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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
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07:00 - 21:00
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Milton, Delaware
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241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

After hiking in nearby Acadia NP, we stopped here for a light lunch. We were impressed by the variety of offerings. At one level, it is a coffee bar. At the other end of the day, there is an impressive array of fine wines, and spirits such as top shelf bourbon. Back to lunch. The small place was pretty full,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Varied, interesting menu, good value, nice ambience. Attractive bar. Service was friendly and helpful, even if a little slow. Several dishes featuring a pretty decent risotto. Main courses are a strength, desserts and starters less so.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This was the only lunch spot open in town so we weren't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. We ended up eating there twice on our Acadia trip. The food was good and well prepared. I especially liked that one could get a sip size glass of wine. Since it was lunch, that was just perfect amount. One odd issue... More 

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Maine
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Because we were in Southwest Harbor during the off season, our restaurant choices were limited. We enjoyed a lovely meal at Sips. My husband had a wonderful prime rib that was perfectly cooked. I enjoyed one of their specials this night, which was a Greek lamb pie. FULL of shredded lamb shank, caramelized onions, feta cheese and spinach with a... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I just attended a regular Monday Open Mic night, and had a very nice time. The host was welcoming, and greeted me right at the door, offering me a slot to play a few songs. WHile it was fun to play, it was even better to listen, as singers and guitarists came up one after another to offer a standard... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful setting in Southwest Harbor with so many unique menu items! And wonderful cocktails. Do not miss the prime rib special on Friday nights!

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

A very nice experience, not a big place but the ambiance was good and the food even better. We had Scallops wrapped in bacon and wings for our appetizers, both were well presented and tasty. The sauce on the wings was really flavorful. I had the flank steak with mashed potatoes, cooked perfectly and the meat was very tender. My... More 

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Bangor,Maine
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Went with 2 friends and husband after hiking. Ordered a Caesar salad which was so small it was laughable. Paid $12 for a really small serving and it was advertised as the "dinner salad", Supposed to have hot peppers in it which I could not find. Waitress reassured me it was indeed the correct item. Left hungry and contacted the... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We only had two choices, so we tried Sips. It was mostly locals enjoying wine and dinner, but we tried some of the unusual menu items, and to our surprise the food was very tasty! The prices were not bad either.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Our family has a holiday home on the Quiet Side of MDI. Sips is one of our FAVORITE places to go for breakfast. We can recommend the espresso drinks, honey cinnamon rolls, homemade granola & delicious omelette...Often they have live music at dinner with a lovely wine list and nice fish dishes... We greatly enjoy the ambiance too... Little white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?