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Portside Grill - CLOSED

38 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
+1 207-288-4086
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
21 Nov 2014
“Great view”
25 Aug 2014
“Very Pleasant Surprise”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
38 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
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Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

Good food, hefty portions. Great view of the water. Good service. Looks like an older place that's more appropriate to have a casual lunch or sit at the bar.

Thank Roadtrippingusa
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We were walking around trying to figure out where to ear and the $5 Margaritas and bar bites puled us in. We ordered onion strings off the bar bite menu- very good. I had a Margarita- one of the best I have ever had- just...More

1  Thank Mabela54
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We randomly chose this restaurant as we walked around Bar Harbor. It was rather empty (less than half full) but it took us quite a while before the waitress came to our table. Our food came quickly but that was the last time we saw...More

1  Thank ajay6_44
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Fast service good food quiet environment! Lobster Mac and cheese was very good but very rich and the Carbonara was great as well! Would recommend to others!

Thank Elena S
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience at Portside Grill. It took us at least an hour to get a simple order of burgers and salads...Unfortunately there was no real apology for the slow service or an explanation of why it was taking so...More

Thank Adam O
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It was a toss-up between this and the Thirsty Whale (next door), but the menu displayed in the window offered more variety so Portside Grill won. My daughter & I ordered the lobster roll and were not disappointed. Thick chunks of lobster overflowed the bun,...More

Thank WilsonGangof5
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I chose the Portside to have my first Maine Lobster of the vacation... it was 'ok'...certainly the smallest lobster I've ever been served. My wife had the baked haddock that was very good. I'm usually hesitant to eat in a place where the maître'd is...More

Thank ValpoInd
Reviewed 30 July 2014

My husband and I loved eating here, and they had great service! We hate it when we only see the waiter once or twice and they never refill your drink that you paid extra for. Definitely not the case here! Everyone was very friendly and...More

1  Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My wife and I stopped in here one afternoon to rest our legs from a long day of shopping downtown Bar Harbor. Found out we were there during "happy hour" and the tap beers were $2 off until 6pm that included micro brews as well....More

Thank indianaflats
portsidegrill, Owner at Portside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

We really appreciate our customers who take the time to share their experience at Portside Grill, so thank you! We are truly blessed to have a staff that puts so much care and effort into their jobs to ensure that every customer leaves feeling satisfied...More

Reviewed 25 July 2014

We had the Asian shrimp salad and the Lobster Mac 'n Cheese - innovative dishes that tasted good and were reasonably priced. Nice place.

Thank picturegal
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4086
  • E-mail
We are very sad to report that Portside Grill was destroyed by fire on Tuesday September 2, 2014. Fortunately nobody was injured in the fire. We will be closed for the remainder of the 2014 season. Thank you to all our loyal customers and to the many travelers who joined us over the last eight years.
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