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Harbor Cafe

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Maiin Street, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first stop for us upon our arrival in Stonington. I hadn't read all the reviews, and I wish I had, but I was hungry! There was some immediate confusion about where our party of seven should be seated. Once seated, we were asked to move to the other room because the waitress was ending her day. Once... More 

Thank thackler
Dallas, Texas
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212 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and just a little bit like a diner the food was all homemade and the Tuna Casserole was just like Mom used to make. Very reasonable and good for lunch.

Thank Magictravelnow
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast twice at the Harbor Cafe. I had scrambled eggs with home fries and toast. My wife had cereal and toast and we both had coffee. The bill was about $14.00, plus tip. Cheap eats, big portions and great food with excellent service. They also serve dinner and lunch and I would love to try that sometime, too.... More 

Thank cacodder
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed in my experience here. We ordered two lobster dinners and they took quite a while to arrive. When they finally did, the lobsters were significantly smaller than the ones we had at Fisherman's Friend but cost more ($24.99 vs $21.99) though they did come with two sides as opposed to one. The biggest complaint is the atmosphere.... More 

Thank Veronica M
Upland, California
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498 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mussels were spectacular. Served plain with some broth and melted butter on the side. Big, juicy and without any of the off flavors commonly found with some mussels. However, the lobster 'stew' was watery and tasted of evaoporated milk. Also had a skim on top thanks to being left sit too long. Was some lobster in there at least.... More 

Thank William D
south carolina
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462 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a fish and chips with my husband. Large portion with slaw. Fresh brewed tea and had the homemade berry pie and coconut cream pie. Wait staff were efficient and helpful.

Thank chichiSouthCarolina
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harbor Cafe is conveniently located on Stonington's Main Street right along the harbor. The front window seats can see the boats. This is pretty 'plain pipe racks' setting, cooking, and service. Wide range on the menu from burgers to lobster. Quality is fair and price is reasonable. It is what it is. We've tried it twice in two years and... More 

Thank JMLVermont
Mattituck, New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was the only place open early in the season when we came in for a very late lunch. My husband and I split the shore dinner, which included lobster, steamers, mussels. It was good.

1 Thank Nancy19067
Catonsville, Maryland
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The staff was cordial but the food, except for lobster, was pretty dismal. The deli meats and cheeses were stale and tasteless. The Eggplant Parmagiani included too much pasta and a scant serving of burnt eggplant. None in our party of three enjoyed the experience. While talking to townsfolks we were told to eat breakfast here but to skip lunch... More 

Thank Gerry C
Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Had steamed clams and they were excellent as always. Very large menu with lots of options from home made to fried seafood and boiled lobster. Good place for fried haddock It is the favorite of the locals

Thank Kenneth K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maiin Street, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Deer Isle  >  Stonington
  • Phone Number: 207-367-5099

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