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The Barnacle

At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“pastries” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups
At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The Barnacle is perfectly positioned for a quick stop as soon as you get off the boat or when you are waiting for the boat to leave. Coffee, scones...and that chowder. Best in the Island in my opinion.

Thank BuBmv1
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Stopped in at the barnacle for lunch 1 day, This is pretty much the only public place to have lunch on Monhegan Island

Thank blakeb126
Reviewed 20 September 2017

You can get all sorts of baked goods, sandwiches and chowders at the Barnacle. They sell beer and wine which you can't consume on the premises. But you can take alcohol to the picnic tables across the road or back to your hotel. You can...More

Thank CJ B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Known for their pastries, and chowder, you need to get there early before they sell out. Also sell t-shirts, post cards, and other island-themed/made items.

Thank DenneKV
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very quaint cafe. Fresh sandwiches, baked goods, and salads. Wait staff was very pleasant and our order was made to order and very fresh.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This café is truly an authentic Maine experience. It sits at the edge of the dock where the ferries come and go. Wonderful, fresh baked goods, coffee, and a light lunch menu. Also a delightful gift shop with local art and crafts . A new...More

Thank 70,773
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I always stop in at the Barnacle for some baked goods or chowder. The chowder is excellent especially on cool, windy and damp days.

Thank TRJ1963
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We were here at the end of the season, so understandably, folks are tired. Best chowder, nice staff!

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Rude and impatient staff and I suppose that could be due to the rude and annoying customers!?!? Weak coffee drinks and if you buy alcohol you may not consume it on their deck!

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 17 August 2016

An average coffee shop with great pastries. It also has great views of the harbor and is a nice place to go in the morning for views and coffee.

Thank HotelPerson2013
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: At the dock, Monhegan Island, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Monhegan Island
Coffee shop, deli, gift shop, great cookies, casual lunches, nice view of the dock, and so much more.
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