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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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  • 323
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  • 69
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  • 18
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  • 6
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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 most enjoyable meal at Bar Harbor

Just steps away from our hotel, West Street Cafe gave us our most wonderful meal during our first-time visit to Bar Harbor. The service was friendly, the decor was airy and cheerful, and our meals were pretty good. My wife had the lobster, while I tried their lobster roll. Both were excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
David_T_Zarraga
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Needham, Massachusetts
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Needham, Massachusetts
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152 reviews 152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Just steps away from our hotel, West Street Cafe gave us our most wonderful meal during our first-time visit to Bar Harbor. The service was friendly, the decor was airy and cheerful, and our meals were pretty good. My wife had the lobster, while I tried their lobster roll. Both were excellent. There were a couple of fistfuls of lobster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here on our second day in Bar Harbor. The customer service was exceptional and the food was A+ coming from a stingy food critic!

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We grabbed some lunch here while waiting on our Acadia tour time. DW had Fish and Chips and I had the fried clams. The clams were very good. The Haddock was good but seemed a little on the dry side. It just wasn't as moist and flaky as the others she has had. I also tried a Bar Harbor Real... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to get lobster -- not too fancy. The prices are right and the service is good. We have been to West Street Cafe several times and always like it.

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Fresh Maine Lobster, Cup of Chowder, French Fries, Coleslaw and Blueberry Pie makes the "Downeast Special" a good deal. Chowder & Lobster was delicious. I could have done without the fries. My husband ordered the pasta with seafood and he enjoyed it as well. We topped our meal with a sweet blueberry pie. Cafe was nice, service was great and... More 

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Temecula, California
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28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We walked all over Bar Harbor and finally settled on lunch at the West Street Cafe. It has a very comfortable, homey feeling. My wife and I both enjoyed our lunch and our server did a great job throughout our visit.

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Clifton Park, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome chowder and mussels! My husband enjoys the Downeast Special, which includes a lobster, fries, cole slaw, chowder, and a slice of pie for $25. The atmosphere is nice too--not too casual, not too formal. Great location near the harbor.

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Greenville, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband had the lobster dinner and he said it was delicious. I, being tired of lobster, decided to try the Maine scallops. This was one of the worst meals I had in Baa Haa Baa. My scallops were overcooked, the broccoli was undercooked and the rice was a box brand like Uncle Ben's or maybe even Rice-a roni. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place and great service. our server ann was very helpful with those of us who weren't quite sure how to eat our lobster, but were just too stubborn to have someone else pick it out for us! Everything from crab cakes to mussels and lobster was perfect.

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Rensselaer, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stopped here with family and friends for an early dinner. Nice place with booths and tables to accommodate a group of 6. Service was fast and friendly, overall food was very good. Lobster was very tasty! We would definitely stop here again!

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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?