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4 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4410
+1 207-244-4550
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Houston, TX
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

After 3 days on MDI with family, we had endless variations of lobster rolls and fried clams. When we walked into Sips not expecting much, we were pleasantly surprised at the upscale feel and sophistication of the menu. Loved the various risotto dishes that you can customize, and my sons raved about their steak. The bacon-wrapped scallops were heavenly. Live... More 

Thank dadintotravel
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad cup of coffee. We couldn't stay and linger as they were setting up for a private party. No comfy coffee shop seating, but plenty of tables to sit for a cup and a chat.

Thank twokisses
Columbia, Missouri
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358 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is not a fancy place. But the atmosphere is casual and friendly. On the night we were here there was live music and the place was full. The food was fairly simple and good, if not particularly outstanding. This is an easy"atmosphere" place to walk over to for a good dinner.

Thank onepoet
Norwich, Vermont
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Worst coffee ever....!! Asked for Cappuccino, got over steamed ( over priced also!) milk with weakest espresso??... Basically bad latte. If you call yourself COFFEE BAR... You should know the difference....

Thank Czeee
Bar Harbor, Maine
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love their Chicken Marsala; small moist chicken medallions, over a creamy risotto and perfectly cooked kale. Warm, cozy atmosphere, and wonderful wait staff.

Thank ADBFoodME
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Enjoyed breakfast, lunch and people-watching here -- Nice mix of local folks and those of us "from away." Creative food and cheerful service in a very busy (and somewhat noisy) place in the heart of SW Harbor!

Thank Dianne S
Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of our rental car agent at Bangor Airport. Liked it so much for breakfast we went back for dinner! Make reservations if you're going for dinner as the place is very small. Lots of locals, great local menu with good mix of seafood and land meat choices. Reasonable prices, full bar and wine... More 

Thank Mary W W
Collingswood, New Jersey
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Greek omelet was good, if slightly small and oily. Includes bread (out of rye, out of wheat) but sides are extra. Coffee had grounds in it.

Thank ellenh63
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

good fresh food, great service, super wine list....what else do you need. Located in the middle of village with free parking across the street.

Thank frankatTampa
Arcadia, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I had mussel fetticini, mussel was frozen mussel with little or no meat. Pasta was not identifiable. When I first saw it, I couldn't tell what it was, instant noodle or some kind of Asian noodle, splochy in color. Tasted like paper, couldn't tell it was pasta. Sauce was watery, straight out of the can. Clam chowder was watery with... More 

Thank Victor C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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?