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The Independent

164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
+1 207-756-9883
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Bar Harbor is famous for it's lobster rolls, blueberry treats, and micro breweries. Try the Clydesdale-style horse carriages for a unique tour through town. If you have time, visit the Acadia National Forest. The town shuts down for tourists after the last weekend in October,...More

Thank aander927
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We were here for the day on a cruise and stopped here for the BEST coffee with nutella and ice cream in it. My husband got a strong dark coffee and we split a whoopie pie. Love the vibe here! After you get coffee take...More

Thank lilsnipper102
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Bar Harbor on a very rainy day. Quickly looked for a bite to eat and stopped in. We went back, sometimes twice a day, for the remainder of our trip. Delicious foods and coffees and amazing staff!

Thank Nikki Z
Reviewed October 13, 2016

A small establishment with limited indoor seating, also outdoor seating and take out. Serves breakfast, lunch, and coffee. The #9 tuna sandwich comes with chips, it was just average.

Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The coffee was good. I had it twice as we went there randomly and then again when we were on a good tour. The blueberry coffee cake was also good. Which is unfortunate because everyone who worked there was so grumpy. They seemed like they...More

Thank Tiffkat2000
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Sandwiches Bagels Wraps. Coffee Chai Smoothies. Friendly flexible staff to help. Nice location. Close to Main Street. Vegetarian options available.

1  Thank Eyeguy29USA
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

In Bar Harbor for 4 days. Tried 3 other coffee shops b4 this find Been here twice daily since. Great cappuccino, fast internet and pleasant surroundings. Can't fault them - yes I can, this afternoon the ran out of their out meal cookies

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I had a pesto wrap & New England (Boston) clam chowder. What made the location even more amazing was that I avoided the rain deluge & had seats before the crush of cruise ship cattle raided the restaurant as the sky fell. A great location...More

Thank drumz
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Stopped in for a late/light lunch. Coffee was very good, clam chowder was great, sandwiches were enjoyed by those who had them. Service was good, coffee and chowder were served right away and sandwiches too a few minutes. Very enjoyable.

1  Thank GaryWT
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Friendly clean great service! Food beverages staff and owner on site are all the best! Check them out of in town!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$2 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-756-9883
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