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Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

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360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
+1 207-244-9444
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Best pie. Ice cream is expensive but a truly fun experience, great flavors, and delightful servers. Check out the wall photos or eat in the flower filled memorial park just outside.

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Thank Angela S
Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Oh...My...Goodness!! This is, hands-down, the best pie on the island. 1) you must visit the "quiet side" of MDI and 2) you must HAVE Frances' Pie. Blueberry just happens to be native. There are other options that have been perfected over the last 20 years...Yes, Frances and her family have been hosting good food and company for 20 years. Enjoy!

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Thank FinLi_75
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This one place that if you want a fairly wide variety of food, at a fair and not touristy price stop here. It is busy and seating is at a minimum, but you can get it to go. Great food, with pie and ice cream bar as well. Stop here, you won't be disappointed. PIzza, sandwiches, etc. Your biggest problem... More 

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Thank Lance N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were exploring Mt. Desert Island and found this small cafe where the food is all homemade. The locals eat here - the food was delicious. The service excellent. The pies are the highlight, we had apple but the blueberry also looked great - so you must get some, and don't forget the yummy ice cream. It is worth the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place on MDI for blueberry pie!! Frances has been in business for 20 years and she makes you feel like a local. This is the place to have your blueberry pie & apple too. Stop here on the quiet side.

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Thank FinLilah
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great spot for homemade sandwiches, soup and ice cream treats. Our waitress, from Eastern Europe, was bright, efficient and friendly. The food is excellent but a bit slow as it is prepared fresh. Also, be prepared as it can get quite crowded

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Thank Thomas M
Germantown, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second year I have visited Southwest Harbor and both times I have eaten at Quietside Cafe. Every time the food has been delicious. I especially recommend the pies! Don't miss it.

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Thank sriley54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We heard this was the place to come for the best blueberry pie in the area, and it does not disappoint! This quaint little cafe in the charming town of Southwest Harbor is quite worth the drive. There are many delicious menu items and lots of treats to choose from. The establishment is not large, so avoiding peak times might... More 

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Thank Erik V
Alexandria, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A delightful meal topped off with the best apple pie and ice cream ever! The place was crazy busy but the service was fast and attentive with plenty of smiles.

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Thank suedan1991
Naples, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Tiny little place but amazing food, so glad we stopped. The pie is AMAZING! Worth a stop. Prices are very reasonable compared to Bar Harbor restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-9444
Description
Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop.
19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?