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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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Ellsworth, Maine
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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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522 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 63 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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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did a bit of research before commuting to this restaurant and let me say I was not at all disappointed. I had the lobster roll and wow!! Yuuuuuummy!!! I was skeptical at first but that was put to rest after the first bite:) I would strongly recommend this place:):):!

Thank Christina S
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hamburger tasted like someone had gone out to the backyard and cooked it on the charcoal grill. It was perfect and actually rare as ordered. How satisfying is that!? Marvelous service from Erin. Martini perfectly prepared.

Thank betomval
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We went to Bangor and Bar Harbor for my birthday and noticed this little place on our way back to our car to head home, so we decided to have a bite to eat there, it was a great decision! We only waited a few minutes before we were seated, cute restaurant and very upbeat and happy staff. Everything looked... More 

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Florida City, Florida
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We visited BH via a cruise ship port stop and wanted a nice lunch after walking the path along the water. The Side Street cafe did not disappoint! We were quickly seated and ordered our drinks and a delicious bowl of clam chowder to start. My wife and I then split the 1/2 portion (plenty big) of the lobster mac... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, 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?