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Side Street cafe

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49 Rodick St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1805
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great margarita's, the Nomad burger is the best, spinach and artichoke dip is delicious, highly recommended.

Thank Nawal D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a road trip last summer. We both tried lobster rolls, and I got a seasonal blueberry ale from Appalachian brewing co. All of it was wonderful! The service and high tables were great. The food came quick, and it was delicious!! They had outdoor seating too, which if available would have been lovely on that sunny day.

Thank Ben R
Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobster lunch was delicious!!! The blueberry pie a la mode was the best blueberry pie I have ever tasted...not too sweet but bursting with fruity blueberry!!!

Thank Janet O
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our more expensive meals of the trip, but delicious food and excellent service. They have a variety of build-your-own burgers and mac and cheese plates. The lobster mac and cheese is apparently endorsed by Paula Dean.

Thank Ybrik596
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant on the planet. Great drink o the month, best lobstah Mac n cheese on the planet. Love them. Hope they don't get too famous.

Thank cuteSidekick
Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 19 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?