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American, Wine Bar
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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Central CT
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited Sips a number of times, always to our satisfaction. The service is friendly and prompt. We are doing our own survey of local lobster bisque and Sips' gets 4 stars - one star short because it is a little gluey and stiff but otherwise full of flavor and lobster. I had a very nice seafood scampi and... More 

Thank preville
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459 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charcuterie style or tapas meals with great wines caused us to eat here several times during our stay.

Thank tremm298
Dallas, T
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our go-to places when we're on the island for the summer. The food is always good, salads are very fresh and yummy, the risotto (several different choices) is spectacular, and definitely try the meatloaf. I could continue the list of good choices on their menu, but the point is that everything is done well and they... More 

Thank PhotoJDallas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a rating of 3 only because the food was very good. The waitresses seemed not experienced in the quick turn around of breakfast, waiting 20+ minutes to even order our food and having to refill my own coffee cup. My husband's Mocha Espresso took about 20 minutes to arrive at the table. The food took about 30 minutes after... More 

Thank Heather C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Sips! Last time was my third time there - the first time, I did take out, which was great, the second time I had lunch and now dinner. While the lunch staff can be quite rude, the evening people are absolutely lovely. Whatever the time, though, the food is absolutely delicious! Hearty, healthy and comforting dishes that truly... More 

Thank omcdv
Newtown, Connecticut
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went here for lunch. It was a good stop. Nothing special but the sandwiches were good and it had a friendly environment. However, don't expect bread at lunch time. A bit strange but that's the case

Thank Avidhiker
Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rolled in to Southwest Harbor late and had stopped at a couple restaurants for food. Every restaurant closes at 9:00 p.m. (on 4th of July weekend?). Anyway...Sips was the last place we got to. They politely told us they were closing. I asked if we could buy any leftovers...just kidding actually. They were so sweet...they got us some soup,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 3 day stay in Acadia (Southwest Harbor). On the "quiet-side" of Acadia there isn't much option for breakfast. We stayed in an Inn that didn't offer breakfast and this was the only sit down breakfast place in Southwest Harbor. Breakfast was average. coffee wasn't the best. Service was good. I believe this place also doubles as a... More 

Thank stephyoki
New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes when you're hungry and you find something that's open for breakfast when nothing else is, you'll eat anything. Thankfully this cute little restaurant serves great food. The blueberry pancakes were delicious!

Thank WhiteMountainsfan
miami fl
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maine's je-ne-sais-quoi's appeal is made of a morning cup of coffee at Sips, walking the sidewalks of Southwest Harbor, the smell of the brainy air, browsing leisurely the shops, and then coming back later for lunch at Sips: a solid onion soup or clam chowder, succulent scallops, crab cakes, whatever..., chatting with the waitress, joking with a family sitting at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Wine Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-4550

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