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“Great food, great service”
Review of Side Street cafe

Side Street cafe
Ranked #11 of 148 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
United States
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great food, excellent menu, great service, dog friendly (outside seating). A little tricky to find, and there isn't a lot of parking. (Walk as much as possible in Bar Harbor; the exercise is beneficial, there isn't sufficient parking in BH, and it will reduce the traffic!)

Visited July 2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best blueberry pie & watermelon margarita!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We loved it! Great food and service...best pie ever! We tried to get in a second time on our trip but it was a 2 hr wait. I would recommend calling ahead.

  • Visited July 2014
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Abilene, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Solid food - nothing spectacular”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I wanted to find the best lobster roll in Bar Harbor - the food here was okay, but nothing to write home about. The focus seems to be more on the bar and there was a VERY loud group there that definitely detracted from the experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food, loud bar”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We sat in the bar area because there was wait for tables but wish we had waited. It was a bit loud and crowded in the bar. However, the food was delicious - lobster everything!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Suzanne T
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perhaps, we're spoiled....”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

On our first evening in Bar Harbor we had supper at Side Street Cafe based on recommendations posted by other Trip Advisor travelers. We ordered a lobster roll, Maine crab cakes, and a salad. The salad was simply lettuce with 2 slices of cucumber and a couple of cherry tomatoes. The crab cakes were very breaded and highly salted. The lobster roll that cost $19.00 had only 5 1/2 ounces of lobster on a small bun. Not once did the server offer to refill our glasses of water and iced tea. Perhaps, we're just spoiled by the quality of the Chesapeake Bay crab and the servers in Virginia restaurants. We hope that our experience at Side Street Cafe won't be typical of our Bar Harbor dining experiences.

Visited July 2014
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