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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently good food and service ...Highly recomend for lunch and diner. Saw live music on several diner evenings.

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Thank Richard A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here last evening and thoroughly enjoyed an amazing dinner and wines. The scallops were harvested locally the day we ate them! Risotto had 4 variations of which we had the lemon, which was great. The flank steak was perfectly prepared. This establishment enjoys a close connection to the wine shop next door and so offers... More 

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Thank weathermanbill
Bangor, Maine
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good food at a reasonable price with daily specials and equality menu. We particularly loved the fish chowder and the clam chowder, which is the best. Open all year round, a good place for lunch dinner or breakfast.

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Thank S F
Montreal, Canada
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Sips us a very cute and welcoming cafe/restaurant for lunch or dinner. We stopped by on a cold January day for lunch and were quite delighted by the experience. We were looking for a hearty New England Clam Chowder, and lo and behold, it was the soup special of the day... it was quite delicious too, probably the best one... More 

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Thank hurlp
Southwest Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We can always count on Sips to serve very good food and to get very good service along with a cozy atmosphere. In this small town we are delighted to have Sips open thru the winter. Although we do frequent it year round. Specials are wonderful in addition to the fixed menu. They make a great mojito. For a small... More 

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Thank Mary4David5
ramonathebona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my husband and my oldest stepson who are both in the restaurant / food business. The bloody Mary's we ordered were excellent. Appetizer which was an eggplant dip needed seasoning badly. The concept of the appetizer looked good on paper but needed different execution. I ordered a salad with Gulf shrimp. Homemade dressing was delicious... More 

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Thank ramonathebona
Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We are local with few options in November. Sips had just reopened after a month vacation and we thought we'd try it after having some good breakfasts there. The service was generally fine - a little slow to start out (getting drinks) but nothing to really complain about there. The food, however, was terrible! The appetizer special was escargot -... More 

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Thank tricksmom
Syracuse, Indiana
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There were just 3 of us. We all had Meatloaf that I thought was very good. None of us drink, but seemed to have a good selection of wine and other drinks.

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Thank Karenkfgkg
Fallbrook, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very comfortable old "New England Inn" atmosphere with great food and service. An excellent large menue with daily specials

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Thank miligold1
Jackson
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I found Sips on a side street after our first 2 choices were closed, one for the season the other for vacation. Walking by we read the menu in the window and with few other choices in town decided to walk in. We should have kept going. We took seats at the bar as the tables for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-4550

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