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Grumpy's Whale Watch Cafe

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52 Greeley Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-3517
05:30 - 21:00
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

During our recent trip to Bar Harbor we found that one of our favorite morning stops is no longer available. Grumpy of the Grumpy's Whale Wale Watch Cafe has retired and been replaced with a new vendor. No more of those famous blueberry muffins and pies. We have not yet found another local bakery that can compete with what he... More 

Thank Rick C
Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped here while waiting to bored a ferry and it was definitely worth the stop. I had the best home made choc chip cookie ever it was so good I spent the day telling everyone to try it. My husband got the blueberry pie and he thought it was the best thing ever. For such a tiny little cafe... More 

2 Thank Missmac29
Chester, Virginia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stopped by when we go off the cruise ship. Had coffee and pumpkin pie. Both were good and nice employees. On the way back to the ship the line to get on the boat were long. We ha another coffee and sat outside watching everyone sanding in line for the tenders. Funny to watch everyone.

Thank Ken L
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This place is right on the pier, and when you walk by, they have fresh baked muffins and pies right in an open window. The aroma alone draws you in. We got some brownies fresh out of the oven that were fantastic!

1 Thank John R
Winter Haven, Florida
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Located in front of the loading area for the whale watch and nature cruises, this tiny shop offers sandwiches, coffees, sodas, pastries and much more. A little pricey but the food is very tasty. Inside seating and some outdoor tables. The baked goods are displayed in a window leading to the boat ramp, the smell is delightful. They also have... More 

Thank Asa D
Albany, New York
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

As we headed for our boat tour at the Bar Harbor dock we noticed through a small window around the corner a platter piled high with what appeared to be homemade blueberry muffins. We went into the store and were pleased to see two young ladies selling home baked goods and drinks. The pastries were delicious and you would swear... More 

Thank Chiquis926
Columbia Maine
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped in and got a sandwich and a bottle of water. Sandwich was alright. They did have condiments to put on the sandwich. It seemed a little expensive for a ham and cheese sandwich.

Thank Donna H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

The coffee was great and the blueberry turnovers were yummy! The blueberry scone was also very good. Good place to stop for coffee and a baked good.

Thank Janna B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after visiting Winter Habor for a piece of blueberry pie and ice cream. Pie would have been better if warmed up, and ice cream was a hoods rather than a better type.

Thank Michael M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

After watching the sunrise on the waterfront, got coffee and fresh Maine Blueberry muffins! Wonderful find, great coffee and the muffins were outstanding!

Thank Muoioplan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
05:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Greeley Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-3517

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