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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 #4 of 119 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This way was not a good way. My entrée, tuna (menu said medium rare with crispy noodles) was an unmitigated disaster. It was wayyyy overdone and the noodles, while crispy (like uncooked spaghetti) were one greasy mass. Apparently some have a good experience, I did not.

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Fryeburg ME
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This restaurant was excellent on all accounts: 1) Food 2) Service 3) Value. Although the restaurant was very busy, our waiter was very attentive. Food was served in a timely fashion.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First piece of advice: get there early or make a reservation! We went there twice and found the place to be packed both days. For a reason. The food really is good and the staff very attentive. It didn't take very long until we were seated, were served, ordered, got our food, etc. It didn't feel rushed at all, in... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Thrilled to visit Café This Way on our return visit to Bar Harbor. The food is unique (we were there for dinner), the library decor creative and pleasant, and the service prompt and friendly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I am in the enviable position of having family members local to the area -- each year when I visit said family, Cafe This Way serves as a must-stop -- the coffee, the relaxed atmosphere, the attentive staff, and then there's the food..."The Harney" is truly up there with my favorite dishes I've had in my life -- corned beef... More

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Austin, TX
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wow, this place knows how to do it right. The wait staff is very friendly, competent and fast. Great breakfast food such as pancakes, omelets etc. The decor is also outstanding with several interesting original art works to enjoy. We ate here both mornings we were in Bar Harbor. I felt sorry for all those settling for a continental breakfast... More

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Methuen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had heard so much about this restaurant and decided that we had to try it. You need to get there early, cause there is a line waiting to get in. I had the breakfast sandwich and it was very good. My husband had the omelette and he said it was very good. Young wait staff who is very attentive.... More

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New York, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a friendly place very near the Inn we stayed at. The food was very good , the atmosphere was casual and the prices were pretty reasonable for Bar Harbor. It is a good choice for people who may have both omnivore and vegans in the same party!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had breakfast here a few days ago. The menu was not your typical selection, and that's a good thing. Yogurt with granola and berries was a great way to start the day. Rest of the family had omelettes and all were happy. And did I mention the coffee? Very good. We'll be back.

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Victoria, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The title of my review pretty much sums it up. The menu choices were great but I was a little bit disappointed with both my dishes. The last thing I want to think when I dine out is "I could have made better myself" and unfortunately this was the case. Can't fault the surroundings or the service, just the food.... More

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