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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
07:00 - 12:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Went for lunch with omnivore mom & vegetarian husband. I'm vegan so there were really only two options available (veg sandwich & salad), the risotto cannot be made vegan unfortunately. They do have several vegan appetizers too. The Vegetarian Club sandwich was good, but nothing special. Mom had Pesto Alfredo Fettuccine with chicken, husband had the same thing w/o chicken.... More 

Thank JillyDack
Huntingtown, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Had early dinner and happy hour. Food and service was fantastic. Waitstaff was excellent and very friendly.

Thank Joe T
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We started with the typical, but delicious, clam chowder and pea soup, then enjoyed stuffed halibut and curried chicken crepes. Sips has a warm, cozy ambiance, a well-trained staff and exceptionally creative offerings.

Thank Dzynovitch
Greenwood, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We ate breakfast here twice during our stay on Mt. Desert Island. The food, service and never-ending coffee were all superior!! The staff is warm and friendly. The decor is truly charming. Try the blue berry pancakes when you go.

Thank jah5317
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Energetic vital cosy ambience. A great jazz band , super friendly professional fast waiting staff. A fabulous menu - seafood, risottos, pasta, meatloaf, steak, great inexpensive sides that would make a meal on their own. Deserts simple and tasty. Great cocktails and a good choice of wines by the glass. We had just arrived after a long drive from Boston,... More 

Thank Mark I
Houston, TX
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

After 3 days on MDI with family, we had endless variations of lobster rolls and fried clams. When we walked into Sips not expecting much, we were pleasantly surprised at the upscale feel and sophistication of the menu. Loved the various risotto dishes that you can customize, and my sons raved about their steak. The bacon-wrapped scallops were heavenly. Live... More 

Thank dadintotravel
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad cup of coffee. We couldn't stay and linger as they were setting up for a private party. No comfy coffee shop seating, but plenty of tables to sit for a cup and a chat.

Thank twokisses
Columbia, Missouri
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357 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is not a fancy place. But the atmosphere is casual and friendly. On the night we were here there was live music and the place was full. The food was fairly simple and good, if not particularly outstanding. This is an easy"atmosphere" place to walk over to for a good dinner.

Thank onepoet
Norwich, Vermont
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Worst coffee ever....!! Asked for Cappuccino, got over steamed ( over priced also!) milk with weakest espresso??... Basically bad latte. If you call yourself COFFEE BAR... You should know the difference....

Thank Czeee
Bar Harbor, Maine
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love their Chicken Marsala; small moist chicken medallions, over a creamy risotto and perfectly cooked kale. Warm, cozy atmosphere, and wonderful wait staff.

Thank ADBFoodME

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-4550

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