Where to Eat in Southwest Harbor: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Southwest Harbor in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Takeout. Discover best restaurants in Southwest Harbor with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Common Good Kitchen Cafe

19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 8 +1 207-244-3007
Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 138 reviews

Common Good Kitchen Cafe

Reviewed By mbl5283 - Flemington, NJ

How can it get better? You go for breakfast. Nothing but great stuff, with popovers, of course. AND you pay what you want with proceeds going to feed those in need. Probably my most expensive and rewarding breakfast ever. Why wouldn't you over contribute?

2. Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 207-244-9444
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 625 reviews

Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop. 19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service

Reviewed By 08lj - Charleston, South Carolina

We stopped in on a cool, rainy afternoon to warm up with some soup and coffee. I had the chili and cornbread which was tasty and hearty. My spouse had the minestrone soup and enjoyed it. The coffee was a little weak to my liking.

Their cookies looked good and were huge! They also had ice cream and meal options. There was a small seating area and takeout as an option.

3. Milagro Coffee & Espresso

204 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-244-7344
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Milagro Coffee & Espresso

Reviewed By Nellie F - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

If you were to go to their website, you would see their specialized coffee offerings but you would see no prices made public. They want the Martha Stewarts as customers and will charge everybody else the same price. Not worth it and it's insulting.

4. Island Bound Treats

302 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4242 Takeout American +1 207-266-3253
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 53 reviews

Island Bound Treats

Reviewed By TangledWeb_Unwoven - Indianapolis, Indiana

Stopped on a whim. The ladies had fresh blueberry pies ready. We missed the triple berry pies which we were told were the best, but didn't thrill we'd be disappointed the the blueberry pie we planned on taking back to the cabin.

In the meantime we had whoopie pies on the spot. Had no idea these were the main Maine dessert.

I'm not saying these were life changing, but I have a whole new understanding of whoopie now. Do yourself a favor and make the drive over. Exactly the right balance of the cake not being too sweet but the cream filling being whipped perfection.

The blueberry pie was nearly the same experience. Not too sweet, but completely sweettooth satisfying. The crust was flaky and yummy on its own.

Whatever they're selling, I'm buying!

5. Beal's Lobster Pier

182 Clark Point Rd, End of Clark Point Road next door to the Coast Guard, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4414 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 207-244-3202
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 957 reviews

Beal's Lobster Pier

Eat, drink and be messy. A visit to Beal's Lobster Pier is always a highlight - a restaurant that's on the water, with an atmosphere that's down to earth. At our working lobster pier in Southwest Harbor, Maine, you and your family will have a blast watching the boasts coming in and the lobstermen unloading their fresh catch. Hear the creak of rope on the moorings. Catch the scent of saltwater on the breeze and enjoy the waterfront view while chowing down on the freshest lobster you can eat. (Don't worry, the napkins are on us!)

Reviewed By Charles N - Alexandria, United States

The REAL DEAL of Maine seafood! If you are looking for a true Maine seafood experience look no further. Entering and joining the line to order is an experience in itself because not only will you have time to read the menu but you'll catch the banter of the folks who have already reached the cash register and are ordering. Also, the line allows you to watch the production in the kitchen as well as see the live lobsters plucked from the counter tanks. From there you walk out onto the deck, pick up your drinks and walk to the indoor picnic tables and wait the 10 minutes or so until the buzzer pad lights up and then go an retrieve your dinner. Food is FANTASTIC and the homey casualness is a charmer.

6. Little Notch Bakery and Cafe

340 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4243 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Pizza, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-244-3357
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 223 reviews

Little Notch Bakery and Cafe

Reviewed By Lyndsay L

We stayed in Southwest Harbor for a week and went to Little Notch on 4-5 occasions for various reasons. We enjoyed the sticky buns and coffee for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and bread loaves to take back to the house for dinner. Really a great spot!

7. Village Green Coffee House

12B Village Green Way, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4226 American SGD 3 - SGD 10 +1 207-244-8040
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Village Green Coffee House

We are a year-round cafe focused on quality and affordable fare. We have both tasty and healthy choices! We serve a variety of traditional cafe foods and drinks, as well as many house and local specialties. You're welcome here. Stop on by! Bring friends and bring an appetite!

Reviewed By Eric W

Small town sort of coffee shop, with a lot of patrons there when we went. Had some various pastries and the such available as well as the standard fare of coffee and other drinks. Both the latte my wife had and the coffee I had...MoreThanks so much for your review! We've only been open for 6 months, but we're trying very hard to keep high standards.

8. Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound

465 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4071 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 207-244-8021
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound

Open 7 days a week seasonally from Memorial Day Weekend until late October. Tuesday thru Sunday, 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM. Monday 4:00pm-8:30.

Reviewed By Lulu H - Indianapolis, Indiana

The lobster bisque and clam chowder is very, very yummy and worth the stop. We will be back on our next trip.

9. Red Sky

14 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410 Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 29 - SGD 43 +1 207-244-0476
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 490 reviews

Red Sky

Reviewed By Kasu17

Who’d have thought this unassuming fronted restaurant houses a gem? But it does. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal – service attentive and complete, food delicious. Mussels in broth good to the last drop. Requested a spoon as I was hesitant to give up anyone drop of the delicious broth. Crispy polenta w/ mushrooms other starter ordered was also thoroughly enjoyed. Duck breast with jus and cranberry mango chutney. Perfectly prepared. Server recommended ribs to my friend, and altho they were tasty, not quite sure they thrilled. Dessert didn't disappoint either.

10. Sips

4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 207-244-4550
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 606 reviews

Sips

Reviewed By Kathleen C - Belfast, Maine

Stopped at Sips for lunch ! menu looked great and there was a nice atmosphere.
Very very disappointed. Our waitress took our order and then went behind the bar to make people sitting at the bar drinks. We were brought are drinks right away but during the next half hour noticed most of the people were still waiting for their food. After the half hour I noticed what looked like our order being placed on the counter. Still we waited our waitress was now chatting withe people at the bar. We watched as 2 other waitresses looked at our food and walked away. A customer also waiting got up and also looked at the order thinking it was his. 20 min later a woman I took to be the owner apologize for the wait. I informed her of where our food was. When she delivered the my risotto and my husband bisque had a skim on them and his cold grilled cheese. as she dropped them off she said if they were cold she would reheat them. Nice , I love paying for reheated food that now has the garnish stored in

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