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“Huge portions, great spin on "regular" items”
Review of Side Street cafe

Side Street cafe
Ranked #20 of 152 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place, had live music near the bar area- just the right mix of music and not too loud. We arrived just after happy hour and had no wait for a table. Everything on the menu had a little different spin..for instance, we had the "Northern Cuban"- a cuban sandwich made on pretzel bread. Lots of items to choose from and each with a bit of a different twist from the SAME OLE pub food. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Simply fantastic. Food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. Lots of options for the vegetarians and vegans, while still maintaining a considerable offering for meat eaters. DO NOT PASS UP ON THE FRENCH FRIES - they were perhaps the best fries I’ve ever had. Go! Go! Go!

Thank Allie M
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Jeni2jena, Owner at Side Street cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Allie thank you for coming in and for your feedback! We have worked for years on perfecting our fries and, even though they are a lot of work, we love that they are getting great reviews. We hope to see you again in the future. -Jena and Jeff

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard a strong recommendation about their lobster mac and cheese. I hadn’t had mac and cheese in a good 20yrs so I thought I would give it a try. The half portion consisted of a decent size bowl of pasta, maybe two ounces of lobster and a poorly flavored white sauce. It looked like it had been ladeled out of a big pot and arrived barely warm. No plate appeal. All for $18.95. The only plus was a very attractive waitress. You would be better off buying a live lobster and a box of Kraft mac and cheese and making it yourself.

Thank nd2trvmore
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Jeni2jena, Owner at Side Street cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for coming in and for taking the time to write a review. Our Mac & Cheese is very popular and we are known for it, as you mentioned. That being said, it is made to order, and it sounds like yours wasn't what we are known for. We will use that feedback and will address consistency with our kitchen staff. It's sad that your attractive waitress was the only thing that you found appealing in our business (and that you found it appropriate to review her appearance on a public forum!) Maybe Hooters has more of what you're looking for.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wasn’t on our list for dining when we went to Bar Harbor but because it was a Monday night several places were closed and we happened upon it. Very busy place but we were seated promptly. We each had a cup of soup with a slider. The clam chowder was good; not great but good. I’d be hard pressed to say it was homemade. But the sliders were the stars. I had I believe it was called the Adam burger with BBQ sauce and bacon. My companion had the classic cheeseburger. They were both excellent 1“ thick burgers. We were glad we didn't order the full burger because we would have had trouble finishing it because it was so huge. Served with potato chips which appeared to be homemade but I’m not sure on that. If it weren’t for the lackluster chowder this would have been 4 *’s.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in town!! We went twice in one day. The atmosphere of this place is so welcoming, the food and drinks will not disappoint! Try Jeff’s Mac and cheese!!

Thank Wendy F
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Jeni2jena, Owner at Side Street cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Wendy! We are so glad that you enjoyed Side Street. We work super hard, and it great to receive such positive feedback. We would love to meet you if you are ever back in. Thanks! -Jena and Jeff

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