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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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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hampden, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We ate dinner at Sips twice during a weeklong stay in Southwest Harbor. The food is very good and we liked the ambiance. Everyone was very nice both times. My husband was especially impressed with the beer and wings. I am vegan and they had quite a few risottos on the menu which can all be made vegan. For me... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

If you're in this region at breakfast, choose Sips! Excellent, hearty, hospitable breakfast! I had the blueberry pancakes -- a total (smart) Maine selection -- and the BEST overall pancakes I've had in a VERY LONG TIME. Light, fluffy, not at all doughy, and delicious, especially with the local "real" maple syrup. Poached eggs just right, and bacon cooked to... More 

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Bar Harbor
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I have been to this restaurant three times in the last 6 months. The food is average to good, but every time there is a strange odor and I can't figure what it is. We thought maybe strange cleaning stuff, or the place just smells. Well three strikes and you are out, that is enough for me.

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Gulfport, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Living on an island [Swans Island], the rigorous island life, the ferry scuffle, the early morning rush, having to pass through South West Harbor to engage the outer world...; wow, I make myself slow down. We all should. Sips is my shangala; it releases all my silent anxieties. great people, great service and Gen makes sure the food is the... More 

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Boston, MA
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Small, intimate candlelit ambience; pasta, seafood, chicken & beef entrees; good food; good service; full bar;?

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So Cal
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We really liked everything about this restaurant. The atmosphere was pleasant, warm, comfortable. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and also enthusiastic about their food and wine offerings. The wine recommended to us by our knowledgeable server was superb, and our meal, from starter through dessert, was wonderfully delicious. All in all a very enjoyable evening. We wish we... More 

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Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I ate breakfast here every morning I was on MDI. It's a great little place that is clearly frequented mostly by locals, and they were all super friendly and fun—staff and patrons alike. I had a drink here one evening of my trip as well and there was live music that everyone loved! The food is great without breaking the... More 

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Saw that there was music on Wednesday nights, my husband and I thought this would be a good place to go..Reservations were highly recommended. When I called, the person on the other end was friendly and very accommodating. Upon arrival,it was still happy hour and the bar side was full..Got a table for two. Very close together,but we were all... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Great Service , Fun atmosphere. Food was different and tasty. Portions were nice sized! Looks like a place that locals eat in! Not stuffy..

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Milford, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

On our latest trip to Southwest Harbor we had breakfast each morning at Sips. Everything we has was fresh, well prepared & delicious. They have an extensive breakfast menu with pastries, omlets and most everything else you would crave for breakfast. Your wait time between ordering and getting your food depends upon how busy they are, but even when they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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?