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The Barnacle

At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“croissants” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (10 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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American, Soups, Cafe
At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
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Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This café is truly an authentic Maine experience. It sits at the edge of the dock where the ferries come and go. Wonderful, fresh baked goods, coffee, and a light lunch menu. Also a delightful gift shop with local art and crafts . A new...More

Thank 70,773
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always stop in at the Barnacle for some baked goods or chowder. The chowder is excellent especially on cool, windy and damp days.

Thank TRJ1963
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We were here at the end of the season, so understandably, folks are tired. Best chowder, nice staff!

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Rude and impatient staff and I suppose that could be due to the rude and annoying customers!?!? Weak coffee drinks and if you buy alcohol you may not consume it on their deck!

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 17 August 2016

An average coffee shop with great pastries. It also has great views of the harbor and is a nice place to go in the morning for views and coffee.

Thank HotelPerson2013
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Barnacle is located right off the dock on Monhegan Island, so it is a great place to grab a coffee or lunch when you first arrive or are waiting to leave. The iced latte was good, and the twice baked croissants were really good....More

Thank Kelsie K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Easy access for a cup of coffee..and snacks...basic collectibles..hats and shirts....at the dock....nice staff...

Thank erabmd
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We ate lunch here several times and enjoyed the sandwiches, baked goods and other foods. Also quite convenient to get something to take away on the ferry as you head back to the mainland. Also sell a small but good selection of wines and beers...More

Thank MaineRambler
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great food! I was expecting something just average. The Barnacle is the first place you see when you get off the boat, so there is almost a captive audience. It could easily have just average food, but the chowder, sandwich and cookie we got were...More

1  Thank Susangk
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I swear this place sells the most delicious croissants ever! They are freshly baked by the Island Inn chef. They have chocolate, raspberry cheese and blueberry cheese. They also have many other delicious baked goods but by far the chocolate croissant is my favorite and...More

Thank NoraMaya
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Monhegan Island
Coffee shop, deli, gift shop, great cookies, casual lunches, nice view of the dock, and so much more.
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