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Cafe This Way

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14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
207-288-4483
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have gone to this restaurant four years in a row. We always save it as our last place to eat before we head home. The decor is very eclectic! The food and the service are excellent! You have to look for this place to find it because it is down a little side street but it is worth any... More 

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Thank bonniejderek
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Opened at 7:00 am, line started at 6:45. Servers were great at getting to everyone quickly. Had a omelet with tomatoes and goat cheese, great flavor. No options for gluten free bread or pancakes, but eggs were good.

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Powell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Cafe this way. The appetizers were good, we had the quinoa cakes and the tempura tuna. For the main course we had the halibut. It was good but slightly overdone. Overall we were a bit disappointed in the experience.

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Thank UlrikeUSA
south carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice location. Comfortable dining outside. Staff was great, but the food was average. Had the tuna for dinner and while it was cooked properly it just wasn't the best quality tuna I've ever had. Gluten free options a plus.

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Thank SouthCarolinaReverie
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place really seemed to want to turn tables. It wasn't cheap, but we felt rushed. The food was ok, not great, and the service was also just ok. It was not the best place I've ever been, but not the worst either. I would just look at other choices.

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Thank trvlr_steve
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great morning brunch and drinks to start off our Sunday on MDI! The food is delicious with plenty of options but not so many that it is overwhelming. The staff was quick and courteous even with a busy restaurant. The coffee was strong and the mimosas were tasty. We got The Usual and the Kit breakfast burrito.... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made dinner reservations two weeks ahead of our trip on the advise of friends. After arriving in Bar Harbor we walked by to "check out" the place. It was closed for lunch and the location and outside of the building was a bit suspect. We are so happy we kept our reservation for dinner. Great menu...incredible food...very fine service.... More 

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Thank Kevin P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a dog with us and sat on the covered porch with the toasty heater running. Food was delicious, service was excellent.

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Thank Brutus12345
Perrysburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a late evening dinner. Lobster bisque was touted to be creamy with large chunks of lobster. The soup was quite thin, with a smattering of tiny lobster pieces and overly salted. Maybe we are spoiled, being used to lobster bisque from The Boardwalk on Put in Bay, Ohio. It is to die for with serious lobster chunks.

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Thank ann_banan
Natick, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved everything about this restaurant. Bill for 2 including food, drinks, and tip $82. I had the tuna special and it was suberb. Quite informal and very friendly. My kind of place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-4483

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