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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 - 12:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Located in a vintage building that has undergone many changes over the years, this is a popular alternative to Bar Harbor dining. Outstanding meatloaf and the lobster chowder was a big hit. The apple/pecan salad is also highly recommended. Moderately priced. Compact restaurant, our guide noted that when he was a young man, it was the town barbershop.

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Thank Jay H
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were lucky and were in Bar harbor for Sips' Italian wine and food pairing prix fixe dinner night. The food and wine were delectable and the evening was made very informative by a representative of the wine importer explaining to us the provenance of each wine as they were served. Great fun!

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Thank bonnieboy
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four of us enjoyed dinner here on two of our five days in Southwest Harbor as we agreed that it was the best. The fresh seafood, especially the Chioppino, is excellent as is the wide selection of wine by the glass. Reservations are a good idea, even around 5pm, as Sips is popular.

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Thank Thomas M
Prairie Village, Kansas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good menu all day long. We never had a bad meal. Live music occasionally, but always a good happy hour spot. Great soups and homemade desserts.

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Thank Kent W
Easton, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We have had breakfast every morning on our trip to MDI at Sips. What a charming little place. Always packed as its always delicious 😋. We actually had the same waitress named Tonya every morning & what a great gal she is. A true pleasure. The french toast & home fries with a side of bacon for me andddd Lewis... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went for breakfast, relaxing atmosphere. Not sure why, but this was the best omelet i have had....flavorful, not dry and just the right size. I had the "dr veggie with proscuttio"

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Hurley, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was truly surprised. For a bare table cafe the food was way beyond what I expcted. Food could easily be in a fine dining restaurant. I will go back again this trip.

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Thank Catskillperson
Franklin, Tennessee
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Coffee was hot and flavorful. Breakfast menu had a good variety. Items were very reasonable. Service was very good. Would certainly recommend here for breakfast. Other meals served as well.

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Windham, Maine
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I found this place using TripAdvisor on a recent trip to Bar Harbor. The coffee was top notch and everyone enjoyed their breakfasts. Home fries are delicious!! We did have any pastries but those also looked scrumptious. The restaurant was cozy but we didn't need to wait long for a table. We would definitely visit again! My daughter did notice... More 

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Hampden, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ate dinner at Sips twice during a weeklong stay in Southwest Harbor. The food is very good and we liked the ambiance. Everyone was very nice both times. My husband was especially impressed with the beer and wings. I am vegan and they had quite a few risottos on the menu which can all be made vegan. For me... 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
USD 5 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
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?