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Cafe This Way

14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-4483
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Ranked #5 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Coastal Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is the place that locals go to themselves and take their guests. We eagerly await their opening in the spring and are sad when they close in the fall. Lots of unusual menu selections and very nice service. For summer visitors: Make a reservation! Not fancy; no need to dress up. Although it is right downtown, it is a... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food, friendly people, and a comfortably quirky setting make this a favorite among locals, especially at breakfast. Get there early, or join the line - you can get a cup of coffee and sit out in the garden while you wait.

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Bar Harbor, ME
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Cafe This Way has the best breakfast in town. Tucked away off of Mount Desert Street, be prepared for a wait for this delicious place to experience breakfast. Not your ordinary breakfast. And if that isn't good enough, try dinner! Wonderful fresh ingredients, best seafood, great staff. They really outdo themselves!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Almost a year later, I am still craving their brussel sprouts and finally getting around to writing a review. Based on good reviews from Yelp and TA, I had a dinner there in May, 2013. Friendly, efficient waiter who made me feel welcome as a solo diner. Lots of interesting things on the menu that I wanted to try but... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was quite an experience when I went in for the first time! I was a newbie, clearly and wanted to have a quick breakfast and an egg sandwich. They use the bar during the am for extra seating, so I thought perfect for me. You have to kind of get your own coffee when you come in which was... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have eaten at Cafe This Way summer after summer, and have never written a review. Perhaps it was the absence of good internet while there, I don't recall. We have had some of the best and most memorable meals here for dinner. Great ambiance, staff, and delicious food. They maintain a level of hip professionalism that comes only with... More

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marlton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here every single year for breakast and dinner... the food is excellent, the service is first rate and the prices are reasonable... love the location and ambiance as well... I even bought a t-shirt and wear is proudly!!

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our favorite place in Bar Harbor for breakfast/brunch or dinner (they don't serve lunch) - just wish they were open all year long! Interesting combinations of flavors featuring local fish, produce & baked goods, excellent preparation, efficient & friendly but not overbearing service - you can't go wrong! Dinner reservations definitely recommended - this restaurant is popular with locals and... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I can't say much because my mouth is watering as I think about Cafe This Way. I haven''t had dinner but heard all good things about it. I plan to do that in summer of 2014.

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east coast
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place has an excellent reputation for breakfast and brunch, but it is also worthy for a great dinner meal out. The owners and staff are tuned in to what the customers want, and the result is a great menu that reflects local foods and flavors that are prepared to a high standard. I've eaten at this restaurant more often... More

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