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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

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19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
207-244-3007
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7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The popovers are fine, though they're undersalted. The jams are good. What's so great, and makes this a must-visit stop, is the atmosphere - outside, under umbrellas, live guitar music, and in the service of a good cause. It would be hard to find a place where you have a better sense of well-being. Simply being there provides a great... More 

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Thank profcritic1
Hudson, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a lot of flack for not getting popovers on our last trip to Maine. I happened to run by this place and brought my husband by for breakfast. Well, I'm sold on the popovers! So good... also had oatmeal and a nice cup of coffee. It is all by donation and supports the local food pantry. Nice outdoor... More 

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Thank Ksmart15
Atlanta
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this place by accident on a morning roam. At first I was confused because I couldn't tell if it was a restaurant...Read the other reviews and you will know what I mean. I picked up some popovers to go, made my donation, and felt warmed at heart to see this great and creative form of community service. Thumbs... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my whole week spent on Mt. Desert Island. It is a simple place where all proceeds go to assist local families who struggle financially in the winter months. The fishing industry tanks in winter. The only things served here are popovers, oatmeal, coffee, juices, and milk. The cost...all by donation as you leave.... More 

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Thank Rebekah C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful day the Common Good is a wonderful place to visit to have a great breakfast of popovers and oatmeal with some live music to enjoy as well.

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Thank Adam E
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading tons reviews, I decided to come by and check this place out for better reason than awesome popovers. As I parked my car in the lot, I noticed an outdoor area filled with people, I wasn't sure what that was yet, and I walked toward the store front. Of course, there's no one inside on this beautiful Tuesday... More 

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Thank Cen W
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not exactly what I would call a restaurant by any stretch of the imagination. BUT, for a serve yourself, seat yourself, pick up your own food, leave without paying anything if you are mean spirited enough to do so (all donations) it's pretty cool. What the very limited menu that is done there is really done well. It's turned... More 

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Thank DalenM782
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ran into a local while we were out walking our dog one afternoon. She said while in the area you must get pop-overs. She mentioned Jordan Pond and Common Good as the best pop-overs. Then she told us that Common Good is by donation and the money goes to the soup kitchen. The next morning we went to Common... More 

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Thank Helen F
Atlanta
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172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends had told us not to miss this place. I wish I had remembered earlier in our week so we could have gone more often. Fresh hot popovers, oatmeal, drinks all for a donation of what you can give. Run by volunteers to raise monies for locals in the winter on hard times.

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Thank neenee1
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time visiting this place and still it amazes me what they manage to do. This is a man who built this idea up from the ground and has been running it ever since. It is on a cute little pavilion with several tables, and somedays they even have live music. For breakfast, they serve incredible popovers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $6
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-3007

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?