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Side Street cafe

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49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
+1 207-801-2591
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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592 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined here on our first night in Bar Harbor and weren't disappointed. It was very lively in the restaurant, which meant kids voices wouldn't be too loud in the restaurant. They loved their mac and cheese and grilled cheese meals and I loved the fish sandwich (haddock) and the wife loved her lobster quesadilla. Service was great too!

Thank kurokitty
Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place because of yelp and am so glad we did. I had the blueberry margarita and chicken mac and cheese They were both so good!! I would eat the mac and cheese every day if I could. My son had the southwest burger and said it was very good. The best part of the place was our... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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248 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we stopped here for dinner. The place is much bigger than it looks from the front. There is also outfit seating available. They have happy hours and live music at various times. The food was delicious and reasonable proceed. Alot of variety. Friendly staff.

Thank W1nterBaby
Sarasota, Florida
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were excited to go back to SSC, but were sorely disappointed. My husband ordered a Reuben, because the lobster & avocado salad we got last year was no longer on the menu. The sandwich had so little meat on it, it could have been billed as a meatless reuben. On top of that, our server said the fries, which... More 

2 Thank CFIViper
Jeni2jena, Owner at Side Street cafe, responded to this review

Hello CFIViper. Thank you for coming back to Side Street Cafe. Your review really hit home for my husband and I, as we care so much about our business and staff. I was disturbed to hear about your experience, because is it everything that we strive to NOT be. Our aim is always to provide great value in a very... More 

Fremont Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant by chance as we were exploring towns in the island. This place is a must stop! The chowder was exceptionally good, crab cakes were delightful and not too rich and the lobster roll was hearty! To top it off, the homemade blueberry pie was to die for! The owner came and spoke with us and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a pre-dinner dinner, mid-afternoon one day, and had a great quesadilla. Plates passing by looked delicious. Loved the atmosphere and the service.

1 Thank Hana E
Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have celiac disease so we are always looking for places where I feel I can eat with some confidence. Almost everything on the menu is or can be made gluten-free and they have Downeast Cider on tap (best cider around in my opinion). We had eaten here the last time we had been in Bar Harbor (two years ago)... More 

Thank VStar2005
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This neat place offers lunch & dinner with a very large menu. The food is delicious, particularly the various macaroni and cheese dishes they offer. I believe they have a nice bar and drink selection, but I only dined there for lunch. The prices are very reasonable!

Thank rkm1991
Columbiana, Ohio
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The massive amount of food they give you and it's very tasty. Take out available. Moderate pricing. It's on a side street so you have to look for it.

Thank carri m
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety in the menu, including some unique items like make-your-own mac-n-cheese. Reasonably priced, friendly staff, and quick service. Food was wonderful. Would definitely go back.

Thank Kristine D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-801-2591

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