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Sea street, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
+1 207-276-3965
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Detroit, Michigan
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have stopped in the Docksider a few times in the past five years. This past October was very different, they added a extra room/deck onto the side. The service and food seemed different. The onion rings were normal, however the Clam Chowder was not the standard recipe.

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Thank jrbray89
Blacklick, OH
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A locally owned restaurant with great lobster. 2013 winner of several awards for its lobster rolls. Had a variety of options on the menu. Try the homemade blueberry pie. They close for the season on the 12th so draft beer options were very limited.

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Thank wpacfritz
Mohegan Lake, NY
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We arrived and sat outside on the patio. Waitress took 17 minutes to answer my repeated calls to come over and bring menus. Having read previous reviews citing bad service, I set my phone's timer just to see. When she did, her first bark at us was "Do you know what you want because we're closing". How soon we asked?... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cheap and cheerful - always feed my crew here when in the harbor. Nice folks, big portions, save room for dessert.

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Thank Buck B
Penobscot, Maine
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Still in the quiet side of Mount Desert Isle in Northeast Harbor near the docks is this small little restaurant call Dockside you need to try.Order and thing from BLT's to Lobster.Your order will be done before you can think about it.Try the onion rings, but be prepared to be hungry,you will get large amounts.Very good food and have an... More 

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Thank arnold S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went there to avoid a downpour after a morning of biking in Acadia National Park. We had an appetizer of haddock pieces that were amazing. Crispy, flavorful, fresh, and not greasy! We had drafts of local Atlantic Brewery... Great beer. Best of all was the waiter who chatted with us and let us wait out the rain. Great time!

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Thank Archaeocyath
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Docksider is under new management and the food has improved from edible to good. You cannot go wrong with lobster and other seafood. The skinny fried onions are a guilty pleasure. Somewhat thinly staffed the Docksider service is frantic but friendly. Good local beers and drinkable wine. Scrumptious pies ala mode.

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Thank Nick L
Kanab, Utah
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Four lobster rolls an order of onion rings and a chicken sandwich made our group of 5 happy and ready to hit the high seas. Great wait staff too. Thanks Docksider!

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Thank BJKanab
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Though this used to be a favorite destination, our recent visit was disappointing. The food (lobster, corn on the cob) was mediocre. The new spruce up of color (turquoise) was a poor choice considering most of the classic red and white still exists, confusing the whole look and tradition. Unfortunately, I won't be looking forward to returning.

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3 Thank Johndraws
Surprise, Arizona
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

They ran out of lobster, lemonade, and chips. Not impressed at all. We had a crab roll which was good with lots of crab but only crab and a scrawny piece of lettuce. Won't go back, and prices were too high for what you got. Wait staff was disorganized and frentic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea street, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert  >  Northeast Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-276-3965

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?