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Side Street cafe

49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
+1 207-801-2591
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mac and cheese” (296 reviews)
“lobster stew” (216 reviews)
“fries” (187 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
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1 - 10 of 2,968 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lobster roll, lobster roll, lobster roll.... best you’ll ever had! Amazing. Place is pricey but reasonable for Bar Harbour. You won’t b disappointed ... just order the lobster roll. Live music made the evening just perfect.

Thank HikerNova
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here on a day trip to bar harbor and were so pleased we did! Absolutely amazing food - some of the best seafood I’ve ever eaten! The cafe is also very atmospheric and lovely to sit in. The staff are attentive and ensure...More

Thank Aflac92
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose this place on the recommendation of a local – and we are so happy. Joey got the lobster roll, but first he had the clam chowder. It was Rich and thick and so flavorful! It was wonderfully seasoned. He said his lobster roll...More

Thank eurovicki
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thought it was quite expensive. 19.99 for lobster roll (which was a hotdog bun) and a few potatoe chips! It was delicious but, oh so expensive. Likewise my husband had the quesadilla.... For 24.99. No side and a bit skimpy on the lobster, but...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the food and the beer selection, we sat in the bar area so it was a bit noise, not sure about the other parts of the restaurant. The food was great and they had quite a variety to choose from.

Thank Renee91813
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never fail to eat here whenever in Bar Harbor. Wonderful food! Exceptional service with the most professional and pleasant staff. The renovation has made the entire restaurant look great! Only wish you delivered to New York.

Thank carolynstern
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Side Street Cafe has great reviews, but our experience was inconsistent. From a mix-up on texting us that our table was ready, before we had arrived to miscommunication from our server, the experience was blemished. Unfortunately our server was more engaged with the friends she...More

Thank esgeographique2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I showed up here exhausted from a day of hiking with our dog and Side Street Cafe has a dog friendly deck. Our waitress Rochelle took excellent care of us getting a bowl of water for the pooch, a lobster roll for...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We like to go here off-season but today it wasn't nearly as good as it usually is. I wonder if they can't handle the expansion, because we waited over 10 min for a server to address us, and the bidder said he was the only...More

Thank Bubbagump17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a popular place, and when we arrived for lunch today I was concerned whether we’d come to the right place. It was full of customers and the menu is long — often a recipe for mediocre food. We had nothing to fear —...More

Thank J--Harpswell
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7 July 2017|
Response from Cweb123 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. They definitely will take a call ahead giving you an estimated wait time when you call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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