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Cafe This Way

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14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
+1 207-288-4483
05:30 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Sun - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:30
Sat 05:30 - 21:30
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice staff, accommodated us even though they were technically closed. If you put your name in before the posted closing time they will seat you- great customer service!

Thank lmt212
Orange Park, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of my fav places to eat in Bar Harbor. It has an interesting menu. If you are a picky eater or do not like to experiment with foods it may not be the place for you. Very creative selections. The food is very fresh. It is not really a kid type of resturant. It is a nice... More 

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the reviews for Cafe This Way are for breakfast, but we went for dinner and really enjoyed it. It was our last night in Bar Harbor and we wanted to have a romantic dinner. Being as it was mid-October, we had a difficult time finding restaurants open. We ended up at Cafe This Way and it was great... More 

Thank AllieMiami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We approached this restaurant saying "let's try", and we found a pleasant deal with them. Very good service, kind waitresses and ... high quality food! Prices are in line with the quality, but not excessive or expensive.

Thank Kapp8
San Francisco
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here 3 mornings..It's a lively casual place with really good food, and an outdoor porch, and pretty surrounding gardens.

Thank travelgal54
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy restaurant is an advertisement in itself. Although packed the staff remained friendly and attentive. Lots of choices available. Food was served hot and it was certainly tasty.

Thank Blok
Kingsport, Tennessee
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked to this restaurant from the Bar Harbor Inn. Nice off the main street location. You need to look for it, not a flashy front. Nice cozy, trendy interior. Very nice menu. Lots of seafood and steak options. I got the tuna and it was delicious.

Thank spugh44
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had three couples visit for breakfast. It was everything it was billed to be. I had the organic oatmeal with blueberries and bananas, others had eggs ham etc. everyone well satisfied with their orders. Very timely as well.

Thank ejw472003
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Their pancakes are so delicious and the coffee too! It's a nice place but the waiting line is pretty long sometimes. They sell breakfast and brunch I remember.

Thank Kristintorsten
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We arrived to this eclectic breakfast spot early one Friday morning.  We were seated right away and greeted by our waiter, who brought coffee quickly.  We ordered The Harney (corned beef hash) and a McThis Way breakfast sandwich.  Both were outstanding.  While that was plenty for breakfast, the blueberry muffins, on the counter near the door when we came in,... More 

Thank jen829

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
05:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4483

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