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“Old time sort of place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop
360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-4244
207-244-9444
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Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Dessert
Plymouth, Michigan
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154 reviews 154 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Old time sort of place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is a nice "old time" sort of soda fountain / ice cream / pie / pizza place that has so much charm. You feel like you are back in the 1940's. Sits in the village center, next to a lovely park. The entire downtown of SW Harbor, ME is charming. Everywhere else is too touristy, cheesey, overdone but not in SW Harbor, ME. Times seems to have left this town as it was and we love it. Quiet, gorgeous, with enough but not too many eating / dining activities. I hate to even rate it 5 stars as with such high reviews it will be flooded with tourists growing into an overdone summer tourist trap. Right now, it is so perfect.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pizza & Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were able to walk here for dinner one night after a later afternoon hike. We were tired and didn't feel like dealing with a restaurant. This was perfect. We ate outside on one of the picnic tables and the pizza was one of the most flavorful I've had! Delicious!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senoia, Georgia
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“Blueberry pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I dropped in after an early dinner for some dessert. We were not disappointed. The blueberry pie was fresh out of the oven. It was beyond our expectations.

Visited June 2012
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Lake Tranquility
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“As friendly as your neighbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Quietside Cafe is a family owned restaurant and great place for almost fast food. The menu features a lot of seafood while also allowing for those who do not want fish, shrimp, etc. The clam chowda is exceptional! There are many flavors of ice cream for cones, cups, sundays. splits, shakes and flurries. I recommend the flurrie. YUM!
Best of all, one of the owners may come out and sit with you and chat about the area. You can learn about special places in and outside nearby Acadia National Park that may not be on the park maps.
There are family photos covering one wall showing how proud the owners are of their two daughters.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It is all wonderful!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Frances is an excellent cook! The wait staff is excellent as well. Good atmospher, excellent serivce. Can sit inside or outside.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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