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West Street Cafe

76 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1848
+1 207-288-5242
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“blueberry pie” (377 reviews)
“chowder” (156 reviews)
“lobster roll” (251 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1848
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

And they were right. We had the lobster dinner (no chowder or pie) and sat at the bar as the wait was longish. It was delicious. In fact so good we split a lobster roll after we ate a whole lobster. You just have to...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Bar Harbor and Arcadia National Park during the last week of September. The West Street Cafe was a pleasant surprise and welcome change from the usual fried foods and expensive lobster restaurants. We enjoyed excellent clam chowder, calamari, crab cakes, and a baked...More

Thank Ron-Dianne
Reviewed 3 days ago

This review is strictly about the blueberry pie. I am a pie maker and know when I am eating a pie that has come from a frozen box...and this pie definitely is exactly that. The second it was placed in front of me I could...More

2  Thank Wilma M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Local tour guide said, “That’s where I eat” It was DELICIOUS! We had lunch which included an early bird special so the price was incredible for all you got. Starting with a scrumptious seafood chowder, followed by a mouthwatering lobster and sides and finalize with...More

Thank Medora M
Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere here is upbeat yet relaxed. It was so nice to look out onto the harbor from our table on the second level. The selection of draft beers was very good. The lobster that I ate was very delicious and the blueberry pie that...More

Thank brightise
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gentleman at the hotel desk recommended the restaurant and even called ahead for us, they work together in sorts. The hostess sat us quickly due to the relationship between business (not a bad thing) and we were off to a good start. We both...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cafe was perfect! The staff was amazing and the food was everything you could hope for! Lobster Bisque soup is AMAZING!! Try to Blueberry pie you won't regret it! The lobster roll and crab cake sandwich will melt in your mouth! :-)

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pull into BH and wanted to try a NEW place for us. It was nice. Menu was a little limited for me, but we had a very good meal with good service. Lazy Lobster, Hot Wings, Salad. We will eat here again.

Thank Corum4547
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch at the West St. Cafe Seafood Grill and it was the perfect Main lobster experience. We were seated on the upper level right next to the big windows overlooking the harbor - awesome! We got the lobster special which was chowder (nice...More

Thank schas008
Reviewed 6 days ago

The last time that we ate at the West Street Café, we felt that the service and food had slipped a bit. Yesterday, we revisited it, to find it totally remodeled, a long bar, upstairs dining, and the whole feel was different, in a very...More

Thank Richard Y
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August 15, 2018|
Response from vivspy | Reviewed this property |
Parking is catch as you can on the street. Most of it is 2hour parking although there are side streets around the area with no limit. There are larger lots right by the water but I don’t know if they are for the hotels/ boat... More
Gretchen S
July 24, 2017|
Response from Momof2inMaine | Reviewed this property |
I checked their FB page and someone had asked them but no answer as of a couple of days ago. It looks like they are still fine tuning it. Their number is 207-288-5242. I think calling will get you the most accurate... More
Ronny K
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Lynne A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they take reservations. We have always been lucky and have not had to wait too long. I would suggest calling them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1848
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5242
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Re-opening April 13 2018! Established in 1981 The West Street Cafe continues to please with good food at good prices. Stop by to visit our spacious beautiful new digs.
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