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Side Street cafe

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49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Coronado, California
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344 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, the lobster, steamers, soup and corn were all fresh and delicious. Good pie. Since its high season our waitress was very busy. She did a nice job & was very friendly & helpful. The restaurant is clean (for a lobster place) and well run. There are 3 bathrooms around the kitchen center of building so try them all... More 

Thank nadomom2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Side Street Cafe came highly recommended. (Reportedly better than Café this Way.) Our lunch party of four found the food and atmosphere okay, but not worth the rave reviews we'd heard. Three of us had different lobster dishes, and all the lobster was overcooked and rubbery. Service was fine, the restaurant a bit loud. We had planned to have dinner... More 

Thank MSC73
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent lobster roll! Good portion sizes. Great outdoor seats. There is chicken fingers for kids even if the menu doesn't say it.

Thank Jane M
Wayland, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I had lunch. The brisket burrito must have been 6" long and 3" across, filled with (of course) shredded brisket, beans, rice and I don't know what else, topped with avocado,with copious salsa. I couldn't finish it. Not sure what my son had, but his spicy French fries were excellent.

Thank ScooterM52
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited SSC on a foodie tour that morning and it was so good, we went back for dinner that night. Everything we had there was just excellent, as was the service.

Thank AZvacation2015
Roanoke, VA
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large group after sunset kayak trip - loved everything we ordered from finger licking buffalo wings to an assortment of mac and cheeses! The wait staff were hopping but very attentive. Enjoyed their featured margarita which for July was a cucumber watermelon😃

Thank Kay K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by our innkeeper and rightfully so. We enjoyed our first visit so much we went back a few nights later (even though we like to try new places). Loved the Northern Cuban sandwich. They don't take reservations, but they will text you when a table is ready (outdoor seating is also first come, first serve).

Thank Mark E
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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243 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Group of 19 of us ranging from ages 13 to 75 came here for dinner one evening. Thankfully we made reservations as it seems to be a very popular place. The menu was filled with options that are sure to please a variety of tastes. The mac & cheese options are many - we particularly enjoyed sharing a small lobster... More 

Thank MJN63
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Side Street Cafe two of our four nights in Bar Harbor. Both meals were delicious! We ate lobster, halibut, clam chowder, and crab cakes and all were delicious! Dessert the first night was blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream - yummy! The second night we shared a piece of cheesecake and wished we're ordered two! Service... More 

Thank GiGi72854
Charleston, South Carolina
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate there recently on our way our of Bar Harbor. The food was good (not great) and the service very good. Unfortunately, the place is very noisy with children screaming and running around. Apparently the parents are to blame, as the wait staff can only do so much to "heard cats". The drinks were very good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12078012591

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