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Cafe This Way

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14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
+1 207-288-4483
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Sun - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:30
Sat 05:30 - 21:30
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Bar Harbor for a week and only ate at one restaurant twice. Cafe This Way was the best breakfast spot that we visited, hands down! The housemade corned beef hash was out of this world good. I wish I could get it shipped home.

Thank Dorothy M
Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cafe This Way in late May, before the big tourist crowds arrived to Bar Harbor. We got in for breakfast with no wait time, I ordered the blueberry pancake with a side of corned beef hash and I can honestly say that was the best pancake I've ever eaten. Thicker in the center, thin and crispy along the... More 

Thank Rachel B
Indianapolis, IN
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 4 loved Cafe This Way! Breakfast was delicious and the service was lightning fast, while never making us feel rushed. The decor is so charming, as well. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Coffee was perfect (so important!). Would most definitely head back here.

Thank MegBon
Oakland, California
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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for dinner without reservations, but they were able to seat us at the bar which is located in a small room off the main dining room. I felt like the bartender/server was doing us a favor by taking the order and I didn't enjoy being seated in such a small space in close proximity to him. The food... More 

Thank ebk16
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here everyday for breakfast since I stayed just next door. Very affordable and filling breakfast - I love their blueberry pancakes, so fluffy and fresh! Their menu has a wide selection to choose from. Came once for dinner but was very expensive relative to their breakfast prices, but still delicious. I would just come for breakfasts next time.

Thank MoC15
New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice staff, accommodated us even though they were technically closed. If you put your name in before the posted closing time they will seat you- great customer service!

Thank lmt212
Orange Park, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is one of my fav places to eat in Bar Harbor. It has an interesting menu. If you are a picky eater or do not like to experiment with foods it may not be the place for you. Very creative selections. The food is very fresh. It is not really a kid type of resturant. It is a nice... More 

Thank tlburch51
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Many of the reviews for Cafe This Way are for breakfast, but we went for dinner and really enjoyed it. It was our last night in Bar Harbor and we wanted to have a romantic dinner. Being as it was mid-October, we had a difficult time finding restaurants open. We ended up at Cafe This Way and it was great... More 

Thank AllieMiami
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We approached this restaurant saying "let's try", and we found a pleasant deal with them. Very good service, kind waitresses and ... high quality food! Prices are in line with the quality, but not excessive or expensive.

Thank Kapp8
San Francisco
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had breakfast here 3 mornings..It's a lively casual place with really good food, and an outdoor porch, and pretty surrounding gardens.

Thank travelgal54

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
05:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4483

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