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Restaurant Guide

Southwest Harbor, Maine

W hat could be better than a stroll from your comfortable Maine accommodations to several of the best restaurants on Mt Desert Island and the Acadia National Park region. Experience local and regional fare as well as a broad array of fresh and creatively prepared dishes from the cuisines of the world. From relaxed elegance and exceptional service to lobsters on a pier you will not be disappointed by the myriad of options available to you. Many serve organic foods from local farmers and offer a wide variety to please even the most discerning food lover.

Our Favorite Southwest Harbor Restaurants

You can walk to these:

Beal’s Lobster Pier (182 Clark Point Rd) 207-244-3202
A true Maine lobster experience on the harbor just a 3-minute walk. Very casual picknick table style lobster pound. Other seafood and non-seafood options are available. Full bar open till 9

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Turn right at the front door and walk or drive down to the stop sign. Turn left and follow the road to the end. There you are!

Red Sky (Clark Point Rd) 207-244-0476
Upscale restaurant creative menu, seafood meats and pasta very well presented and served. It has very good wines RESERVATIONS PLEASE

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd to just before the flashing light. Red Sky is on the left

Café 2 (Main Street) 207-244-4344
Casual creative dishes such as pasta fish and beef nicely presented Great salads and homemade desserts’ RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) and turn right Café 2 is about a half a block up on the left.

Sips
Great wine bar and creative food from pasta and Risotto to fish to meatloaf great coffees and desserts

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd to just before the flashing light. Red Sky is on the left

Café Dry Dock (Main Street) 207-244-5842
Nice bar and great family style restaurant with everything from burgers, fish chowders and lobster.

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) and turn left. The Dry Dock is one building over on the left.

Quiet Side Café (Main Street) 207-244-9444
Eat in or take out ice cream, sandwiches and pizza great blueberry pie and fabulous home baked desserts. Eat in or Take out.

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) turn slightly left and there it is just across the street

Little Notch Bakery (Main Street) 207-244-9416
Great pizza, sandwiches and home baked breads and pastries. Eat in or take out

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) Turn right on 102. Little Notch is right next to Sawyers Market.

JUST a SHORT DRIVE:

Seafood Ketch (Bass Harbor) 207-244-7463
Maine style restaurant featuring seafood on the water in Bass Harbor

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) Turn left on 102. Stay on 102 to the Texaco Station bear left on 102A into Bass Harbor and follow the signs to The Swans Island Ferry on Shore Rd. The Seafood Ketch is on the right.

XYZ (102A toward Manset) 207-244-5221
Authentic Mexican food in a fun and casual atmosphere

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) Turn left on 102. Take 102 to the split at 102A and look for the XYZ sign about a half mile down on the right. Turn right on the gravel driveway and follow it to the restaurant.

The Upper Deck
Lobster pound with fresh lobster, steamed clams and mussels, corn and coleslaw other broiled and fried seafood steaks and sandwiches. Fantastic view

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) Turn left on 102. Head of the Harbor is about a quarter of a mile down on the left.

Thurston’s (Bass Harbor) 207-244-3320
Lobster pound with fresh lobster, steamed clams and mussels, lobster rolls, corn and coleslaw (not many other options) Very picturesque.

Directions from The Harbour Cottage Inn:

Take Clark Point Rd To Main Street (Flashing light) Turn left on 102. Stay on 102 past The Tremont School until you see a sign for Bernard. Turn left and follow the signs to Thurston’s.

 

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