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Side Street cafe

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49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Leesburg, Virginia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank 4KidsLuvTravel
Greater Cincinnati
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank jmgjr
Bar Harbor
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Eco04609
Karlsruhe, Germany
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202 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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!

Thank Anja H
Ellsworth, Maine
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Lorie S
2 reviews
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.

Thank Anna C
San Antonio, Texas
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527 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Napunani
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3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Anne C
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Marie121316
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The heated porch is actually quite comfortable even on blustery fall day. Excellent lobster rolls and Maine blueberry pie.

Thank MilwaukeeCraig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 12078012591

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