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The Independent

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164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
+1 207-756-9883
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
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Florida
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar Harbor is famous for it's lobster rolls, blueberry treats, and micro breweries. Try the Clydesdale-style horse carriages for a unique tour through town. If you have time, visit the Acadia National Forest. The town shuts down for tourists after the last weekend in October, because it just gets too cold for visits.

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Thank aander927
San Diego, California
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for the day on a cruise and stopped here for the BEST coffee with nutella and ice cream in it. My husband got a strong dark coffee and we split a whoopie pie. Love the vibe here! After you get coffee take a stroll down the cute street this shop is on.

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Thank lilsnipper102
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Bar Harbor on a very rainy day. Quickly looked for a bite to eat and stopped in. We went back, sometimes twice a day, for the remainder of our trip. Delicious foods and coffees and amazing staff!

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Thank Nikki Z
Central Oregon, Oregon
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A small establishment with limited indoor seating, also outdoor seating and take out. Serves breakfast, lunch, and coffee. The #9 tuna sandwich comes with chips, it was just average.

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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280 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee was good. I had it twice as we went there randomly and then again when we were on a good tour. The blueberry coffee cake was also good. Which is unfortunate because everyone who worked there was so grumpy. They seemed like they were majorly annoyed to have customers (when I was there as a customer, on the... More 

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Thank Tiffkat2000
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Sandwiches Bagels Wraps. Coffee Chai Smoothies. Friendly flexible staff to help. Nice location. Close to Main Street. Vegetarian options available.

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1 Thank Pranav A
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

In Bar Harbor for 4 days. Tried 3 other coffee shops b4 this find Been here twice daily since. Great cappuccino, fast internet and pleasant surroundings. Can't fault them - yes I can, this afternoon the ran out of their out meal cookies

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had a pesto wrap & New England (Boston) clam chowder. What made the location even more amazing was that I avoided the rain deluge & had seats before the crush of cruise ship cattle raided the restaurant as the sky fell. A great location with counter ordering, table seating & a window seating bar. Great chowder - lots of... More 

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Massachusetts
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Stopped in for a late/light lunch. Coffee was very good, clam chowder was great, sandwiches were enjoyed by those who had them. Service was good, coffee and chowder were served right away and sandwiches too a few minutes. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly clean great service! Food beverages staff and owner on site are all the best! Check them out of in town!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 18:00
Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
Friday
07:30 - 18:00
Saturday
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-756-9883

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