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The Barnacle

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At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We were here at the end of the season, so understandably, folks are tired. Best chowder, nice staff!

Thank Kirsten H
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Rude and impatient staff and I suppose that could be due to the rude and annoying customers!?!? Weak coffee drinks and if you buy alcohol you may not consume it on their deck!

Thank Janet R
Litchfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

An average coffee shop with great pastries. It also has great views of the harbor and is a nice place to go in the morning for views and coffee.

Thank HotelPerson2013
Allegan, Michigan
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Barnacle is located right off the dock on Monhegan Island, so it is a great place to grab a coffee or lunch when you first arrive or are waiting to leave. The iced latte was good, and the twice baked croissants were really good. We also had lunch here one day, and while it tasted good, you didn't get... More 

Thank Kelsie K
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Easy access for a cup of coffee..and snacks...basic collectibles..hats and shirts....at the dock....nice staff...

Thank erabmd
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We ate lunch here several times and enjoyed the sandwiches, baked goods and other foods. Also quite convenient to get something to take away on the ferry as you head back to the mainland. Also sell a small but good selection of wines and beers for consumption elsewhere.

Thank MaineRambler
Newton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great food! I was expecting something just average. The Barnacle is the first place you see when you get off the boat, so there is almost a captive audience. It could easily have just average food, but the chowder, sandwich and cookie we got were quite tasty! It was definitely up there in terms of the best chowder I've had.

1 Thank Susangk
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I swear this place sells the most delicious croissants ever! They are freshly baked by the Island Inn chef. They have chocolate, raspberry cheese and blueberry cheese. They also have many other delicious baked goods but by far the chocolate croissant is my favorite and they go fast! They never have any left past noon! You will not be disappointed.... More 

Thank NoraMaya
New York City, New York
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Owned by the Monhegan Inn and staffed by their seasonal help the Barnacle is a great filler for the lunch that the Monhegan Inn does not serve. While no gourmet site this little spot on the dock just near the Inn has an excellent choice of freshly prepared dishes, sandwiches, deserts and coffees that augment the home base at the... More 

Thank Steven B
Portland, Maine
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228 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The Barnacle is a great place to stop and get your water, snacks and tasty treats before exploring the island and leaving to go back to the mainland. Their treats are the creation of young hipsters.

1 Thank scott a

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Restaurant Details

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American, Soups, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Monhegan Island
Coffee shop, deli, gift shop, great cookies, casual lunches, nice view of the dock, and so much more.

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