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“Great view and selection”
Review of The Barnacle

The Barnacle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Soups, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Coffee shop, deli, gift shop, great cookies, casual lunches, nice view of the dock, and so much more.
Springfield, VA
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196 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great view and selection”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We recently ate at the Barnacle (lunch) on one of the last days of the season. We were impressed by the selection of food still available compared to other shops due to the lateness of the year. (Perhaps b/c the Barnacle is part of the Island Inn entity.) On this glorious and sunny day, we had chowder, sandwiches, and dessert. We were limited in choices of drinks, again, due to end of inventory, but it certainly had something fo each of us. Our sandwiches were good, large, and fresh and the chowder was very good. Large chunks of potato and a creamy base that was not too thick made it a good treat. While we were tempted by the bacon and cheddar scones (which disappeared fast), we simply had to get the enormous chocolate cupcake, which was delicious and had just a touch of white squiggle frosting on top of the chocolate frosting.
In addition to choosing this as our lunch location, we bought a few souvenirs there, as they had a good selection of magnets and t-shirts, including some with designs by local artists from Monhegan. We thoroughly enjoyed our repast at the Barnacle, and circled back around later in the day to again sit on the deck and have a drink before heading back on the ferry. The view of the wharf and the village comings and goings can't be beat.

  • Visited October 2013
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New Concord, Kentucky
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248 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“MUST visit”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

One of only a couple of places on the island to purchase adult beverages, but you cannot drink them on this property. You must take them elsewhere to drink. Good food and a very nice staff.

Visited July 2013
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Venice, Florida
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Chowder with a View”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Super friendly and delicious little place, right next to the dock. Wonderful pastries, too. And I bought an adorable hand-made teddy bear in the gift shop. Prices are very decent.

Visited July 2013
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Caribou
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place for breakfast”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Barnacle is right down near the dock, and it really has that classic coastal Maine feel (as does all of the island). The pastries there are made at the Island Inn and brought down fresh each day. They are delicious! I highly recommend a stop here to start your day with a coffee and a pastry - my favorite was the raspberry croissant :)

Visited June 2013
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