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West Street Cafe

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76 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1848
+1 207-288-5242
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual, good bar, and really good lobster. The lobster bisque was so good we came back a second night to enjoy it again. Blueberry pie with ice cream was wonderful. Very popular place that can get crowded, but you can always order dinner at the bar.

Thank Paula B
San Diego, California
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy, windy, foggy day & we had just finished sight-seeing at Acadia NP and drove into Bar Harbor for dinner. Saw a lot of people waiting on the outdoor patio for their names to be called so we walked over and put our name in, too. The place was packed (two cruise ships were anchored offshore). It... More 

Thank travelingCAgal
Lourdes, France
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard good things about the restaurant and it turned out that they were all true. Really friendly welcome and excellent service. The restaurant decor is simple but comfortable. We had a house salad with blue cheese dressing which was fresh and tasty and crab cakes which were excellent. We followed these with the stuffed haddock and the seafood... More 

Thank dndeurotraveller
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the lobster roll and soup combination for lunch. Large portion, great taste, fine service. Went here twice for lunch. Despite the crowds, the service was prompt and accurate and the food was delicious.

Thank Mark S
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait before we got in, but it was worth it. Good tasty fresh fish was served. Staff was friendly but a bit rushed because of the full house.

Thank Blok
Pago Pgo
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, I was raised in RI and Massachusetts, so I KNOW fried clams! And these are as good as any I have had... anywhere. We were there on a Sunday and got the early bird lunch, which drops the price by a couple of bucks from the regular prices. but everything on the menu is excellent and not only did... More 

Thank J N
Sun Valley, ID
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am always amazed when I've had an amazing experience and others don't agree! This place was recommended to us by someone who had grown up in the area. Being from the west coast, we cannot get fried clams with bellies. This IS the place to satisfy that need. The onion rings were nothing like I'd had before and the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a New England Princess Cruise and Bar Harbor was one of the stops our group of 8 was looking forward to, specifically for a fresh lobster meal. One of the locals recommended we go to Galyn’s for lunch, but there was a really long wait and the snooty head waiter was rude and not at all accommodating;... More 

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Houston, Texas
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a full day of sightseeing in Acadia National Park this conveniently located restaurant (along the waterfront) was a good place to stop. For my friend and I another stab at a lobster roll was in order followed by blueberry pie for dessert. We were not disappointed. Two thumbs up!!!

Thank Alicia T
Osage Beach, Missouri
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and it was fantastic! We had lobster, clam chowder, fries, Cole slaw and blueberry pie. The meal was absolutely fantastic. The lobster was nice and sweet and served with melted butter. The chowder was delicious and the blueberry pie was the best I have ever tasted. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank LakinGal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1848
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5242

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