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Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
+1 207-244-9444
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“apple pie” (39 reviews)
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360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

I avoided the Quietside for years simply because they are only open in the Summer season, and I am a year-round resident. I try to primarily patronize businesses that stay open for the rest of us. However, a few years back, I followed a group...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Great desserts! Down to earth family atmosphere! Fun to stop by for a quick bite and ice cream. Great people!

Thank mmmaskus
Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband and I were in Acadia National Park celebrating our 40th Anniversary. We stopped at Quietside Café and Ice Cream Shop for a slice of Frances' blueberry pie and the homemade blueberry ice cream. It was the BEST we have ever tasted. We were...More

Thank Arlyss T
Reviewed November 28, 2015

It's not fine dining, but it is good food and good value. Great ice cream in a variety of flavors. When we went for lunch we both had chowder and a lobster roll. Chowder was good although major components may have come from a can....More

Thank Donald E A
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Dined here twice while on summer vacation in June 2015. Small place with limited seating - really good sandwiches. But the ice cream is why you should come! Nice people and service. Better ice cream at MUCH better prices than Bar Harbor!

Thank maryhT8666HF
Reviewed October 31, 2015

We stopped one evening for Pizza and ended the evening by having some of their delicious dessert, Deep Fat Fried Cheesecake topped with Maine's Blueberry Ice Cream, Whip Cream, and Blueberries. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the great food.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Small dining area. Big time dining. Casual down home atmosphere with excellent food. Seafood and pizza are good. Ice cream,blueberry pie, and scones are really special.

Thank RETSOF2013
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Frances and her husband operate the Quietside Cafe the very best place to eat on Mt Desert Island, Maine. Their lobster rolls are to die for. The macaroons are sinfully rich and tasty. The service is impecable and the atmosphere homey. Where else can you...More

Thank Warner L
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Great little Mom & Pop eatery. Best clam chowder I've had. Crab roll was delicious too. Fried clams were perfectly cooked. Small place but really nice people.

Thank Corum4547
Reviewed October 14, 2015

We ate here one night since we wanted something other than seafood (which they also have). I had a cheeseburger and it was very good. The pie is to die for. I had apple pie and my husband had blueberry pie. The service was outstanding...More

Thank travelingqueen1
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March 15, 2017|
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Response from oneicecmman | Property representative |
Yes, we opened April 13th. Hope to see you
Barbara D
July 16, 2016|
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Response from p w | Reviewed this property |
We did not have their baked goods, but they looked wonderful.
June 14, 2016|
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Response from oneicecmman | Property representative |
Yes we do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-9444
Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop. 19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service
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