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Breakfast at Grumpy's

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11 Apple Ln, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
+1 207-244-1082
07:00 - 13:00
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After watching the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, we decided to take a drive to the Southwest Harbor area of Mt. Desert Island.  As we drove by, Breakfast at Grumpy’s caught our attention.  Sherlock (adorable resident dog) stepped aside, to allow us entry to his place.  There was outside seating (about 6-10 tables) and inside (another 6-10 tables) and the employees... More 

Thank jen829
Nassau, New Providence Island
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Grumpy and Mrs Grumpy make a mean breakfast and, though prices are high, the meal warrants it. Large portions and very well prepared. The most frustrating problem is that time keeping is arbitrary. Although the restaurant is open for breakfast, it frequently is not open for the stated opening hours. Mr and Mrs Grumpy MUST give warning at least 1... More 

Thank Peter L
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297 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

As far as I'm concerned, the negative reviews of Grumpy's could be describing some other restaurant. My wife and I, along with two friends, had a very good breakfast here (huevos rancheros, omelettes), and we found the service to be just fine. I teasingly asked our waitress why she wasn't being grumpy, and she joked, "Depends on the day". This... More 

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Carmel, Indiana
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had basic breakfast that was good and filled us up for the day. the waitress was by herself and did a great job.

Thank Hoosier5251
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to be treated poorly and abused this is the place to go. Chef or Owner said to a member of my group "up until now I haven't hit a woman" As we were leaving he also threatened by saying "I know where you live." This all in the dining room with other customers. Don't ask questions without... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hunt Valley, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good breakfast coupled with an awesome view? This is the place! Though understaffed during our visit, our server was efficient, friendly, ( Grumpy must have been off this day) and kept the coffee coming.

Thank Carrie E
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I went to grumpy's because my usual breakfast restaurant was closed. One, I will never eat there again. The worst customer service i had ever experienced. There was a dog that came walking into the dinning room and i looked over and looked at my friend that i was eating breakfast with because the dog was scratching himself consistently. So... More 

Thank Julia N
Grand Haven, Michigan
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great breakfast location, with a view of the bay, as long as there is no fog. The owners are great, the food very good and the atmosphere Down East.

Thank JimWuj
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I came to grumpys because i was hungry in the morning. I ordered mornings food and afterwards i was not upset. Id go back.

Thank Tom W
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food was average for the price. I would go back if others wanted to, but I definitely would not rush! Many other places to try.

Thank Erin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Apple Ln, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-1082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?