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Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
+1 207-244-9444
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (221 reviews)
“apple pie” (39 reviews)
“pies” (61 reviews)
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360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were at Mount Desert Island 4 days and stopped here twice for ice cream. Best by far. Apple pie, moose tracks, and blueberry chocolate chip were favorites. Don't miss this gem at Southwest Harbor.

Thank G K
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed at the Kingsleigh Inn across the street from the Quietside. It was not only convenient, the food was great -- everything we tried was good including various sandwiches and an amazing blueberry pie. Very friendly people, too. Highly recommend.

Thank caitlinst
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ten years ago, while taking a carriage ride in Acadia National Park, someone recommended the Quietside Cafe to us for their Maine Blueberry Pie. We tried it then and were blown away by the pie! We're back at Acadia this week and, while hiking in...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

In my mind, as a local, Quietside Cafe is the best of Southwest Harbor. We eat here at least 2 times a week. The food is all home made, delicious and good portions. The entire staff is special. Chowders and soups are amazing. Best of...More

Thank cillaksionzyk1970
Reviewed 12 September 2016

On a recent sailing adventure our last stop was Southwest Harbor. I needed to find a place where I could enjoy another Lobster Roll and so walked down Main Street looking for the most popular place, based on the number of people in it, or...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We each had ice cream cones that were out of this world. The flavors selected were pistachio, butter pecan, black raspberry chocolate chunk and apple pie. The ice cream tasted like it was home made!! Yum!

Thank consultjeanie
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Delicious ice cream with a good variety of flavourings. The owner is very friendly and it was nice to see her in the restaurant working amongst the staff. I would probably swerve the cookies as we had a chocolate chip cookie which was dry and...More

Thank bertiejess
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped in for some ice cream on a Sunday afternoon - delicious! It wasn't busy but the waitstaff was smiling and friendly.

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had a great pizza here. My husband enjoyed the Philly Cheese steak sandwiches. Lots of ice cream choices. Good pies here too! Definitely worth a stop if you are in Southwest Harbor.

Thank WeLoveDisneyland
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Possibly the best place to eat in SW Harbor itself. Okay sandwiches and pizza. Good apple pecan (?) pie. Agreeable staff.

Thank profcritic1
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2017|
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Response from oneicecmman | Property representative |
Yes, we opened April 13th. Hope to see you
Barbara D
16 July 2016|
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Response from p w | Reviewed this property |
We did not have their baked goods, but they looked wonderful.
14 June 2016|
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Response from oneicecmman | Property representative |
Yes we do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4244
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-9444
Locally owned Family Run Cafe and Ice Cream shop. 19 Years providing great homemade foods with fast friendly service
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