lobster dinner arrived a few minutes later and was excellent, they split... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fresh seafood, fun and friendly staff make for an enjoyable meal. Fantastic lobster and clearly the best clam chowder on the Island. Be sure to visit this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was outstanding. Try the Seafood Medley or the Cafe Delight if you are a pasta fan. The spiked blueberry lemonade is a must! This locale may not be right on the waterfront (just across the street) but it has better food, great prices, and the owners are fun to talk to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Contemporary seaside decor provides relaxed dining atmosphere. Neat and clean, the West Street Cafe is a pleasant place to enjoy local seafood. Beer selection included local craft beers. Service was prompt & efficient. Portions are large & reasonably priced. Fried seafood was lightly battered & not too greasy. Seafood pasta dishes are fresh & flavorful.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came here after returning bike rentals - very easy to find. The place was crowded but we didn't have to wait very long. Lunch was quickly served - the lobster roll was very good as was the chowder and lobster bisque. Service was quick and friendly. Great place to have a quick lunch!

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Georgetown DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We came to this restaurant after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. My son and I had the lobster tail dinner and my wife had a salad. Our waitress was fantastic. She was very attentive to our needs. The food was wonderful; so good we went back again two nights later and requested the same waitress.

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Additional Information about West Street Cafe

Address: 76 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1848
Phone Number: +1 207-288-5242
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1848
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?