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Cafe Dry Dock & Inn

357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
+1 207-244-5842
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here with my husband during our vacation. He had a sandwich in a pretzel roll that made him very happy and I had fish tacos that were devine!! Reasonable priced with great service! I recommend it!!

Thank Beach1613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for some dinner on our way back to our hotel in Bar Harbor after a hike to the ocean at Wonder Land. We both ordered the Lobster Sautee and a drink. Delicious food, good service, nice dining area. We...More

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Lunch on a Saturday was delicious. Great service. Clam chowder was very tasty. Huge portion of mussels (appetizer menu) and bacon wrapped scallops. You know a meal is good when the bacon is the least exciting part!

Thank Gena S
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This place has fantastic food and highly recommend it!! I got the turkey apple pretzel sandwich....comes with bacon and cinnamon on it. My husband got the crab roll! We were just passing through Southwest Harbor after visiting Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse! The staff are really...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had a recommendation from a local resident to eat here. The location is great and atmosphere really nice. Food was quite well prepared and tasty. So why 3 stars? Service service service. From the minute we walked in the door to the minute we...More

Thank nancert
Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank for your review and I will speak to them. Normally everyone is closed this time of year and being short on help makes for a long day for them. That is no excuse for poor behavior as we won't tolerate that, ever. Thank you...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was hoping for a wider selection of beer, but the service was very friendly and the food was excellent!More

Thank Kelsey M
Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We normally have ten beers on tap and another eight in the bottle. Space is limited so we go with what has proved to be a good sellers with our local crowd, that makes up a big part of our...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were staying in Southwest Harbor and the Cafe Dry Dock was a short walk. I had the crab cakes which came with root vegetables and a salad. My wife had the Annie's Pasta. The salad was good but the crab cakes were only average...More

Thank Michael G
Islandlocal90, Owner at Cafe Dry Dock & Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

I'm sorry that this didn't work for you. We buy our crabmeat fresh daily on the island from the people that pick the meat. It is made up that day for the evening dinner. I will speak to them in the kitchen about the sides....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Four of us were staying across the road and didn't want to venture far for food. It was. Thursday evening at end of season and the place was hopping with locals and visitors- it was music night! Very friendly wait staff and great ambiance. We...More

Thank fifraser
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We stopped in for dinner. I had a pesto chicken sandwich, which was delicious. My spouse had a salad with chicken and enjoyed it. What really did us over what the blueberry crisp, it was delightful! Tons of blueberries, a thick topping, and ice cream...More

Thank 08lj
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Enjoyed our dinner here. Wide variety of choices on the menu. Very fast and efficient service. Loved the decor and the friendly folks who work there made it an enjoyable evening.

Thank srgauger
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Islandlocal90 | Property representative |
Yes we do and we are a family restaurant. Children welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-5842
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