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West Street Cafe

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

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  • 403
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  • 289
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 21
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Clam Chowder

Went for lunch based on recommendation from a local. Clam chowder was the absolute best of all we had in Maine. Also haddock sandwich and crab cake sandwich were delicious. Definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
LCL1968
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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch based on recommendation from a local. Clam chowder was the absolute best of all we had in Maine. Also haddock sandwich and crab cake sandwich were delicious. Definitely recommend.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The wait staff here was attentive and very welcoming as the preamble to good local seafood. The menu offered great early bird menu complete with entre, coleslaw, fries (would have preferred a baked potato) and blueberry pie. The lobster was soft shell, well cooked and sweet. Coleslaw is coleslaw, right? Their slaw was tangy, flavorful and not a common expectation.... More 

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Laconia
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It always surprises me when you go to a restaurant that specializes in seafood and is near the sea and they can't cook fish. Everything started out amazingly as the crab cakes appetizers were to die for. For dinner I ordered a baked haddock and my wife ordered baked stuffed shrimp. My haddock was the thinnest piece of haddock I... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Came here because we were told the food was good here. The clam chowder was the best thing here. The fish sandwich both my husband I had were bland I was certainly expecting it to be better . My son said he did enjoy his fried maine clam dinner .It was quite busy that night so we had to wait.... More 

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not expensive, wait staff excellent and informal. The lobster on their menu was reasonable compared to some of the other restaurants in the area.

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Second time we have eaten here. This time we had to wait about twenty minutes to be seated as a bus tour was finishing. It was busy but our server was attentive. Food was good.

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Austin, TX
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had taken a tour on the Lulu Lobster boat and the captain gave a shout out to the West Street Cafe if any of the passengers like clam chowder. Clam chowder......those words were music to my husband's ears! The next night we dined at the West Street Cafe. I had a delicious scallop dinner and the captain was right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good here is fine, not too expensive. They can accommodate small, well-behaved dogs on the out-door patio, which is important for us.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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161 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We parked near this place to explore Bar Harbor and as we walked past on the return trip, we saw the specials here and decided to stop in for dinner. Good lobster feast and fish and chips also. We sat outside and enjoyed dinner and people watched on a nice summer evening. There was a wait but was worth it.... More 

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Belleville, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Shrimp cocktail, lobster, soups, salads and drinks were all great. Party of 10 and we only spent about 220. Our server was 6 or 7 months pregnant and was very sweet and good. Enjoy. Ps: there is not a bunch of space for strollers but they will hold them at bar area for you...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?