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Side Street cafe

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49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
12078012591
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant on the planet. Great drink o the month, best lobstah Mac n cheese on the planet. Love them. Hope they don't get too famous.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly busy restaurant. The service was good. Our food was fresh. They had a lot to choose from on the menu

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped bye for a late lunch. Based on the server's recommendation, I ordered a half serving of "Jeff's Mac & Cheese" and was not disappointed! Served in a large bowl (could not have finished a full order), the small pasta shells were done to perfection, not soft but not quite al dente either, with a tasty cheese and cream sauce.... More 

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Bar Harbor
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I work across the street and Side Street is always a solid choice for lunch or to take company. I recently had the Southwest burger. I admit I get this often. It is the right amount of spicy and a huge burger.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had no reservation, but were seated immediately and friendly. An hour later we would have had to wait ... Great atmosphere and great food! I had the Lobster Mac&Cheese, they were reaaaalllly good. Everything we had was great! Amber was our server, she was friendly and quick. Recommended!

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never been disappointed here..great drinks and food. 💡 My husband had rib eye steak and mashed potatoes and I had the macaroni and cheese with southern style ribs..everything was delicious! .only complaint is the lack of dinner rolls or bread. Had a moca moca coffee for dessert...good! Nice lively atmosphere .Vey busy place but had great service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love this place and GREAT happy hour! Great customer service. We love the food and drinks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ashore from the Caribbean Princess on the last Saturday in October, we stopped by here for lunch and it was packed! We were told it would be a 45 minute wait to be seated and it was just about that long, but we knew from eating here in 2011 that it was well worth the wait and it was! Warmed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bar Harbor's gathering place: come for a cocktail, lunch or dinner. Inviting interior and seating outside on the patio, tables can accommodate small or large groups. Delicious Mac and cheese, burgers, and lobster. My favorites are the grilled avocado appetizer and the black bean burger, washed down with the margarita of the moment. There's live music often on weekends and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the few restaurants open the week between Christmas and New Year in Bar Harbor, so we went. The non-alcoholic drinks were outstanding. My kids had a Mango Fizz and a local root beer and love them. The kids had a Cuban sandwich which was delicious and served with clam chowder. I had the Maine Crabcakes appetizer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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: 12078012591

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