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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 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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ramonathebona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my husband and my oldest stepson who are both in the restaurant / food business. The bloody Mary's we ordered were excellent. Appetizer which was an eggplant dip needed seasoning badly. The concept of the appetizer looked good on paper but needed different execution. I ordered a salad with Gulf shrimp. Homemade dressing was delicious... More 

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Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local with few options in November. Sips had just reopened after a month vacation and we thought we'd try it after having some good breakfasts there. The service was generally fine - a little slow to start out (getting drinks) but nothing to really complain about there. The food, however, was terrible! The appetizer special was escargot -... More 

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Syracuse, Indiana
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There were just 3 of us. We all had Meatloaf that I thought was very good. None of us drink, but seemed to have a good selection of wine and other drinks.

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Fallbrook, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very comfortable old "New England Inn" atmosphere with great food and service. An excellent large menue with daily specials

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Jackson
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I found Sips on a side street after our first 2 choices were closed, one for the season the other for vacation. Walking by we read the menu in the window and with few other choices in town decided to walk in. We should have kept going. We took seats at the bar as the tables for... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?