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Harbor Cafe

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Maiin Street, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME
6:00 am - 8:00 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not too many places to eat in Stonington out of season, but this cafe was charming, near to the water, and the food was great. Mm lobster roll!

Thank HelenBCrewe
Hollis, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Front table had a nice view of the harbor while we enjoyed tasty, home style food at very fair prices. Beers were about $3 each, with a decent selection of beers and the fish and chips was hot, fresh, tasty and abundant. Good selection of entrees and apps made deciding what to order tough.We first checked out the upscale pace... More 

Thank John H
Gallatin, Tennessee
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246 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were concerned about some negative reviews but felt brave. Actually this is a classic Maine harbor diner. Busy. Friendly. Good to have reservations but don't trust the answering machine. The steamers were on special and were a classic summer meal. The place was full but we had good service. I enjoyed watching the process. Would return.

Thank OldOldBob
Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a little slow and the lobster roll was pricey but enjoyed everything else. They do have AC if you're looking for it.

Thank firefly70
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 July 14, 2016

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 July 10, 2016 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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499 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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472 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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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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, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?