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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only place open in town

We only had two choices, so we tried Sips. It was mostly locals enjoying wine and dinner, but we tried some of the unusual menu items, and to our surprise the food was very tasty! The prices were not bad either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
junkmailpile
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Trenton, New Jersey
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had two choices, so we tried Sips. It was mostly locals enjoying wine and dinner, but we tried some of the unusual menu items, and to our surprise the food was very tasty! The prices were not bad either.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family has a holiday home on the Quiet Side of MDI. Sips is one of our FAVORITE places to go for breakfast. We can recommend the espresso drinks, honey cinnamon rolls, homemade granola & delicious omelette...Often they have live music at dinner with a lovely wine list and nice fish dishes... We greatly enjoy the ambiance too... Little white... More 

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Thank opalstream
California
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We ate here both nights during our stay in Southwest Harbor. The locals seem to come here which usually means good food. It is a very small restaurant and had a full crowd each night. The lobster bisque and poached salmon were excellent.

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Thank dayzpen
Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Stopped by for dinner after a long day at Acadia Park. The best thing we got was a Monte Cristo sandwich-very good. The rest of our food was not impressive. We both got Lobster Bisque, and it was a letdown. My lobster sliders were not great. Luckily my husband agreed to share his Monte Cristo. Good coffee and hot tea.... More 

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Thank Dawn_Crist
Manlius, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Food and service were wonderful and quite reasonable. A place where locals like to eat. The risotto is so good…I recommend the lemon garlic risotto.

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Thank lovebooks56
Leominster, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Dinner was very good, service was relaxed and friendly. a good restaurant for dinner at the end of a hiking day.

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Thank LysB
Farmington, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My husband and I ate here for breakfast on our anniversary trip. The food was delicious, the service quick and friendly and the atmosphere was warm. Would recommend getting reservations for evenings or Sunday mornings.

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Thank Rachael L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant twice while staying in the area. The apple cider salad dressing is one of the best dressings (and most creative) that I've tried in a long time. The scallops appetizer was spot on. A generous portion, perfectly cooked. We had a fish special both nights of our visit (wrapped in prosciutto, stuffed with... More 

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Thank K M
Millersville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were not pleased with the service. The food was just average. They seemed to be in a hurry to serve us so we would leave.

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PA
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My husband & I went here the first night of our trip since we were staying a few blocks away. First off it's very cozy in there meaning small. My husband started a Caesar Salad ordered for starters which was a good size but it was $8.00. We ordered our meals which are very different from where we come. Meaning... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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?