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Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

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360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
+1 207-244-9444
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Dear Tripadvisor friends, I have worked at this place for last 3 summers, and I won't tell you anything about food. I just wanted to say few words about owners. They are 2 great persons whom built this place from zero, and run it with love for 20 years already. They are people who cares about customers and employees and... More 

3 Thank Mr C
Westford, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The servers were overwhelmed on Memorial Day weekend but my crab cakes were yummy, and my companion proclaimed his chowder "just right." We enjoyed sitting outside.

Thank daymiller
Newnan, Georgia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stopped in and had the chicken strip basket and my wife had the fish and chips basket. Both were delicious but to be honest was only a lead up to the Blueberry pie with two scoops of blueberry ice cream. If you could see my face you would see a smile ear to ear.

Thank rabh2o_S4
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Frances, a beautiful, beaming woman originally from Ghana, and her husband have owned and operated this cafe for many years, and it shows! They were training new help and cooking up a storm and chatting with customers (both local and "from away") every time we stopped in -- always doing an amazing job of multi-tasking! She truly cares about her... More 

Thank Dianne S
Billerica, MA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great food, ice cream, pies. Friendly, family oriented staff. Best Turkey Melt Wrap ever. Homemade pies out of this world!

Thank bunnyclub
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and delicious casual fare for dine in and take out. Pizza is great. Ice cream is terrific. Highly recommended.

1 Thank katieseesworld
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691 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Acadia national park and stopped here for lunch. What a great veggie burger. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful.

Thank Cystokid
South Berwick, Maine
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We wanted to go to the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island so we took a road trip from Bar Harbor where we were vacationing down to Southwest Harbor and beyond. We had read about Frances' blueberry pie online so we knew we had to stop. We got there before they opened so we finished touring that side of the... More 

Thank myajenna
Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

4 of us had dinner on the first Friday after season opening. We had lobster stew - big bowl filled with lobster meat, crab roll sandwich, crab cakes, and slices of apple pie and blueberry pie. Everything was delicious - The apple pie topped with caramel and pecan was excellent. The owners Francis and Ralph were very friendly. Restaurant has... More 

Thank paulferny
Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Nice local restaurant. Good food, great service and friendly staff. Ordered a pizza which was great. Hand tossed crust, good toppings and flavor. Excellent baked goods. Highly recommend.

Thank 378stevenh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-9444
Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop.
19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service

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