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West Street Cafe

76 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1848
207-288-5242
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Ranked #22 of 122 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Ossining, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Eat in or grab it to go...doesn't matter...good food is good food. We took advantage of the early-bird dinner and had three great meals. The fried clams were delicious and my wife's pasta dish was loaded with seafood. We had our dinner to go and ate out on the lawn overlooking Frenchman's Bay and it was a great evening. I... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd year in Bar Harbor and we ate here 3/5 nights the food is so great. Simple lobster / clams etc. Fresh as can be. Just what America does best.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Slight wait to get in but worth it. Popular destination and rightly so. Service was brisk and cheery, the place was clean and tidy, and we left thoroughly satisfied. Good honest food from good honest people. Recommended !

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Millinocket, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The food and service was excellent. Our waitress was very pleasant and took care of our needs. I would eat here again when in the area.

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North Port, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This little cafe was recommened by our hotel staff 48 miles away. The lobster bisque, clam chowder and haddock were the best my wife and I have ever expierenced. The prices are reasonable and the portions were generous, but whatever you do, save room for some blueberriy pie. Went back two additional times with same great results...excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We came for the Early Bird Special Lobster Dinner. The lobster was tender and sweet, delicious clam chowder , fresh local beer on tap, good french fries. Fast, attentive service- oh, I forgot to mention the wonderful flakey fat blueberry pie. Oh yes, we'll go back there.

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New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a good restaurant to get your fill of lobster roll, steamed lobster, fish and chips, blueberry pie - classic Maine fare that you dream about as you travel to Maine for your vacation. It is not a fancy place and is more like a diner where they need to get you served and out the door so they... More

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Bethany Beach, DE
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Big salads -- everything very fresh. Breakfast was also fresh and prepared well. Only complaint was the avocado on our salads were hard & the waiter said the chef told him "they were all hard." Not the best answer. Also, we had a 10% discount from our whale watch event but the waiter said we presented it too late (after... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently ate dinner here again after having eaten here 2 years ago. The food was very good both times! What was amazing was the waitress we had. She remembered us and our conversation from our first visit. Small world! Restaurant is not the fancy place some people enjoy, but it is nice.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had lunch here on a family vacation recently. Friends had recommended this restaurant to us. The atmosphere is very casual and nothing fancy. We were seated quickly and service was unbelievably speedy. We had the lobster roll and crab roll. They were both very good. Prices were reasonable. The restaurant is located in downtown Bar Harbor on West Street... More

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