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The Independent

164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
+1 207-756-9883
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
“lobster blt” (2 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
164 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walk by and you might miss it. We had very good BLT's for a late dinner along with herbal tea and coffee as it was cool out in mid-September. There are a few tables with chairs and a window bar with stools are available to...More

Thank Ann622
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owner isn't friendly at all. Very grouchy! Breakfast sandwich was okay, it had mozzarella cheese on it? Seems like cheddar would be better for breakfast. I wasn't a cruise ship traveler, but told him a ship was coming in. He told us he doesn't like...More

Thank Misstravelqueen7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh, no-nonsense food with good coffee and sandwiches and food to go for picnics in Acadia. I'd return any time. Very accommodating for special needs diets.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose The Independent because of its ease of ordering to go. I had the Lobster BLT for $17.00 (loaded with fresh picked lobster) and my husband ordered the turkey and provolone panini for $9.00. Each came with a pickle and a bag of chips. Extremely...More

Thank Racmos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for the Jean Acadia coffee and blueberry coffee cake according to TA reviews. Decided to go with Joe Conrad coffee instead cos I didn't want a lot of caffeine and it was very good. The blueberry coffee cake - not so much....More

Thank luvthecarribean!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something quick and less-expensive than we had been experiencing. This deli met our needs. They have high-quality meets, cheeses, and breads. They also serve soups and a few desserts. It appears you can purchase boxed lunches here to take on a...More

Thank MUTigerInIL
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

First the lobster roll was incredible, well filled and good quality, would have been a 5 if this was only criteria. However cafe could do with a good clean as could the toilets. Staff would be better with the odd friendly chat.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stopped in here to pick up sandwiches for sunset picnic. Excellent sandwiches - nice menu of choices !!

Thank suzanne s
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Hidden gem. Good food, great value. Blueberry scones ------- fabulous. We even took sandwiches on the plane for our trip home.

Thank C691HWKim
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was our first stop on a food tour of Bar Harbor. We were served a sampling of Ice Coffee (I think I have that correct) and blueberry coffee cake. Very good coffee, need to find a venue near where I live that makes something...More

Thank Redlady62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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