Southwest Harbor, 04679
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Lindenwood Inn

118 Clark Point Rd
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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I wholeheartedly recommend the Lindenwood. It has been a pleasure to be a guest in what feels like a loving home. Fred and Jim are the most welcoming and thoughtful hosts. The inn is lovely and exudes character. There are great views, a lovely pool, sweets and tea, cocktails and the best breakfast. The porch is a gathering place to enjoy breakfast or chatting with the guests. There seems to be a magic in their style that many four star hotels are lacking. This place sparkles with perfection. Enjoy!!
Superb, homey inn in Southwest Harbor, ME. Features great harbor views from second and third floors, pool and hot tub, outstanding breakfasts, honor bar, etc. Particularly good for families--something you don't always find in BnBs. Third floor room with private deck particularly exceptional.
Feels like a home away from home! There was not a single negative about our stay. The rooms are clean and beautifully decorated. The owner and the staff are warm and welcoming. We went deep sea fishing during our stay, and they opened the kitchen to us in the evening so that we could prepare the fish. A pool and hot tub are a nice amenity, and the home-made breakfast is superb. We especially loved the view of the harbor from our third-floor terrace. The inn is within walking distance from the shops and restaurants of Southwest Harbor. Really, a perfect vacation spot in Maine!

(207) 244-5335

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Acadia Cottages

410 Main St
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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I loved my time here at Acadia Cottages. It is also known as Acadia Cottages and each little cabin is a little home. The views are of the forest or the pond. Bullfrogs croak all night and sing you to sleep. I thought I saw one as big as my head but that was my imagination. When Gordon, one of the InnKeepers, said that it was only the size of closed fist, I realised that my imagination thought the frog was bigger. Clean, lovely and smelled of wonderful wood, my cabin was a perfect wilderness get away. They were eco conscious and not only recycles but also mulches! I had a great time.
IMPORTANT: The name here on Yelp is incorrect--if you're looking for "Acadia Cabins," you'll pass right by this place. It's "Acadia Cottages," and the Yelp marker is also in the wrong place. Look for it by address. The office is in a little cabin itself behind the main house with the sign out front. This is a super cute place to stay in Acadia, a great alternative to the overpriced hotels and other, junky, cottage "communities" set right on the highway. The Acadia Cottages (there are about 20 units) are set back from the road behind a private residence (presumably the home of the owners). I cannot write how CUTE this place is. To get a sense of that, you'll just have to view the photos. We stayed in a "studio" cottage--which is just a king-sized bed, a tiny (but well-equipped) kitchenette, and a bathroom. The cottages all appear newly constructed, and--as the previous reviewer writes--are paneled in a lovely wood that provides the a fresh, woodsy smell to the experience. Staying here would be like roughing it, except the owners have thought of EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING. Not only do you have a fridge, microwave, 2-burner stovetop, coffeemaker, hot water kettle, cable TV, VCR(!), emergency flashlight . . . but you've got a ton of accessories to go along with it, including a full supply of cookware and flatware, as well as a selection of teas and sweeteners. They even include fresh chocolate/peanut butter-chip cookies on the table when you arrive. It's a 5-minute walk to the shops of downtown Southwest Harbor, and about a 15-minute from downtown Bar Harbor. You're thick in the middle of Acadia, so hiking, biking, and boating, too, are only minutes away. And every cabin has its own little parking space. There is even on-site DIY laundry, free wifi, and two charcoal grills you can borrow from the main office. We really loved our time here. I actually felt like I had been permanently converted to life as a micohome dweller. But, alas, our time at Acadia Cottages had to come to an end. OH--but we'll be back!
Absolutely LOVED our stay here. Beautiful little log cabins equipped with everything you could possibly need...a stove, refrigerator, plates and cutlery. Fresh baked cookies waiting on the table were a really nice touch. Only draw back is these cottages are on the other side of the island away from Bar Harbor and the main Acadia National Park entrance. (Only a 15min drive away though). Would absolutely stay here again!

(207) 244-5388

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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The Seawall Drive-in

465 Seawall Rd
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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We used Yelp App as we are driving near by. What a great little find. Everything we had here were great. A little bit of a wait but everything is made fresh to order.
A little out of town, but great food, definitely fresh and homemade!!
This was a real find, we only have a few days on the island and we've already been here twice. Delicious and creative dishes, covering the Maine basics. The lobster roll was kind of basic, but the crab cake was perfection. Polish it off with a sundae with the vanilla bean ice cream and you're good to go.

(207) 244-0707

Seafood

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Little Notch Pizzeria

340 Main St
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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Not just a pizzeria!! A great cafe in the morning with good coffee and blueberry tarts! Tip: ask them to warm up the tart, and it's even better! There are also other bakery items and delicious looking breads. a good pre-hike spot!
Amazing pizza joint. They have some really great specialty options to choose from. Staff is very patient and friendly. Will definitely return here when I head back to Acadia later this year. Highly recommended to all.
Loved this place! We visit any bakery we can when we travel and this one did not disappoint! We walked in here the first day of our vacation and came back almost everyday. I loved all baked good (especially the chocolate croissants) and the bread was amazing! I smelled the pizza and surely should have tried some but did not get to it. We had sandwiches instead and they were great! I absolutely fell in love with the staff, not sure if it was the owner, but she was a sweet as can be. She remembered us from our first visit and carried on conversation every time we came in. Thanks for making this German Girl feel a bit closer to home!

(207) 244-3357

Pizza

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Red Sky

14 Clark Point Rd
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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Rushed service. Good but not great food. Clean and Modern decor. Off the beaten track location. Our experience here was terribly disappointing from the moment we arrived at the front stoop. The owner Elizabeth was in front of the door and from the moment she saw us we sensed some hostility. I am not sure if it was because we had toddler or perhaps a little something deeper, more bitter. She hardly stepped out of the way. What was most upsetting was that the owner was not happy with us being there. At one point when I took my son out of the restaurant so as not to disturb the patrons, the owner walked over to my wife and in a politically correct way suggested that we were holding up the kitchen because I haven't yet eaten my appetizer. We have eaten at hundreds of restaurants and this is the first time I was told to hurry up. This is unacceptable as I made every effort to ensure that the patrons of the restaurant were not disturbed by my son. I don't know what her issue was but this was uncalled for. This was the worst experience I have had at a restaurant for sometime. When we entered we were seated right away as I did have reservations and were right on time. The Amuse-bouche was an underwhelming hummus that did not inspire us. The waiter recommended a red wine from California but he did not know the appellation nor the vintage. I am not familiar with Maine shrimp and ordered it thinking that they would be larger than my fingernail but alas I was thinking too much. To its credit my wife liked it. For an entree I ordered the Lobster and risotto which was delicious. This was clearly my favorite part of the night. The risotto was cooked perfectly and the lobster was delicious. However as parents of toddlers would know, dessert is generally not an option given the energy levels of a toddler boy.
Amazing. Easily among the best dining experiences on MDI. We've been a few times and will keep going back, Red Sky never disappoints. They offer a fine dining experience in an approachable and comfortable setting. We brought some friends this time, and from the moment we walked through the door the waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable, the bartender poured us a few spot on cocktails for our short wait. The Ribeye, Sole Beurre Blanc, and Raviolis were all delicious and expertly prepared. The owner stopped by to check on our experience (as she seems to do with most tables), and the gingerbread dessert was a perfect finish.
Outstanding. It's places like this that give you an appreciation for the hard work and creativity that go into a serious commitment to food. You wouldn't go to Southwest Harbor without a purpose, but this might be a purpose worth having. On the night I was there, they offered an off-menu duck egg frittata, which was crazy good. "The farm called us and wanted to know if we could use some duck eggs". They could and they did.

(207) 244-0476

American (New), Bars

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Quietside Ice Cream Shop

360 Main St
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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Prepare yourself for an AWESOME Blueberry Pie. This is not to be confused with commercial overly sweet goop... but a fine, home-style, real Maine Blueberry Pie... combine it with a scoop of Vanilla and you will be savoring this combo, with tears in your eyes as you finish your last bite. Is it wrong for an adult middle aged man to eat pie for dinner? [Thus enabling the consumption of TWO slices!?] And then there's the cookies.... as big as your head and wonderfully balanced... again not overly sweet, but packed with flavor. Oatmeal chocolate Chip!!! [sounds healthy - can I call it 'breakfast'?] And it is all served up with an informal good cheer from the husband & wife owners... with their daughters sometimes in the house too... Perfect place to eat & treat on vacation... We visit SouthWest Harbor each June... and my first stop is Blueberry Pie @ Quiestside.
Great place-- Location puts it far enough away from the cruise ship terminal so you don't get all the (literally) boatloads of tourists. Staff are super friendly, especially the owners who made a point to say hello even though we were clearly visiting. Food was fantastic - I had the minestrone soup and my partner had the fish and chips. Fish and chips had a bit more breading than we normally like but was still tasty. Blueberry pie and ice cream were delicious. Price is on the higher end of the spectrum for this type of operation, but still competitive. Remember most all of these places are seasonal and only have a finite period of time to make all their money for the year!
Only ice cream in SWH... Very basic flavors, Does not appear homemade or unique- but nothing wrong with it. Try to get your fill in bar harbor where the special ice cream shops are!

(207) 244-9444

Pizza, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Fiddlers’ Green

411 Main St
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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What a great dining experience! The restaurant itself is charming and has lovely harbour views, service was excellent and the food was amazing! My partner and I both enjoyed our dinners and drinks and are looking forward to coming back next year. I was especially pleased to see that they offer a variety of cheeses for dessert - the local blue I had was excellent.
Service was GREAT. Atmosphere beautiful. Food - Amazing. We went when we were on our honeymoon - twice. And we were only in the area for 3 days. Had the Lobster Bisque and the Lobster pasta dish. They also put together an awesome Moscow Mule served in copper cups.
Great martinis, great oysters, i had a salt haddock appetizer which was delicious, servers were nice and attentive. I would return again for the martinis and oysters!

(207) 244-9416

Seafood, American (New), Barbeque

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Harbour Cottage Inn

9 Dirigo Rd
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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Actually 3.5 stars. Positives: Great location within easy walking distance to restaurants in Southwest Harbor and Beals Lobster Pier, and far away from the over crowded tourist trap of Bar Harbor. Really an excellent place to stay for a visit to MDI. The room was tastefully decorated, the bed exceedingly comfortable and the open airy layout made this a very relaxing place to stay. The main house and wide porch where breakfast is served was also relaxing and inviting and a great place to sit and read and soak in the superb Maine summer weather. And lastly, the service - both the inn keeper ad their staff were excellent. They were welcoming and friendly offering help to any tourist trying to plan their day. And breakfast was served promptly ad with a smile. Negatives: Breakfast wasn't the best. Offered only from 8-9, it forced us to an early start each day. And while it was filling, it wasn't so great - Some was tasty, some not so much. As far as the room, the towels always seemed damp. May have been the humid air, but we could never seem to find a dry towel.
Great place to stay at. We stayed at a family suite and it was fantastic. I travelled with 2 little ones, 4.5 and 1 year old plus 3 grandparents. Without this place, the trip would've been a nightmare. The owner is here every morning serving breakfast and giving guidance to your visit. Clean room, quite location, excellent service, delicious breakfast, I'll come back for sure.
I kind of hate to give only 3 stars because this place has some really great things going for it, but a 3 it has to be. Positives: The staff was amazingly nice. It seemed to be run by a man who I surmised was the owner plus three Romanians (I think) who all seemed to be between 18-20. They were all super friendly. The common areas were very nice, cozy, and well-kept. The main living room had the usual assortment of books, games, and brochures about activities around town. The dining room was small, but I loved the fact that there were 2-person tables and we weren't forced to chitchat with strangers over breakfast. The location was right off the main street of SW Harbor and within walking distance to Beal's. Our bed was amazingly comfortable. Negatives: I choose the Downeaster Room which had a private entrance and was loft-style with the bedroom upstairs and the bathroom downstairs. The room was cute, though small, but my main problem was with the bathroom. The sink faucet had absolutely no pressure and it was a major task to brush my teeth or wash my face. It also took several minutes for the hot water to turn on (sink only, not shower). Our room was straightened every day, but we never received fresh towels (not a huge issue), but they were also never straightened on the towel rack. That sounds kind of petty, but I had to use hand towels to dry my hair since we only got 2 towels total and when I can back to the room at the end of the day they were still wadded up in the bedroom where I left them. And last, but not least...breakfast. Because they have several rooms, they have designated eating times. Half the rooms are at 8:00 and the other half at 8:30. It would have been nice to have a little more flexibility and not have to set my alarm clock on vacation in order to not miss breakfast. I was also expecting more of a choice or at least more selection in the "continental breakfast" offering. That consisted of cornflakes, granola, and fruit. I'm sure some people enjoyed the main breakfast, but I'm more of a simple gal and was really looking forward to blueberry pancakes or waffles or the like. Instead our breakfast for the three mornings we were there included baked eggs with a sauce, apple crepes, and 2-cheese omelets. I realize it's impossible to please everyone, but a choice of two different options would have been nice. Overall, I would still recommend this place. I think maybe our room wasn't as good as some of the others and maybe we were just there on bad breakfast days. It was still pretty nice.

(207) 244-5738

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Brandon & Laura’s Cafe

11 Seal Cove Rd
Southwest Harbor, 04679
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Really great place for breakfast. We discovered this 'strip mall' while on our way between Long Pond and Seawall Campground and stopped by the liquor store. We made a mental note of this cafe and decided to give it a shot for breakfast the next day as it was packed with patrons. We ended up going here 2 days in a row for breakfast which generally means it was well received with good value identified. Both days we spent between 18-22 dollars for two people and left quite full. The positives: - Eggs are all real from a chicken and not liquid slurp from Sysco. - Three varieties of home made bread to chose from. We loved the Anna bread so much that it was all we kept asking to be served. - Pancakes made with real fruit (blueberry one was delicious) and they have the option for Real Maple Syrup for 2$ more in lieu of the pure corn syrup variety. - Coffee served is Green Mountain and refills are free and plentiful. - They have a fruit bar option which comes with eggs and toast for around 8$. Fruit bar included homemade fruit cake, pineapple, cherries, strawberries, yogurt, trailmix, etc. The negatives: - Fruit bar is only good for one visit. If you go back for more food you may be charged extra. (This is a negative as this is not stated anywhere.) - Jellies provided are not homemade from the island but instead prepackaged corn syrup packets. - Sausage is simply 2 frozen patties. I was expecting real sausage links at a place like this. - Mushroom were canned. Cmon, how can you call yourself a restaurant and use tasteless rubbery canned mushrooms in omelets made with real eggs? Unacceptable. - Around 1030 in the summer, the place got really hot and I was sweating profusely. Think some fans are needed to be installed. In summary, best place in the area for breakfast more than likely and definitely a value if you know what to order. We spent 22$ the first time and 18$ the second time knowing to just get eggs/homemade bread with the fruit bar and stay away from the omelets and meats. Will be back again when camping at Seawall.
Just your average-Joe's diner. It's half the price of the same breakfast at a tourist place, and it seems to serve the same basic food. The portions were fine, and it was entertaining to look at all the dumb humorous signs on the wall --- most of them about the grumpiness of the staff at the restaurant. And the truth is that the staff has an edge, and that's okay, too.
Definitely a hidden gem. Quiet local diner where the locals go. The food was great and service was quick. Try the homemade cinnamon bread! So good!

(207) 244-5551

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