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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Lobster on the deck! Great for kids, view of Bass Harbor. Separate Bar deck! Closed on Sundays.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
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“Sips is a great little place for a nice affordable meal. You may want to make a reservation.”
  • 22 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Don’t be fooled by outside appearance Superb food and bar. One of our favorites”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The best steamers around and a wide variety of lobster choices. The seating has a view of the working waterfront in Southwest Harbor. Watch the lobster boats coming in at the end of the day as you eat your local seafood. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Wonderfully creative dishes and a fun atmosphere with a lively bar scene. You can also count on good live music.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Eat-a-Pita & Café 2 in Southwest Harbor. Better than the name would suggest. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh, local ingredients. Vegetation options. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Yummy bakery, homemade breads, soups, and sandwiches. Check out their website!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“At 297A Main Street, Southwest Harbor, he has the best wings on the east coast... Joey says so, and he might be right. I can also agree that I have never had real, authentic Philadelphia cheese stakes in all of Maine (my husband has been coming up since 1957) except at Joey's. They are truly a wonder! Make sure to check out and Google search "Joey's Place."”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Authentic Mexican food. Reservation needed. Only open on Friday and Saturday eves during 2019. In residential area of Southwest Harbor.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is the place I would suggest going for a drink before dinner. There are many who sail to this dock to enjoy the view from The Boathouse.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They have wonderful pastries in the morning. Their take-out pizza is also great. Family friendly restaurant.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“Classic Maine "Grocery store" which sells groceries, pizza, sandwiches, fried food, ice cream, as well as gas and diesel. Best part is they are open much later than other grocery stores in the area.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a great restaurant. Pick a sunny day with a slight breeze and dine there in the afternoon on their outdoor patio that overlooks a working fishing harbor. It's my favorite place. The food is wonderful. Be sure to have Stuarts bread with escargot. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Directly across the street from us so convenience factor is high but we recommend one of our other seafood restaurants for high quality food. View is great, food is alright, service is reliably slow unfortunately. We want to love this place more due to it's location but we've been disappointed many times in the past several years. While the Upper Deck is on our recommendation list, it is not at the top. However, I am always happy with their burgers which seem to be made with better burger meat than your average restaurant!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Yummy Popovers and oatmeal! A Donation Run establishment with live music regularly”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Generous servings, prompt service, locally owned. Avoid the crowds of Bar Harbor and have enjoy a mean by the Northeast Harbor Marina. ”
  • 3 locals recommend